A Little Spark is Enough

I’m sitting in my living room listening to the silence. My family members are in their respective rooms. It’s just me on the couch with my iPad. The curtains are drawn and no lights are shining except the lights on the Christmas tree.

I haven’t decorated Everett, Jr., yet. (He’s a little fella this year. The tree lot guy said the larger trees were difficult to get this year.) All I’ve done is drape his piney branches with a string of twinkling lights. I keep telling myself I’ll decorate tomorrow. But there are only 6 days left before Christmas and I still haven’t found the desire to begin decorating.

As I admire the glow of the Christmas lights, though, I find that I’m okay with my tree not being decorated. The twinkle of the lights is enough for me.

I find solace in the glow of these little lights. It reminds me that even in my darkest nights, in the lowest moments of my life, in the times that I feel the least significant or that I am not enough, the smallest spark of light and the tiniest twinkle of hope can make the greatest difference.

Maybe you need this reminder.

Maybe you feel like you have nothing to offer this world. Maybe you’ve given so much that you feel you have nothing left to give.

Maybe, in this Christmas season that is meant to be festive, full of cheer and overflowing with peace and hope, you find yourself overwhelmed with the weight of your troubles.

Maybe the darkness of this crazy year has consumed you.

Maybe you feel like all you have left is a little spark.

If this is you today, you are not alone. I’m right there with you in this very moment.


I have to believe. No, I choose to believe that a little spark is enough.

I choose to believe that a little spark is all it takes to keep from being overtaken by the darkness.

I choose to believe that a little spark is evidence of a hope that still exists deep down in the soul.

I choose to believe that a little spark can ignite a blazing fire of renewed passion, overwhelming peace and a new-found purpose.

So, if you’re like me, and you find that all you have left is a little spark, remember that that little spark is more than enough.


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