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I had a busy day on Thursday.

There were lots of meetings and such -- that about covered my day. It was exciting.

Glances at my phone and computer kept me informed.

There was breaking news out of El Reno that had to do with a machete. That’s different.

I received Amber Alert sounds on my phone. I appreciate that, but it made me worry.

There were also breaking news alerts about hundreds of buyouts at DHS. Troubling.  

That came at the end of the day. By the time I got home, I was ready for something inspiring.

<p>Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams speaks at a memorial service for his wife Ingrid Williams Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Ingrid Williams died Feb. 10 from injuries sustained in a car crash. [Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images]</p>

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams speaks at a memorial service for his wife Ingrid Williams Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Ingrid Williams died Feb. 10 from injuries sustained in a car crash. [Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images]

Who knew it would come from a tweet? And who thought it would come from a memorial service.

The Oklahoman’s Thunder reporters Anthony Slater and Erik Horne each tweeted our video of Monty Williams’ emotional speech at the services for Ingrid Williams, who died Feb. 10 from injuries suffered in a multi-car crash.

I clicked the link. I watched the video. Monty Williams inspired me that evening. I like messages about forgiveness and peace.

I retweeted the video and thought some more about Williams’ speech.

I then read Erik’s story about the afternoon. His reporting painted the picture of the day and all the people around the NBA that were in Oklahoma that afternoon.

A bit later, I saw other social media promotions about viewers being able to see a small portion of that speech on a telecast later that night.

That made me glad I had already watched the video. I was glad our reporters and video editors worked to get that entire speech online quickly. They performed a service for me and other readers that day.

I was glad I could watch the entire message from Williams at the time I wanted and on the device I wanted. I read the story and watched the video and felt I was there.

I was glad to be a reader and follower of NewsOK.com.

 

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<p>Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams speaks at a memorial service for his wife Ingrid Williams Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Ingrid Williams died Feb. 10 from injuries sustained in a car crash. [Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images]</p>

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams speaks at a memorial service for his wife Ingrid Williams Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Ingrid Williams died Feb. 10 from injuries sustained in a car crash. [Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images]

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Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Vice President of Audience Development at The Oklahoman Media Company. He focuses on digital strategies for The Oklahoman and for NewsOK.com. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department.... Read more ›

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