So typically we are all about investing making money and helping our readers succeed in business, but today we need to take a step back. We need to be thankful for everything we have. Our family, friends, a house and roof over our head. A car to get from point A to B. Food whenever we want. I feel sometimes we take this for granted and in the blink of an eye all of this could be erased from our lives.
After seeing all of the heartbreaking damage and losses that came from this past week’s storms in Texas, I felt the time for this post was imminent. We are praying for all of the families affected by the mammoth of a storm that destroyed portions of the City of Rowlett.
Absolutely unreal to see what Mother Nature can do in no time at all. It’s also eerie to see how helpless a storm like that can make people feel. There is no way around those types of tornadoes. If you are hit by it, you are destroyed effortlessly. Anything and everything in the path of the storm are wiped out.
Where do people in the cities affected go from here? Do they back down, and move away? Or do they come together and rebuild as a community?
For most small towns the bond between citizens is extremely prominent. While some may move away, more than 75% rebuild in the same city, on the same street, and even on the same plot of land. Why? To show they aren’t scared? To prove someone wrong? No for them it’s much greater than that.
For them it’s to show that they can handle ANY setbacks that come their way.
Some of from Peak Oil visited the damaged zones of Rowlett and were really taken back by what we saw.
Yes we saw plowed through houses, but what we saw more than anything were bands of the community coming together. Law enforcement and fire rescue crews from all over Texas joining teams to help a city in need.
We must admit, seeing the damage of a storm on TV is one thing but seeing it up close in personal is a completely different ball game. Seeing the raw emotion upfront and personal is breathtaking.
Our condolences and thoughts go out to everyone involved in the storms. May you all find the strength that we all know you have to rebuild and to bypass all the adversity that has been thrown in your path.