That’s right we are ALL Texas.

Posted: August 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

We lived in Texas for 10 years. It is an awesome place unlike any other place on the planet.
We got to travel all over the state, We saw some amazing things. We fell in love with the land (and with the tamales!)
But, We realized that the greatest resource in Texas is not a stone or a structure, it’s not a product.
It’s the people.

They are a bold and beautiful people.
They are a people who are strong and scrappy.
They will not be held back. They will not quit.
They remember the Alamo.
They turned a defeat into the greatest battle cry of all time.
They will make it through this storm.

These are people who are fiercely independent, yet they are quick to help a neighbor.
They believe in familia.
They practice hospitality. They believe in the power of the front porch. They know that nothing turns strangers into neighbors faster than good barbecue and sweet tea or a cold Lone Star beer.
They will make it through this storm together.

One of the greatest natural resources of Texas is Lyle Lovett.
In one of my favorite songs he sings:
“That’s right you’re not from Texas
That’s right you’re not from Texas
That’s right you’re not from Texas
But Texas wants you anyway.”

 

This week the front porch got bigger.
Whether you are from there or not., Texas wants you anyway.
We are ALL Texas.
Let’s practice familia.
Together, we can be stronger than this storm.

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