Some things to remember when sharing during Joys and Sorrows:
1) they are meant to be a moment of personal sharing and not a time to make a political point or a general announcement;
2) sharing and lighting a candle is just the beginning of our chance to share with each other and it is best to be as brief as you can. As you decide what and how to share know that you will be inviting others to speak with you during coffee hour and other moments during the week;
3) if you have had a chance to share several times over the course of a month or so it might be a good time to let others have a chance.