Monday, November 05, 2012

the desire to create

I love this quote from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a member of the first presidency of our Church:

"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. Creation brings satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take organized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty."

Isn't that great? I've been working on a few projects lately, and they have filled a part of my spirit like nothing else can. I am grateful for the talents I have been blessed with, and the ability they give me to be creative. But just because you can't sew, or don't enjoy baking or crafting or whatever, does not mean that you aren't creative!

Listen to what President Uchtdorf had to say about that:

"You may think you don’t have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us. The bounds of creativity extend far beyond the limits of a canvas or a sheet of paper and do not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano. Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before—colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter."

Ah! I love that! So today, I am thankful for my talents, and for the desire to be creative. It is an integral part of my being, and of yours, too.

This two minute video sums it up nicely.

Go here to read President Uchtdorf's entire message. It is really wonderful, and sure to uplift.


  1. One of my all time favorite talks. It spoke to my soul.

  2. This is why we all love Pres. Uchtdorf! What would we do without gardens, chickens, sewing, baking and other creative endeavors?

  3. i have that first quote hanging above my sewing machine, it's my fav!!

  4. one of the best talks ever. i love the idea that being creative is part of our divine heritage! such an awesome thought.

    just recently found your blog and i'm loving it.

  5. That's one of my favorite talks and I love this video. Thanks for putting it up today, it's a nice reminder.

  6. I love when you post something that my heart just really needed to hear. So I thought I'd come out of hiding and say, Thank You for this one.

  7. Ha! So much for coming out of hiding! I don't know why it came through like that? I'm "R", maybe better known as Brad's cousin.


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