Monday, February 23, 2009

Create and Nurture

"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."

"If you are a mother, you participate with God in His work of creation—not only by providing physical bodies for your children but also by teaching and nurturing them. If you are not a mother now, the creative talents you develop will prepare you for that day, in this life or the next."

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Happiness, Your Heritage,” Ensign, Nov 2008, 117–20

To see a little more of this inspiring message by President Uchtdorf, watch the following presentation produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

2 comments on "Create and Nurture"

The Hatch Family on February 24, 2009 at 11:31 AM said...

I loved this talk! Its applicable to motherhood, thank you!

Plainbellied on February 25, 2009 at 3:11 PM said...

Thanks. I was inspired to tears as I held my new boy and watched this. I loved this talk when I heard it the first time and it feels good to remember the message.


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