If you’ve been reading my series on water storage, here, here, and here, then you may be paying closer attention to your water usage. I know I have. I’ve caught myself letting the water run needlessly while shaving, brushing my teeth and doing the dishes. For some reason, in addition to not wasting water, I feel good just turning it off. In a way, I’m hoping it will be good karma for when I really need water.
Believe me there’s something to this karma stuff. Feeling good about what you’re doing, like being careful with your water usage and water storage makes you feel like you’re giving back in some small way. You know who’s mastered giving back to their community? The Mormons.
Learn from the Mormons
If you want to learn how to prepare, not only yourself and your direct family, and to be able to help your extended family, friends, and community—you want to get acquainted with how Mormons work within their Ward. One rule of thumb is to avoid the “hoarding” mentality. When we hoard we get into a mindset of “I’ve got mine” and “good luck to you.” It brings me back to karma. If you approach your preparation as a learning experience that you will share, I think we’ll all feel better about our preparations—more of us will be in a position of strength. Water storage and how you do it is a perfect example.
Your Method is the Best
As I’ve explained to you in the past about your preparations, whichever method you choose to use, whether it be water storage or building cash reserves—your method is the best method because it’s the action you’re taking. It’s what you have done. It’s not a wish or a hope, it’s your accomplishment.
I was talking with a client recently, a Mormon, about this water storage thing and how challenging it can be. We agreed, though, that once you start chipping away at it, it becomes part of your lifestyle—not hoarding—but saving and thinking about the future—thinking about your family and your community’s survival. “Saving that 2-liter bottle of pop (soda) is a great way to store water,” he told me. “And I’ve got a bad back so they’re easier for me to move around.” Great advice from someone that has extensive knowledge on this whole storage thing.
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