Happy Diwali to all who celebrate. I, personally, don’t think Diwali is limited to just being celebrated by Hindus (I hope not anyway because I’ve celebrated it for as long as I can remember).

My mum and I went to the opening of a local bank and they were giving out Diwali candles, but they were the battery-powered LED ones… This was 5 years ago, and we still have the candles now, they still work.

If you know me, you’ll know that I love lights. However, I just recently discovered that Thomas Edison, who I thought invented lights, might have actually stolen the idea from someone else… Not sure how to feel about that, other than to not condone theft of ideas (or otherwise) and just respect the invention of light and admire it…

Anyway! Back to Diwali. For me, Diwali is not just a festival of light – but a celebration of our own human light. There’s a reason why auras come in colours, isn’t there?

So, let’s celebrate our own unique light and radiate it onto everyone who wants it shone on them (in exchange for theirs to be shone on us).

The world in general is a pretty dark place, our minds can be too. Around the world, no-one is happy… Therefore, let’s try to make ourselves (and each other) happy by radiating our own unique light and shining it bright – to the point where it’s undeniable and cannot be extinguished.

I think we need it now more than ever… Especially this time of year, I mean, today the UK had its clocks turned back an hour! This obviously means we’ll be going to work and coming home in the dark… It doesn’t help that I’m scared crapless of the dark! Waaaah!

Shine on!