Saturday, July 5, 2014

Not Good Enough!

I spent this morning perusing the Internet, looking for various things. I feel an urge to start a journal. I would like to get a five-year journal where you write a sentence or two each year to see how your life had changed. But I don’t want to spend thirty dollars on something that may slide by the wayside. I have started a journal numerous times. I have at least ten journals with three pages filled. I lose interest easily. Still I have the urge. This year on my computer I managed twenty-three days
---a record.
Why do I have the urge to write when I don’t seem to be able to follow through?
I like to think that I want to learn so many things that I can’t settle down and do one.
But maybe I’m just lazy.
I have talked to a friend who wishes she could write a journal but she just “Doesn’t Have The Talent For It!”
Actually I have a lot of friends who wish they could quilt, or paint, or sew, or sing, or cook…but they aren’t “Talented”
Aren’t they? Or like in the parable of the 10 talents in Mathew 25:14-29 , do we have that talent and just not practiced or used it, but hide it.

In Doctrine and Covenants 6:10 (a book of scripture for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) we read,

“Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou because of thy gift. Remember it is sacred and cometh from above.”

“You need never feel inferior. You need never feel that you were born without talents or without opportunities to give them expression. There is something of divinity in you. You have such tremendous potential because of your inherited nature. Every one of you was endowed by your father in Heaven with a tremendous capacity to do good in the world.  Cultivate the art of being kind, of being thoughtful, of being helpful. Refine within you the quality of mercy, which comes as a part of the divine attributes you have inherited.”

We each have a God given gift. We just need to search, and study, and practice.
What talent do you want to explore this month?
I want to work on oil painting.
-And I just bought a travel journal for an upcoming trip in August.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer

I wish I could play the Piano!

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