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Today, I found out that one of my 2nd graders came to school every day this week with only a banana for lunch. When I asked her why, she said, “My mom doesn’t have a job right now. We don’t have much food in the house.” MMT

#11949 (6) - Dec 21, 2010 by paap - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1600) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, I realized the unconditional love I have for my 4-year-old son when I didn’t strangle him after I spent 15 minutes drenching myself outside in the freezing cold sleet and snow looking for his favorite action figure that he thought he left in the backyard, but instead turned out to be lost in the back pocket of his pants. MMT

#11948 (7) - Dec 21, 2010 by BeingDad - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1337) - No, that made me sleepy. (685)

Today, I proposed to a girl who was hospitalized with me for suicide when we were 14. She told me that my positivity in the hospital helped her to get better. We ended up going to the same college, and when I fell into depression a few semesters ago she was there for me like I was for her 7 years ago. (BTW, she said yes!) MMT

#11932 (2) - Dec 20, 2010 by stu - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1508) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, my best friend’s wife was mugged and assaulted in our home town while he was overseas fighting in Afghanistan. MMT

#11928 (6) - Dec 20, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1911) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, I was walking home from school when I passed an elderly man trying to pick up his cane he had dropped on the ground. There was a middle aged man who saw him but didn't do anything, and as I was walking over to help him a toddler, maybe 3 years old, walked over and handed the man his cane. Then the both of them just stared at each other for a moment and smiled. MMT

#11882 (0) - Dec 19, 2010 by livelaughsing909 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3020) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, I lost my iPhone downtown. About a hour later, my home phone rang with a call from my iPhone. The guy asked me to meet back downtown so he could give me my iPhone back. When I got there it turned out that the guy who found my phone was my high school sweetheart who I hadn't seen in almost 7 years. We ended up chatting for over 2 hours and have a date Saturday night. MMT

#11881 (5) - Dec 19, 2010 by Mary - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3426) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, an elderly man walked out of the grocery store just in front of me, reached into his pocket and handed a homeless street peddler a $50 bill. The elderly man said, "Happy holidays." The homeless peddler began crying with joy. In fact, I've never seen a grown man cry so joyously ever before in my life. MMT

#11878 (0) - Dec 18, 2010 by rawr - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1858) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, early in the AM, a friend went into the emergency room in labor 2 months early and another friend was in a severe car accident. The doctors initially said there was less than a 25% chance of survival in both cases. My friends and I spent our entire Friday praying and hoping. Tonight, both of them appear to be in stable condition. MMT

#11877 (8) - Dec 18, 2010 by taynikki - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1074) - No, that made me sleepy. (112)

Today, at our graduation ceremony, a girl who had been injured in a car accident during the final semester of classes was unable to walk across the stage. As she wheeled herself into position to roll across the stage, two of our star football players helped her out of the wheelchair and carefully supported her as she took her first steps since the accident. MMT

#11875 (0) - Dec 17, 2010 by blondie01 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1496) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, one of my husband’s fellow Marines was killed in Iraq. He jumped on a homemade grenade that was thrown into a small building that he and my husband were investigating. He saved my husband’s life. MMT

#11874 (2) - Dec 17, 2010 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1509) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, due to shift reductions at my regular job, I work part time at an animal shelter. I primarily care for injured and abandoned domestic pets. And ever since I started working here, I’ve grown to like animals more and humanity less. MMT

#11841 (2) - Dec 16, 2010 by a.girl. - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1443) - No, that made me sleepy. (203)

Today, while I was at work I finally decided that I was going to confront him tonight and tell him that I can’t be in a relationship with an alcoholic anymore. On his way home from work he was in a fatal car accident due to drinking and driving. MMT

#11826 (2) - Dec 16, 2010 by lace - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1404) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, after several exciting years of world travel, I returned home only to feel like I was the one who was left behind. MMT

#11807 (4) - Dec 15, 2010 by brit - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1086) - No, that made me sleepy. (70)

Today, his only food for the entire day was a slice of wheat bread. So I did not let him see my tears when he broke it in two and attempted to place half in my hand. MMT

#11806 (6) - Dec 15, 2010 by HelpingAfrica - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1693) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, during a lecture on texting and driving, the teacher asked us to check our phones to see if the last text we got was worth getting in an accident for. My last message was, "You look nice! Love u! Be safe! Love, Mom" MMT

#11787 (2) - Dec 14, 2010 by rach - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2719) - No, that made me sleepy. (73)

Today, she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, “Don’t be sorry for telling me how you feel. That’s like saying ‘sorry’ for being real.” MMT

#11786 (4) - Dec 14, 2010 by mhuck - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1059) - No, that made me sleepy. (142)

Today, while driving home and contemplating all the career advice my guidance counselor gave me, I realized how terrified I am by the idea of doing the same thing every day for the next 30 years. MMT

#11785 (4) - Dec 13, 2010 by reconsideration - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1241) - No, that made me sleepy. (74)

Today, my religion prohibits me from living my life to the fullest as a female citizen of the United States. And I find myself at a crossroads where I feel that I must either betray my religion and family customs or myself. MMT

#11775 (11) - Dec 13, 2010 by AN - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1193) - No, that made me sleepy. (96)

Today, as we were ring shopping together she pointed out several simple wedding bands. She said, “I don’t want anything too fancy or expensive. Anything fancier than these is not a symbol of our love, it’s a symbol of greed.” MMT

#11768 (8) - Dec 12, 2010 by anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1453) - No, that made me sleepy. (115)

Today, my friend in my Algebra class told me that he can tell how happy or sad I am based on the length of my fingernails. And although I never really thought about it before, he’s 100% right. MMT

#11766 (4) - Dec 12, 2010 by amy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (946) - No, that made me sleepy. (233)

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