The feeling of wanting to do something. Wanting to help. Wanting to connect. Wanting to give substance to your deep caring. What do you do?
When I am at home I often light a candle. Lighting the flame and seeing it burning brings my thoughts and prayers into the physical world. I sometimes text or email a picture of the burning candle to the related person to give them a physical presence of the prayer too.
There are times when I am at work and want that same prayer presence without lighting a physical candle. I go to www.gratefulness.org/candles and light a virtual candle. Once the candle is lit, I go back to its webpage and click “open minicandle” to create a small window that I leave on my computer desktop. The candle flickers and burns down in that window for two days. I can also email a link to the candle and message to share those thoughts.
Here is the mini candle open on my desktop today – a prayer for a friend in the hospital on the other side of the country.
Click here to see the candle that I have lit for you. (It will be burning until 4pm MST on November 22nd, 2013.)