The four candles burn slowly. The ambiance was so soft that you could hear them talking.

The first one said “I am Peace. However no one can keep me lit. I believe I will go out.” It’s flame rapidly diminishes and goes out completely.

The second one says “I am Faith. Most of all I am no longer indispensable, so it doesn’t make any sense that I stay lit any longer.” When it finished,talking, a breeze softly blew on it putting it off.

Sadly, the third candle spoke in its turn “I am Love. I haven’t got strength to stay lit. people put me aside and don’t understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest & dearest to them.” And waiting no longer it goes out.

Suddenly. . . a child enters the room and sees three candles not burning.

“Why you are not burning? You are supposed to stay lit till the end.”
Saying this the child starts crying.

Then the fourth candle says “Don’t be afraid, while I am still burning we can re-light the candles, I am Hope.” With shining eyes, the child took the candle of Hope and lit the other candles.

The flame of Hope should never go out from our live. And each of us can be at Peace, have Faith and be in Love- forever.

The story was told to me by my father, who said it was told to him when he was younger. The original story is slightly different and the author is unknown.

Lots of love

Author's Bio: 

As one of the leading Experts in Emotional Intelligence and Executive Dynamics'©™ coaches, Deepak Lodhia has coached hundreds of people over the last seven years. As the founder of Executive Dynamics© ™ ,He incorporates many of the strategies and techniques developed by Coaching, to help people maximise their personal happiness and business effectiveness. He has, in essence, been coaching and training all his life - including training Executives and Managers - and professionally working with business leaders and members of the public. His prime purpose as a coach is to encourage people to make the absolute best of their potential, to become fulfilled, productive and profitable. This is achieved by developing specific, tailor-made strategies for each individual. The coaching process is effective, results-oriented and great fun and the client invariably feels unconditionally supported throughout.