When we touch someone’s life we pass a flame of love, hope and kindness onto them and that flame lives in their heart for them to pass along to someone else. The Passenger song ‘All the Little Lights’ tells us that we have millions of these little lights shining in our hearts and that “they show us the way”. In the song, we are told that the lights will “all burn out one day”. And yes the lights in our hearts burn out all the time and get extinguished by each little hurt. Each time love is lost they go dark but they can never all die. Because we pass the light on to others. Like the Olympic flame that never goes out, the light in our hearts is the flame that lights the hearts of others. So no matter how dark your heart becomes and when all your lights are nearly out, you must remember that your light lives on in the hearts of others whom you have lit along the way.
So at Christmas, a time filled with candles, each time you see a flame spare two thoughts. One for the extinguished flames in your heart and the pain that lingers in the dark, and be kind to yourself and your heart. But hold another thought for all the flames you have lit in the hearts of others. Remember how they shine on and light even more hearts. Your flames, still lighting or not, burn strong in the heart of someone you touched, loved, helped, were kind to, gave hope to. The light never dies.
All the Little Lights by Passsenger – hear it on Youtube
We’re born with millions of little lights shining in the dark
And they show us the way
One lights up every time you feel love in your heart
One dies when it moves away…
…We’re born with millions of little lights shining in our hearts
And they die along the way
Till we’re old and we’re cold
And lying in the dark
Cos they all burn out one day