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Today, a doctor (Dr. Green) gave up a night with his family and worked two straight shifts without a break to help my mom who is in the emergency room. He was the one that provided the emergency surgery at 3:45 in the morning that saved her life. MMT

#12470 (6) - Jan 27, 2011 by yelly - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1370) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, at my friend Cory’s funeral, his mother stood up to deliver his eulogy and said, “Life is the leading cause of death. And Cory lived his life – passionately. And he died doing what he loved to do. If he didn’t do what he loved, he may not have died yesterday, but he wouldn’t have truly lived either.” MMT

#12454 (3) - Jan 26, 2011 by ripcory - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2032) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, when I told the bartender that The American Dream was a joke, a girl sitting at the bar next to me said, “My parents and I immigrated to the United States when I was 3 years old. They had nothing. Now they own a landscaping business, a restaurant and a farm. I believe in The American Dream. Don't knock it if you haven't lived it.” MMT

#12453 (3) - Jan 26, 2011 by thankful - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1464) - No, that made me sleepy. (139)

Today, at my magnet school my music teacher is completely colorblind and my art teacher is deaf in one ear. MMT

#12437 (8) - Jan 25, 2011 by deee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (764) - No, that made me sleepy. (967)

Today my best friend, who is funny, smart, a straight A student, and the biggest inspiration in my life, has a father who is in jail for assault and battery, a mother who is an alcoholic, and a big brother who committed suicide 2 years ago. Anyone who meets her would never be able to tell. She MMT.

#12436 (1) - Jan 25, 2011 by friends - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1753) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, on my 15th birthday, my biological mom and dad got married for the very first time. MMT

#12420 (3) - Jan 24, 2011 by eve - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1728) - No, that made me sleepy. (339)

Today, in my college dorm I updated my Facebook status to: “I’m lonely.” My best friend from back home immediately replied, “You know, there's a place like Facebook called 'outside' where people 'friend' each other by making eye contact and smiling. Go check it out. :)” MMT

#12419 (17) - Jan 24, 2011 by Crazyinlove - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1419) - No, that made me sleepy. (347)

Today after class, I apologized to my teacher for crying in the back of her classroom. She put her hand on my shoulder and said, “Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while so that we can see our life with a clearer view again.” MMT

#12403 (4) - Jan 23, 2011 by thankyou - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1843) - No, that made me sleepy. (114)

Today, after my father and I visited my mother at the drug rehab clinic he looked at me and said, “You know, over the last few years I’ve come to realize that true love is when you have every right to be resentful and self-righteous, but you choose not to.” MMT

#12402 (1) - Jan 23, 2011 by jane16 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1089) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I received the best guitar lessons I’ve ever received in the 6 years I’ve been playing guitar from my new guitar teacher... who happens to be blind. MMT

#12386 (3) - Jan 22, 2011 by Tom - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (873) - No, that made me sleepy. (142)

Today I learned the hard way that the hardest thing in life is simply letting go of what you thought was real. MMT

#12385 (6) - Jan 22, 2011 by Andrea - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1338) - No, that made me sleepy. (135)

Today, like they do every year, my mom and her best friend Ann celebrated their mutual birthday together. My wife and I threw a small party for them at our house. At the party my mom said, “Today Ann and I turned 87. I still remember when we declared that we were best friends at our 7th birthday party. Time flies.” MMT

#12369 (0) - Jan 21, 2011 by timeflies - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2814) - No, that made me sleepy. (59)

Today, my 9th grade English teacher’s husband showed up unannounced at our classroom just after lunch wearing his Marine Corps uniform. He got released for leave a week earlier than he was supposed to and decided to surprise her. My teacher began crying with tears of joy and the entire classroom clapped for several minutes as they hugged each other. MMT

#12368 (1) - Jan 21, 2011 by JayCee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3014) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In roughly a year I am going to die. And when I read the MMTs about people who are depressed – who are contemplating suicide, all I can think is: “Wow! I wish I had the choice you do. Because I would choose life.” MMT

#12352 (30) - Jan 20, 2011 by QT - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3546) - No, that made me sleepy. (205)

Today, I learned that 1 person commits suicide every 18 minutes, and that about 1/3 of those suicides are committed by people who were bullied because of their sexuality or gender identity. That makes me sad. That makes me angry! That MMT.

#12351 (5) - Jan 20, 2011 by Enough! - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1246) - No, that made me sleepy. (296)

Today, my maid of honor in my wedding is the same girl I met in my very first college class when we both shared a laugh over the fact that we were wearing the same exact shirt. MMT

#12350 (3) - Jan 19, 2011 by tay - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1400) - No, that made me sleepy. (409)

Today, after I found out that he had been physically abusing my daughter, I discovered that one of the worst feelings in the world is when you realize you weren't paranoid after all. MMT

#12349 (1) - Jan 19, 2011 by christian - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1917) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I saw a truck driver pull his 18 wheeler out of a gas station and momentarily block four lanes of traffic on a busy road in Miami just so an elderly couple in wheelchairs could safely cross the road. The elderly man made a truck honk signal as they reached the other side of the road and the trucker honked twice before driving away. MMT

#12316 (0) - Jan 18, 2011 by KP - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1819) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I received the first payment from his $600,000 life insurance fund and spent most of it this afternoon on depression therapy. MMT

#12315 (3) - Jan 18, 2011 by anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1045) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

Today, for the first time in a few years, I saw the homeless man that used to sleep in the alleyway near my office. He is now an auto mechanic at a local auto shop and he fixed my car. When he recognized me, he thanked me for the clothes and blankets I brought him years ago. When I went to pay, he said, “It’s on the house.” So I tipped him $200. MMT

#12282 (3) - Jan 17, 2011 by kee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1881) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

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