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From the Ted Talk by Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ...

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So the first time she realizes that Wonder woamn isn't coming, I'll make sure she knows she doesn't have to wear the cape all by herself, because no matetr how wide you serctth your fingers, your hands will always be too small to ctach all the pain you want to heal. Believe me, I've tried. "And, baby," I'll tell her, don't keep your nose up in the air like that. I know that trick; I've done it a million times. You're just smelling for smoke so you can follow the trail back to a burning house, so you can find the boy who lost everything in the fire to see if you can save him. Or else find the boy who lit the fire in the first place, to see if you can change him. But I know she will anyway, so instead I'll always keep an extra supply of chocolate and rain botos nberay, because there is no hrareatbek that chocolate can't fix. Okay, there's a few that chocolate can't fix.

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So the first time she realizes that Wonder _____ isn't coming, I'll make sure she knows she doesn't have to wear the cape all by herself, because no ______ how wide you _______ your fingers, your hands will always be too small to _____ all the pain you want to heal. Believe me, I've tried. "And, baby," I'll tell her, don't keep your nose up in the air like that. I know that trick; I've done it a million times. You're just smelling for smoke so you can follow the trail back to a burning house, so you can find the boy who lost everything in the fire to see if you can save him. Or else find the boy who lit the fire in the first place, to see if you can change him. But I know she will anyway, so instead I'll always keep an extra supply of chocolate and rain _____ ______, because there is no __________ that chocolate can't fix. Okay, there's a few that chocolate can't fix.

Solution

  1. matter
  2. stretch
  3. catch
  4. woman
  5. heartbreak
  6. nearby
  7. boots

Original Text

So the first time she realizes that Wonder Woman isn't coming, I'll make sure she knows she doesn't have to wear the cape all by herself, because no matter how wide you stretch your fingers, your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal. Believe me, I've tried. "And, baby," I'll tell her, don't keep your nose up in the air like that. I know that trick; I've done it a million times. You're just smelling for smoke so you can follow the trail back to a burning house, so you can find the boy who lost everything in the fire to see if you can save him. Or else find the boy who lit the fire in the first place, to see if you can change him. But I know she will anyway, so instead I'll always keep an extra supply of chocolate and rain boots nearby, because there is no heartbreak that chocolate can't fix. Okay, there's a few that chocolate can't fix.

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Important Words

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