A Candle

Dilbert, Morning Story and Dilbert

A few years ago, at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash.

At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win.

All, that is, except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry.

The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back.

Then they all turned around and went back… every one of them.

One girl with Down’s syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, ” This will make it better.”

Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line.

Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes.

People who were there are still telling the story. Why?

Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves.

What matters in this life is helping others, even if it means slowing down and changing our own course.

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle”

-- Author Unknown
  1. Wow. I really admire the stories you featured in your page. Keep going. God is smiling. God bless =)


  2. Reblogged this on Random Goodness and commented:
    (singing) LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE.
    LOVE your neighbor, as yourself! 😀
    .. everybody LOVE SOMEBODY =))


  3. Thank you for the beautiful story … even if it did mean getting tears (of joy) into my coffee.


  4. Dave Boller said:

    In fact, lighting another candle doubles the Light! Thanks for helping to keep my flame going when things get tough! Your posts and “friendship” are a blessing, Kenny T! God bless you!


  5. Thank you for refreshing my memory with this story…

    and Thank You for letting me FIND YOU 🙂

    God Love You ♥


  6. Debbie said:

    Loved this so much . . .and have a daughter with special needs. 🙂 She teaches me about Jesus each day! Thank you and God bless!


  7. See? This is EXACTLY what I love! Joy and love that changed a whole stadium of people! And I love the quote at the end. Thanks for this, and thanks for “Liking” my blog!


    • I believe, when you share your God Given “Gifting” with other people, that is when you experience the quote “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle”. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T <


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