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Four Burning Candles

In a room there were four candles burning. The ambiance was so soft you could hear them talking.

The first one said, “I am PEACE, however nobody 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 does not make any sense that I stay lit any longer.”

When it finished talking a breeze softly blew on it putting it out.

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

Suddenly a child entered the room and saw three candles not burning. “Why are you not burning you are supposed to stay lit till the end.”

Saying this the child began to cry. Then the fourth candle said, “Don’t be afraid, while I am still burning we can re-light the other 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 life and that each of us can maintain HOPE, FAITH, PEACE and LOVE.

Author Unknown

Hope never abandons you. You abandon hope. Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

{ 33 comments… add one }
  • kim tae April 9, 2022, 2:37 am


  • Myanne November 22, 2018, 12:21 am

    I’ve been reading this story many times in my life. It applies to everyday life and existence. To think of it, it gives you smile and reason to live. It gives us peace of mind knowing there is hope, love and faith that binds us altogether.

  • Maya gers August 5, 2015, 2:30 pm

    I love so much this site I want someday to arrive to my dreams even i had failed before after a big hardwork

  • AK May 1, 2015, 6:12 am

    Really superb

  • Ash April 22, 2015, 4:31 pm

    That was a heart warming tale and a very well done, its true hope is what sparks love, faith and peace well done the author 🙂

  • Rajiv jain April 3, 2015, 10:56 pm


  • Noel January 2, 2015, 4:22 am

    Great story!

  • Kajol October 4, 2014, 1:41 am

    It’s very good and inspiring, gives so positivity and strength.

  • Rose October 2, 2014, 8:00 am


  • Shiv sagar singh September 30, 2014, 2:29 am

    I like this story what a thought…

  • Jun Acod September 19, 2014, 6:20 am

    When everything seems hopeless…Be hopeful… there is that HOPE to rely on… Where there is hope, there is faith. When there’s faith, there is love. When there is love, there is peace. A chronological order of virtue arranged so as to put hope in the first place. Meaning without hope all the rest do not exist… And even all the rest do not exist, hope still exist.For reasons that at the end or beyond hope… There comes always the existence of faith, love and peace, or any good bringings it will manifest… That is hope… The life of hope as good hope…

  • Nabonita Ghosh August 30, 2014, 1:44 am

    Hope is the central figure for survival. It increases one’s potential to reach unfulfilled dreams & keeps one active & alive. It is the check of failure in turn to get new beginning.

  • Long range August 24, 2014, 6:52 pm

    Thanks Stephen, I am really enjoying it. It is soul lifting . Keep it up. Cheers!

  • Kwame July 11, 2014, 6:05 am

    Speechless. Inspirational, I love it

  • Padmavathy June 28, 2014, 6:26 am

    Nice story

  • Suhani June 3, 2014, 2:55 am


  • Appu May 27, 2014, 7:39 am

    Such a great story to post about hope thank you

  • Sai May 9, 2014, 1:11 am

    Hope always allow us to move, once we move then we get to know Gods teachings.

  • Aishu April 24, 2014, 1:56 am

    Nyc one thax

  • Thomas April 18, 2014, 12:43 pm

    A great Easter story for the children. I plan on using it. Thanks

  • Stephen March 31, 2014, 10:32 am

    Thank you Rita my best friend!

  • RITA March 31, 2014, 3:25 am

    What a nice story I love it there should be a candle called the kind candle and it will represent your heart Steve because you are so kind to send us all these nice stories you give me so much peace in my heart faith in God love one another and hope to learn more. I always carry them in my heart. God Bless

  • Mariam March 29, 2014, 1:36 am

    Keep the candle of hope burning.

  • March 26, 2014, 12:04 pm

    Inspiring story… thanks to one who have posted.

  • S.Krishna Kumar March 26, 2014, 5:51 am

    Yes without hope nothing is possible. It is a nice story. Let God bless us all.

  • Venkateswarlu March 25, 2014, 2:30 am

    Great motivation story

  • Manjunath March 24, 2014, 10:12 am

    I am speechless. The story is truly soul lifting. Hope is the basis of existence and we should never give up hope. Hope should be our true companion of all times. I am sure my hope will light many candles.

  • Atulya March 24, 2014, 8:06 am

    It’s such a wonderful story one can suggest for values.

  • A.Bhatia March 24, 2014, 2:26 am

    It’s a beautiful story explaining the true worth of Hope, the biggest and the most important factor to keep all of us alive and active.

    Some one has rightly said: On Hope, the whole world is able to survive. If Hope vanishes, no one can survive. So, always keep your hopes alive.

  • Yesh March 24, 2014, 12:34 am

    Awesome story.

  • Joseph Jacob March 23, 2014, 10:28 am

    Hope is all we need to begin with. Amen

  • Swarup March 23, 2014, 1:53 am

    All are attributes of GOD. Without GOD there is no hope.

  • Prasurjya March 22, 2014, 11:30 pm

    There’s nothing more one can ask after going through this incredible moral story..priceless piece…God Bless…

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