Revised (thanks to an insightful and friendly email from R Micha Berger)
Tonight after lighting, take a few minutes to think about the bracha of being able to serve our Creator, the neis (miracle) of preserving our innate holiness, and the power we have to spread it within ourselves and outward to those we are close with. Chanukah was the last Yom Tov given to us* and its’ light will bring us back to Geulah (Redemption).
Have a Frelichin Chanukah!!!
*As decided upon by Chazal
WRT the footnote: “asher qidishanu bemitzvosav vetzivanu” justifies the main text.