I'm fascinated with candles recently...
Hence, for the past few days, i had the habit to switch off all lights and light up a small candle & watch it burn in the dark!
As I watch the candle burn every night,
I cherished the moment because it gave me peace watching it burn silently in the dark
In the process, I learnt a few things:-
"All candles were created for is to bring light into the darkness...
and as it shines the light, it is also slowing melting itself away and eventually dies off"
Then.. i realized..
At times, the way I've lived my life has also been like such!
In everything i do,
In trying to make others happy, I've hurt myself
In trying to make a difference in other people's life, I've lost myself
In trying to shed a little light for others, i'm burn out and am left with nothing...
But than i thought to myself...
It's okay to self-sacrifice oneself for a good cause..
We are called to be the light of the world anyways...
That will mean, just like these little candles, self-sacrificing IS NECESSARY
I may not necessarily be there all the time ..
but at least for a little while, i was and will be there to bring a little light into the darkness...
Therefore, I will continue shinning, even if it hurts!
~Mellissa Lina Mosses~