Amen! Let's start with clean, running water inside our homes, heat in the winter, air in the summer, electricity, lights at night, a warm coat, food when we're hungry. All this should be enough to make us happy!
That gift of darkness was and is to help you gain experience so you know what to do when you face the situation again. Darkness is a gift like any other gift. But the gift of darkness is a more valueable gift.