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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! (513) - 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! (406) - 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! (427) - 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! (491) - 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! (666) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, for the first time since my neck injury 17 months ago, I have feeling in my legs and feet. MMT

#17794 (2) - Sep 29, 2013 by AnthonyEverse - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (560) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, through my tears I told my grandmother that I feel like life always deals me a bad hand. She put her hand on my shoulder and said, “Honey, life is not about holding good cards, but in playing the cards you hold well.” MMT

#17793 (1) - Sep 28, 2013 by jojo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (398) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, on my 16th birthday, my foster parents of four years finalized all the crazy paperwork and officially adopted me as their son. MMT

#17792 (2) - Sep 27, 2013 by garrett - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (608) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today in Miami, I saw a man who looked like a bum grab an iPhone from a table outside a beachside café and start running. I thought, “He just robbed that!" As I tried to get the waiter’s attention I continued watching the man run… and then I suddenly realized he was returning it to a girl who had been sitting next to me and had forgotten it at the table. MMT

#17791 (1) - Sep 26, 2013 by Rob - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (549) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, I am exactly person I desperately wanted to be eight years ago when I swallowed that bottle of pills. I'm so glad I got another chance. MMT

#17790 (0) - Sep 25, 2013 by RL - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (414) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, my 11-year-old daughter said, “Daddy, I know you’re upset about losing your old job, and taking another job where you’re not the big boss, but I get to see you at home now a lot more than before, and that really makes me happy.” MMT

#17789 (0) - Sep 24, 2013 by Amotro - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (561) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, my 14-year-old sister who has been legally deaf since she was born underwent a new surgery which partially restored her hearing. And as she looked around amazed at what she could hear, she signed to my mom and me and said, “Your voices are as beautiful as I had dreamed they were my whole life.” MMT

#17788 (0) - Sep 23, 2013 by jerimiah - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (720) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I was talking to my 9-year-old nephew when I asked him a question about his soccer game that he told me about yesterday. He looked completely shocked, smiled and said, "You were listening to me!" It was a harsh reminder that my sister and her ex-husband had a major falling out, and my nephew has been caught in the middle, and neglected as he splits time between two unhappy households. MMT

#17787 (0) - Sep 22, 2013 by Miriah - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (555) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, he died in a car accident on the way to my apartment. I asked him to hurry over right after work because I wanted to tell him I’m pregnant. MMT

#17786 (2) - Sep 21, 2013 by moniquefc - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (856) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, if I had known that the time we spent bickering this morning would be my wife’s final hour, I would never have spent a millisecond arguing with her about saving more money for our retirement. MMT

#17785 (0) - Sep 20, 2013 by OLS - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (511) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, my sister was in a severe car accident, and although she is expected to live, there are many unknowns at this point. A cab driver who had just dropped someone else off at the hospital, saw me crying outside the emergency room this evening and he stopped, helped me into the cab, and drove me to my house on the other side of the city free of charge. In broken English he said, “I can only accept a smile as payment this time.” And so I smiled, and he smiled, and I felt a little better. MMT

#17784 (0) - Sep 19, 2013 by tiffaneygil - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (619) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I completed the Center of the Nation marathon in Colony, Wyoming in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 27 seconds. It was my first marathon since the motorcycle accident five years ago, when three different doctors told me I would likely never walk again. MMT

#17783 (0) - Sep 18, 2013 by Runner - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, a homeless woman whom I recognize from around the neighborhood came into my cupcake shop and asked me if I could personalize a cupcake to say, “Happy Birthday Jay!” I did as she requested and told her she could have the cupcake free of charge, but she insisted that I take 25 cents for it, so I did. Then I watched as she walked outside and gave the cupcake to a homeless man who I also recognize. They both started laughing and then they hugged. MMT

#17782 (1) - Sep 17, 2013 by TLeyy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (623) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, after injuring my back, losing my job because of it, being evicted from our apartment, and being forced to move in with my wife’s parents until my back heals, I was sitting on my in-law’s back porch, watching my son play in the back yard, and feeling sorry for myself when one of my good college buddies called me hysterically crying and said, “My-my-my, my baby girl, Sara… she-she-she, she just died in a car accident.” And suddenly, as I struggled to find a word to speak, I felt like the lucky one. MMT

#17781 (0) - Sep 16, 2013 by AWatte - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (646) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

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