Sunday, March 18, 2012


This is beautiful and means more than a thousand words can say............

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared."
----- Siddhartha Guatama Buddha

Life ain't easy, we all know that. Some of us have it even more so difficult than the rest. Joy and happiness in this situation or condition may seem as elusive as the distant horizon. It easily wearies the mind, body, and soul.

But when you have been blessed with the gift of joy and happiness in your own tiny world, hasten to share it out to those who may have need of it. Perhaps a smile... a warm thought... a kind word... a helpful gesture... a prayer... or maybe just a simple hug. It may perhaps seem little and insignificant ... but to the person you are giving it to ---- it's the whole world.

Joy and happiness is contagious. All it takes is to light up the spark and sooner than you think that tiny spark bursts into a huge flame quickly warming those hearts and souls around you and everyone it reaches with its light.

Give of that gift freely. Share it. You won't lack in it by passing it around. In fact, it doubles up in huge measure and becomes the blessing it was meant to be. For them..... and for you.

Hope you all are having a blessed weekend. Blessings!

(My thanks to a good friend who sent the nice quote to me in email today.)


  1. Beautifully said.Happiness never gets abridged but expands with multiplier effect by sharing.Still why are people hesitant?Sharing happiness should becomea one's second nature

    1. I don't know. But maybe..... Some people do tend to hold back in sharing. Even in the matter of sharing happiness. It's like being scared to be turned down or rejected.... or be looked to with suspicion. This often explains their hesitation. I guess some things, even the simplest ones, have to be learned all over again. Cos sometimes we lose it somewhere there in our life journey.

      Thanks for dropping by, KP. Pleasure is mine. :-) God bless!

  2. Ellen,

    So true. One does not lose anything by being nice to others but on the other hand gains friends.

    Take care

    1. Very true, Jack. It's a habit that should be cultivated and encouraged in our families. It can start in the home and sooner when it becomes second nature will be easily expressed to the bigger world outside.

      Blessings to you and your family. Thanks for the lovely visit.

  3. What a beautiful picture! I so love candles. And I love the thought that we can be one, but shining God's love. Have a blessed week Ellen!

  4. Hi Deb! Looking forward to your new book. Though am not sure I'll find it here but glad that it's coming out soon. :-) Blessings to you and yours.


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