We’re heartbroken by the recent events in Sutherland Springs, Texas. It seems we’ve been repeating ‘thoughts and prayers’ too many times the last several months, perhaps with a taint of helplessness or desperation. But while our What I Like About Texas event in New York City was meant to be a celebratory event, what it really should be for us in the Lone Star State is a reminder: A reminder of our roots, and our faith in the future. A reminder that when there are Texans in need, we all answer the call. A reminder that no differences are vast enough to create a chasm in times of crisis, evidenced time and time again by our response to forceful acts of nature, and the cowardly hands of man.

What I Like About Texas is more than a campaign; it’s a way of living. We can all do more to make sure we live it better, every day.

Help a neighbor.

Stand by a stranger.

Forgive a friend.

There is strength in living the Texas way, and that strength is what helps to heal the hurt.