From a FridayLight.org email this morning-
"When lighting Shabbat candles today, let us imagine our candle joining a global flame that can truly uplift you, your family and indeed the whole world. Even if it's hard to imagine, just do it. It's something we have to experience to believe."
But it all starts at home, in my home, in and around me. Shabbos is a gift that we give and we receive, all at the same time. This vintage Shabbos apron reminds me of giving and receiving food and love and light. I am lighting lots of extra candles tonight to honor sparks that ascended since Chanukah, sparks that will forever burn and ignite our own observances of Chanukah and Shabbos.