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What a Bright World This Would Be!

Updated on September 29, 2012
It is better to light just one little candle ...
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"It is better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark."

And so the song "One Little Candle" goes on:

"Better far that you light just one little candle,
All you needs a tiny spark!

If wed all say a prayer that the world would be free,
The wonderful dawn of a new day well see!
And, if everyone lit just one little candle,
What a bright world this would be!

Lets all light one little candle,
Why stumble on in the dark?
When the day is dark an' dreary,
And your way is hard to find,
Dont let your heart be weary,
Just keep this thought in mind!

It is better to light just one little candle,
Than to stumble in the dark!
Better far that you light just one little candle,
All you needs a tiny spark!

If wed all say a prayer that the world would be free,
The wonderful dawn of a new day well see!
And, if everyone lit just one little candle,
What a bright world this would be!

What a bright world this would be!"

Somehow that got me to thinking of what the first line's message is in my life. The first thought that came up is that it is better that I have at least one happy thought, that I could replay and rewind in my mind when needed, than not having a single happy thought at all. A single happy thought could actually be an occasion of a thousand gratitude. Think the happy thought a thousand times, and say a prayer of thanks that He made to happen that positive experience in your life, a thousand times.

The wonder of having had a flashback on the song was that, just a week ago as I was writing an previous post, a memory popped up in my mind. I had hoped somewhere the song would be sung and it did get sung, as a rehearsed presentation in a Christmas program! My unconscious had somehow dredged up that 11-year old memory, seemingly out of the blue. But that is beside the point.

Personal Experience

Even in the movie Peter Pan, Peter was taught that the only way he could fly is to recall a happy thought! I realize that children's stories have their double-meaning intended for the adult audience. And there it was for me: if I could think or reecall a happy thought then I could "fly", feasibly meaning surpass my current limitations to become who I'm really meant to be.

There's hardly anyone in the world who has only one happy thought to recall. I guess what I'm saying is that most of us have many, many happy thoughts we can recall. These are the times when we were really being, feeling and doing our mighty best. The only issue for most of us is that we don't usually dwell on the happy thoughts since we have the habit of dwelling on worry.

So make a list of your past blessings. Whenever you're free, recall each one and feel awe and gratitude and love towards the Almighty Creator who caused for all these wonderful things to happen to you.

Practiced for at least 21 days, reacalling a happy thought should have brought you to the next level, where your emotional disposition will veer more towards the optimistic compared to how it was before.

Humanity's Experience

With that one little candle in the dark---you, doing your bit of thinking happy thoughts---we have the beginning of a mankind moving towards thinking happy thoughts and feeling awe and gratitude and love towards the Almight Creator.

The more of us practice this in our lives, the more we are able to think happy thoughts (and hope) collectively. The more powerful our prayers become ('if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for ...'). The larger the potential for a shift in humanity's collective consciousness and the stronger the power for change in the world.

We're getting there one day at a time, one moment at a time. In the meantime, we can always pray and be for each other: Love, Abundance, Completion and Unity.

The Promise

"And if everyone lit just one little candle what a bright world this would be."


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    • Quirinus profile imageAUTHOR

      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 

      6 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Thanks for the inspiring comment, coffeegginmyrice! It is as beautiful as to deserve its own hub by you.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile image

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Just one little candle to brighten our way. It's light is pure, so fear shall go away. Its flame is hope to bring us home in mind and heart so we rest with all delight. The little candle do not bring sadness nor tears when man is grieving to pray, it is full of joy, the inspiration and enlightenment that the soul wishes to share.

      And yes, it is true that if every one just lights a little candle, it will brighten our world and its scent will bring harmony. Beautiful, Quirinus!


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