Today Number 6, who is seven years old and in second grade, came home from school with this piece of writing. He handed it to me and said:“Mommy, read this. I got to go to a special room to make a copy of it with my teacher because she liked it so much. I was the only person in my class who got to make a copy, and I was the only person in my class who read what they wrote out loud to everyone. I’m really proud of myself, Mommy.”Being kind is the most important thing in the world!
The past month has been pretty brutal for the United States. There have been multiple hurricanes. Controversy over standing or not standing during the national anthem. The largest mass shooting in the history of the country. Name calling. Racism. Millions of people suffering. Hundreds of deaths. What do we do? We voice our shock. We voice our sympathies. We voice our frustrations. But most of us don’t actually do anything. But praying doesn’t change the problems we are currently facing.
It was kind of a big one. For me, anyway. And I just want to share it with you tonight. So maybe you spend your Sunday thinking about it. I had a big, long explanation behind this, but I think I’ll save that for another day and just cut to the chase because I hope you will read this. I am coming off of a few years of insanity, but this past year, from September 2016 to August 2017, was particularly out of control. By August I was literally on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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