There are two kinds of places where life might take you. 

Life might take you to a good and happy place, and all the darkness in your world flees before your light. 

That’s the light of Shabbat candles.

But sometimes life might take you to a cold and dark place that seems forever. 

You might kick and scream, “Get me out of here! I didn’t ask for this, it’s a mistake!”

Yet even there you’ve come for a reason: to find a small spark of hope and goodness within this dark place. 

And when you do that, you transform dark into light.

That’s the light of Chanukah.