Matchstick – FIRE or LIGHT

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The power of a little matchstick can create light to celebrate and give life to the darkroom. The little matchstick can create a fire to cook food for the family or a fire that can destroy a family house. 

The wise man said the matchstick is a resource for igniting (ignite) something. Ignite refers to the process of starting a fire. In this sense – starting something – can also be used to describe the process of starting an argument or inspiring a strong feeling in another person.

The word ignite suggests something that happens quickly, with an intense result. Igniting a fire, for example, happens in just a few seconds when done properly. To ignite feelings in another person also happens quickly, and those feelings are usually strong, like love or anger or fear. The Ignite Talks have taken this idea of a quick, intense start of something and applied it to a series of international events aimed at educating, informing, inspiring and entertaining people with a variety of interesting topics.

Ignite Talks can be on any subject, but each presenter must follow a basic set of rules. Presenters get just 20 slides that advance automatically after only 15 seconds. This means each presentation lasts a total of only five minutes. The result is a fast-paced talk that keeps the audience entertained and engaged, even on complex or difficult topics. Events are held in cities all over the world by Ignite Talks and have encouraged thousands of people to practise public speaking and share their stories.

The question remains, how can a little matchstick be so influential in good and the bed. That means it true if they say dynamite comes in small packages. Even a mouth one of the smaller parts of the body can speak words that give hope and comfort, but it can also speak words that kill individuals and destroys human beings, just like a little matchstick. The proverb says from small beginnings come great things. What people don’t know is that the little things do matter. Small acts of love daily can mean much more compared to a grand romantic gesture that happens only once a year. And simple delights throughout the day can make all the difference and allow you to enjoy a fuller and more satisfying life.

The little spark from the matchstick can create light during the nights and create warmth during cold days. 

Fire: Fire symbolizes many things, including passion, desire, rebirth, resurrection, eternity, destruction, hope, hell and purification. Fire has been used by humans for over 400,000 years. Our ability to control fire is linked to our ability to evolve as a species.

Light: Light is one of the most universal and fundamental symbols. It is the spiritual and the divine, it is illumination and intelligence. Light is the source of goodness and the ultimate reality, and it accompanies transcendence into the Nirvana of Buddhist doctrine.

The characters of the words FIRE & LIGHT made me ask the positivemind question, what is in these two words FIRE & LIGHT illustrated by quotes.

Faith: To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible – Thomas Aquinas

Improve: The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement – Helmut Schmidt

Results: There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure – Colin Powell

Emerge: Good art is an art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views – Mary Schmich


Learn: Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever – Mahatma Gandhi

Ignite: A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning – Brad Henry

Gift: The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful – Jon Taffer

Help: The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future – Philip Emeagwali

Thrive: I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be told, then I push harder – Issa Rae

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