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Today, he got in a car accident on the way to the hospital to watch his wife give birth to their first child. He died at the scene. MMT

#11698 (1) - Dec 5, 2010 by Sue - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2131) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, after struggling for a few weeks, I was ready to give-up on my drug counseling until I overheard my 11-year-old son tell my husband, “I’m so excited mommy is getting better! She already seems more like mommy, instead of that weird lady who looks like her.” MMT

#11696 (1) - Dec 5, 2010 by thebrightside - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1929) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I swore to her that if she followed through with it, I’d do the same. And she slowly pointed the gun away from her forehead and toward the floor. Then she handed it to me and cried in my arms for almost three hours. MMT

#11694 (1) - Dec 4, 2010 by friend - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1860) - No, that made me sleepy. (55)

Today, at a neighborhood BBQ my neighbor’s son - a 25 year old Marine – dropped to the floor and started crying when one of the other guests lit off a round of firecrackers. MMT

#11690 (4) - Dec 4, 2010 by Valerie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3879) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, my mom went to the doctor’s office at 8AM for a general physical exam and left at 4PM with and appointment for chemotherapy. MMT

#11687 (4) - Dec 3, 2010 by Kelly - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1763) - No, that made me sleepy. (62)

Today, I saw one of our high school football players, whom I have always assumed was a jerk, smiling and playing tag with his special needs brother outside the gymnasium after school. He was so kind and gentle with his brother - so much so that I realize I totally misjudged him. MMT

#11685 (1) - Dec 3, 2010 by her - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1586) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, I met a woman in the hospital with terminal cancer who has spent 12 hours a day for the last 2 years of her short life running a charity to help sick children. When I asked her why she decided to spend her final years this way, she said, “There’s nothing I can do to help myself, so I dedicate my time to helping others.” MMT

#11683 (0) - Dec 2, 2010 by Chris - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1239) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, he told me he spent his 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s working on his career 12 to 14 hours a day. And now that he’s in his 50’s he’s trying to reconcile things with his kids to try and make up for all the lost time. MMT

Today, for the first time in our high school’s history our school’s yearbook staff honored the numerous votes for a lesbian couple (two of my good friends) for the Best Couple category. They placed 2nd with an honorable mention and photo in our yearbook. MMT

#11679 (0) - Dec 1, 2010 by SRH - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1161) - No, that made me sleepy. (176)

Today, her suicide note said, “Please take care of our daughters.” MMT

#11677 (7) - Dec 1, 2010 by lost - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1426) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, I coordinate the graduation ceremonies at a popular state university in Florida. Two of our latest top-of-the-class grads (who have both received substantial job offers) were born in the projects in Miami. Their father has worked minimum wage as a migrant farmer his whole life, but managed to fund their in-state tuition in full without any student loans. MMT

#11675 (0) - Nov 30, 2010 by anony - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1097) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, she checked herself into rehab after her daughter posted this to her facebook wall: “I love you so much, mom. But I feel like I’ve lost you. To alcohol. To addiction. I hate you when you drink, which means I hate you almost always. I wish you would let someone help you.” MMT

#11674 (3) - Nov 30, 2010 by sheis - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1112) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, she told me I saved her life last year when she was depressed. I looked at her, perplexed. “But all I did was hang out with you and talk about the things friends talk about,” I said. She smiled and said, “I know.” MMT

#11672 (2) - Nov 29, 2010 by Umi - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1768) - No, that made me sleepy. (62)

Today, my neighbor who has had a 15 foot flagpole proudly displaying the American flag in his backyard for the last five years was deported back to Cuba. MMT

#11670 (2) - Nov 29, 2010 by Mia - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2354) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

Today, because of what has been happening at home between my mother and father, I could barely hold back my tears at school. My English teacher noticed and asked me to stay after class. We spent the entire lunch period drinking coffee and talking in her classroom. Her open kindness helped me in more ways than she knows. MMT

#11668 (1) - Nov 28, 2010 by Andrew - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1243) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, my whole life changed when the doctor walked into the waiting area, looked at me and my son and said, “I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.” MMT

#11661 (4) - Nov 28, 2010 by No - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1794) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, a boy in my computer programming class sincerely asked me out on a date. I’ve been chubby and have felt unattractive most of my life. Our date isn’t even until tomorrow, but no matter how it turns out he already made me feel more beautiful than I ever have before. MMT

#11659 (6) - Nov 27, 2010 by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2267) - No, that made me sleepy. (107)

Today, after listening to only three songs, I turned off my iPod again. Since he died, I haven’t been able to listen to my music collection without crying. MMT

#11657 (3) - Nov 27, 2010 by silverangel - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1362) - No, that made me sleepy. (116)

Today, I spoke to my guidance counselor about my friend who has been noticeably depressed for weeks. When my counselor got him into her office he told her he was planning on killing himself this weekend. He's in the crisis center now and I just got off the phone with him. He said, “Thank you.” MMT

#11655 (1) - Nov 26, 2010 by jill - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1303) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, as I walked away from the airport gate alone with my head held high and eyes beet red from crying, I knew at that moment what it meant to be a military wife. MMT

#11653 (7) - Nov 26, 2010 by btown - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2053) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

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