Monday, May 19, 2014

Day 139, May 19

"Life isn't about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself."--George Bernard Shaw

The subect of creation is one to which I am drawn again and again.  That comes to no surprise to those who have been in my living room.  Above my piano hangs a print of an oil painting by Walter Rames of Christ creating the earth.  Below it, on the piano, is a sculpture by Mark Hopkins of Christ's hands creating the earth.

Outside of service, creation is the act in which we become most like the Savior.  Creation takes many forms.  The young mother who teaches her children with patience and joy is creating a lifelong love of learning in them.  Likewise, the father who spends time every night helping his children with their homework.  The engineer who designs products to improve our lives is creating, as is my friend who fashions doll clothes out of scraps for children who have little to nothing.

Whatever form your creation takes, you are creating yourself.  And you are creating a life.

Joy for today:  creating a life.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for listing these examples of creating.