Light Up Your Life

Calena Connor, Contributor

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Have you ever wanted something that is practical, good smelling, gives off a beautiful vibrant light, and sits comfortably in your hand, but never found it? Well, I think I know the answer to your problem. Candles. Now I know you’re thinking, “Candles?” but hear me out. Candles aren’t just great smelling. Their light can be used for any sort of occasion, ranging from laid back to fancy; furthermore, they make quick, easy, on-the-spot gifts.

First, candles hold their scents for years and years. No matter when you light them, they always smell good: take my word. Don’t like the smell of this candle? Don’t worry, there’s a candle out there for you. They come in so many different scents that it’s almost impossible not to find a scent that you like. Now I know what you’re thinking, “What can a scented candle do for me?” Well, I can tell you just this. After a long, hard 8-hour day sitting in a classroom having teachers lecture to you, and you come home to three more hours of homework to do, don’t you want something to help you relax? Think about this: a soft breeze of  lavender wafting through your room as your pen hits the paper, or how about a light breeze of the forest drifting by you as you click “Submit” on your last homework assignment? Nice, right? In addition to the relaxing scent, candles, produce light which can be used in several different ways. It can act as romantic mood lighting for a candlelight dinner, a life-saving light when the power goes out, a calming light, a light to put in the back of artsy photos, or even just a simple extra light that can be added anywhere. Finally, a candle can serve as a practical, good-smelling and easy gift to send to someone. There are so many scents, colors, shapes, and sizes that a candle comes in that no matter how picky your great-aunt, third-cousin once removed, or a very close friend may be, there is always a perfect candle for the occasion.

Although they may be a bit pricey, I highly recommend you take the time and money to pick out the right candle because a candle isn’t just a candle, but much more. A candle is like comfort in a jar. A candle is like a friend that you can rely on. A candle is like a ray of sunlight always giving off positive energy and peaceful scents that will lift your spirits wherever you are feeling down. Please, if you need some comfort or even just some light in your life, consider purchasing a candle. (PSA: Anyone who has already obtained their candle, congratulations. Just don’t forget to blow it out when you leave the room!)

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