For all that I can say that I appreciate having all the little things that make my life easier—electricity, running water, an ice maker—there's nothing like not having something I typically take for granted to make me truly appreciate it.
The last two days, our cable Internet (which is also our phone) was on the fritz, not working for most of the day, coming on for a half hour at a time. Basically, being all around annoying. I am extremely thankful that I wasn't trying to work, which involves much Internet usage, and that I didn't need to call anyone (since I don't have a cell phone or any sort of backup phone).
I'm really appreciating that everything is working fine today!