Candles are one of my all-time favorite things. Especially, seasonal candles, and I just picked up an amazing one for Fall: Simmering Apple Cider. It inspired my blog today.
There’s just something about these fall-centered candles that make me feel comforted. This morning was super brisk and the heat came on for the first time all year. I kind of love that dusty smell that comes from the vents, because it just reminds me of the season at hand.
I was chilly, so I threw on an over sized cardigan that my much taller than me brother just gave me because he was getting rid of it, and sat down to work with my steaming hot coffee in hand. I noticed my candle and I lit that, as well. A pretty perfect way to start a Fall morning.
As I was watching the flame, I realized that candles have a lot of power, healing and spiritual power I think.
We use them so much in everyday life. We light them in prayer, we use them for light when we lose power, we burn them to make our house smell beautiful, we carry them in honor of someone, we wish on them for birthdays, we use them to unite us in wedding ceremonies and at baptisms. Candle power…
We’ve all been mesmerized by just staring at a flame, even if it is just from a tiny candle. It’s a simple pleasure in life, an easy thing to do if you need a pick me up. Light a candle for whatever purpose you need it to be for today: in honor of someone, to calm yourself, to get into the season, for inspiration, or just because.
We have to look for the little things that make us happy in a day. The little things we can do for ourselves that give us the motivation we need. And a few famous folks said it best:
How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.