Here's the story of a sacred pink candle.
My daughter Marie loves candles. There was a time when she wanted to walk the mall every day. We always had to go into the candle store. She loved to look at the candles and smell the candles. She called it "aromatherapy." For a kid with profound mental disabilities, she has a great vocabulary.
So Marie loves candles. And she loves her mom, too. Some years ago, she picked out a candle as a gift for her mom. The candle was pink, and scented of roses. She gave it to her mom.
Together, they loved to light it. They loved to smell it. They loved to share it. And they called this candle "the love candle." This is it, right here. This pink, rose-scented candle is the love candle. It is a treasure in the Giroux home.
Style points count.
I saw that on a t-shirt. Had to Google it. Turns out that style points are make-believe points awarded when you do something difficult but look cool while you do it. You know, "Wow, MASSIVE style points for that catch!" Or, "Great fall, dude...style points!" Or, "Fr. Mark crashed into the Advent wreath again! Style points!"