Monday, October 17, 2011

Ability to Create

Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty. 
Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

created by my dear old dad
Usually when I’m feeling dissatisfied with life I need one of two things, more time with Adam or to create something. It’s very predictable.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, one of my favorite speakers to listen to, said, “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.” I could not agree more. There is nothing quite as satisfying as creating.

Creating can take on many forms for me. Sometimes it involves words, sometimes glue and paper, sometimes paint. Sometimes it’s corralling clutter into order. It’s all gratifying. I love that we can create.

Everyone I know creates in different ways. My dad makes bits and spurs out of steel and silver, my mom makes quilts and amazing meals.
Adam likes to create ways to display informationOne sister sews, the other one creates connections in family history. I have one child that writes stories, another that draws maps of fictional lands, and another who builds with Lego blocks. 

What a wonderful world we live in that is constantly being improved by people adding more beauty, more order and more innovations.

1 comment:

Olivia Cobian said...

I, for one, like this blog you're creating.


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