Astros

Does it make me a horrible person that I don’t really care one way or the other that the Houston Astros won the world series?  I think many of my friends just need simmer down a bit.  Also, I keep seeing world series, world champs, etc. etc…this may be a dumb question, but to my knowledge this wasn’t an international competition in which the  teams played other countries.  Why are we using the term “world” when this is a national event/competition?  I could google it…but…again…I don’t really care.  lol.

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Rebuilding Houston Fundraising Opportunity – Advocare Purchases

It’s during these times we realize what’s “critical” in life.  As many people have learned this past week, it’s not about the THINGS we own.  So many I know lost all of their THINGS, houses and all.  But with all of the hurt and devastation surrounding South Texas, I am amazed at how ALL of the communities have come together and given their time and resources, including those that have lost everything.  Literally, all of the shelters have said they cannot take anymore supplies or volunteers.  They have all the items and helpers they need.  UNHEARD OF.  It makes me proud to be a Texan.  #HoustonStrong #RebuildHouston

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And while I mentioned that I don’t often donate cash, many of the shelters and relief organizations are saying that they can’t take anymore donated items, but that they need monetary donations.  So, for any Advocare orders that are made I will donate 20% of the order price to the relief charity/organization of your choice (Organization will be vetted/verified to establish authenticity).  Just respond to the follow up email inquiring about your organization of choice.

HarveyHowever, when this is over you won’t find me posting on Instagram or Twitter about how “it makes me feel good” to give back.  To me, if you feel the need to post about it then you’re doing it wrong.  Giving back to the community and helping those in need isn’t about YOU at all.  Much of the time I spend volunteering never gets mentioned, because it’s not about validating myself.  In this time of disaster, the southern states have shown the world what it looks like to be a kind, decent and humane society, let’s carry that forward and hope that mentality permeates the rest of the country.

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Nobody In Houston Knows What Day It Is

I won’t lie, it’s hard to watch the world continue on as if nothing is happening here in Houston. Seeing posts on Facebook of people going to parties, vacationing, eating out, etc. makes me want to punch someone in the throat. It’s not their fault, I realize this. But nonetheless, it’s difficult to swallow. And while neither myself nor my family sustained any damage at all, tears well up each time I look at Facebook and see my friends cleaning up their houses and hauling furniture out to the curb to try and get ready for what will be a never ending cycle of contractors and insurance dealings.

So, while nobody here in Houston really even knows what day it is because the last 7 days have all been a blur, we continue to rally for those in need. We continue to try and find ways to help and give of ourselves what we don’t really even have to give. Because we have to. Because we want to make this city great again. Harvey gives a whole new meaning to the old phrase “Don’t mess with Texas”.

#HoustonStrong #HarveyRelief #RebuildHouston #Continue