“It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” --Eleanor Roosevelt
First off, I have to say that I absolutely adore Eleanor Roosevelt. From everything I’ve read about her; including her own words of wisdom; she appears to have been so very insightful; definitely a woman who was tickled pink!
The message I get from the quote featured above is to be a part of the solution; not the problem. Until now, I had never really thought of a candle as a solution. I do now, though.
You see, I love lighting candles. Candlelight at bath time is a nightly ritual, but I also light them when I write, read, dine, prepare meals, tackle household chores. I lit a candle last evening while enjoying journal writing from my patio. How very awesome that was; savoring the day's end--in nature and by candlelight.
Candles bring me joy, comfort, calm. Be it a gifted soy candle from a loved one or a scented jar votive from the dollar store, when I light candles, I feel pampered. So, it’s easy to see why the simple act of lighting a candle can be elevated to a personal solution of sorts.
What about you? What solutions do you seek to keep the “darkness” at bay? T.