It’s everything, isn’t it? If we didn’t know it before the flood, we’ve learned that fact since. I was reminded of it when Rick Freeman came to the warehouse last week. This is the happiest guy I have ever met, flood or not. Here he is with his case manager, Olivia Bolden. His house in Pennington Bend was a victim of the May deluge. He came to the warehouse for a new mattress set and was absolutely giddy with excitement to also find a new leather chair and some decorative items for his rebuilt home. He was particularly happy to find a metal wall sculpture of ginko leaves. “You know they’re good luck, right?” he asked. Rick Freeman thinks, even with a house that saw five feet of water rush through it, he’s lucky. Attitude is everything.

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