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Thoughts and Prayers on Houston

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There are bigger things in life than basketball.

I’d like to take a moment to ask our amazing readers to please keep Houston and the safety of Houstonians in your thoughts and prayers.

This past week has already been quite an eventful one for Houston Rockets fans, but this is no time for Houstonians to be thinking about basketball. The only focus right now is trying to rally as many people together in the efforts to restoring the city back to its ol’ beautiful self.

This past week and throughout Memorial Day weekend, residents in Texas and Oklahoma saw heavy rainfall and flash flooding that quickly changed the landscape around them.

While it may take years and millions of dollars to restore the infrastructure, the same cannot be said about the lives lost. They can only be remembered and honored. In that respect, a part of them can then live on.

Being miles away from it all, I can only hope and pray everyone is OK, and of course, our thoughts go out to those who are either mourning the loss of loved ones and those who are praying their loved ones are OK.

I got a chance to view some footage of the surrounding area to try and comprehend just what mother nature has brought upon the great people of Houston, and it certainly puts things into perspective in terms of reminding us about what can happen in the blink of an eye.

It also reminds us that in times of crisis or adversity, help may come from places and people we least expected to get help from. It’s about coming together in times of need, and right now, I’m more focused on trying to help rally those in tough times than reporting news or the latest buzz on the Houston Rockets.

We’ll be delivering plenty of content on the Rockets to you in the near future, but for now, I’d like to leave you with one last video clip. This one is better than a sports highlight.

In case you want to stay informed or you’re looking for ways to help those in need in the Houston-area, please visit http://www.houstontx.gov/emergency for more information.

And, if you’re looking to talk about something else to keep your mind off whatever may be troubling you, feel free to drop a line in the comments feed below, and you’ve got the FanSided Network staff and readers available to support you.

Cheers.

[Source credit: All YouTube videos found on this post are shared directly from USA Today’s YouTube page]

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