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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! (2497) - 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)

Today, my best friend’s husband was killed in Iraq while serving his 2nd tour of duty for the US Army. He died trying to save two children from a building that was wired with a bomb. MMT

#12269 (0) - Jan 11, 2011 by mag - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1646) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, after I buried my 19-year-old cat’s body in my backyard at 9AM this morning, my 11-year-old dog who grew up his whole life around my cat sat beside my cat’s grave for the rest of the day until I called him inside for the night. MMT

#12253 (1) - Jan 10, 2011 by louney - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2640) - No, that made me sleepy. (55)

Today, my boyfriend and I went to the county fair, rode the Ferris wheel, ate candy corn and then he won me a stuffed teddy. We were celebrating my 80th birthday. MMT

#12252 (5) - Jan 10, 2011 by stillliving - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4352) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, when I told my father who has been blind for the last year due to cataracts and old age that I couldn’t imagine not being able to see my wife every day, he smiled and said, “At our age, what can be seen on the outside doesn’t matter. Your mom and I have been together so long, and I know her so well, I still see the woman I love every day.” MMT

#12236 (1) - Jan 9, 2011 by wow - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1517) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, 5 years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and 4 years after my Uncle cheated on her and divorced her during her battle with chemo therapy, my Aunt is 100% cancer free and remarried to another amazing cancer survivor. MMT

#12235 (1) - Jan 9, 2011 by Chosen - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1474) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, I told him, “I'm okay.” “But you're crying,” he replied. “It's okay to cry,” I said. “And it's also okay to admit when you're not okay,” he replied. MMT

#12219 (0) - Jan 8, 2011 by agirl - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1705) - No, that made me sleepy. (184)

Today, when I told my grandmother that I was thinking about pushing off one of my personal goals until next year, she said, “Trust me, Shawn, a year from right now you will wish you had started right now.” MMT

#12218 (0) - Jan 8, 2011 by shawn - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1062) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, I was floating on an inner tube in my Aunt’s swimming pool in Florida. A month ago I was recovering in a military hospital in Iraq. Two months ago I was shot two times when our team was ambushed during a recon mission. Three months ago I was deployed to Iraq for the first time. MMT

#12217 (2) - Jan 7, 2011 by recon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1067) - No, that made me sleepy. (78)

Today he died. Yesterday he was born. He is the only brother I have ever had. And when I close my eyes I can still see him in my mind and he makes me smile and MMT.

Today, as I looked at my ex-girlfriend of almost 2 years from across the hall, I realized that it’s weird how we go from being strangers, to being friends, to being more than friends, to being practically strangers all over again. MMT

#12200 (4) - Jan 6, 2011 by jpaul - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2041) - No, that made me sleepy. (86)

Today, as she licked the blood off the cuts she made on her own wrists, she asked me, “How many calories are in blood?” MMT

#12199 (9) - Jan 6, 2011 by lostmom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1913) - No, that made me sleepy. (354)

Today, I woke up to the sound of birds chirping outside my window – something I haven’t heard in awhile. I’ve been legally deaf since an IED bomb detonated near my Humvee last fall. This morning, miraculously, most of my hearing has been restored. I’m on my way to the clinic to find out more. MMT

#12183 (0) - Jan 5, 2011 by oz - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4851) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

Today, I was sitting right next to him in the car when he took his last breath. And I have struggled to breathe ever since. In fact the sound of my own breathing makes me sick. MMT

#12182 (2) - Jan 5, 2011 by Jen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1633) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, the Salvation Army charity representative that collects money outside our grocery store told me that this past holiday season she received more ‘spare change’ donations from young kids and teenagers than she did from adults. MMT

#12149 (13) - Jan 4, 2011 by Brittany - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1464) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, even though it once broke my heart, as I chatted with my ex-husband and his boyfriend, I realized I am happy for them. MMT

#12148 (2) - Jan 4, 2011 by anon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1453) - No, that made me sleepy. (97)

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