Speaking of priorities, I'm a firm believer in setting priorities in our lives. For me family, Church, and country rank right up at the top. But each day is filled with priorities. On arising most of us have a rough list of things to get done that day. Some people prepare a written "to do" list. Others of us have a list in our heads, and some of us muddle through each day flitting from crisis to crisis. All of us do a bit of shifting our priorities to deal with emergencies.
Some years ago a very wise lady taught me something about setting priorities when my "to do" list begins to feel insurmountable. She said I should look at each task in my life and ask four questions 1) Is it my responsibility? 2) Can it be done by someone else? 3) Is it important to me or to someone I care about? 4) Does it have to be done right now? It's funny how those four simple questions can put my "to do" list in perspective.
Right now I have two big items on my calendar that are consuming a great deal of time. I'm a delegate to the County Convention this Saturday and I'm teaching a Women's Conference class In the Kearns West Stake the following Saturday. However I consider them both very important. That means I won't be reading as many books in the coming two weeks as I usually do, I won't be on face book much, I'll shift some tasks to my husband who is a good sport when it comes to helping me accomplish difficult or time consuming projects, and my house won't get the cleaning attention it would otherwise. Some things such as my two days serving at the temple, being on call if necessary to pick up a grandchild who suddenly becomes ill or tend my one-year-old granddaughter as needed, and take care of my weekly Meridian column can't be set aside. Blogs may be few and far between for awhile (I'll entertain the possibility of a guest blog if anyone wishes to volunteer).
Right now the leftovers from Easter dinner are my priority. Talk to you later.