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Today, I had the longest, deepest, most heartfelt conversation with my dad that I can ever remember having, just after he told me he was diagnosed with terminal cancer this afternoon. MMT

#17814 (0) - Oct 19, 2013 by jordan - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (348) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I went back to the hospital at 6:30AM, expecting to schedule my first chemo appointment following my initial MRI scans and biopsy tests yesterday, but my golf ball sized tumor came back benign, and I can be back to 100% with a simple operation. And the sunrise on my drive home was more beautiful than I can ever remember seeing before. MMT

#17813 (0) - Oct 18, 2013 by B - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (541) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, it's been a few years since my boyfriend had the flu. On way out of the doctors’ office he was smiling and I thought all was well. The following day he told me the worst imaginable news; somehow he had contracted HIV before we met. I watched his face as he told me, I saw his world crumble down, I saw his dreams being flushed away and I vowed he would never feel like that again. Today, we have been happily married for ten years and I remain negative. He tells me frequently that when he takes care of his health, he's motivated by the fact that he's earning more time to spend with me. MMT

#17812 (0) - Oct 17, 2013 by anon - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (448) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, as much as my dad and I have been arguing lately, I just noticed that all of his recent Facebook status updates are about me and the positive things I’ve been up to lately. It made me smile and it MMT.

#17811 (0) - Oct 16, 2013 by liv - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (391) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, at the scene of her son’s death, her bloodied, torn fingernails and fingertips spoke volumes about how she desperately tried to free her son from the noose around his neck. MMT

#17810 (3) - Oct 15, 2013 by dpd - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (547) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I went out to lunch with my dad and he wanted to stop by the farmer’s market on the way home to get my mom a dozen roses. “Why today?” I asked. “Why not today?” he replied. “It’s always a great day to make her smile.” MMT

#17809 (1) - Oct 14, 2013 by james - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (435) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, as my tears dripped onto his white hospital sheets, I told my dad he wasn't allowed to leave me like mom did last year, but he didn't listen to me either. MMT

#17808 (0) - Oct 13, 2013 by Amber Lou - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (550) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, had I been sleeping with my phone on silent like I usually do, and had I not called her immediately when I received her text that read “I love you honey. Goodbye.” I wonder if she would have pulled the trigger. I’m at her house now, watching her sleep, and trying to decide if I can safely leave... ever. MMT

#17807 (3) - Oct 12, 2013 by LeMasters - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (502) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, my teacher, Mr. Jansen, had a bully who has been picking on me every day permanently removed from class. He did this without me ever saying a word about it. I saw him eyeing the bully a time or two with disgust, but he never intervened or did anything to embarrass me. Teachers who pay attention and genuinely care MMT.

#17806 (1) - Oct 11, 2013 by Jackie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (558) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, when I looked at my father sitting there again, drunk, I realized he didn’t survive my mom’s cancer either. MMT

#17805 (0) - Oct 10, 2013 by imagoodkid - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (602) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, my mom died in a car accident when she swerved off the road to avoid a 8-year-old kid with Down Syndrome who accidentally ran into the street. MMT

#17804 (1) - Oct 9, 2013 by iheuie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (607) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, my grandmother uses coupons at the grocery store, and then gives the money she saves to the bag boys and girls as a tip. She does because she says she “likes to see smiles.” MMT

#17803 (0) - Oct 8, 2013 by Hydrovo - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (389) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, a blind elderly patient of mine told me she could hear the song in my smile. MMT

#17802 (0) - Oct 7, 2013 by Emily Grace - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I never knew someone personally who took their own life, until I found out about my ex-husband, four days after we finalized our divorce. MMT

#17801 (0) - Oct 6, 2013 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (500) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, in the doctor’s office after my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, with tears in her eyes after a long moment of silence, she quietly said, “I just hope I’m around long enough for our son to remember me.” MMT

#17800 (2) - Oct 5, 2013 by AL - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (512) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, on our 30th wedding anniversary, my husband said, “When love is true it becomes your reason for living,” and then he paused and looked me straight in the eyes, smiled and said, “Thank you for being my reason.” MMT

#17799 (0) - Oct 4, 2013 by fay - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (403) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, when I lost my patience and told the man sitting next to me on the train to "shut up" as he sang along to music playing his iPhone, I had no idea that he was mentally handicapped, until he began to talk and cry. MMT

#17798 (2) - Oct 3, 2013 by Teao - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (424) - No, that made me sleepy. (60)

Today, on my 83th birthday, a year after my husband passed away, I realized that our choice to not have kids was indirectly a choice to celebrate the rest of my birthdays alone. MMT

#17797 (3) - Oct 2, 2013 by missyb - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (489) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, the government office where I work put me on furlough and sent me home, two days after I moved 2,500 miles across the country to take this new job. MMT

Today, it’s been exactly 25 years since I was injured and drowning in the rapids of Nile River after a freak hiking accident. Another tourist jumped in, risking his own life, and pulled me to safety. And that’s how I met my loving husband and the father of my four children. MMT

#17795 (0) - Sep 30, 2013 by kiwigrl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (662) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

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