words for your weekend

"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did exists before. Everyone can create. You don't need money, position, or influence to create something of substance and beauty. Creation brings satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take organized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty."

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

what do you like to create? as for me, i like to make little people, halloween costumes, relaxing yoga classes, and dinner (most of the time...). photo taken at my beautiful birth party just one week before baby graham made his grand entrance. and stretchmarks on the internet? just trying to show my body some love just the way it is. not the way i wish (every single day) it looked, but just how it looks + feels + supports me today. Hope you have a lovely weekend, my friends! Do something to show your body some love, okay?


Sherry said...

I like to make little people and halloween costumes too. I won't deny that I'm sad the boys want to be Mario and Luigi for Halloween; very little room for creativity.

This quote is one of my favorites. I can't say how many times I've read this talk when I had writer's block. Fortunately, novel is done and is getting pitched at a conference next month.

Rachel Swan said...

Sherry! Are you kidding me?!? Congratulations, my dear! I'm so excited for you + hope all goes well with the pitch! xoxo

Lacey, Kellen & Beck said...

This picture is SO beautiful!

Rachel Swan said...

Thank you, Lacey! Also, can I read your blog? rachel.carter.swan@gmail