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Take it one candle at a time.

You don’t have to be Jewish to love Hannukah.

It’s The Festival of Lights. And a celebration of miracles.

Here’s the story: Over 2,000 years ago, a small band of faithful Jews fought one of the mightiest armies on earth to take back their temple.

Everything had been destroyed except a small container with just enough oil to light the menorah for one night.

Miraculously, it kept burning for eight days and nights.

Well, speaking of miracles, yesterday morning, I woke up at 5 am yesterday, compelled to write about Hannukah.

Staring out at the big black sky, I thought about how dark the world can seem at times.

And how overwhelming it feels to be just one little person with a burning desire to make a difference

Then, it dawned on me.

We don’t have to light the whole menorah. Just one little candle at a time.

Here are a few of my bright ideas:
(But I ‘m sure  you’ll come up with plenty of your own.)

Turn your heart light on.

When you wake up in the morning, take a minutes to breathe right into the center of your heart.

Imagine there’s a light switch there. Simply “turn it on” before you go out into the world.

In any moment, ask yourself what kindness can you extend to  a friend, a colleague, a stranger, a relative or the world.

If your light feels like it’s starting to dim, just flick the switch.

Join a light brigade.

My brilliant, inspiring friend Debbie Tenzer started a kindness revolution at DoOneNiceThing.com.

Check it out and I guarantee you’ll  find at least one simple and pragmatic yet powerful  thing  you can do make a difference this holiday season.

But be careful. It can be habit-forming.

(For instance, “Nice-o-Holics” have sent 200,000 pounds (that’s 100 TONS) of school supplies to U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, who give them to local children so they can study.)

Find out what makes you glow.

Our lives are filled with so many should’s, have to’s and ought to’s that sometimes it feels selfish to do things for ourselves.

But here’s the thing.

When you take time to feed your soul, you have more nourishment to give away.

When you share your true gifts, you remind others of theirs.

And when you light the flame of joy within yourself, you help light up the world.

Celebrate each little candle.

Never underestimate the power of the smallest gesture.

Sometimes all it takes is one little smile or the words  ”I understand”  to shift someone’s day from hopeless to hopeful.

Imagine, if each of us shared our own little flicker of light, together we’d have the power to illuminate the darkest sky.

And shine with the possibility that we’re always  just one candle away from a miracle.

Wishing you magic, light and love—no matter what holiday you celebrate this season.


P.S. Feel free to shed some light on this subject. It’s always such a gift to hear from you.

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