Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Single Lantern, A Single Candle


Have you ever noticed how one single candle can light up the darkest of spaces?
With these very short days of Winter upon us. . . .and the gray skies outside the window. . . .
the chance of sunshine has been fairly unlikely these last few days.
 
To cheer my soul yesterday as I watched it sleet and rain,
I turned to the candle box, grabbed the 19th century lantern,
and lit a candle in the darkness of the day. . . .
 
 
When I stood back and watched its glow, my spirits soared again. . . .
It no longer seemed dull and dreary.
 
I thought about the coming holiday season. . . .
Thanksgiving this week. . . . Christmas only a few weeks off. . . .
Candles will play a huge part in all the festivities. . . .
They'll be a part of the long Winter ahead.
They'll light dark corners and glow on festive tables.
They will light up little faces as Christmas carols are sung,
and as family and friends gather.
 
The Season of Lights. . . .many lights. . . .many candles.  . . .
and, yet, one lone candle made all the difference in my cold and dreary day.
 
 
Years ago, there was a program on Sunday morning TV. . . .
I can't tell you it's name. . . .or what it was about. . . .
What I do remember was the closing song, each and every Sunday.
 
"If everyone lit. . . .just one little candle. . . .
WHAT A BRIGHT WORLD THIS WOULD BE. . . ."
 
 
The song kept going over and over in my head. . . .
til I grabbed another candle and lit it. . . .
and another. . . . and another. . .

 
the fireplace was next. . . .
 
 
Before I knew it, the room was full of light. . . .
I forgot the dreariness beyond the windows,
and snuggled close to the fire. . . .
The room was now glowing with warmth and light.
I was wrapped in a blanket of 'cozy'. . . .
comforted in good thoughts.
 
One single lantern. . . .one single candle. . . .
That's all it took. . . .

 
Wishing you
A THANKSGIVING FILLED
WITH LOVE AND LIGHT
 
. . . from my farmhouse to yours. . . .

 

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25 comments:

Melissa said...

What a wonderful post :-) Candle light is just so warm and cozy.. I love all of your displays.. Have a wonderful day! Hugs~Melissa

Kathy Moreland said...

Candles are my favorite! I love them during the winter months especially. They seem to ward off the cold! Beautiful decorations. I pinned your beautiful lantern/candle.

Mary Ann said...

What a wonderful post!

Debby Ray said...

Such a lovely, warm post! You are right...just one candle can make so much difference and there is no electrical substitute that can come close to it's warm glow! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful post!!! Loved it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know that your light is shining so brightly.
~Tanya

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the candle in the lantern! This made me want to get out a lot of my candles.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Dru. What a beautiful, thoughtful post. Also so true. I love your charming home and the way you display your treasures. It truly does make this time of year, especially, fill with light..Happy Thanksgiving..Judy

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Your post is just beautiful. It warmed my heart with your cozy cheer. I'm off to light a few candles! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. ~ Jamie

The Old Parsonage said...

Love the warmth that a glowing candle brings.I have the electric candles in our windows all year long.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Leann

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wonderful post. Loved reading it. I remember learning so much about candles and lights in our home...when I used to attend and host 'home interior' parties years ago...the candle light is so welcoming.
Your post reminds me to have that heart of hospitality...and let strangers be welcome; that grace our doors.
Pat

Pamela Gordon said...

I do love candlelight this time of the year. It chases away the gloom. Your lantern is beautiful. I wish you and yours a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Pamela

cynthia lee designs said...

I'm still not use to it getting dark so early now. I love to light up candles at this time of the year...makes my home feel so much more cozy. Love your lantern too. I have 2 white ones that I have candles in.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
hugs,
Cindy

Emilou said...

This is lovely, such warm words and light filled photos. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-) HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Diane said...

Lovely post celebrating the beauty of light. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I can feel the glow..what a beautiful post!

Pam said...

What a beautiful post. Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Janice Hebert said...

It's so true, a lit candle or a fire in the fireplace makes winter seem so much more bearable. My brother actually removed the fireplace in his home, I could never figure that out! Well, he does live in Louisiana! But I think I'd still have one no matter where I lived. Love all of your posts - and I love following you on Pinterest!

Junkchiccottage said...

The one candle alone shines so pretty. I agree candles to brighten our souls. Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend. Enjoy the peace and blessings of the day.
Kris

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Your lantern is beautiful! I love the candle in it.
I got so excited when you started quoting the song! I was just listening to Perry Como sing it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXahIG4nNjI

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dru, I just love this post. The comfort of candle light on our dark days, lift the spirit. Your pics are so warm and cozy. We have so much to be thankful for. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs!!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Dru... so good to hear from you... we need to keep in touch better!... where does the time go?... what a heartwarming post... your candles all look so pretty and your hearth so warm and welcoming... wishing you and your family a most beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving... xoxo Julie Marie

Jann Olson said...

Dru, I wanted to hop over and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving before I hit the sack! There's nothing quite like the warmth and glow of a single candle. But then, a room full of them is quite a sight! May we all spread light and love through this holiday season!
hugs,
Jann

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a wonderful post. And so very true! It just takes one spark :) I love to light candles around my home as well. It just makes everything feel so cozy and warm!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Very lovely post and thoughts. Thank you for sharing.

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