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Today, my 9th grade English teacher’s husband showed up unannounced at our classroom just after lunch wearing his Marine Corps uniform. He got released for leave a week earlier than he was supposed to and decided to surprise her. My teacher began crying with tears of joy and the entire classroom clapped for several minutes as they hugged each other. MMT

#12368 (1) - Jan 21, 2011 by JayCee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3016) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In roughly a year I am going to die. And when I read the MMTs about people who are depressed – who are contemplating suicide, all I can think is: “Wow! I wish I had the choice you do. Because I would choose life.” MMT

#12352 (30) - Jan 20, 2011 by QT - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3548) - No, that made me sleepy. (205)

Today, I learned that 1 person commits suicide every 18 minutes, and that about 1/3 of those suicides are committed by people who were bullied because of their sexuality or gender identity. That makes me sad. That makes me angry! That MMT.

#12351 (5) - Jan 20, 2011 by Enough! - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1253) - No, that made me sleepy. (296)

Today, my maid of honor in my wedding is the same girl I met in my very first college class when we both shared a laugh over the fact that we were wearing the same exact shirt. MMT

#12350 (3) - Jan 19, 2011 by tay - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1402) - No, that made me sleepy. (409)

Today, after I found out that he had been physically abusing my daughter, I discovered that one of the worst feelings in the world is when you realize you weren't paranoid after all. MMT

#12349 (1) - Jan 19, 2011 by christian - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1919) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I saw a truck driver pull his 18 wheeler out of a gas station and momentarily block four lanes of traffic on a busy road in Miami just so an elderly couple in wheelchairs could safely cross the road. The elderly man made a truck honk signal as they reached the other side of the road and the trucker honked twice before driving away. MMT

#12316 (0) - Jan 18, 2011 by KP - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1820) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I received the first payment from his $600,000 life insurance fund and spent most of it this afternoon on depression therapy. MMT

#12315 (3) - Jan 18, 2011 by anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1046) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

Today, for the first time in a few years, I saw the homeless man that used to sleep in the alleyway near my office. He is now an auto mechanic at a local auto shop and he fixed my car. When he recognized me, he thanked me for the clothes and blankets I brought him years ago. When I went to pay, he said, “It’s on the house.” So I tipped him $200. MMT

#12282 (3) - Jan 17, 2011 by kee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1881) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, after my daughter saved her friend's life, I realized that no 13-year-old should have to devote 4 hours in the middle of the night to trying to prevent a friend/classmate from committing suicide. Not at their age... MMT

#12281 (19) - Jan 17, 2011 by jo - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1959) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, my son brought me my Prozac and begged me to take him to the park and play catch. I didn’t take the pills, but I took him to the park. It made me smile for the first time all week. MMT

#12280 (4) - Jan 16, 2011 by anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1314) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, when I heard them talking about me behind my back (literally) in algebra class I got upset. And just when I was about to turn around in my desk and say something I realized they were talking about how much they liked my new hair style. MMT

#12279 (1) - Jan 16, 2011 by NoMore - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (984) - No, that made me sleepy. (191)

Today, the homecoming queen (and valedictorian candidate) at our school is dating a boy who is paralyzed from the waist down. They’ve been dating for almost two years now. MMT

#12278 (1) - Jan 15, 2011 by Fran - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1505) - No, that made me sleepy. (179)

Today was a day I thought would never come. I’ve had a crush on him for 8 years and today he finally kissed me. MMT

#12277 (3) - Jan 15, 2011 by AnonGirl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2000) - No, that made me sleepy. (934)

Today, my 6-year old son told me he spent time this morning with his new friend, Joey. He told me that the two of them talked about how different people look, what the school looks like, what the sky looks like, what birds look like, etc. “Why did you spend time discussing that?” I asked. “Because Joey is blind,” my son replied. MMT

#12276 (1) - Jan 14, 2011 by gabriella - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2295) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, if I had gone back to sleep when I saw his number, he'd be dead. MMT

#12275 (2) - Jan 14, 2011 by FIBRA - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2006) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, like he has numerous times over the last 3 years, my grandfather proposed to my grandmother who has Alzheimer’s and sometimes struggles to remember who he is. MMT

#12274 (1) - Jan 13, 2011 by farrah4 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2125) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today after school, Pat, a skinny punk kid with blue hair, punched my ex-boyfriend (a pretty big football player) about 5 seconds after my ex slapped me across the face in the school parking lot. My ex fell to the ground totally stunned as Pat walked me safely to my car. MMT

#12273 (7) - Jan 13, 2011 by dizzy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2496) - No, that made me sleepy. (81)

Today, on my Delta flight I was sitting behind a young U.S. Marine. After we landed as we were walking off of the plane he called his mom on his cell phone and said, "I'm home, Mom! I’m finally home!" He had the biggest smile on his face. MMT

#12272 (0) - Jan 12, 2011 by kodyy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3074) - No, that made me sleepy. (102)

Today, lying in his hospital bed, my father calmly comforted me and tried to ease my broken heart about his impending demise to pancreatic cancer. MMT

#12271 (1) - Jan 12, 2011 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1058) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, my daughter cried as her two best friends shaved their heads so she wouldn't have to be bald alone. MMT

#12270 (1) - Jan 11, 2011 by LAkidd - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2934) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

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