Monday, May 16, 2011


I am a highly creative person. I have found in my life that I am at my most contented state when I am either learning a new creative skill or using my skills to create something beautiful. I think all people are creative, although some people push those creative yearnings aside for one reason or another.

Elder Uchtdorf 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.
Writing is one way of expressing creativity. In the same talk, Elder Uchtdorf  says that the closer we are to the Spirit of God, who is the perfect Creator, and the more we trust in that Spirit, the greater our ability to create becomes.

He finishes that portion of his talk by saying:
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.
Isn't it amazing to think that you can change the world? You can. You change the world every day, just because you are in it. And, by using your God-given talents to create beautiful things, whether it be a song, a garden, a poem or a novel, you make the world even better. And you make yourself better, too.

So, carry on. Tap into that creative Spirit and see where it takes you. God bless you.

1 comment:

Chas Hathaway said...

I love those quotes. It makes sense to me that children of the creator would have an inherent desire to create. Thanks for sharing this!