I feel good about how I spent these two days only because looking back, I succeeded with them. I met the church obligations and school obligations that were set in forms of expectations and then accepted by me on account of the reward.
What happens when our obligations are not in line with our desired reward? What happens when I want the reward of being a grandson that visits his grandmother, but I don’t feel the pressure to visit the way I felt the pressure to perform ecclesiastically?
On this past Wednesday we hosted church events as usual and I genuinely believe that these events benefit our members and promote our purpose as an organization. On Thursday I had two classes come to an end. I genuinely believe that these courses are part of my degree and serve to calibrate my understanding of material relevant to the certification I am hoping to be awarded as a degree-seeking student.
These were good things and I am glad to have focused on them. I feel good about how I spent these two days.