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Today, as I was rushing to work in the grumpiest of moods, I drove past a full parking lot at the local funeral home and it reminded me that no matter how stressful I think my morning has been, at least I’m not on my way to a funeral for someone I care about. MMT

#12574 (1) - Feb 2, 2011 by PJ - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1189) - No, that made me sleepy. (194)

Today, she came out to me immediately after I came out to her. And suddenly the last few years of awkwardness and silence seemed so foolish. MMT

#12573 (0) - Feb 2, 2011 by monica - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1138) - No, that made me sleepy. (152)

Today, still I love my best friend. I see her every day when I close my eyes. I see her smiling and encouraging me like she always has since we were little. My best friend died almost five years ago. But she impacted my life in such a positive way that her spirit continues to shine in my life, brightening even my darkest days. MMT

#12557 (2) - Feb 1, 2011 by toogood - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1255) - No, that made me sleepy. (133)

Today, a year after his death and four months after hers, I still can’t bring myself to delete my parent’s cell phone numbers out of my iPhone. MMT

#12556 (7) - Feb 1, 2011 by sad - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2269) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, my 22-year-old son has been with his girlfriend for a year now. He called me today to tell me he’s in love and that the two of them would be stopping by for dinner. When I got home I expected them to be sitting on the couch. Instead I found them in the backyard on the old trampoline laughing hysterically in the pouring rain. I'm divorced and had given up on love, but today their relationship MMT.

#12540 (0) - Jan 31, 2011 by D2 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2642) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, I burst into tears when the vet told me she had terminal cancer. But then, sensing only my sadness, she wagged her tail and licked my cheek to comfort me. MMT

#12539 (8) - Jan 31, 2011 by jody - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2038) - No, that made me sleepy. (91)

Today, nearly a year after her suicide, four different people posted comments on her Facebook wall telling her how wonderful she was. Since her death, there have been over 1200 comments like these left on her Facebook wall. Before her death, there were hardly any. MMT

#12522 (4) - Jan 30, 2011 by survivor - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2037) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I proved them wrong. My mom wanted me to study medicine. My grandparents wanted me to become a teacher, since "there’s always a job in that field." But I followed my heart. I majored in music. They told me it was a useless degree. But today, a month after I graduated, I got my first fulltime paid gig working with the local symphony. Like I said, today I proved them wrong. MMT

#12521 (5) - Jan 30, 2011 by Robby - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2135) - No, that made me sleepy. (496)

Today, as I gazed at all the photos on the photo board I couldn’t stop myself from thinking that she and I had put it together for our high school graduation party, not her funeral. MMT

#12505 (1) - Jan 29, 2011 by bye love - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1699) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, when my phone rang with his number I expected to hear his voice, not the voice of the paramedic at the scene of the accident. MMT

#12504 (1) - Jan 29, 2011 by kayla - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1941) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, on my way to work at 7AM I lent a stranger at Starbucks (who accidentally forgot his wallet at home) $5 to buy a coffee and a bagel. At 4:30PM on my way home from work I got a flat tire. That same stranger (who I now know is Shawn) was coincidentally driving by on his way home. He stopped and helped me change my tire. MMT

#12488 (4) - Jan 28, 2011 by MissKate - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4248) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, as I was getting my sales kiosk setup before the mall opened, an elderly mall maintenance man was struggling to get all the food court chairs back in their proper spots. After a few moments, the owner of the diamond jewelry store across the aisle walked out of her store in her fancy dress and helped the man put every single chair back in its place. MMT

#12487 (0) - Jan 28, 2011 by Britney - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2054) - No, that made me sleepy. (109)

Today, on my lunch break in downtown Chicago I sat in a small diner and watched as a business man took off his coat and put it around a homeless woman who was shivering as she sat on the street curb just outside the diner. MMT

#12471 (0) - Jan 27, 2011 by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2595) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

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! (1372) - 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! (2038) - 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! (1467) - 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! (765) - 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! (1755) - 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! (1731) - 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! (1422) - No, that made me sleepy. (347)

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