Daily Archives: 12/2/2007

Preparation

Today went pretty well. I had sufficient time to do some reading this morning before church, got through all the meetings without starving to death – although I think I was getting a little thirsty more than once and couldn’t talk because of it. I had some more time to ponder what I’m going to speak on tomorrow night and think I have some stuff coming together. I’m hoping I can just kind of lead a discussion and others will take it away and the spirit will direct us to where we need to be, but I want to make sure I have enough other things to discuss in the event that doesn’t work out so well. Maegan says she is probably going to come and bring some friends from Vista, so I need to have an extra good and spiritual message for them! Really my only concern at this point is that I am possibly not focused enough on a topic, but I’m hoping we will get the focus and focus where we need to be tomorrow night.

I’m talking about being prepared. I’m hoping somehow to tie into this discussion of choices we make and the consequences they leave for us. I’m thinking we will make a list of all sorts of things to be prepared for and then talk about a few of them in detail about how we can best prepare. I’m thinking I will use the recent fires as an example of being prepared to evacuate out house and possibly never see it again. Also, the trip to the DR and getting things in order and backup plans in place in case something was to happen to us while traveling. The overall message is that we need to make a choice to be prepared or we are going to meet the consequences of not preparing. Hopefully it turns out well.

I’m off to bed. Hopefully i can get a good night’s sleep and still get up early enough to get some more preparation in for FHE. Good night!

Be Careful What You Think

I’ve found a couple varieties of the following quotes. I see them quoted frequently, but I can’t seem to find a good source of what actually said what. If anyone has any useful information about what was originally said and who said it, I would appreciate learning from you.

Be careful what you think…
Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions
Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your character
Your character is everything

Be careful what you think, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful what you say, for your words become your actions.
Be careful what you do, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful what becomes habitual, for your habits become your destiny.

Be careful what you think, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful what you say, for your words become your actions.
Be careful what you do, for your actions become your character.
And character is everything.

Garth Brooks Soldout

I pulled myself out of bed just before 9 this morning in order to get on Ticketmaster in an attempt to get tickets to Garth Brooks. I waited for 9 and kept refreshing the page. I was in the ticket queue no more than 30 seconds after they released the tickets. I saw the please wait message go from 5 minutes down to 2 minutes then up to 15 minutes before finally telling me that there were no tickets available. It was 9:05 at this point. I was ready to give up, but Nathaniel told me they added another show. So I started looking there. I got 6 tickets in nosebleed for Friday night. Then they added a Saturday early evening show, no luck. Then Friday evening. I was able to get another 6 lower level straight back here. They first offered me directly behind stage seats which I decided against. They then added a Saturday afternoon show, but I didn’t really care at that point. I think Nathaniel has 6 tickets for each of the shows I have tickets for as well, so we could get a good group together or choose the best seats and sell the others.

Tickets for Brad in Idaho went on sale this morning as well too, but I wasn’t sure if I should commit to buying them, so I didn’t. After breakfast and once I got to reading, it was about time to get ready for another wedding. Of course, it started raining just before I left. It further turns out that the wedding I thought was at 4 was really at 3 and therefore I was an hour late when I showed up at 2! I guess it was a good thing I was there at 2 and not 2:30! It all worked out as I probably would have waited until then to put the sound gear out anyway. In fact, it was good news that the wedding was earlier because that freed up plans for the evening. The Vista ward was going to the temple at 5 (of which I had a chance of making it from a 3 o’clock wedding, but no chance from a 4 o’clock one).

So, I didn’t make the 5:30 session, but Larilyn and I went for the 6:30 session. We met up with Maegan for dinner though, after talking her into it. She had never been to Outback, so we ended up going there even though Larilyn wanted Claim Jumper. The service was incredibly slow, so i don’t think she’ll be going back. Next time we’ll let her pick and go to Mimi’s.