I wrote this song in early July, 2012 after a meeting with the youth committee from the thirty stakes involved in the Youth Cultural Celebration. The lyrics were taken from the youths’ suggestions for themes. As I listened to them call out their ideas, I realized that they would make great lyrics. So I decided to take their ideas and turn them into a song.
Anyhow, during the course of the meeting a young man raised his hand and said that the girl next to him had a great idea. She quickly offered her idea, which was, “Just one little light.” Since the meeting was running short, leadership flet that it was time to close down the brainstorming session, while I was busy thinking, “Hey! That’s a great line!” I have no idea who this girl is, but I felt her distinct frustration that night — as if she were sure that she felt prompted to speak. Even though I have no idea who she is, her words touched me deeply. As you will notice, I used her thought as the first line in the song. I don’t know if she’ll ever notice my appreciation for speaking up. Life is a strange that way. Sometimes we never see the repercussions of our actions. But I am glad that she shared.
Highlighted in this recording are the following artists:
Katie Johnson, Annie Johnson, Morgan Cooley, Gabby Genta, Lexie Jeppson, Melinda Harper, Christina Walker, Haylee Jones, Gabby Ririe, Joy Purnell, Steven Mackey, Spencer Madsen, Austin Peery, Jake Thibault, Masen Thompson, Tanner Myler, and Cade Anderson. Thanks you guys! You were GREAT!
This song played during the prelude portion of the Youth Cultural Celebration for the Boise Temple, which was performed on November 17, 2012 in the Taco Bell Arena. It was such an honor to be involved in this event. Thank you to everyone who participated!