creation + compassion
Saturday night Lynne and I both simultaneously had the pleasure of leaving kids at home with dad, and going on a little outing. She on her side of the country, and I on mine. We each attended a televised broadcast of the Relief Society--a super cool women's organization (in fact the largest women's organization in the world)--that has for a purpose to strengthen women and families. One of the speeches was particularly moving to both of us: the title "Creation and Compassion". This is actually a subject that Lynne and I have spoken to each other about several times over the past few weeks. The idea is the power of creation: how each of us has an innate desire to create something that did not exist beforehand, to organize, to improve, to make something beautiful. (Even the five year old loves to create on her estate-sale sewing machine.) Our creation could be something as simple as a yummy apple crisp, or a little servant frock, or something as grand and miraculous as a new human life. We as women are creators--especially all of you crafty ladies out there! Somehow, when we create, we touch a little bit of the divine in all of us. So the next time your husband asks: "why do you spend so much time making things?" You can quickly respond: "I'm simply developing my divine side!"