Light a Candle

Light a Candle

There are many people in need of positive energy and love, so let’s help spread some by lighting another candle!

I’d like to light November’s candle for all the people, children especially, in Yemen who are starving. I know what they need is food and not my silly online candle, but the help organisations can’t get to them because of all the attacks that are happening on a regular basis. It’s impossible to get through and as a result many innocent people are now dying of hunger.

We live in 2018, people! How is it possible these things still happen? How is it possible I live in a country that throws away food when it’s past date and on the other side of the World children are dying from lack of nutrition?


I can’t send help in any other form but money, but I can send my love. It’s not much, but this candle is for all those poor souls out there, struggling to survive, and the ones we’ve already lost. ❤ ❤

In strong comparison to that sadness, I burn this candle for my niece, A., who’s just turned three. She really wants to be five, though, because she wants to be as big as her cousin and my nephew J.. A. is an adorable little bundle of too much energy, but luckily she received a toy vacuum cleaner so she can release some of her temper on toy-cleaning the house (which is an improvement, as she used to steal her mother’s vacuum – lol!).

Finally, I burn this candle for everyone who has Seasonal Affective Disorder and who, like me, is not taking the short days too well. We need a little extra light in this dark period of year, so here it is!

I hope you are all well! Let me know in the comments who you’ll burn this candle for 🙂




Who will you light November’s candle for?

Light a Candle

Light a Candle

Today, I burn this candle for my friend J., who’s turned a year older yesterday! Happy birthday again!

I also burn this candle for my client, the one who got such terrible news. I don’t want to elaborate on it, as it is very personal and I don’t want anyone she doesn’t know to know what’s going on. Let it suffice to say she needs all the positive energy, love and kindness she can get.

Finally, I burn this candle for the parents who lost their children during a traumatic and extremely tragic accident in the Netherlands, involving a special electronic bicycle to transport multiple children, a possible broken brake and a train. I’ll let your minds fill in the gaps, but if you feel any goosebumps and cold shivers: so do I every time I think of it. It made me cry, and I don’t even know any of the victims or their family.

My heart is with all of you and with this candle I send you lots of love, positivity and hopefully peace ❤

Who will you burn September’s candle for?

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Light a Candle

As this month is rolling to an end, it is time to light another candle for those who can use a little attention and positive energy.

For me, June’s candle is for a friend who’s seen her newborn grandson being taken into hospital for of an inflamation of his hands and fingers. Nearly a week old… He’s back home now, thank goodness, but he’s in my thoughts nevertheless.

I also burn this candle for all the refugees trying desperately to get into Europe and not being found welcome by… Well, basically any country. I can’t imagine being treated like that while stuck on a boat with hundreds of others, fleeing your home country in the hopes of making a better life somewhere else. Somewhere you’re, apparently, not even welcome. Life is too harsh sometimes.

Lastly, this candle is for all the mothers, fathers, sons and daughters who were ripped apart by President Trump’s refugee policy. It’s tough enough to arrest people on the spot when they illegally cross your country’s borders, it’s an entirely different type of inhumanity to separate parents from their children to instill fear into their hearts, hoping they’ll never try to cross your borders again in the future. I hope they’ll all be reunited and safe eventually.

Who will you light this month’s candle for?
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Light a Candle

It’s the end of the month already! Time to light a candle for someone you’ve lost or someone who needs a little extra positive energy 🙂

April’s candle is for Jamie, of course, because I lost him this month and my heart goes out to him. Also, C.‘s been on my mind a lot lately, with her birthday coming up on May 5th and her not being here to celebrate it with us any more. So this candle is also for C..

Then there is I., my niece who didn’t make it into this world after all. Her birthday (I refuse to call it anything else) is also coming up in May and I suspect she’ll be on my mind a lot. So I., here’s to you!

And finally, I light this candle for my mum. She’s got her annual post-cancer check-up this Wednesday and she’s nervous they might have found something again, a fear that lingers in all of our minds always, but flames up every year when her check-up is due. I hope she’s alright and will be cleared for another 365 days 🙂

Who will you burn this month’s candle for?
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Light a Candle

This month’s candle is for Loki, one of my pet gerbils who died last Tuesday. I think his last visit to the vet on Monday and the draining of his cyst were too much for him. He died in my hands.

That means I naturally burn this candle for my remaining gerbil Jamie too, because he’s now alone and in need of a new friend to prevent loneliness from making him miserable. So fingers crossed I’ll manage to find a good new buddy for him soon and get them to like each other. Apparently that’s quite the task, pairing gerbils. But I owe it to Jamie to try.

Despite feeling sad, my own problems seem so small compared to what else is happening in the world, so I also burn this candle for everyone in the USA who’s been hit by Harvey and struggling to get by. Living in a country that’s known for battling water, I relate and feel for all of you. I really hope the storms will die down soon and no more victims will be made.

And finally, I burn this candle for everyone in Raqqa who’s desperately trying to survive by eating grass-soup or anything else they can get their hands on that’s remotely edible. I can’t imagine what it must be like, living in a war zone, trying to stay alive at all costs. And now having to fight not only terrorists but famine, too. In what kind of world do we live?

I hope the warmth of this candle finds your hearts, rumbling bellies and souls and will make you worry-free, even if it’s for just a second.

Who will you burn this month’s candle for?