Last week we enjoyed an evening out with friends at the Egyptian Theater in downtown Boise where we attended the 10th annual Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza.

This vibrant musical production raises funds for the Interfaith Sanctuary—a collaboration of people who have joined together to shelter and serve individuals experiencing homelessness.

While waiting with the sold-out crowd for the doors to open, we enjoyed the myriad of LIGHT all around us, a reminder that even in the most challenging of times, so much good is possible in this world.


Light is something each of us can be. Joined together, our combined light offers possibility, opportunity, and the promise of a better tomorrow.

I find it not-at-all coincidental that the word light is prominent within the word enLIGHTenment. There are probably as many definitions of enlightenment as there are people. Here’s mine:

“Enlightenment is recognizing that we’re all connected, then consciously living that realization—our thoughts, words, and actions an unshakable reflection of that understanding.” —Laurie Buchanan

Do you let your light shine?