I'm honored to have worked with FEMA and the US SBA over the past few weeks serving Texans impacted by the recent Houston-area floods. Face to face with people who have literally just lost it all, their courage through the catastrophe as they start to rewrite their own life stories was visceral and awakening beyond anything I signed up for.
And in light of last week, it's validating to have supported a national disaster while watching the events and nation come together around Orlando. It's a great time to be thankful, to acknowledge the privilege and fortune of having a home, having health, family, friends and communities, and even a country that can sometimes be there for you when it's most needed.
The resilience and strength of the Southern spirit leaves me without doubt that the people from Texas to Florida will heal and will be in a better way soon.