Reflections of today's times. How much I took for granted. I complained about the traffic and when the line at the coffee shop took too long. I never knew what it was like to open my kitchen cupboard and not have a full shelf, or to go to the grocery store and wonder if they’ll have what my family needs. Political disagreements seemed more important than the closeness of extended family, and Sunday’s church service became one more check to mark off my to-do list. Now, I wait.