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Today, as I sat there in the hospital corridor, rubbing my hands over the burn scars on the left side my neck and feeling sorry for myself, some clarity and perspective came to me the moment a five-year-old, who was dying of cancer, came up and asked if I was OK. MMT

#17848 (0) - Nov 22, 2013 by loveonherarms - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (443) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, I passed out on the futon in my parent’s basement and woke up to a cop shining a flashlight in my eyes and telling his partner, “It’s looks like the gunman didn’t come down here." And now I’m sitting here in the ICU, hoping my mom makes it. MMT

#17847 (2) - Nov 21, 2013 by Gob - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (684) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, as I walked out of the courtroom smiling, I realized we each got what was important to us in the divorce settlement. I got our two children and she got pretty much everything else. MMT

#17846 (2) - Nov 20, 2013 by anonpete - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (622) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, when my religious grandpa, whom I love dearly, told me that he thought it was "disgusting for gays to get married," I realized that he would never want to be my best man. MMT

#17845 (0) - Nov 19, 2013 by Larry - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (418) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, after one totaled car, one surgery, $9,000, eight days of tube feeding and five seven sleepless nights, my 12-year-old son is now in stable condition. MMT

#17844 (1) - Nov 18, 2013 by JFoerse - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (365) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, six months after my husband died, I realized I was lonely when I started kissing the sides of my fish tank to say goodnight to my fish. MMT

#17843 (0) - Nov 17, 2013 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (417) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I asked my 94 year old grandmother, who I adore, what she thought life was all about and she said, "I don't think about those type of things. I just keep my eyes and ears wide open, and enjoy as much of right now as possible." MMT

#17842 (1) - Nov 16, 2013 by whit - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (350) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today is my high school senior homecoming. When I was in 9th grade, he and I made a promise that we would go to prom together, and with no one else. I'm a senior now, and he died of leukemia in October of our junior year. He was only 16. I got asked to prom by a really nice guy last week, but I'm keeping my promise and going alone instead. MMT

#17841 (2) - Nov 15, 2013 by saraeads - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (518) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, after staring at me for nearly five straight minutes from across his room at the hospice, he said, “You, YOU have been the best part of my life.” MMT

#17840 (0) - Nov 14, 2013 by andreyr4 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (398) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, it’s been a week since my son’s family of five endured Typhoon Haiyan in their home in the Philippines. My son is the only survivor. MMT

#17839 (1) - Nov 13, 2013 by Jai - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (500) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, I pretend to be happy simply so people won't bring up my dead daughter anymore. MMT

#17838 (3) - Nov 12, 2013 by southernmom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (546) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, after seven years of being a vegetable, I finally gave the hospital permission to remove him from life support. And just as he took his final breath, a tear rolled down my dad’s cheek, as if to let me know that he would miss me too. MMT

#17837 (1) - Nov 11, 2013 by Fezz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (597) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, an elderly man with a walker, who looked like he could barely stand up on his own while holding a small bag of groceries, held the door open for me on the way out of the grocery store. MMT

#17836 (1) - Nov 10, 2013 by Vanna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (428) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, all she wanted was a snack, but she walked into the kitchen at the wrong moment, just as he was going into a drunken rage, and all she left with was a black eye filled with tears… But tonight I finally sent that bastard to prison. MMT

#17835 (1) - Nov 9, 2013 by Rida - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (513) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, if it weren't for our cat yowling for his breakfast, our house probably would have burned down this morning from a furnace related fire, with us in it. MMT

#17834 (1) - Nov 8, 2013 by obee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (367) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I can tell my mom can't decide whether to be creeped out or delighted by the fact that I’m dating the beautiful girl who was my next-door neighbor for a month in a mental hospital. MMT

#17833 (1) - Nov 7, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (382) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, it’s been 28 years since my pant leg got stuck in an escalator when I was only 4 years old, but I still hesitate for a second every single time before stepping onto the moving stairs. My father also physically abused my mom when I was young, and I’ve still never been kissed. MMT

#17832 (1) - Nov 6, 2013 by Cecelie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (262) - No, that made me sleepy. (516)

Today, when I finally found the courage to divorce him after decades of abuse, I found myself feeling alone because our mutual friends and most of our religious family members believed his lies instead of my bruises and my depression. MMT

#17831 (4) - Nov 5, 2013 by Marist - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (631) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, as I headed home from work late I was hoping my wife wouldn't be awake so we didn’t have to finish the argument we started this morning. But as I got closer, my son called and told me she had just been rushed to the hospital after collapsing in the kitchen, completely unconscious, for an unknown reason. I’m at the hospital now, praying. MMT

#17830 (1) - Nov 4, 2013 by regretful - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (526) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I tried to make a list of things I have to live for. All I have so far is: “So I don’t upset anyone.” MMT

#17829 (12) - Nov 3, 2013 by toolate - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (550) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

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