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Today, as I looked at my ex-girlfriend of almost 2 years from across the hall, I realized that it’s weird how we go from being strangers, to being friends, to being more than friends, to being practically strangers all over again. MMT

#12200 (4) - Jan 6, 2011 by jpaul - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2038) - No, that made me sleepy. (86)

Today, as she licked the blood off the cuts she made on her own wrists, she asked me, “How many calories are in blood?” MMT

#12199 (9) - Jan 6, 2011 by lostmom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1906) - No, that made me sleepy. (354)

Today, I woke up to the sound of birds chirping outside my window – something I haven’t heard in awhile. I’ve been legally deaf since an IED bomb detonated near my Humvee last fall. This morning, miraculously, most of my hearing has been restored. I’m on my way to the clinic to find out more. MMT

#12183 (0) - Jan 5, 2011 by oz - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4844) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

Today, I was sitting right next to him in the car when he took his last breath. And I have struggled to breathe ever since. In fact the sound of my own breathing makes me sick. MMT

#12182 (2) - Jan 5, 2011 by Jen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1629) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, the Salvation Army charity representative that collects money outside our grocery store told me that this past holiday season she received more ‘spare change’ donations from young kids and teenagers than she did from adults. MMT

#12149 (13) - Jan 4, 2011 by Brittany - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1459) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, even though it once broke my heart, as I chatted with my ex-husband and his boyfriend, I realized I am happy for them. MMT

#12148 (2) - Jan 4, 2011 by anon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1449) - No, that made me sleepy. (95)

Today, after two failed marriages from what feels like a previous lifetime, my current husband and I happily celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. MMT

#12132 (0) - Jan 3, 2011 by dari - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (845) - No, that made me sleepy. (88)

Today, my 17-year-old big sister became the first person to commit suicide that I knew personally. MMT

#12129 (8) - Jan 3, 2011 by missyou - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1636) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today, the 15% estimated chance of survival they gave my wife 18 months ago became 99.9% when her doctors officially concluded that her breast cancer is in complete remission. MMT

#12115 (3) - Jan 2, 2011 by jimmie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2532) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, right up until about an hour ago, I always thought I'd be fulltime career woman my entire life, but now here she is on my chest, squirming, blinking, cuddling, and clutching my pinky finger with all her might. And I feel like my old priorities no longer make sense to me. MMT

#12114 (8) - Jan 2, 2011 by mom - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2434) - No, that made me sleepy. (184)

Today, 8 years after we had a one night stand at a high school graduation party in New York, and 2 years after we randomly ran into each other at a business conference in San Diego, I asked her to marry me in New Orleans. She said, “Yes!” MMT

#12098 (1) - Jan 1, 2011 by niko - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1573) - No, that made me sleepy. (154)

Today, on New Year’s Eve, I asked her, “What are you looking forward to this coming year?” She smiled and said, “Another 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes of struggle, growth, progress and life experience! And I intend to make every last second count!” MMT

#12097 (1) - Jan 1, 2011 by NewYears - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1210) - No, that made me sleepy. (420)

Today, our son grabbed our family photo to kiss daddy good night. He looked at me and asked, "Daddy home now?" I told him that daddy still has a lot of work to do. He pouted and then asked, "Daddy no love me?" My husband is in Iraq for another 6 months and today was our son's 3rd birthday. I want him home so bad it brings me to tears. MMT

#12081 (3) - Dec 31, 2010 by Army Wife - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1513) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, after a quick sunset skinny-dip in the beautiful ocean waves my girlfriend and I ran back up to the shoreline, looked around for a moment, stared down at the freshly wet sand beneath our feet and simultaneously exclaimed, "What the heck happened to our clothes?!" The jog back to the hotel was hilarious! The unexpected curveballs of life MMT.

#12080 (5) - Dec 31, 2010 by Fin - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1765) - No, that made me sleepy. (396)

Today, the star quarterback at our university gave an informative speech in our speech class about his little sister’s struggle with leukemia. He cried openly and honestly in front of an auditorium of nearly 200 students for 10 minutes. MMT

#12058 (1) - Dec 30, 2010 by wowed - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1597) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I landed in the hospital after cutting myself too deeply. Everyone treated me like I was wasting their time except for one male nurse who held my hand, smiled and said, "I've been there. It gets so much better. Just hang in there." He MMT.

#12057 (9) - Dec 30, 2010 by Angel14215 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1856) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, my son is a successful computer engineer employed by Google. When he was in grade school he had a (reading and writing) learning disability that frustrated most of his teachers. I remember, like it was yesterday, when his 4th grade English teacher told me he’d likely never get past 8th grade. MMT

#12043 (9) - Dec 29, 2010 by hbk - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1423) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, almost a full year after the accident, I still open my eyes and expect to see her lying next to me in bed. MMT

#12042 (1) - Dec 29, 2010 by alone - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1611) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, she's been blind for 18 years - nearly all of her adult life. Yet, she still sees the world in a way that never fails to make me smile. MMT

#12026 (0) - Dec 28, 2010 by BillC - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1668) - No, that made me sleepy. (60)

Today wasn't Christmas, at least not for me. Christmas doesn't come when you're sitting in a hospital room hoping your wife wakes up from a coma before New Years. And I'm still here waiting. MMT

#12025 (4) - Dec 28, 2010 by waiting - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1180) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

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