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Today, as I was driving to work, I was hating my life for condemning myself to so much stress. On the right hand side of the road, I noticed a local homeless man that I often see, dragging with him all of his belongings in garbage bags through the cold. He had a huge smile on his face. MMT

#11589 (0) - Nov 18, 2010 by Pooge - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1419) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, I was walking home from work in the pouring rain without an umbrella. I was walking just behind an elderly man who had an umbrella. As we both passed under the overhang to an apartment building, he stopped, turned around and handed me the umbrella. He said, “This is my stop and you look like you need an umbrella. Pass it along someday when the opportunity arises.” MMT

#11587 (2) - Nov 17, 2010 by zoey - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2915) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, she told me that the only thing that stopped her from cutting herself last night was because she suddenly thought of me. She's my best friend. MMT

#11581 (2) - Nov 17, 2010 by joeypops - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1202) - No, that made me sleepy. (191)

Today, a homeless man came into our cancer outpatient clinic and emptied an entire jar of cash and change into our cancer research charity jar. He said, “Yesterday my best friend died from cancer. I wish I could donate more. But this is all I have. I hope you folks find a cure someday soon.” MMT

#11579 (0) - Nov 16, 2010 by anurse - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2876) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, the creepy guy who lives downstairs mumbled something to me on my way out the front door of our apartment complex, but I ignored him like I always do and kept walking. When I got outside there were two men who immediately approached me, begged for money and began harassing me. I ran back inside. The creepy guy was standing there and said, “I tried to warn you. I’ve already notified the police.” MMT

#11575 (5) - Nov 16, 2010 by keekee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1530) - No, that made me sleepy. (108)

Today, I laughed at our new office janitor when he told me smoking cigarettes saved his life. But it turns out he used to work down at the World Trade Center and on September 11th, 2001 he took the elevator down 32 stories to the lobby so he could take a cigarette break approximately 5 minutes before the first plane struck. MMT

#11570 (2) - Nov 15, 2010 by ellsee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2462) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, I'm driving my mother to the airport to be deported back to Mexico. MMT

#11569 (8) - Nov 15, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1525) - No, that made me sleepy. (291)

Today, my brother came back from Iraq with one leg. MMT

#11568 (2) - Nov 14, 2010 by Dan - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1522) - No, that made me sleepy. (143)

Today, when I asked him why he doesn’t drink, he said, “I watched my drunken father beat my mother almost every day when I was a kid. So I made myself a promise never to touch the stuff.” MMT

#11567 (0) - Nov 14, 2010 by Goon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1577) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, after growing up in rural Montana, I realized it took me 19 years to figure out that there’s nothing wrong with me. I’m gay and I'm okay. MMT

#11566 (15) - Nov 13, 2010 by YDRay - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1792) - No, that made me sleepy. (206)

Today, she hung herself with the scarf I gave her last week for her 18th birthday. MMT

#11565 (8) - Nov 13, 2010 by suicidal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2375) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, I realized how dull my day job is when I received an email from my brother-in-law in Iraq stating, "A mortar hit our Humvee this afternoon, but it didn't detonate. I feel blessed." MMT

#11564 (0) - Nov 12, 2010 by at peace - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1339) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, my ex-wife is undergoing surgery to donate one of her kidneys to save my wife’s life. MMT

#11563 (6) - Nov 12, 2010 by wowwed - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (5235) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, our hotel room in Samalia was broken into. The only thing stolen was bread, crackers, and canned tuna. MMT

#11562 (4) - Nov 11, 2010 by Phoenix - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2181) - No, that made me sleepy. (73)

Today, after my grandmother passed, my dad read me the final entry she wrote in her diary yesterday morning while she was under hospice care. It was just one line long and read, “I'm still happy at the end.” MMT

#11561 (0) - Nov 11, 2010 by a_girl - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1538) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I spoke to a man at the nursing facility where I work whose wife of 60 years is suffering from advanced Alzheimer's disease. He comes to sit with her every day just to hold her hand. "She's been my best friend since high school," he told me. "We made a promise to stick together." MMT

#11560 (1) - Nov 10, 2010 by Phil - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2695) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, on my 19th birthday, I told my father that I have no idea what I want to do with my life. He put his arm on my shoulder and said, “There's nothing to do with a life but live it.” MMT

#11553 (2) - Nov 10, 2010 by JCK - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1263) - No, that made me sleepy. (130)

Today, I found out that the autistic boy who lives next door tells everyone I’m his best friend. I usually only go out of my way to spend time with him once a month. MMT

#11550 (2) - Nov 9, 2010 by anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1798) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, my two sons who were always on the honor roll in grade school work for my other son who was always in detention for skipping class. MMT

#11548 (4) - Nov 9, 2010 by Jay - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1882) - No, that made me sleepy. (103)

Today, as my mom and I were crossing the road at a busy intersection, a drunk driver ran the red light heading straight for us. And just as I saw my whole life flash before my eyes, a car driving the other way through the intersection t-boned the car at the last second and prevented it from hitting us. MMT

#11542 (4) - Nov 8, 2010 by thankful - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2099) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

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