Christmas Candles – Guest Post by James K Bond

From the desk of James K Bond

Reader, Writer, Blogger, Father

December 13th, 2016

I like candles.

For one thing, they smell pretty (assuming you get the right kind). They look elegant. And in the few seconds required to light the candle, it’s just you and the candle and the flame. I find that incredibly soothing. Nothing else is in that space with you. There’s space to breathe, space that’s separated from all the hustle and bustle around.

Take time to breathe today, okay? You don’t have to do it all. I know it feels like you have to, but I promise, you don’t. Take a minute to breathe. Admire what you have done already, instead of finishing one project and going right to the next. Just sit for a minute and practice breathing deeply – it’ll help you relax.

Read books, drink water, and smile at people.

Maybe light a candle. Or two. Or nineteen.

James out.

Copyright 2016 by Annie Louise Twitchell
James K Bond is a fictional character created by Annie Louise Twitchell

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