Meeting Disaster With Heart

Devastating events like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma crack open our hearts in ways that would be unimaginable under ordinary circumstances. Disasters like these — whether we experience them directly or watch helplessly as those we know, or strangers we don’t know, struggle with tremendous loss — wake us up to what is really important in life. Mack, the Texas businessman I wrote about a couple weeks ago, is a shining example of leading with compassion and love. And there are shining examples all around.
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Mattress Mack Changing Lives with Incredible Generosity

The stories coming out of Texas break our hearts, and break open our hearts. Good Samaritans abound in the worst of times and Hurricane Harvey is providing boundless opportunities for showing love and compassion.

More people need to know about Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture Stores who is well known for his zany commercials in the Houston area. This amazing heart-directed leader opened two stores, including his 160,000-square-foot showroom, to more than 300 evacuees. These rooms are full of clean, dry beds, comfy sofas and chairs, providing a safe place to stay or sleep.
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