January 22, 2011

Create


I've shared this clip before by Elder Uchtdorf, but I feel I need to share it again. In my program planning class we are assigned to groups and in these groups we are required to come up with a health promotion program for any company that we choose. To start off this project, my teacher shared this clip about creating. This clip always affects me, and gets me thinking hard. 

I want to type out what is said in this clip:

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. 
You might say, "I'm not the creative type."
If that is how you feel, think again, and remember that you are spirit daughters of the most creative Being in the universe. Isn't it remarkable to think that your very spirits are fashioned by an endlessly creative and eternally compassionate God? Think about it- your spirit body is a masterpiece, created with a beauty, function, and capacity beyond imagination.
Creation is your opportunity in this life... and in the life to come. Start small.
Creativity does not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano.
Don't let the voice of critics paralyze you. 
You will make the world a better place.
  • Improve
  • Beautify
  • Extend
  • Smile
  • Cultivate
  • Develop
  • Create
The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create.
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

As I have mentioned before, I know what I want to do. Promoting Heath; being a dietician. In this I need to be creative and to think in ways that may not be simple. This talk given at the General Relief Society meeting in 2008 is so strong and so influential. It helps me to start reflecting on things that I want to accomplish and how I can be an advocate in making things happen. I feel so special to know who I am and what I am meant to do as a woman, and as a daughter of my Heavenly Father. For those who actually read this, I encourage you to read this talk. Please just click on the link above. 

Lately I've been thinking about my life. So many things are constantly running through my head. They range from a wide variety of things, consisting of school, work, family, friends, relationships and dating, and yes marriage at random times. I'm at a point in my life were I am beginning to feel like everything is coming on full force at once. Graduation is getting closer, meaning I need to start planning on what I am doing after it. I need to start looking into internships. I know what I want to do, but I need to stop procrastinating and apply. Africa I WILL see you this summer. 

I want to make a difference, I want to feel like my purpose has meaning. I want to excel in all that was listed: improve, beautify, extend, smile, cultivate, develop, and create. Reflecting on my life, and who I've become within these past few years, I am able to see that I am a completely different person. I've grown and matured so much. I hardly recognize myself. 

This is a good thing, I love who I am now. 

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