Don’t Save The Candle

Y’all know what I’m guilty of? Saving the candle. Don’t save the candle.

I got this really pretty, super smelly candle for my birthday. It is sweet and fragrant. You almost want to eat it when you sniff it. Aaahhh!

My dumb inclination is to save it… like for the right occasion.

Tell me this…when is the “right occasion” for burning this Mint Julep candle?! Just when? Valentine’s Day? Arbor Day? National Hot Dog Day?

Y’all, burn the candle. Use the fancy plates. Drink out of the crystal goblets. Wear the sparkly shirt. Don the diamonds.

Life is too precious, too fleeting, and too worthy of celebrating to save the good stuff for the “right occasion”. That occasion is now!

Otherwise, we’re all going to pass on one day with cabinets full of odiferous candles and shiny things that never saw the light of day that our kids are going to have to deal with. And you know what they’re going to do? Save ’em…because they were Mama’s…or until it’s Christmas…or some other such nonsense just like we did.

So show me what you’ve been saving. Get it out, and show me you’re using it. Put it in the comments. Let’s celebrate life together with all the good things!

Published by Amanda Herring, Writer

Practical wisdom, joys and pains, motivation and tough love, from the perspective of a Mississippi mom, traveler, business owner, goal crusher, substance seeker, and full-time dreamer

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