If you haven’t guessed yet, I love candles. I love them for many reasons. The scent. The soft lighting. A room full of burning candles is SO relaxing.
I always look for deals. The only candles I would ever pay full price for are Walmart’s candles. Vanilla or Cherry but recently someone on Instagram posted a watermelon Walmart candle that sounds amazing... so I’m going to try and get it.
Anyway, since I’m rambling again, the candle that I want to talk about today is the NEST Fragrances Sir Elton John’s Fireside candle.
This candle was released for Christmas in 2015. Limited edition and part of the proceeds went to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
It could be found on multiple websites in the beginning for around $35... until it sold out and couldn’t be found in retail stores anywhere.
It now sells for anywhere from $90 to $120. I have a knack for waiting patiently to buy something that I want. I wait for someone to unload because they need the money or for someone to post the item on EBay that doesn’t realize what they have.
I snagged this candle on Ebay about 1 1/2 years ago for $34. My intent was to hold it for a minute then resell it for a profit or light it for a special occasion.
I woke up this morning and changed my mind. I decided that today is a special occasion. It’s Wednesday. I have one more day of being alive under my belt. I’ve been living the best life that I can walking hand in hand with the most wonderful husband a woman can ask for.
Today is that day. Today is the day that I set that candle on fire simply because it’s there, and I wanted to.
People spend their lives waiting to use something that they feel is special for a special occasion. Set the good china out and use it. Light that candle on fire. Drink that special bottle. Eat your favorite food. Who cares what other people think.
We get ONE chance at life. Only one. Turn as many days as you can into special occasions. Light that candle. Burn it. Enjoy it and remember how lucky you are to have it.