Monday, September 22, 2014

The Game of Life

Hey guys,

I hope you had a great week!

We had the opportunity to meet with some members this week and play a game called "Spoons." Have you heard of it? Apparently its pretty big back in 'Merica. But my comp taught me how to play and we taught the members how to play. If you've ever played this game, you have to focus on two things at once, getting 4 of the same cards and if someone gets 4 cards then they take a spoon in the middle. Once a spoon is taken from the middle everyone then can take the remaining spoons in the middle and there is one less spoons than there are people so whoever doesn't grab a spoon loses. 

So your probably thinking, is there a reason, other than the fact that this game is awesome, for playing this game? Yes, haha. Think about your life. You probably have many important things going on. If you focus too much on the cards in your hand (like I did, in the game), you're gonna miss the fact that someone took the first spoon 2 mins ago and you're the only one still playing. So, in short, it's important to have that balance of focus in your life, because if you just focus too much on that one thing you're gonna lose out on something else that may be just as important or even more important in the long run. 

Now think of this. You have a jar and that jar is your life. Now you have some big rocks that are the most important things in your life: Your Family, The Gospel, Your Job, etc... Then you have some smaller rocks that represent smaller things in your life and then you have the sand, the things that aren't very important. So how can you fit all this stuff in your jar of life? The only way you will be able to put all these things in the jar is by putting in all the big rocks first, then the smaller rocks, and then the sand. Otherwise not everything will be able to fit. So I would like to invite you guys to look at your life and decide what those big rocks are for you and if you are putting them first in your life. And while you're doing that make sure that your putting in "rocks" plural and not just a "rock".

That's it for this week. Love you guys and hope you have an awesome week!
-Elder Houk

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