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Today, 8 years after we had a one night stand at a high school graduation party in New York, and 2 years after we randomly ran into each other at a business conference in San Diego, I asked her to marry me in New Orleans. She said, “Yes!” MMT

#12098 (1) - Jan 1, 2011 by niko - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1577) - No, that made me sleepy. (156)

Today, on New Year’s Eve, I asked her, “What are you looking forward to this coming year?” She smiled and said, “Another 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes of struggle, growth, progress and life experience! And I intend to make every last second count!” MMT

#12097 (1) - Jan 1, 2011 by NewYears - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1215) - No, that made me sleepy. (420)

Today, our son grabbed our family photo to kiss daddy good night. He looked at me and asked, "Daddy home now?" I told him that daddy still has a lot of work to do. He pouted and then asked, "Daddy no love me?" My husband is in Iraq for another 6 months and today was our son's 3rd birthday. I want him home so bad it brings me to tears. MMT

#12081 (3) - Dec 31, 2010 by Army Wife - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1518) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, after a quick sunset skinny-dip in the beautiful ocean waves my girlfriend and I ran back up to the shoreline, looked around for a moment, stared down at the freshly wet sand beneath our feet and simultaneously exclaimed, "What the heck happened to our clothes?!" The jog back to the hotel was hilarious! The unexpected curveballs of life MMT.

#12080 (5) - Dec 31, 2010 by Fin - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1769) - No, that made me sleepy. (397)

Today, the star quarterback at our university gave an informative speech in our speech class about his little sister’s struggle with leukemia. He cried openly and honestly in front of an auditorium of nearly 200 students for 10 minutes. MMT

#12058 (1) - Dec 30, 2010 by wowed - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1600) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I landed in the hospital after cutting myself too deeply. Everyone treated me like I was wasting their time except for one male nurse who held my hand, smiled and said, "I've been there. It gets so much better. Just hang in there." He MMT.

#12057 (9) - Dec 30, 2010 by Angel14215 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1867) - No, that made me sleepy. (72)

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! (1428) - 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! (1616) - 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! (1672) - 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! (1353) - 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! (5629) - 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! (2767) - 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! (2346) - 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! (1294) - 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! (1994) - 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)

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