Last night we invited our neighbors over for some wine and cheese, and I thought it would be nice to light the patio with our new coffee can and soda bottle candles… plus a few others, including our Amnesty International Vessel of Light and Cheryl Summa’s lovely Global Connections pillar with its floral design.
What is better than stories and laughter, a California red and Italian white, cheese from Vermont and the Pyrenees… all in the glow of a setting sun and handmade candles that help resilient women rebuild their lives?
All of us at Prosperity Candle are working long hours to create a social enterprise with tremendous impact – one that can change lives. We’re passionate about what we do. Sometimes it’s great to step back for a moment and enjoy the candles themselves – these perfect symbols of peace, reflection, and hope for a better future for the women who made them – and for us all.
Last night was such an occasion. The candles burned brightly and beautifully, and even after 3 hours had hardly begun to burn down. That means a lot more wonderful evenings ahead! – Ted
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In the spirit of Women’s History Month, our thoughts are drawn to the many women who contribute to society in a myriad of ways while expecting nothing in return. They are hidden from view. Yet these women are transforming communities and making a positive difference in the world. They are unsung heroines.
March is about celebrating women… something we’re pretty excited about. There is so much to appreciate, so many barriers yet to topple, and so many amazing women to recognize for their accomplishments.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Every year we look forward to it, but here’s the thing. Ever since Eve Ensler started One Billion Rising as part of her V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls, we’ve felt conflicted about this holiday.