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Today, after my son’s friend’s parents called me and told me my 12-year-old son saved his friend's life by sleeping over at his house last night and talking him out of suicide due to a bullying incident at school, all I can think is that no 12-year-olds should have to deal with this sort of thing. Not at this age... MMT

Today, both my parent’s are twice divorced, but just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary to each other. MMT

#17771 (2) - Sep 6, 2013 by gimpy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (305) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, it has been exactly six months since my doctor at the Scripps cancer treatment hospital gave me six months to live. And although I’m still struggling, I have made far more progress than my doctor expected, she says I have at least another six months in me now, and I feel blessed to get this extra time. MMT

#17770 (2) - Sep 5, 2013 by kitty-cat - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (458) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, whenever I think about how perfect my relationship with my wife is, I always remember that evening 15 years ago when my female colleague knocked on my hotel room door after we had shared a nice business dinner and a few drinks. I knew at that precise moment that if I opened the door I going to ruin my marriage. So I took a deep breath and walked back to my bed, and the incident was never mentioned again. MMT

#17769 (4) - Sep 4, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (607) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, as I cried to my parole officer, explaining to her that I feel like I have ruined my entire life, she said, “I wouldn’t go that far. I’ve seen a lot of dead bodies in my day, based on bad decisions. You still have plenty of life left in you.” MMT

#17768 (0) - Sep 3, 2013 by Jess - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (339) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, the drunk driver that killed our son five years ago donated the kidney that saved my husband’s life. MMT

#17767 (2) - Sep 2, 2013 by Desee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (863) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my surgeon and friend who performed surgery on me ten years ago and successfully removed a tumor from my abdomen, thus saving my life, died after a three-year battle with the same exact kind of cancer. MMT

#17766 (1) - Sep 1, 2013 by ob - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (445) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today I was supposed to take the greyhound from LA to SF to attend my friends funeral. I took a cab to greyhound, but the cab driver got lost. We got to the bus stop just as the bus pulled away. The taxi cab driver saw my despair and told me not to worry. Free of charge, he drove me around LA for 45 minutes, trying to beat the bus to its next stop. I eventually got to the next stop just as the bus pulled up. His selflessness and kindness MMT.

#17765 (0) - Aug 31, 2013 by Waziri - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (535) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, even though I’m happily married again, with a beautiful newborn daughter, I watched news this afternoon about a possible US military strike in Syria and then woke up from a nap an hour later dreaming about him again - wondering what my life would be like if he had made it back from the war in Iraq. MMT

#17764 (1) - Aug 30, 2013 by widowinlove - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (578) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, as I bought my own birthday cake for my 85th birthday, I realized, again, just how much I miss my husband. MMT

#17763 (4) - Aug 29, 2013 by alliev - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (651) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, my grandma still wears the beaded bracelet my grandpa made for her when they were in high school. MMT

#17762 (0) - Aug 28, 2013 by Strive - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (608) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today I realized that I didn't fall in love with you, I fell in love with who I thought you were… who you led me to believe you were. And now I realize that the saddest part of it all isn't that you led me on, cheated, and lied to me time and time again, the saddest part is that the girl I loved never actually existed. MMT

#17761 (5) - Aug 27, 2013 by claydome - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (466) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, when you told me you lost your virginity to a one night stand, I thought about when we were 17 and you told me that kissing someone you don't love is disgusting. MMT

#17760 (0) - Aug 27, 2013 by oldfriend - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (429) - No, that made me sleepy. (74)

Today, my son and I went to the local bakery to buy fresh bread. He usually asks me for one oatmeal cookie, but today he asked me for three. They only cost 25 cents, so I didn’t think too much of it. I assumed he wanted to bring a couple home, but on our walk home, my son took the other two cookies and handed them to two homeless men he pointed out to me on our way to the bakery. MMT

#17759 (0) - Aug 26, 2013 by Kay - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (594) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today is the one-year anniversary the night my whole life changed… the night when surgeon walked into the waiting area, looked at my daughter and me and said, “I’m really sorry. He didn’t make it.” MMT

#17758 (1) - Aug 25, 2013 by rache - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (412) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, we had a blind man at our ice skating rink skating at a fairly decent speed around the skating rink. He kept one hand extended out just barely grazing the outer wall and a walking stick in the other hand extended forward. When I asked him if he skated often, he said, “Not since I was a kid… and I used to love to skate. I just put all this together yesterday, which is why I’m here today.” MMT

#17757 (0) - Aug 24, 2013 by maworld - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (346) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, my grandmother, a chain smoker, just celebrated her 90th birthday. She has outlived two husbands, who both died of lung cancer and rarely smoked. MMT

#17756 (4) - Aug 23, 2013 by LamChop - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, a lady I taught ten years ago during her senior year of high school, who is now a well known local surgeon, came into my classroom in the middle of a lesson, gave me a note, and walked back out. The note said, "I was here today helping students in the same way you helped me. Thanks for helping me figure out my future." MMT

#17755 (1) - Aug 22, 2013 by mrs.abc - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (352) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I witnessed a pretty bad car accident. Immediately following the collision, the woman who was rear-ended, and not at fault, jumped out of her car, and instead of screaming at the other driver, ran to his window and said, “Are you OK? Is everyone OK?” MMT

#17754 (0) - Aug 21, 2013 by Ebo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (506) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I lay in bed with tears falling onto my pillow. Two days ago I was in a serious car accident for the second time in four years. The one person who got me through last time is on another continent and has no idea about any of it. Although the accident was the other driver's fault, the police say they can't prove she ran the red light. This time, I don't have anyone to tell me everything will be okay. Will it? MMT

#17753 (11) - Aug 20, 2013 by Scapegoat - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (262) - No, that made me sleepy. (285)

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