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15 Life-Giving Lin-Manuel Miranda Tweets That Make Us Blush

Lin-Manuel Miranda is known for many things, from his role as Alexander Hamilton in the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton to his part in creating the new Disney movie, Moana. He has awards ranging from the Pulitzer Prize to a Tony, and has become a household name over the course of the past two years. On a smaller scale, he's known for his tweets. Though currently in London to film Mary Poppins, he has kept up with his good morning and goodnight tweets. This means the east coast of the US is getting good morning tweets at around 4 in the morning, and goodnight tweets around 6. This doesn't erase the feel-good meaning of the tweets, ranging from cheesy pickup line style to simple tweets with funny gifs. If you are ever in need of some positive feels, follow Lin ASAP!

15 That Time He Reminded Us That Being Alive Is Enough

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We all have bad days. They're a part of life that we just have to deal with sometimes. But Lin-Manuel Miranda offers us one simple reminder, being alive is enough. Even if we're feeling down or we’re mad at the world, we're alive. We can only live to the best of our abilities if we're alive, which if you're reading this I'm assuming you are. You can't smile, read a book, write, cook, etc, if you're 6 feet under. Even if we're not in a bad mood, but just tired, this tweet serves us a good reason to perk up. After all, Lin wouldn’t have written Hamilton, starred on Broadway, and be one award away from EGOT-ing if he opted stayed in bed forever. C’mon.

14 That Time He Flattered Us With Idioms

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There's no doubt that Mr.Miranda is good with words, he definitely would not have won a Pulitzer Prize, for Hamilton if he wasn't. This tweet is a more light hearted write up, one that pokes fun at the expression 'You are the bees knees!' The phrase, meaning 'the height of excellence' become popular in the 1920s, along with phrases such as 'You're the cat's whisker's' and 'You're the cat's pajamas!', though it's unclear where it originated. Lin took advantage of the rhyming idiom, coming up with his own to greet his Twitter followers, now numbering well above 1 million, with. The good morning and good night tweets have become such a routine thing that fans become concerned when they don't happen, though that's the rare.

13 That Time He Reminded Us That Dreams Take Time

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Some of us dream of being an actor, meeting our favorite athlete, or winning the lottery. High School aged Lin dreamed of marrying his crush, Vanessa. The pair got married in 2010, so while it may have taken a bit longer than a teenage Miranda anticipated, it was worth the wait. The lesson of this tweet can be applied to our everyday lives, no matter what our dream is. Hamilton took upwards of 6 years to write, but now it’s one of the biggest shows on Broadway, and a household name. If Lin had gotten tired and given up one year in, none of that would have happened. Speaking outside of Lins accomplishments, can you imagine what life would be like if Thomas Edison gave up after his first attempt at making a light bulb failed?

12 That Time He Told Us To Put Our Phone Down

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It's no reach to say that mobile phones have weaseled into every part of our lives. They give us our life at the tip of our fingers, whether we're checking emails, reading the news, or updating our status. Lin's reminder is one that we all need to put our phone down and listen to at times (Well, after we read the tweet). The pace our lives has seemed to be at an all time high lately, and there’s nothing wrong with slowing down, or taking a break to stop completely. When we move at such a fast pace it’s harder for us to see the little things in life, things that we often take for granted. Slow and steady wins the race! And like Lin has also said, dreams take time.

11 That Time He Told Us to Relax

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Feeling tense in the morning is never a good feeling. Whether you slept on the wrong side of the bed or are nervous about something, being tense brings physical and emotional discomfort, sometimes without us even realizing. Lin-Manuel Miranda reminds us, through Twitter, to relax, something we all need reminding to do at times, especially the morning. It’s hard to seize the day when you’re all tensed up. Not only does it make us feel better, it makes us look better do. Though looks aren’t the most important thing in the world, you’re more likely to get a positive reaction to that big presentation at work and impress your boss if you look comfortable and at ease. So relax those shoulders, untense, and take on the day!

10 That Time He Reminded Us To Take Care Of Ourselves

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It's no reach to say that mobile phones have weaseled into every part of our lives. They give us our life at the tip of our fingers, whether we're checking emails, reading the news, or updating our status. Lin's reminder is one that we all need to put our phone down and listen to at times (Well, after we read the tweet). The pace our lives has seemed to be at an all time high lately, and there’s nothing wrong with slowing down, or taking a break to stop completely. When we move at such a fast pace it’s harder for us to see the little things in life, things that we often take for granted. Slow and steady wins the race! And like Lin has also said, dreams take time.

9 That Time He Reminded Us That Our Mind is Ours

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Our brain is our control system, controlling our body from our eyes to our toes. It is also controls our thoughts, which are uniquely our own. We control what we think, say, and do. So Lin’s tweet may read funny, it makes sense. Much like you get to decide what furniture you put in your house, you get to decide what thoughts you put in your mind. In your home you most likely want nice high quality furniture, and you should look at what thoughts you put in your mind with the same mindset. Instead of putting in thoughts that clutter your mind and make you uncomfortable in your head, focus on putting in positive thoughts. Like Mr.Miranda said, your mind is yours alone and you are in control.

8 That Time He Told Us Not To Get Stuck In The Comments Section

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The comments section is a pretty rough place, whether it’s on a political news article or a famous person’s selife. Lin-Manuel Miranda reminds us not to get stuck in the comments section of our life. This is no foreign concept to Mr.Miranda, as his life is constantly being commented on by the world, sometimes in extremely negative ways. If he can hold his head above the water through the comment section of his highly publicized life, then we certainly can too. He also reminds us to let others tussel it out, something that is hard at times. We can’t get involved in every fight, no matter how much we think we should. Sometimes we just have to let people sort it out themselves, and that’s okay.

7 That time he flattered us with a rhyme

6 That Time He Reminded Us That Our Age Doesn't Matter

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Though our age can stop us from doing certain things, like driving and drinking alcohol, it can’t stop us from chasing our dreams. Young or old, your age doesn’t determine the magnitude of what you can accomplish. While most children these days would rather play outside than study music, Mozart was writing his first symphony at the young age of 8. That said, young people doing great things doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish anything at an older age. After all, John Glenn went into space for the first time at the age of 77. Even if your dreams aren’t as drastic as composing a symphony or going into space, your age should never limit them. Listen to Lin, every day is a new opportunity. You’re just getting started.

5 That Time He Was Hip With Social Terms

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Sometimes dubbed ‘Old Man Miranda’ because of it, Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t always hip with what the kids are saying, but when he is it never fails to be good. Subtweets are tweets that refer to a particular user without directly referencing them. Normally they’re associated with malicious tweets and fighting, but leave it to Lin to find a way to make it flattering. This doesn’t mean he can’t be sassy, Lin often firing off subtweets directed towards the more annoying fans, like people questioning why he doesn’t go straight to sleep after sending out goodnight tweets. Social media lingo aside, Lin’s positive subtweet directed towards all of is a sweet reminder that everyone needs to hear at times. Some people, Lin included, are just so great!

4 That Time He Compared Us To An Eclipse

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There’s nothing like being compared to a space phenomenon that can blind you if you aren’t careful. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, a lunar eclipse occurring when the earth passes between the sun and the moon. Solar eclipses are dangerous to look at directly, since The UV radiation received from looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse can burn the retinas in the eyes leading to permanent damage or even blindness. So Lin’s comparison is not only flattering, but nerdy. That said, the blinding complaint is only relevant if he’s referring to a solar eclipse. Lunar eclipses aren’t nearly as dangerous, since looking directly at one just means you’re looking at the moon, which can’t blind you. But both phenomenons are pretty, so the complement still stands either way.

3 That Time He Gave Us Words Of Encouragement Straight From Mom

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Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks highly of his mother, so it’s no surprise that she gave him great advice growing up. Luz Miranda-Crespo's advice is something we all need to hear during trying times. Our worst trials and tribulations will be of use to us later, whether through giving us creative ideas or helping us with a completely different idea. In the musical Rent, Mark’s girlfriend leaves him for another women. This story line was based off of something that actually happened to Jonathan Larson, who wrote Rent. If he had never been through that experience himself it probably would have never showed up in Rent. When you’re going through a hard time, listen to Mrs.Miranda-Crespo and remember how you feel. There’s no way of knowing how much it might help you somewhere down the line.

2 That Time He Flattered Us From A Writer's Perspective

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Perhaps one of his most blush worthy tweets ever, Lin-Manuel Miranda compliments us straight from his writer's heart. It’s a truth of the profession that doing certain people or events justice in writing can be hard, so Lin calling us simple twitter followers one of those people gets us right in the heart. Being indescribable may seem negative, when in reality it’s a good thing. Things that are indescribable are often that way because there are too many good qualities about them to pinpoint just one describable aspect. If we can achieve that kind of ‘status’ for ourselves, that’s most definitely an awesome thing. Take Lin’s twitter compliment to heart, and aim to be such a good person that people can’t capture your goodness in words.

1 That Time He Compared Us To Dorothy of Oz.

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The character traits that Dorothy of Oz has are traits we should all strive to have, so Lin-Manuel Miranda comparing us to the popular character is the highest of compliments. Brains give us the knowledge to navigate the world and figure things out. Having heart gives us compassion, something we would be very negative people without. Courage gives us the strength to overcome hard situations, and while dope shoes aren’t really a necessity, they’re a good confidence booster. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to conquer the day if we have the character traits that she does. So run through the mini checklist before you head out the door and you’ll be all set. Looking to strong fictional characters for inspiration is always a good idea, whether they’re characters out of fairy tales or maybe a character from the Lin-Manuel Miranda show, “In The Heights”.

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