After Ike put Houston in the dark for most of two weeks, having an emergency light close at hand has taken on a new...meaning...for me. 'Pup has always made it a point of putting a flashlight in my hand whenever a thunderstorm is rumbling and I took them in good humor. I knew that they might be handy, but never truly appreciated them to the full extent possible.
I've changed my mind now. Right up there with ice, a light in the darkness makes the difference between surviving and living with some comfort. That light in the dark, really does give hope.
Now, what do you do that makes you a light in the dark? You'd be surprised sometimes how much and how brightly you glow in other's eyes.