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Many religions celebrate some holiday in the midwinter, with candles and a focus on the return of the light, both symbolically and astronomically. Let's honor and respect each religious tradition, as …

Many religions celebrate some holiday in the midwinter, with candles and a focus on the return of the light, both symbolically and astronomically. Let's honor and respect each religious tradition, as they are all guided by the universal light of truth and love. Merry Christmas everyone!

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  • 1. In the Dark of Winter, We Celebrate the Rebirth of the LightBy Susan “Joy” Schleefhttp://Facebook.com/PowerPointQueenRuleshttp://PresentationsWithResults.com Photo by glitzygurl; Source: Stock.xchng
  • 2. “Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives.”Photo by Scott Robinson; Source: Flickr.com ~ Ralph Levy
  • 3. Photo by muresan; Source: Stock.xchng“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • 4. “Christmas reminds us we are not alone. We are not unrelated atoms, bouncing and ricocheting amid aliens, but are a part of something which holds and sustains us. … Christmas shows us the ties that bind us together, threads of love and caring, woven in the simplest and strongest way within the family.” ~ Donald E. Westlake Photo by batega; Source: Flickr.com
  • 5. “Light is more than watts and footcandles.Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.” ~ Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
  • 6. Let there be light. Light is enlightenment, a hope for the future. Let this Diwali brighten your mind with the lamps of Hope, Joy,Happiness, Peace, Prosperity, and Good Health.
  • 7. “Blessed is the match consumedin kindling flame. Blessed is theflame that burns in the secretfastness of the heart.” ~ Hannah Senesh Photo by PugnoM; Source: Flickr.com
  • 8. A Christmas candle isa lovely thing;It makes no noise at all,But softly gives itselfawayWhile quite unselfish,it grows small. Photo by paleangel7; Source: Stock.xchng
  • 9. Photo by jurvetson; Source: Flickr.com “Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It’s lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It’s higher thought and a greater plan. It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.” ~ Wilfred A. Peterson
  • 10. “Christmas is mosttruly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton
  • 11. “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” ~ Nelson Mandela Photo Source: Facebook
  • 12. “I love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” ~ Og Mandino
  • 13. Painting by Egger-Lienz, 1922; Source: Wikimedia Commons “Darknesscannot drive out darkness; onlylight can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 14. “Come out into the universe ofLight. Everythingin the universe isyours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love.”~ Swami Vivekananda
  • 15. May there always be light in your life and love inyour heart. Forever strive to move out of darkness and into the light. We pray that the light always lead our life so we can shine in the dark world.May the lights of Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa, and Christmas usher in a better world for all. As a single candle has the ability to light manymore candles, may we continue to illuminate the lives of those around us.