Practice gratitude everyday. Even in times of adversity, we can find things to be grateful for. This is not a promotion for toxic positivity; it is perfectly normal to feel negative emotions. Experiencing the full range of our emotions is healthy. That doesn't mean that we can't look for silver linings. It doesn't mean that we can't find gratitude in things that are less than ideal. 

One example that comes to mind is the way we honor the life of a loved one that has passed. While we may feel grief and sorrow for the loss, we remember the happy times we spent with them. We are grateful to have known them. We can transfer this line of thinking to other areas of our life. Feel all of your emotions. But also practice gratitude everyday.

  • What is one thing you are grateful for today? 
  • What is one quality about yourself that you appreciate the most? 
  • What is your favorite part of your life? 

Today's treat is a No. 12 candle. I hold a lot of gratitude for spring. This wasn't something I really experienced until I moved to Minnesota. There's something about the sunshine, the first buds that pop on the lilac bush in my backyard after the harsh winter we see in the first few months of the year. There's a little bit of hope that the cold, dark part of the year is leaving us. When I developed No. 12, I wanted to capture that gratitude that I feel each spring, and the smells I associate with it. I hope you feel that warmth and appreciation when you burn it. 

Remember to burn your candle for at least one hour the first burn, to ensure the wax pool makes it to the edge of the vessel. By burning your candle to the edge and keeping the wick trimmed to 1/4" you'll get the most out of the estimated burn time. 

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