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Today, my son is a successful computer engineer employed by Google. When he was in grade school he had a (reading and writing) learning disability that frustrated most of his teachers. I remember, like it was yesterday, when his 4th grade English teacher told me he’d likely never get past 8th grade. MMT

#12043 (9) - Dec 29, 2010 by hbk - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1427) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, almost a full year after the accident, I still open my eyes and expect to see her lying next to me in bed. MMT

#12042 (1) - Dec 29, 2010 by alone - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1615) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, she's been blind for 18 years - nearly all of her adult life. Yet, she still sees the world in a way that never fails to make me smile. MMT

#12026 (0) - Dec 28, 2010 by BillC - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1671) - No, that made me sleepy. (60)

Today wasn't Christmas, at least not for me. Christmas doesn't come when you're sitting in a hospital room hoping your wife wakes up from a coma before New Years. And I'm still here waiting. MMT

#12025 (4) - Dec 28, 2010 by waiting - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1186) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I realized that no matter how many Christmas lights, decorations, and stockings they put up, an Army tent in Afghanistan will never feel like Christmas. MMT

#12024 (2) - Dec 27, 2010 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1351) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, at the age of 52, my uncle donated his entire life savings - roughly $1.5 million - to the cancer research clinic where he is currently being treated in hopes that they'll be able to use the money to buy him more than the 9 months they're giving him now. MMT

#12023 (3) - Dec 27, 2010 by Ding - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1305) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today my older dog, Sparks, is 16 years old, blind and has trouble walking. My younger dog, Poppy, is 2 years old and spunky. But when it comes time to eat their food, Poppy barks and waits for Sparks to slowly make his way over to the bowl. And on days when he’s too weak or tired, Poppy actually drags Sparks’ food bowl across the tile floor to him. MMT

#12022 (2) - Dec 26, 2010 by allie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5628) - No, that made me sleepy. (58)

Today marks the ten year anniversary that my twin brother committed suicide. He did so because we were in a major car accident together that was his fault, and while he only had a few broken bones, I was in critical condition and doctors said they didn’t think I was going to make it. And he didn’t want to live without me. MMT

#12021 (2) - Dec 26, 2010 by jo - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2765) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, on Christmas Eve, there’s a family of 6 staying at our hotel. They were hanging out in the lobby by the fireplace 10 minutes ago sharing stories and laughing. I asked them where they were from. “Oh, we’re from here,” the father said. “Our house burned down yesterday, but miraculously, all of us got out safely. And that makes this a very merry Christmas.” MMT

#11988 (1) - Dec 25, 2010 by amb - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3303) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today is our 10th anniversary, but since my husband and I are both recently unemployed we agreed not to get each other any gifts. When I woke up this morning, my husband was already up. I walked downstairs to find beautiful wild flowers brilliantly arranged all over the house. There must be 400 flowers total and he didn’t spend a dime. MMT

#11987 (3) - Dec 25, 2010 by jan - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2344) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, when I told my 7-year-old daughter to never give up on her dreams, she asked me when I gave up on mine. I stuttered and couldn’t seem to articulate anything for a few moments after that. MMT

#11971 (1) - Dec 24, 2010 by dreamer - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1293) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today, as a 28 year old woman, some people think it’s kind of strange that my best friend – the friend I vibe with better than anyone else, and hang out with all of the time – is my grandmother. She also happens to be my maid of honor when I get married next month. MMT

#11970 (4) - Dec 24, 2010 by dale - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1993) - No, that made me sleepy. (82)

Today, when you tripped me in the hall and laughed at me with your new, cool friends, it reminded me of those fun summers we spent together when we were little kids and how we swore we’d be friends forever. MMT

#11968 (2) - Dec 23, 2010 by letusfindaway - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1838) - No, that made me sleepy. (73)

Today, at 6PM I’m marrying the love of my life. I met him two years ago at my best friend’s funeral. MMT

#11966 (1) - Dec 23, 2010 by mary - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1319) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, one of my classmates in 2nd period who I barely know leaned over from his desk towards mine, smiled sincerely and said, “You look really pretty today. I like the new haircut.” And I know it’s not a big deal, but I‘m sitting here in 5th period now and I’m still smiling about it. MMT

#11951 (0) - Dec 22, 2010 by sweets - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2174) - No, that made me sleepy. (236)

Today, I visited his grave. I met him in boot camp, and for nearly four years, we were friends. Until that day I was shot in an ambush. I couldn’t walk, but he refused to leave my side and take cover. He carried me to safety, and then at the last moment, he was shot in the back of the head. We had 2 weeks of service left. MMT

#11950 (6) - Dec 22, 2010 by tooshort - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2328) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I found out that one of my 2nd graders came to school every day this week with only a banana for lunch. When I asked her why, she said, “My mom doesn’t have a job right now. We don’t have much food in the house.” MMT

#11949 (6) - Dec 21, 2010 by paap - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1606) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, I realized the unconditional love I have for my 4-year-old son when I didn’t strangle him after I spent 15 minutes drenching myself outside in the freezing cold sleet and snow looking for his favorite action figure that he thought he left in the backyard, but instead turned out to be lost in the back pocket of his pants. MMT

#11948 (7) - Dec 21, 2010 by BeingDad - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1341) - No, that made me sleepy. (685)

Today, I proposed to a girl who was hospitalized with me for suicide when we were 14. She told me that my positivity in the hospital helped her to get better. We ended up going to the same college, and when I fell into depression a few semesters ago she was there for me like I was for her 7 years ago. (BTW, she said yes!) MMT

#11932 (2) - Dec 20, 2010 by stu - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1509) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, my best friend’s wife was mugged and assaulted in our home town while he was overseas fighting in Afghanistan. MMT

#11928 (6) - Dec 20, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1912) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

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