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Today, in South Congress (a hippie part of town in Austin), my car broke down in the middle of the street. A homeless man who had been resting nearby helped me push my car into a parking lot. Then, after telling him that my mobile phone was dead, he dug into his pocket and gave me 50 cents so I could use the pay phone across the street to call my roommate. MMT

#17875 (1) - Dec 20, 2013 by dreamer - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (418) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I went out to lunch with my dad and he randomly stopped at a farmer’s market on the way home to get my mom flowers and homemade chocolates. “Why now?” I asked. “Why not now? If not now, then when? Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed to us.” he replied. And then I suddenly remembered that my mom was my dad’s second wife. His first wife passed away in a car accident sometime before their first wedding anniversary. MMT

#17874 (0) - Dec 19, 2013 by madrunner - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (445) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, even though the situation still breaks my heart, as I chatted with my ex-wife and her new wife, I realized deep down that I am happy for them. MMT

#17873 (6) - Dec 18, 2013 by MrBlack - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (330) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, after I pulled her out of her smashed, burning Mustang, I held her in my arms on the side of the road, crying and telling her it would be OK… just before she took her last breath as the ambulance pulled up. I had never met her before she ran that red light and slammed her car into the side of my tow truck. MMT

#17872 (1) - Dec 17, 2013 by walle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (412) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I ran into an old high school student of mine at the doctor’s office. She dropped out of my Calculus 2 class to have a baby when she was a Junior. I felt horrible for her at the time, because I knew how smart she was. I thought she was wasting her intelligence. I ran into her at the doctor’s today because she is now my grandson’s pediatrician. MMT

#17871 (2) - Dec 16, 2013 by MrA - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (661) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today at the JFK airport, as I walked off a plane dressed in my Marine Corps uniform, a very young boy grabbed my hand and asked me if I would be going back overseas soon. I told him I was home for the holidays and would returning overseas next month. He smiled and said, “Can you tell my dad that I love him. Mommy says he’s never coming home from there.” MMT

#17870 (1) - Dec 15, 2013 by familyguy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (813) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, as I was staring at the bottle of Percocet and the tall glass of water next to it, crying and seriously contemplating swallowing every pill at once to end my pain for good, my little brother called me in a panic to tell me that he was involved in a bad accident and needed my help immediately. He saved my life today and he has no idea. MMT

#17869 (2) - Dec 14, 2013 by thankyoubro - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (363) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I’m pretty sure he would still be alive if I hadn’t told him I was busy when he called me crying and told me he needed to talk to me. I was in the middle of three things at work, so promised him I’d call him back later. I just didn’t realize where his mind was… and that there wouldn’t be a later. MMT

#17868 (2) - Dec 13, 2013 by lacey - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (393) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, my grandfather is donating the kidney that my grandmother desperately needs in order to live. They have been divorced for nearly 40 years. MMT

#17867 (0) - Dec 12, 2013 by sibees - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (587) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, it’s been 10 years since my mother passed away on my 12th birthday. One of the final conversations with her was about college. She told me she was worried I would not go to college without her around to motivate me. Of course, I promised her I WOULD go to college and graduate. And today I graduated at the top of my class from NC Chapel Hill. MMT

#17866 (1) - Dec 11, 2013 by christine22 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (593) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, as cancer finished him, with tears streaming down both our faces, my husband’s last coherent words to me were, “I love you beyond words. I just thought I’d have more time to show you.” MMT

#17865 (0) - Dec 10, 2013 by Katleen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (644) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, my sister turned 10. She has a severe mental handicap that interferes with her ability to talk. It takes her a long time to memorize a word and get it right. In fact, there are only 20 words she can say properly and in context. One of them is my name. MMT

#17864 (1) - Dec 9, 2013 by Brittany - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (466) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, when I came out publicly at school, one of my classmates shamelessly said, “It sucks to hear you won't be going to heaven.” To which another classmate of mine immediately replied, “Man, if you’re going to play that lame card then neither will you, for not respecting and loving everyone just the way they are.” MMT

#17863 (2) - Dec 8, 2013 by ImOut - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (588) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, I went to the doctor’s office because I was experiencing severe cramps and pains in my stomach. They took some blood and a pee sample, and told me they’d contact me later this afternoon with an update. I assumed it was from stress and depression. A week ago, at the age of 38, my husband, the love of my life, died in a car accident. As I sat in my kitchen this afternoon crying again, the phone rang, it was the doctor. He said, “You’re perfectly healthy. You’re pregnant.” MMT

#17862 (2) - Dec 7, 2013 by Tina - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (827) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, my friend Charlie was killed in a car accident at approximately 2PM when his car veered off the road into the woods. And I just realized that the last text message I sent him, as part of a texting conversation we were having earlier today, has a timestamp of exactly 1:59PM. MMT

#17861 (1) - Dec 5, 2013 by Bou - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (485) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, after they finalized budget cuts in our school district and downsized the Arts programs, I was called into the principal’s office at 7AM before classes started, and promptly laid off. This evening, I received 52 voicemails and 44 emails from my 9th and 10th grade students, telling me they are upset and that I’ll be missed. MMT

#17860 (1) - Dec 4, 2013 by Ellyn - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (454) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I met a twelve-year-old girl with two prosthetic legs hiking near the summit of a 15,000-foot hike in Argentina. MMT

#17859 (0) - Dec 3, 2013 by Kenny - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (434) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, as a last resort, my patient's husband donated one of his kidneys to save his wife's life, but, due to unexpected complications, he lost his own life in the process. And his wife, my patient, is now expected to make a full recovery. MMT

#17858 (0) - Dec 2, 2013 by MDC - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (549) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, after 17 years of raising me as a single parent, my father still keeps a photo of my mom on his nightstand. The photo was taken 17 years ago - just one day before she passed away in the emergency room while giving birth to me. MMT

#17857 (0) - Dec 1, 2013 by Caya - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (466) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, just after I started to panic that my oldest son hadn’t properly addressed his responsibility for his brother’s funeral ceremony, it suddenly, violently struck me that it only takes two grown-ups to carry a casket that small. MMT

#17856 (0) - Nov 30, 2013 by Lost - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (412) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

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