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Today, for the first time in our high school’s history our school’s yearbook staff honored the numerous votes for a lesbian couple (two of my good friends) for the Best Couple category. They placed 2nd with an honorable mention and photo in our yearbook. MMT

#11679 (0) - Dec 1, 2010 by SRH - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1157) - No, that made me sleepy. (175)

Today, her suicide note said, “Please take care of our daughters.” MMT

#11677 (7) - Dec 1, 2010 by lost - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1422) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, I coordinate the graduation ceremonies at a popular state university in Florida. Two of our latest top-of-the-class grads (who have both received substantial job offers) were born in the projects in Miami. Their father has worked minimum wage as a migrant farmer his whole life, but managed to fund their in-state tuition in full without any student loans. MMT

#11675 (0) - Nov 30, 2010 by anony - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1094) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, she checked herself into rehab after her daughter posted this to her facebook wall: “I love you so much, mom. But I feel like I’ve lost you. To alcohol. To addiction. I hate you when you drink, which means I hate you almost always. I wish you would let someone help you.” MMT

#11674 (3) - Nov 30, 2010 by sheis - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1108) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, she told me I saved her life last year when she was depressed. I looked at her, perplexed. “But all I did was hang out with you and talk about the things friends talk about,” I said. She smiled and said, “I know.” MMT

#11672 (2) - Nov 29, 2010 by Umi - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1765) - No, that made me sleepy. (62)

Today, my neighbor who has had a 15 foot flagpole proudly displaying the American flag in his backyard for the last five years was deported back to Cuba. MMT

#11670 (2) - Nov 29, 2010 by Mia - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2344) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

Today, because of what has been happening at home between my mother and father, I could barely hold back my tears at school. My English teacher noticed and asked me to stay after class. We spent the entire lunch period drinking coffee and talking in her classroom. Her open kindness helped me in more ways than she knows. MMT

#11668 (1) - Nov 28, 2010 by Andrew - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1235) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, my whole life changed when the doctor walked into the waiting area, looked at me and my son and said, “I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.” MMT

#11661 (4) - Nov 28, 2010 by No - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1789) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, a boy in my computer programming class sincerely asked me out on a date. I’ve been chubby and have felt unattractive most of my life. Our date isn’t even until tomorrow, but no matter how it turns out he already made me feel more beautiful than I ever have before. MMT

#11659 (6) - Nov 27, 2010 by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2262) - No, that made me sleepy. (107)

Today, after listening to only three songs, I turned off my iPod again. Since he died, I haven’t been able to listen to my music collection without crying. MMT

#11657 (3) - Nov 27, 2010 by silverangel - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1357) - No, that made me sleepy. (114)

Today, I spoke to my guidance counselor about my friend who has been noticeably depressed for weeks. When my counselor got him into her office he told her he was planning on killing himself this weekend. He's in the crisis center now and I just got off the phone with him. He said, “Thank you.” MMT

#11655 (1) - Nov 26, 2010 by jill - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1298) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, as I walked away from the airport gate alone with my head held high and eyes beet red from crying, I knew at that moment what it meant to be a military wife. MMT

#11653 (7) - Nov 26, 2010 by btown - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2051) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, coincidently, the woman I pulled out of the 28th story window of a burning apartment building while I was on duty as a firefighter last month is the doctor who helped my wife deliver our first child. MMT

#11651 (0) - Nov 25, 2010 by Kris - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3343) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, I turned 22. At my birthday party my mom told some of my friends that as I was being born I almost died in the birth canal. All of my friends started talking about how different their lives would be without me and how there are so many things they would never have had the guts to do if it hadn’t been for me. Their comments made me smile and MMT.

#11649 (2) - Nov 25, 2010 by Naschrei - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2157) - No, that made me sleepy. (128)

Today, I have a 75-year-old student in my Business Economics class. When I asked her why she decided to enroll she said, “The older you get, the more you realize that learning new things is the best way to stay young.” MMT

#11645 (0) - Nov 24, 2010 by daggs - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1292) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We met 26 years ago in a suicide therapy and rehabilitation center. We were both admitted patients. MMT

#11644 (0) - Nov 24, 2010 by BAIT - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1698) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, when my wife giggled and told me she felt like a rock star with her shaved head, I realized she was much stronger than I am when it comes to dealing with her cancer. MMT

#11629 (0) - Nov 23, 2010 by weak - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1624) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, my father called me from his room at the hospital. He’s been in a coma for almost two full years. MMT

#11626 (5) - Nov 22, 2010 by La Fea - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4599) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, on the 12th and final sprint up the hill on a jogging path (in an attempt to self-train myself for D1athletics), an older jogger stopped his run to clap and cheer me on until I made it to the top of the hill. A lot of people I know don't support my goal, but this stranger does and he inspires me and MMT.

#11625 (0) - Nov 22, 2010 by thanks - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1280) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

Today, I pulled into a small gas station in the middle of the desert in New Mexico and realized I had left my wallet at my girlfriends house 5 hours away. I had no money and barely enough gas to make it another mile down the road. The only other person that stopped for gas was a burly looking trucker. I was a bit reluctant, but I asked him for some spare change for gas. Instead he filled my tank and said, “Someone did this for me a few years ago.” MMT

#11623 (0) - Nov 21, 2010 by Joe D. - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2017) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

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