This month’s candle is for Loki, one of my pet gerbils who died last Tuesday. I think his last visit to the vet on Monday and the draining of his cyst were too much for him. He died in my hands.
That means I naturally burn this candle for my remaining gerbil Jamie too, because he’s now alone and in need of a new friend to prevent loneliness from making him miserable. So fingers crossed I’ll manage to find a good new buddy for him soon and get them to like each other. Apparently that’s quite the task, pairing gerbils. But I owe it to Jamie to try.
Despite feeling sad, my own problems seem so small compared to what else is happening in the world, so I also burn this candle for everyone in the USA who’s been hit by Harvey and struggling to get by. Living in a country that’s known for battling water, I relate and feel for all of you. I really hope the storms will die down soon and no more victims will be made.
And finally, I burn this candle for everyone in Raqqa who’s desperately trying to survive by eating grass-soup or anything else they can get their hands on that’s remotely edible. I can’t imagine what it must be like, living in a war zone, trying to stay alive at all costs. And now having to fight not only terrorists but famine, too. In what kind of world do we live?
I hope the warmth of this candle finds your hearts, rumbling bellies and souls and will make you worry-free, even if it’s for just a second.
Who will you burn this month’s candle for?
This one is for C., who’s been on my mind lately. I hope you are at peace, wherever you are :)
This one is also for my sister and her children, going on a holiday soon. May they all be safe and have a great time!
And finally, this candle is for my mother, who recently booked a trip to Germany in order to cross the Geierlay, Germany’s highest suspension bridge. Not only did she finally make plans, she is going to cross it while being extremely afraid of heights (and I brutally asked for a picture, too!).
I am very proud of her already, even though her trip is not until next week, and will burn this electronic candle (as well as a real one) to send her extra courage and strength :)
Who will you burn this month’s candle for?
As April comes to an end it’s time to light a few more (digital) candles for those in need of our love, attention and prayers.
I’d like to dedicate April’s candle to, again, my sister and brother-in-law, as I got news yesterday their unborn has been given up. I cannot imagine their grief (I can barely understand my own), so this one is for them.
I also light this candle for my mother, who took a stand during her yearly post-cancer check-up and demanded a blood test, which indicated there’s maybe something wrong with her liver as well as her bone density.
I cannot take any more bad news, I think I’ve grown quite allergic to it, so I also – selfishly – light this candle for myself. The little mountain inhabitant in the video below perfectly describes how I feel inside.
Take care everyone, and let’s light some candles together to burn the last few hours of April down with love!
Who do you dedicate this month’s candle to?
It’s the last day of the month and it’s time to light another candle for someone who’s in need of positive energy! This month I would like to light a candle for C., my friend who is losing her battle against cancer, T. and R., my sister and brother-in-law, who need all the love and understanding they can get. And finally, an old client of mine who has recently been operated on a heart disfunction and is now recovering from surgery.
This candle is for all of you! Hopefully its light, warmth and positive energy will find its way to you.
Who will you light this candle for? Let me know in the comments!
It’s the last day of the month and I thought it would be a good idea to pause for a moment and think about everything that’s happened in the past 28 days. I have been constantly worrying about a lot of things, people’s healths especially, more than ever since today I learned my godmother was involved in a minor traffic accident. She’s now in hospital, nothing life-threatening, but it was a scary surprise to hear about it.
I don’t know about you or your cultures, but I was always told to light a candle whenever someone out of reach is in need of your attention. It is a way of showing you care about someone and your thoughts are with them, even if you cannot spend every waking (or sleeping!) minute actively sending prayers their way.
So, without further ado, I present to you my future Last-Day-Of-The-Month post: Light a Candle.
I dedicate February’s candle to my godmother: may she have a speedy recovery, and to my dear friend C, who’s recently had her last chemo therapy and needs all the positive energy she can get (yes, I am still burning my house down with candles for you ;)).
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Who (dead or alive) are you burning this candle for?
Let’s burn WordPress down with our positive thoughts and electronic candles! :)