Sunday, February 11, 2007

In A Dark And Weary World.......

....a candle lights the way. (rebel)
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"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world." ~ William Shakespeare
Have you ever compared the light given off by candles? More specifically, have you ever compared the light from candles of significantly different sizes? For twenty years I used candles as a mantle decoration for Christmas and had them in all sizes from extra tall and slender to short and squatty and all heights and circumferences in between. The red candles mixed with fresh greenery and holly made a lovely mantle piece and the glow of the candles with their flickering light brought a peace and serenity to the chaos that can accompany the holidays. But the light output from each candle was the same; it made no difference if the candle was twelve inches tall or a tiny votive, the light it produced was the same. Only trimming the wick, changed the flame. So it is with us. Some may be wealthy or famous or accomplished while others are poor or just an average person who works hard but never seems to get ahead. These things don't determine our sphere of influence; the number of people whose lives we touch, whose way we make a little easier. It is only how bright our light shines from within that determines how much darkness we can banish in this world. In the long run, it's not how much "wax" we have on the outside; but rather, how trim is our inner "wick". Shine brightly!

Submission for SeeItSunday topic "candle". (end of post)

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