Tonight, I am thankful for my creativity.
That glob of wax you see burning in the picture above used to be one of our Mia Bella 16oz jar candles.
A couple of weeks ago, we decided to have another yard sale, and whenever we have a yard sale, we always have a table of candles set up too. We had a good day. Sold some of our "junk", and a few candles. Well, in the afternoon when it was time to clean up, we were hauling stuff inside to put it back in the closet, when 2 year old Jaiden decided that she wanted to "help" ...
Not surprisingly, she promptly dropped a couple of jars right there on the driveway. Fortunately nobody was hurt. However, a couple of the candles did get nice big crack in their jars ... woops, we won't be selling those.
My first impulse was to just throw those jars away. Then I got an idea ...
I took both of the damaged candles over to the trash can, but instead of throwing them away, I used the curb near the trash can to break away the rest of the glass (lightly tapped to get more cracks, then peeled remaining glass away). I ended up with what was essentially a giant sized votive.
Ana found a bowl, plopped one of the candles in, and lit it up. We've been burning it on and off, almost every day since.
It's really not that big a deal. We've got a bunch a of candles on our shelf, so it wouldn't have been a big stress to just throw the broken ones away. But for some reason, I have a strange sense of pride about seeing the "dead" candle continuing to burn.
Sometimes it only takes something small to make us happy ... today was one of those days.