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Today, as Jason (our star quarterback aka Mr. Popular) and Carly (a sweet plain Jane type) walked by holding hands I overheard a girl in my class ask a friend, “What do you think Jason sees in her? I mean, she is nothing special to look at. He can have any girl he wants.” Her friend replied, “Well, my mom says good looks attracts the eyes, but personality attracts the heart.” MMT

#13125 (0) - Mar 5, 2011 by monique16 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1464) - No, that made me sleepy. (189)

Today, out the front window of my house I saw a mail man across the street juggling several large boxes in his hands. As he approached an apartment complex an elderly woman was carrying her groceries up the front stairs of the building. The mail man put down all of his boxes and assisted the woman with getting her groceries up the stairs. MMT

#13102 (1) - Mar 4, 2011 by unda - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1008) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, after spending almost an entire year in a wheel chair with a severe back injury after I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle last spring, I took my first steps without assistance. The doctors say with regular physical therapy I should be back on my feet fulltime within the next few months. MMT

#13101 (1) - Mar 4, 2011 by katie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (949) - No, that made me sleepy. (511)

Today, my husband and I live in Buffalo, New York. We are both in our 80’s and just had a heavy snow storm here. This morning as we were trying our best to shovel our driveway, two teenagers who we have never met before saw us struggling as they were driving by in their car. They pulled over and assisted us for nearly 30 minutes with shoveling the rest of the snow. Then they refused a tip and drove off. MMT

#13083 (0) - Mar 3, 2011 by Patty - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1722) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, sitting alone in my 10x10 cabin after my first full month of volunteer relief work in Cambodia, I realized I have never felt so at home in my entire life. MMT

#13082 (1) - Mar 3, 2011 by Bee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1129) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, at the Burger King where I work there was a group of 10 teenagers sitting outside harassing a homeless man who was trying to sleep on a bus stop bench. After several minutes of wise cracks, all of the kids left except for one. He came into our restaurant and ordered a value meal to go. He walked back outside, handed it to the homeless man and jogged off in the direction his friends headed. MMT

#13043 (6) - Mar 2, 2011 by annie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1825) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, one of the biggest bullies in my school – a girl who has mercilessly bullied me for the last 2 years – hung herself. Her final Facebook wall post reads, “I was always the weak one. I’m sorry.” MMT

#13042 (8) - Mar 2, 2011 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2256) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, at 7AM when we opened the store, he told me, “I want to be the person that shows others miracles do exist.” At 4PM, after work, he donated one of his healthy kidneys to a friend of the family who was dying from kidney failure. MMT

#13023 (0) - Mar 1, 2011 by Kerry - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (959) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I’ve put most of the weight back on. But I’m okay with it. I’m comfortable for the first time in my own skin. A couple years ago when I was bulimic and thin, I received lots of compliments from complete strangers about how great I looked. I don’t receive those random compliments anymore. But it doesn't bother me that they don’t say it anymore, it bothers me that they thought my illness was so attractive. MMT

#13022 (3) - Mar 1, 2011 by sis - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1736) - No, that made me sleepy. (73)

Today, when I came out publicly to my four new college roommates one of them audaciously said, “It sucks to hear that you won't be going to heaven.” To which one of my other roommates abruptly replied, “Man, if you’re going to play that lame card then neither will you for not respecting and loving everyone just the way they are.” MMT

#13003 (3) - Feb 28, 2011 by DavidM - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2403) - No, that made me sleepy. (114)

Today, before he crashed his motorcycle he sent me a cute email asking me out on a first date - something I’ve been waiting for over a year. I just received the email on my iPhone - about an hour after the emergency room doctors informed his family that he’s now medically brain dead. MMT

#13002 (5) - Feb 28, 2011 by Morgan - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1475) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today at my college graduation ceremony my grandfather told me, “Once songs were on records, phones were tied down, computers needed rooms and the Internet was fiction. Change the world, Jake. You can.” MMT

#13001 (0) - Feb 27, 2011 by Jake - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1617) - No, that made me sleepy. (107)

Today, after he said, “I forgive you,” I told him again how sorry I was and that I wish I could change the past. He stared at me quietly for a few seconds, put his hand on my cheek and said, “You don't forgive to change the past. You forgive to change the future.” MMT

#13000 (1) - Feb 27, 2011 by lilly - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1525) - No, that made me sleepy. (79)

Today, I found out that the very first person to ask me for my autograph killed herself yesterday after our band announced a permanent hiatus. Her brother came to see me today to inform me of the sad news. He said her suicide note clearly mentioned our band and our music as the primary reason she didn’t end her life sooner. In her honor, my bandmates and I have decided to keep the band together and begin working on another studio album. MMT

#12999 (7) - Feb 26, 2011 by robo2 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1609) - No, that made me sleepy. (127)

Today, after he told me, “Love is never planned. It doesn't need a reason. But when love is true it becomes your plan and your reason for living,” he looked me straight in the eyes, smiled and said, “Thank you for being my reason.” MMT

#12998 (2) - Feb 26, 2011 by speechless - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2176) - No, that made me sleepy. (388)

Today, my chemo therapy is making me lose chunks of my long, strawberry-blonde hair – a physical attribute I’ve always been proud of. This afternoon I had a male nurse shave my head because my hair was so patchy. As I was tearing up because it was hard seeing the rest of my hair fall to the floor, the nurse bent down in front of me and sincerely said, “Gosh, you have the most beautiful eyes.” MMT

#12970 (6) - Feb 25, 2011 by greeneyes - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2661) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, as I turned the page of a novel I rented from the city library, a $20 bill fell out of the book into my lap. There was a small post-it note stuck to it that read, “Always find a reason to smile. It may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years. I hope my $20 just bought your smile.” And I did smile. And everyone I tell this story to smiles. MMT

#12969 (3) - Feb 25, 2011 by jaydee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2127) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, when I stood up for a classmate as a group of kids were teasing him for being gay, everyone started accusing me of being gay too. And even though I’m not gay, I got a small taste of the disgusting abuse this kid absorbs from school bullies on a daily basis. I’m so ashamed that 5 of these bullies are my teammates on the baseball team that I just quit the team 10 minutes ago. I certainly don’t need teammates like them. MMT

#12944 (9) - Feb 24, 2011 by Ande - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2240) - No, that made me sleepy. (92)

Today, I stared at the computer screen motionless in complete disbelief for several minutes when I saw that the man who raped me five years ago had joined a Facebook group I started for fellow rape victims. MMT

#12943 (10) - Feb 24, 2011 by monica - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2275) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, after spending numerous nights out at bars, restaurants and night clubs all dressed up with my hair and make-up done, I’m marrying the man I met in Central Park on a Monday afternoon in the pouring rain while I was wearing sweat pants and a T-shirt. We both got stuck in a torrential downpour and sought cover under the same overhang to a public restroom. MMT

#12931 (3) - Feb 23, 2011 by thatslife - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3509) - No, that made me sleepy. (91)

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