On being prepared
Preparation is really important and necessary even with tasks that we regularly do. Yesterday I had a part in our community event where I had to lead the prayer. I know the prayer by heart, our family prays it every day and yet I forgot some parts of it during my turn yesterday. I think one easily gets mental block when in front of the public, compared to doing it in a private setting, with the family or alone.
Anyway, I just had to be more prepared next time and bring a copy, to avoid mental block and forget something! Even the guy who led the other prayer also forgot some important parts; he skipped some verses and repeated some. It’s just so ironic that mistakes can still happen even with the common and usual things we do.