Saturday, February 23, 2013

One candle, one warm thought


I was searching for the material of the Daily Dragon - Saturday Edition. I didn't find lots of bloghops or cover reveals or news of contests. Well, maybe I found them but there was one other thing that echoed in my mind and heart so loud and strong that they made any other news slip out of my head.

I do believe there is a time for everything. There's a time to write and time to read. Time to celebrate and time to meditate. Time to nurture and time to be nurtured. A time to be social and time to be alone.  A time to flow and a time to change. A time to invigorate and a time to calm. A time for me and a time for you.

Some blogger friends are going through their time of trouble and that claims in this dragon's heart for the time to pray.

Of some I have an idea of what their concerns are, of others I only know that they are suffering. As willing as I am to join the joyful ones, I am willing to stand by the side of those with sorrows. I am perfectly aware I can't do anything for them, except to light a candle and ask the Higher Powers to help that light and that warm reach them somehow. To make them feel they are not alone in their trials. I ask for them to see a light that guide them through the dark.

I've always said there is no pain-o-meter that allows us to measure if one's pain is worst than other's. Sorrow is sorrow and it's important for the person who is going through it. He who has walked through paths of darkness knows how daring night can be. Sometimes one would wish the whole world would light a candle for us.

The dragon cave will be illuminated by different kind of fires today. Not fireworks but candles, three for each dwarf, muse and dragon dwelling here in behalf of Jeremy, Murees, Yvonne, Nancy,  Linda, Jeff, DL Hammons's wife, Nick Wilford's step son Andrew McNaughton and for all those who are dealing with health problems,  or any other special concern or difficult moment. I might not have a complete list but I believe the Higher Powers (whatever the name you know them by) do, so I will let the Higher Powers tag your names on the candles. Or just let the good vibe find its way to you, if you so will.

Do you have a concern? Would you like to light a candle in the cave? Explanations are not needed. Just lift your hand or your thought. Speed of thought is just as fast.



36 comments:

  1. I would like to light a candle. Your kindness shines through and I'm sure I speak for many when I say 'thank you.'

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  2. What a nice idea. I do know a few of my online friends are going through some rough moments. Even though I only know them through this blogging thing and emails, they are friends and remain in my thoughts. So I'll light a candle for them too. :)

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  3. Please, light a candle for someone I know too. What a wonderful thing to do in your dragon cave. Thank you.

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  4. Thank you for lighting those candles. Please, light one for a little girl named Jessica that I know. I'll be lighting one with you.
    Thanks for being such an amazing blessing Al.

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  5. Thank you Al. Your generosity of spirit shines through and I'm very touched that you would light a candle for me and Andrew.

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    1. I just think on getting all the help you can get. ;)

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  6. It's been a rough week. This post came just at the right time for me. Thanks, Al. :)

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  7. What a thoughtful post. Sometimes I'm not aware of my blog friends' sufferings unless I come across a post in which they've announced a problem. I'd like to light a candle for them.

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  8. I would light a candle for several blogger friends who have mentioned illnesses or injuries this week. Or even just struggling in life. And light three extra for my blogger buddy Jeremy.

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    1. You bet. Thanks for joining Alex. :)

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  9. Al, warm hugs for you. What a generous and tangible way to show care, compassion and prayers for people dear to us.

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    1. Will you spam me with hugs now? :D Thanks Julie

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  10. What a wonderful post and person you are. I would like you to light a candle for my Mom, 84...and I would like her to be able to enjoy the best of health for many years more to come. I would like that so much. Thank you!

    sandysanderellasmusings

    Will see you at the ISWG and the A to Z blog hops!

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    1. My pleasure, Sandy, candle for mom and my wish you enjoy every single day with her. :)

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  11. No warmer heart than the heart of a dragon. That was the sweetest post ever. I have a candle lit already, so I will look across and say a prayer for each and every one and for you, Al. You are a bright light...hope you feel the warmth.

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    1. Indeed. Very perceptive dragon I am too and I do get it. Thanks Elizabeth for joining.

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  12. Aww. You are so sweet and compassionate. I sure hope your candles and sincere wishes will help those in need. I love the pics, especially the first one! Great post. :-)

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    1. Your wishes will make mine stronger as we wish for the same. Thanks! :)

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  13. Hey,

    I light a candle for you, dear Al. So many times in my day I'm rushing or doing or double-talking while multi-tasking that I forget to take my needed chill pill.

    Thanks for reminding us that it's OK to stop, take a moment, reflect, say a prayer and move on.

    You sir, have earned my first bottle of 2013 Awesome Sauce.

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    1. Am I not a lucky dragon or what? Thanks Mark. :)

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  14. I can feel the warmth of this post...and your candle...right now. Thank you...thank you...thank you, from both of us! It is so much easier to fight, when there is an army behind you. And when that army is comprised of people like you, we'll do battle with a smile on our face! :)

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    1. I will look forward for good news, DL. :)

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  15. Wonderful post Father Dragon. Many people are going through difficult times right now, there are several on my mind too. I'm sure just knowing others are thinking of them and sending positive energy their way helps them lift their spirit. (:

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  16. I'm lighting a candle for my sister. Thank you for this post!

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  17. Just got word that my brother is in the hospital. Please light one more candle for me. He lives far away, so I won't be able to visit him or anything. However, my other brother is there, so he's not facing this unexpected health condition alone. He'll be there for a few days though. Thank God my sister-in-law is a nurse and insisted he go to her doctor today! Thanks,Al:)

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    1. Both lights are burning, M.J. along with my prayers. :) I hope he gets well soon.

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    2. Thank you, Al, especially for the prayers. He'll need them a lot right now...my sister too, but for completely different reasons.

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  18. You are a fiery dragon with a heart of gold! Thanks for this wonderful and uplifting post!
    With your permission, I will light a few candles and add them to the collection...

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    1. Make yourself at home, Michelle. I'm glad to have your light. :) Thanks for joining.

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