Creating and being Compassionate
Creation means bringing into existent something that didn't exists before. a beautiful garden, a harmonious home, the sound of laughter
"make beautiful everything around you, cultivate the earth and cultivate your minds...make the earth so blessed that when you look up on your labors you may do so with pleasure and angles may delight to come and visit your beautiful locations. and in the meantime continually seek to adorn your minds with all the graces of the Spirit of Christ" Brigham Young
the more you trust and rely on the spirit the greater your capacity to create.
the more we serve others the more depth there is to our own souls
work will cure your grief, serve others
as we serve others we will find our own happiness
every sister in the church is of critical importance not only to the church but to our Heavenly Father, there is ample work for all to do.
true words of encouragement require only a loving and caring heart
greatness has little to do with outward signs of prosperity
in the end the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness; but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance. Let us open our eyes and see the heavy hearts, notice the loneliness and despair, let us feel the silent prayers of others around us and let us be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to answer those prayers.
(my favorite thought from the talk)
as you immerse yourselves in the work of our Father, as you create beauty and as you are compassionate to others God will encircle you in the arms of His love. Discouragement, inadequacy and wariness will give way to a life of meaning, grace, and fulfillment.
Happiness is your heritage