Sunday Reflections ✨ 07.07.2024

Sunday Reflections ✨ 07.07.2024

Last week, I shared my thoughts on passion—the spark that lights our inner fire. But as I reflect further, I realize that passion alone isn't enough to sustain the journey. It's commitment, the steadfast dedication to an idea, a dream, or a cause, that transforms passion into reality.

Commitment is what carries us through when the initial excitement fades and the road becomes challenging. It's the quiet, unwavering force that drives us to wake up every day and keep moving forward, even when the path is steep and the destination seems distant. Without commitment, passion can flicker out like a candle in the wind. But with it, that flame burns brighter and stronger, capable of lighting up even the darkest corners of our lives—and the world around us.

When I first took over Door County Candle, I was fueled by a fervor to create something beautiful and meaningful. It started with our Ukraine candle, and lead to our mission of Candles Creating Change. Yet, it wasn't just my passion for candles that propelled me; it was my commitment to an idea—that through our products, we could bring warmth, comfort, and light into people's lives.

Commitment to an idea means nurturing it, even when it feels like the world isn't watching or caring. It's about believing in your vision so deeply that you are willing to invest time, energy, and sometimes even face setbacks to see it come to life. It's about being resilient, patient, and relentless in the pursuit of your goals.

Commitment to a passion requires embracing both the joy and the hard work it entails. It means pouring your heart and soul into what you do, not just when it's easy, but especially when it's tough. It's about finding fulfillment in the journey itself, knowing that every step you take, no matter how small, brings you closer to your dream.

Commitment to making a difference in the world is perhaps the most profound of all. It’s about recognizing that our actions, no matter how seemingly insignificant, have the power to create ripples of positive change. Whether it's through crafting a candle that brings solace to someone’s heart or supporting a cause that uplifts a community, our commitment to making a difference is what truly leaves a lasting impact. It's a promise to ourselves and to those we serve, that we will continue to strive for a better, brighter world.

As we prepare for our fall candle launch on August 1st and some special holiday passion projects, I’m reminded of the incredible journey we’ve been on together. Our new seasonal scents are not just a product of passion, but of unwavering commitment—to quality, to creativity, and to you, our cherished community. Each candle we pour is a testament to our dedication to bringing warmth and joy into your lives.

So, as you light your candles, may they serve as a reminder of the power of commitment. May they inspire you to stay devoted to your dreams, to persevere through challenges, and to believe in the difference you can make in the world.

Thank you for being a part of our journey, for fueling our passion, and for sharing in our commitment to create something beautiful and impactful. Here’s to the dreams we chase, the commitments we honor, and the light we bring into the world together.

💛 Christiana