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They were kindergartners.
He was fighting in Iraq.
They sent him notes, and gave him a toy gingerbread man.
He sent photos back with the toy, creating a story.
18 years later, that soldier, now a brigadier general, met the HS seniors.
And thanked them.
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“I needed to tell them how much they meant to me.” said the general about his young pen pals back home when he was at war. “The simplest gestures in life often have the greatest impacts.” By @lauramholson #Recharge
@lauramholson Minor correx: "12 years later"
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“Wherever the victims are, if you know about them and you say, ‘I don’t care,’ you will forever feel guilty" — Mirza Dinnayi, who risked his life rescuing fellow Yazidis from ISIS washingtonpost.com/opinions/globa… @PostOpinions @IgnatiusPost @jrezaian #Recharge
@PostOpinions @IgnatiusPost @jrezaian Huda al-Sarari, a lawyer from Yemen, investigated a network of secret prisons where Yemenis had been tortured. After her reports helped free some of the prisoners, her car windows were smashed and she was personally threatened, but she didn’t stop. #Aurora
@PostOpinions @IgnatiusPost @jrezaian Zannah Bukar Mustapha founded a Nigerian school that enraged Boko Haram militants, who abducted at least 276 female students from nearby. At great personal risk, Mustapha met with Boko Haram and persuaded them to release 21 girls. He later helped gain the release of another 82.
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Had a rough week? Looking for people who help others, who want a decent world? I found a bunch of uplifting stories—and put them in this column: motherjones.com/media/2019/10/… @MotherJones #Recharge
Thanks, Tyra Winters, for jumping from a moving parade float to save the life of a choking toddler. #Recharge
Thanks, retired teacher Lisel Heise, who at 100 won political office, pledging to help Germany’s young. #Recharge
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@NPR @MotherJones Here's the full @NPR story on the time Sonia Sotomayor was accused of being a drug addict, replied that she was not -- she uses insulin and she needs it to stay alive. She turned that experience into a book for kids on the power of being different. npr.org/sections/healt…
@NPR @MotherJones How Michigan is greening, with the help of onetime public TV star/painter Bob Ross' "happy little trees." motherjones.com/media/2019/09/… #Recharge
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It’s #WorldSleepDay

Sleep is absolutely essential to your physical and mental health

Sleep’s rhythms underpin everything you do, ensuring your brain and body are working at their best: an MoT every night!

We’re often bad at recognising that, and prioritising sleep in our lives
If you’ve had the right amount of good quality sleep, you should be waking physically and mentally ready to tackle the day ahead

#WorldSleepDay
... many of us don’t feel that way though, especially on a weekday!

Most adults in the UK get about an hour’s less sleep than they need each night ... the equivalent of missing an entire night of sleep every week!

rsph.org.uk/about-us/news/…

#WorldSleepDay
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