For twelve days (or any part thereof) beginning on the Solstice on December 21 through Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and ending on New Year’s Day, we invite you to visit this page, scroll down for the daily prompt, and hold one of the guiding values of Grateful Living in your heart and mind as you light a virtual candle. The practice can be as simple as taking a few slow, deep breaths and silently lighting your candle with each day’s value as a meditation, prayer, or dedication. Or it can be a deeper inquiry into what this value means in your daily life.
If you write the value of the day (belonging, oneness, compassion, etc) in your candle message, those of us participating can “search” that word on the candle page to feel ourselves part of a global community standing together in the power of our shared commitments and light.
December 21 – Light a Candle for Belonging
Grateful Living reveals that everyone belongs and everyone is valued.
December 22 – Light a Candle for recognition of Oneness
Grateful Living generates an experience of oneness and interconnectedness.
December 23 – Light a Candle for Compassion
Grateful Living deepens love, compassion, and respect for all life.
December 24 – Light a Candle to know Sufficiency
Grateful Living cultivates a sense of sufficiency and abundance.
December 25 – Light a Candle to embody Kindness
Grateful Living awakens kindness and generosity.
December 26 – Light a Candle to honor Service
Grateful Living inspires the impulse to serve with humility.
December 27 – Light a Candle for Healing
Grateful Living contributes to the healing of body, mind, and spirit.
December 28 – Light a Candle for Joy
Grateful Living unleashes joy.
December 29 – Light a Candle for Hope
Grateful Living anchors hope and trust in life, especially in challenging times.
December 30 – Light a Candle for Opportunity
Grateful Living opens us to growth and opportunity.
December 31 – Light a Candle for Peace
Grateful Living offers pathways from conflict to peace.
January 1 – Light a Candle for Wholeheartedness
Grateful Living is an engaged YES to a wholehearted life.
Thank you for joining us in doing our part to create a world for which we can ALL be grateful.