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Olive Oil and You

December 3, 2013

Here is a powerful and universal message from Chanukah, the miracle of light.  Chanukah celebrates one days worth of olive oil burning for eight days bringing light to the darkness, literally and metaphorically.

Of all the special qualities of a pretty and delicious olive, its essence is found in its oil when lit, producing its light.  In order to get to the olives essence, it must first be crushed to produce the oil.  So too in our lives, we sometimes are or feel crushed – by pain and suffering, loss, struggle, and disappointment – and just like the olive, it is then that our essence can be revealed.  It is in those moments that you may find your essence and with it bring your light to the world.

Happy Chanukah

and to all a good light

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kirk permalink
    December 3, 2013 5:26 pm

    Hanukkah blessings to and on you too.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 4, 2013 9:41 am

      Thank You and you too

  2. December 3, 2013 3:10 pm

    Fred.. I am walking proof positive that we are given the strength to “be crushed”… and waking up everyday to see the light is a gift and a blessing.. and truly allows us to elevate ourselves. Mazel tov !!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 4, 2013 9:40 am

      yes you are share your strength and light

  3. Bob permalink
    December 3, 2013 10:46 am

    Very appropriate comment Fred We should all do our best to light the planet

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