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Recently our church leader spoke at our bi-annual Women's meeting (Relief Society General Conference), I was impressed with the following thoughts:
Our birthright—and the purpose of our great voyage on this earth—is to seek and experience eternal happiness.
The Work of Creation
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.
Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.
Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty—and I am not talking about the process of cleaning the rooms of your teenage children.
What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside.
If you still feel incapable of creating, start small. Try to see how many smiles you can create, write a letter of appreciation, learn a new skill, identify a space and beautify it.
The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create. That is your opportunity in this life and your destiny in the life to come. Sisters, trust and rely on the Spirit. As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you.
Being compassionate is another great work of our Heavenly Father and a fundamental characteristic of who we are as a people. We are commanded to “succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees.”7 Disciples of Christ throughout all ages of the world have been distinguished by their compassion. Those who follow the Savior “mourn with those that mourn . . . and comfort those that stand in need of comfort.”
(President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Happiness, Your Heritage)
I thought, what if I 'create' little clean spots? (keep in mind I'm NOT a 'neatnick':) What if I 'create' little spots of order? (not that others will recognize or appreciate them, BUT I will). I can satisfy my need to create without it costing anything!! I can 'create compassion' in how I react. I can be an example of Christ's perfect love for all in my small acts!
So, have a wonderful week, find joy in the now as encouraged and go create something! Heavenly Father will see, and smile!!!