Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Last Saturday, I attended our church's General Relief Society Meeting. I always love to listen to the speakers and focus my mind on the woman that I am. I am always grateful for the excitement this meeting gives me to do a little better in my life. I especially LOVED Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk: Happiness, Your Heritage. He talked about God's happiness & how we can achieve this happiness through two things: creation and compassion. It spoke to me, and not only because I love being creative. It helped me to find other aspects of my life that I live creatively. I can help create a happy home, a place where my family is happy & heard. Create patience, create beauty, create love, create happiness, create laughter, etc. If you would like to read the entire article, go here.

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...
What you create doesn't have to be perfect. 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...
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.
I believe that as you create beauty and as you are compassionate to others -- God will encircle you in the arms of His love. Discouragement, inadequacy, and weariness will give way to a life of meaning, grace, and fulfillment. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf


  1. I LOVED this talk. I went to the meeting wanting to know how to have greater happiness & peace in my life. I have known for a long time that creating makes me happy - cooking, fixing up the house, teaching my children, & of course, scrapbooking. Now I have permission!

  2. Sigh. Thanks, Kim! I missed conference, and now I'm sorry I did. This is just what I needed.



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