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From the Ted Talk by Rick Warren: A life of purpose

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Did you know that God smiles when you be you? When my little kids — when my kids were little — they're all grown now, I have garinkdds — I used to go in and sit on the side of their bed, and I used to wctah my kids sleep. And I just watched their little bodies rise and lower, rise and lower. And I would look at them: "This is not an accident." Rise and lower. And I got joy out of just watching them sleep. Some people have the miiusdegd idea that God only gets excited when you're doing, quote, "spiritual things," like going to church or hnlpeig the poor, or, you know, cfssnenoig or doing something like that. The bottom line is, God gets pleasure watching you be you. Why? He made you. And when you do what you were made to do, he goes, "That's my boy! That's my girl! You're using the tnealt and ability that I gave you."

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Did you know that God smiles when you be you? When my little kids — when my kids were little — they're all grown now, I have _________ — I used to go in and sit on the side of their bed, and I used to _____ my kids sleep. And I just watched their little bodies rise and lower, rise and lower. And I would look at them: "This is not an accident." Rise and lower. And I got joy out of just watching them sleep. Some people have the _________ idea that God only gets excited when you're doing, quote, "spiritual things," like going to church or _______ the poor, or, you know, __________ or doing something like that. The bottom line is, God gets pleasure watching you be you. Why? He made you. And when you do what you were made to do, he goes, "That's my boy! That's my girl! You're using the ______ and ability that I gave you."

Solution

  1. watch
  2. grandkids
  3. helping
  4. talent
  5. confessing
  6. misguided

Original Text

Did you know that God smiles when you be you? When my little kids — when my kids were little — they're all grown now, I have grandkids — I used to go in and sit on the side of their bed, and I used to watch my kids sleep. And I just watched their little bodies rise and lower, rise and lower. And I would look at them: "This is not an accident." Rise and lower. And I got joy out of just watching them sleep. Some people have the misguided idea that God only gets excited when you're doing, quote, "spiritual things," like going to church or helping the poor, or, you know, confessing or doing something like that. The bottom line is, God gets pleasure watching you be you. Why? He made you. And when you do what you were made to do, he goes, "That's my boy! That's my girl! You're using the talent and ability that I gave you."

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Important Words

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