Candles really do brighten up the dark! Whose candle are you being today? Whose world are you helping to make a little brighter?
No, you can’t take away all the darkness, but you can shine through it. There is a dear friend who a while ago now, said something to me that I won’t forget. I had written about the dark times our family was going through. They wrote in response at how I will get to the end of the tunnel, and when I do they will be there holding the light. Touched my heart.
This came back to me, as I was talking with another friend this afternoon. They were saying how they really wish there was more that they could do for us right now. This person has done A LOT! To sum up that statement though, it meant, I wish I could just take this all away for you. I know that friend isn’t alone in that sentiment. I am blessed with so many that wish they could wave their magic wand.
I know the feeling. I wish I could wave my magic wand as well for people. I want to wave it for the dear friend who has a terminal illness, wave it for the friend who has been abandoned by her mate, for the ones struggling so hard with finances and jobs. I want to wave it for a family that I don’t even know. What I do know, is that they just lost their little boy in a freak accident. His life was snuffed out just like that. As my co-worker told me about it, I had goosebumps go through me and my heart ached. Losing a loved one is the hardest thing ever in life! Where oh where is that magic wand?
The magic wand is inside each of us actually, we just need to set it ablaze. Its not the magic of being able to make troubles completely disappear, but it is in the magic of warming someone else’s hurting heart by your light. The magic of making them smile, laugh and sometimes cry the tears that they need to cry.
We each have the power inside of us to help light up the dark for someone else. We don’t need no fancy degree or fancy lingo,making sure we know the right words. We light up the the dark with our hearts. Our flames inside us speak their own language. Sometimes it is with words, sometimes with actions and sometimes with silence. Silence, for when the moment is too powerful, and there are no words.
Whose candle will you light today?