I just got back from doing a grocery run and saw that a family had to put away all their groceries because the system that takes EBT card (food stamps) was down, I’m sure there were others who probably was depending on using it as well and it almost brought tears to my eyes. I’m standing there wishing I had enough money to buy food for them. My family still depends on the ebt card, it’s helped me though my high school and college years. I just remember days where we would be starving waiting for the money to be put on the card. I also remember days where we would having to put food back because the system would be down, and that feeling of having a line of people behind as the clerk put your food in a cart to be returned back the the shelves was shattering. Tonight just made me cherish what I have and appreciate how far I’ve come. We can’t take things for granted and we can’t be hard on ourselves. You never know who’s in a worse situation.