02 February 2011

Creative Answers

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The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: a human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him, a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating. -Pearl Buck

I believe that we came to this earth with many gifts. It’s up to us to find them, increase them and use them to the best of our abilities.

Creativity is something that puts us, especially women, at par with God. I’ve heard women say that they have no talent whatsoever, that they’re a complete zero. That’s not true.

Sister Mary Ellen Smoot, former Relief Society general president said:

“You might say, “I’m not creative.” I’m here to tell you, you are. You are creators. Have you ever coaxed a smile from a baby? Have you ever taught someone to forgive? Have you helped someone learn to read? Prepared a family home evening? Organized a family reunion? Possibly you were prompted to do something for a person you go visiting teaching or home teaching to that made a great difference in their lives. If you have done some of these things, you have been creative.”

We all have something of the divine that comes from our Heavenly Father. Today’s newsletter is a great example of what women can do when they choose to be creative. We all have something to share with others, we just need to find the right outlet.

“Do we recognize in our own lives the opportunities for creation that are there? Do we prize the gifts, talent, and choice spirits that God has given us? Do we share the creations of our hearts, minds, and hands with others?” (Same)
What are your thoughts?

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