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By Lois Parker Edstrom
I can’t tell you how important it is for you to find something you love to do. As you are growing up take advantage of opportunities to find out more about the world and about yourself.
Whenever you have a chance, go to a concert or a play, take a summer pottery class just for fun, travel with your parents and notice how buildings are built, find out about the food and customs of others.
Make things at home. Bake, do crafts, build things, find interesting projects. Try needlework, collect rocks, hike, study the clouds and stars and the animals and fish of the sea.
Some of you may have already found activities that excite and delight you. Some children find their special interests very early. I know a little girl who loves to study bugs and a little boy who loved music from the time he was a toddler. Now he is a successful and happy musician who performs, composes music, teaches, and writes books about it.
Grab on to your exciting life and figure out what inspires you. In the Psalms we find this verse: “Serve Yahweh (God) with gladness” (100:2). When you find what you love to do, use that something to serve God. It will make you happy!
“God is good” and “his loving kindness endures (lasts) forever” (100:5).
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2014, Richard Niell Donovan