There are so many conveniences 
that we take for granted
It takes going without something for a while
to help you realize how nice it is to have
Today, I sit in the dark writing because my electricity is out
Yes, I do miss being able to turn on the television,
Or go to the refrigerator for a snack, 
but I can see the stars a bit brighter
And I can hear the laughter of the neighbor kids playing
It’s a sweet sound that is louder without the usual noise of life