I promise not to watch communications in bed. I promise to support more locally… I promise to be on my phone less.

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I promise not to watch communications in bed.

I promise to support more locally…

I promise to be on my phone less.

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Queridos nietas/nietos,

Creo que debo hacer más. Por ello, he decidido escribir esta breve carta para empezar un proceso en el que vaya escribiendo más cartas, conforme vaya teniendo más claridad de mis posibles contribuciones.

 

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Oi Luc,

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Since my two daughters emerged into this world, all of my tomorrows have become more dear.

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