Where I live we get a great deal of power outages. Last night's was heralded by a blinding flash of lightning and an immediate clap of thunder that shook the entire house. Both my husband and I need CPAP to be able to sleep, and without power, no CPAP so no sleep. We keep power packs and it is my responsibility to keep them topped up. Yesterday afternoon I walked past them thinking, "I really ought to charge these just in case", but my laziness made me forego the task. Serves me right that I was then up all night. I keep asking myself when I'm going to start listening to that inner voice that is telling me something important. God speaks to us in many ways, and often it is a soft inner voice reminding us of what needs to be done in our lives. Repeated lessons have shown me the wisdom of heeding that voice. I was weak and ignored it. Fortunately on this occasion it was just a night's sleep that I lost. I am slowly learning to listen, but not just listen, to also ACT on what is being said. I'd love to be able to say that I won't make the same mistake twice, but I know better. It's just one of those things that I have to be more aware of.