This past week has been an eye-opening experience. A lot of Texans were without power for days, and many were without running water.

Being in the bitter cold with the temperatures down in the single digits for us Texans who are not used to it and a state that's not prepared for a winter storm of that magnitude, we had to go in survival mode.

I noticed during this natural disaster (as I want to call it) that so many people stepped up and helped their fellow Texans. Many provided a warm place to stay and get a good meal. I noticed on my social media that individuals opening their homes to strangers. I saw people getting out in the weather with their 4X4 trucks helping people get somewhere safe or bringing food and water to them. Some were even delivery fire wood.

It warms my heart to see us helping each other out in this time of need, even after the thaw.

I want to motivate you on this day to keep the faith that things will get better whatever you are going through. Take this quote with you during this time:

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” – Christine Caine

Here are some resources from our site for you if you need them.

To our listeners and fellow Texans, use the resources being made available (such as water filling stations), continue to have each other's backs, and try to keep a positive outlook. I tell myself when things don't go the way I want that things could be worse.

Remember: we are Texas Strong and we will get through this.  Keep pushing and surviving. I believe in you.

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