People never seem to realize how good their lives really were - until that good is absent.
Tonight, I am very aware of how good I had it living in such a nice neighborhood when I was growing up.
And do you know what was especially good about it?
Yep. Street lights. Lighting up the sidewalks so that people still felt safe when they walked or ran after dark.
Here, there is no light. And to make it worse there are woods. And who wants to take a walk out where you feel like you could get jumped by a human or animal at any moment - and you can't even see to defend yourself?
Street lights. A simple thing that could allow me and Maggie to feel safe out there.
I had it so good.