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We leave a lot behind, but we bring home even more.

“A missionary, called to serve for a period of 18 to 24 months as a representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, returns home with well-used clothes, a hole or two in the soles of the shoes and a set of well-studied scriptures.

“Returning missionaries carry home a wealth of knowledge and experiences that set the course of their life: firm faith in God; an increased knowledge of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel; an exposure to cultural diversity, even when serving in their homeland; a new language competence, possibly with a foreign language, but often with an improvement in their communication skills; an increase in confidence; and an overwhelming love for the people with whom they have served.”

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Everything I need to Know I Learned from Mom and Dad (part 1 of many)

“Turn off the lights when you leave the room.”

This is probably one of the biggest battles my parents had with me when I was growing up. I had a horrible habit of leaving the lights on when I left the room. I just remember Mom and Dad telling me time and time again to turn the lights off.

Or, in other words, don’t waste your energy on something that’s not going to be useful. Lights are there when you need them but if they’re just turned on and serving no purpose? That’s a waste of everyone’s energy. It’s not doing anyone good, least of all yourself. Yeah, maybe leaving them on means they’ll be on when you go back into the room, but while you’re gone?

So what are you spending your time and energy on? Something that’s of little to no worth? Something that you won’t be able to take with you? Or are you spending time on your family, your intelligence, and the important things in life? Where are your priorities? On things of the world or things of real importance? Continue reading Everything I need to Know I Learned from Mom and Dad (part 1 of many)