"It seems a natural thing to do in loss and grief, to light even a single candle.
I had done so many times throughout the year.
A miraculous glow spreads around that flame.
It may shine in a chapel, where people leave their silent prayers burning at the feet of the saint, or simply on a windowsill at home.
This must be an old, old desire in us--a necessity in us--to see the surprising power in one small flame of light to dispel the dark."
—Barbara Helen Berger from AN OFFERING OF FLAMES: Lighting a candle, we light the world.
Regardless of where you are in your station in this life, we all must continue to dispel the dark in our lives by seeking the positive - the light - continually.
There is not a soul out there who cannot pinpoint some blessing and positive light in their current life!
The problem is we tend to look past those blessings and focus on what we do not have or on our shortcomings instead!
Take inventory of your blessings right now and do not stop the list until you have at least five blessings listed!
Focus only on these..these are the lights that dispel the darkness in our lives! And we can always add to this list!