President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearning of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before. Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty. you are the spirit children of the most creative Being in the universe. Isn't it remarkable to think that your very spirits are fashioned by an endlessly creative and eternally compassionate god?"
When I first read this, my thoughts were narrowed to creating works of art. Authoring great books. "Inventing something incredibly vital to the human race, etc. Then after giving it deeper thought, I decided there was much more to this statement. Creating a deep and lasting friendship is a yearning of the human soul. Friendships bring deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We mold a friendship into something of beauty. Everything fits.
This summer I attended my Class of 61 reunion. Some of us hadn't seen each other for 48 years. It was an emotion reunion and the bond of friendship was reunited and remolded
My siblings and I were in charge of the Huff Reunion and as we came together as family the bonds of friendship was so powerfully strong that it reminded me that friendship is also part of being a close family.
Frindship. what a beautiful and creative word. It's mean "one attached to another by esteem and affection. A supporter. One who cares."
I have made many friends throughout the years who remain dear and close friends, and I think that e-mail is a blessing because it has brought us back together though we all live away from each other, now.
I belong to an in-line group called "Friends Forever." It's a group made up of authors and a few who are friends of authors. It's a group that cares about each other, who support each other, and we have fun as we discuss many more things than just writing a book.
Oh! aren't friends great!!! Isn't the power of friendship a miracle in our lives?
Well, I know that I've been very serious in this post but I just had to let you know
how much your friendship means to me.
Oh! and one more thing. On our Cedarfortauthors blogspot, someone came up with the idea of giving away a book once in a while, when we blog. Soooo, I decided on my personal blog, and because all of you are my good friends, I would like to give away a print of one of my paintings. Now to qualify, you have to have: 1. Read this blog, of course. 2. Go to my website www.joannarnold.com, and click on my paintings.
3. Name the painting featured on my blog page. 4. comment on this blog (just below) or my e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), giving me the name of the painting. Then, in one week from today, I will draw a name from the list and post it here.
Isn't this going to be fun!!!