This week, Saturday through Wednesday, I was stranded in a hotel near Hobby Airport where I intended to spend one night prior to an early flight out on Sunday. During the night I received several alerts on my phone, one from Southwest Airlines telling me my flight was canceled. I awakened to see water completely surrounding the hotel. The hotel was dry and had electricity, but no one could leave due to high water. Many had cars submerged in the parking lot. (I did not.)
We all have our stories to tell, and mine is very mild compared to many. However, as I think over the events of the last week and anticipate those of the weeks to come, it occurs to me that the good immensely outweighs the bad. There are many heroes in this city, some will make the evening news, most will not. The heroes are the ones who are there helping others in whatever capacity, newsworthy or not.