I know you probably know, but for those that don't, I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A couple times a year, all the members gather to hear a General Conference - and that is this weekend - inspiring 1 minute video about it:
It was yesterday and continues today. I didn't catch all of it yesterday, but one message I loved was about praying each day to have an opportunity to serve and help someone else that day. Ask for that opportunity and then seek it out. It might seem small, but consider the honeybees who individually gather a minimal amount together sustain themselves. I want to be able to daily answer this question affirmatively: "Have I Done Any Good in the World Today? Have I helped anyone in need?"
I have mentioned it before, but I am a part of a group of bloggers who are trying to help answer the question, Why are Your Favorite Bloggers Mormon?
Mariel from Or So She Says has organized the group and I love how she says: "Mormons are encouraged to share their talents, expand their minds, and foster creativity. " Beyond that, we have compiled a list of bloggers who have written about their beliefs - what they believe and why and how it molds their lives. The following are included:
Melanie ~ Sugardoodle
Kierste ~ Brown Paper Packages
Shelley ~ How Does She?
Brooke ~ The Crafting Chicks
Ruthie ~ What's Cooking With Ruthie?
It is my beliefs that guide me in all I do. I want to follow the perfect example of Christ - he was kind and loving and I want to be that for my children and for those around me. I believe in the power of the atonement. I believe that families are forever - not just in this life, but for eternity - I know my family will be together after this life. I believe in the power of prayer and the opportunity we have to have a direct way to converse with our Father in Heaven.
And I know I've shared this video about Creativity before, but it's so great, I thought I'd share it again - enjoy - I love this:
YOU will make this world a better place. I just know it.