Light the Candle

Benjamin Franklin brilliantly said “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” 

Today, looking online or on TV or wherever you look for entertainment, there are people who enjoy criticizing the government, or on a more personal level, their circumstances, and many of those people, do it publicly. It is so easy to get caught up in the bad things in life, after all, they seem to surround us. But, despite all the bad that seems to be going on, there is still good. You can be that good. 

Don’t just add to the darkness, light a candle. Don’t even settle for darkness or believe it can’t get any lighter. Be the good in a world of difficulty and make someone’s day brighter. If you light a candle and speak out, some people might look away because you’re brighter than what people are used to. That doesn’t mean you’ve become part of the bad. People will become used to the light eventually, then they’ll begin to crave it. Stand up and speak or you’ll fear the light as well. With enough candles, you can light a whole building. 

Instead of complaining about how dark the world is, be the candle that lights up the world. “Don’t let someone dim your light simply because it’s shining in their eyes.” -Unknown. 

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