Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are , whatsoever things , whatsoever things , whatsoever things pure, whatsoever things , things of good report; if any , and if any praise, on these things.
Also, i have been thinking a lot about goals lately... As missionaries we make 7000 goals each transfer.... mission goals, transfer, monthly, weekly, daily.... shoot-sometimes even hourly goals! With all these goals, I was trying to figure out the best way to achieve them all and really make them worthwhile... I found this little gem this week and I thought it went really well with my goal quest....
(I realize its football season right now... but we are always talking basketball here (Pres Francis played bball for BYU and so we use a lot of basketball analogies)) but Tyler is such an incredible example! He wasn’t always necessarily MVP, but through hard work and diligence, he came out on top! He set goals, and he stuck to them! So I put my goal setting into three categories: 1) "Be a doer and not a thinker” 2) "Stay Accountable throughout the day” 3) "Stay motivated through the goal"
It has really helped and I feel like my goals are more meaningful now! Why I told you all this... I don’t know! But maybe it can help some of you too? I just really believe that anything is possible... if we work hard and do our part then we can achieve whatever we want! It's really simple! Just do it!
LOVE YOU ALL!! Enjoy knotts scary farm, and chocolate chips up Livi's nose, and baseball and water polo and oak glen and everything else! Have a great week!
2. I eat eggs now!!!! Crazy, I know. I decided to come up with some new meal ideas... new rule in our ward: you can only feed missionaries if they live in your area. this was really good for us, because we have a total of 1 member that lives in our area! (so we don’t get many meals any more....) and that one member is bishop.... bishop is a very sweet man.. But so so shy. He really doesn’t talk. So last dinner we had with them I tried to ask him some questions.... His wife talks all the time, so I felt kinda bad for bishop--maybe he had something to say, but couldn’t fit it in because his wife is always talking...? So after 3 questions and getting absolutely no response (not even a shrug, or a nod) I decide to ask other questions.... well Awkward Addison needs to think before I speak... I asked Bishop about his first date (the gospel related topics weren't working, so I thought I could lighten up the atmosphere with something else? BAD IDEA.) He turned bright red and began to choke on the biggest piece of broccoli known to mankind. He then very briskly went to the bathroom and didn’t return the rest of the night..... oopsies! But don’t worry, I apologized and they invited us over for dinner next week! I guess we aren’t completely shunned form their house yet! (and then sister Payne.. the wife... said that was the most amusing thing she has ever seen... so at least she got a smile and I'm not hated by her! But I will definitely work on my dinner talk from now on!