It is Better to Light a Candle Than to Curse the Darkness

Reblogger Jan Green
Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

To those no longer with us we celebrate this Christmas Eve, rest in peace!

 

Rest in Peace Allen & Mary Ann Dutton

 

Rest in Peace Allen & Mary Ann Dutton

Original content by Sally K. & David L. Hanson 57026-90 Broker

It is Better to Light a Candle Than to Curse the Darkness

 

 white  candle   I researched this quote this morning to find it's author....it has been attributed to many people from Confucious to John F. Kennedy....in my sleeplessness....I thought it one that Lou Ludwig would have authored as well....he was the bright light in many of our days as we read through the posts on Active Rain.

       In my family home....and since in our own home when you wish someone well...you light a white candle. My Mother did it when someone  had an exam...a job interview, wasn't feeling well.  White candles, some people will tell you symbolizes the cleansing and protection of the body  providing peace and comfort to your spiritual side.   When you extinguish a white candle, the smoke signifies the release of negative thoughts.  Whether you choose to believe in this sort of practice or not...to me, there is great comfort in this symbolism..maybe because it was a family practice long before reading about color therapy...and maybe you will find it comforting as well.

      I can close my eyes and imagine that if each person wcandles manyho reads this...chooses to share or reblog it...would light a candle  how much brighter the whole world would be...starting with just one candle being lit.

     I am choosing to light our candle today in honor of the memory of  Lou Ludwig , a member of our community who contributed a guiding light for many of us, a positive energy to begin our day, thoughts that are timeless to share with others....choose to join me if you wish..and know that every bright light begins with a single candle. You have the power to ignite it. May you find comfort in his memory,  wisdom in his words and tranquility in knowing he is at peace having left us with many wonderful gifts unique to the person he was, serving as an icon and model for many people.  And so it is.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS


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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jan what a great re-blog and what a shame that it has to be about our friend Lou, I was in shock when I first heard.... now I just miss him terribly...Endre

Dec 24, 2017 09:15 PM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Jan. I read this when first published and was touched. I am sorry for your loss too. Merry Christmas.

Dec 25, 2017 06:31 AM #2
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Jan Green
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HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Yes, such a shock.  Here blogging one minute and then gone.  Echoing your sentiments Endre Barath, Jr. !

Thank you Sheila Anderson !  Mary Ann passed away January, 2017   and Alan just passed 2 weeks ago as well.  They were both wonderful people, friends first then clients over and over again. They were such a joy to be around and we had good times together.  I've written many posts about them.  You can see Allen's art in the Corcoran Gallery in DC, here in Phoenix, and his book is Arizona Then & Now.  His website is eye-popping, but feel free to visit AllenDutton.com.  He had a fun sense of humor, so beware looking at his website.  It's not for the faint of heart!    

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday all! 

Dec 25, 2017 11:06 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Thank you for the re-blog, losses are hard....and this way to celebrate a life seems to ease that pain for us.

Dec 26, 2017 03:44 AM #4
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Jan Green
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HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You're welcome Sally K. & David L. Hanson .  Your post is a good one and a reminder to cherish our loved ones. Happy Holidays to you.  

Dec 26, 2017 06:09 AM #5
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Hi Jan! What a wonderful post to re-blog - I'm still in shock about Lou. He was just such an inspiration to us all - never a negative thing to say and plenty of encouragement each and every day. He was just as wonderful in-person as well - certainly true to his online persona.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful New Year!

Happy New Year 2018 from Charlotte NC

Dec 31, 2017 09:57 PM #6
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Thank you for commenting Debe Maxwell, CRS !  If you met him in person you are a lucky girl!  He is so well admired and followed for the reasons you mention. So very sad.  Thank you for stopping by and for the great card!  All the best to you all in 2018! 

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