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Today my daughter died. Seventeen years ago she was born. These days represent the saddest and happiest days of my life, respectively. MMT

#11244 (9) - Oct 23, 2010 by nobody - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1230) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, for the first time in my life, at age 20 I'm thinking about the importance of my uterus and my desire to have children. I don’t want them now. I don’t have a husband, or even a boyfriend. But my doctors found a malignant tumor on my uterus this afternoon. They say I’ll likely be fine as long as I have my uterus removed. MMT

#11236 (5) - Oct 23, 2010 by krissy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1335) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the day I quit my day job to pursue my passion. No, it hasn’t been easy. Yes, money has been tight at times. No, I’m not quite there yet, but I’m still standing and making progress. And yes, it was worth it. MMT

#11234 (3) - Oct 22, 2010 by kayla - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1057) - No, that made me sleepy. (136)

Today, at age 18, he financially supports his two baby sisters and his alcoholic mother and still manages to get straight A’s in my classes. MMT

#11222 (5) - Oct 22, 2010 by Jamie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1997) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, trying to keep it as simple as possible, I told my 8-year-old son that racism was: "When people won't play nice with others because the other people look different." He stared at me for a moment and said, "But that's soooo dumb! My two best friends look totally different!” MMT

#11210 (2) - Oct 21, 2010 by LC - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1343) - No, that made me sleepy. (132)

Today, I realized that my older brother is happily living his life persuing a career in game design even though our mother doesn't approve. I, meanwhile, am miserable persuing the job I chose because I knew my mother approved of it more than writing or photography. MMT

#11197 (3) - Oct 21, 2010 by GalandeSitnalta - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1132) - No, that made me sleepy. (59)

Today, I realized that I tried so hard to be close to you because you were the one person who would rather be alone than talk to someone about their problems. I am the kind of person who people talk to when they're sad. I still wish I could have been that person for you. MMT

#11194 (6) - Oct 21, 2010 by GalandeSitnalta - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (804) - No, that made me sleepy. (75)

Today is my 16th birthday. When I was born HIV positive the doctors said I’d likely die before I turned 8. MMT

#11186 (1) - Oct 20, 2010 by Stace16 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1347) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, the 10th grader who brought a gun to school is the same kid everyone has picked on every school day since we were all in elementary school. MMT

#11174 (3) - Oct 20, 2010 by dev - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1424) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I yelled at my 14 year old son when I caught him on the phone at 3AM. But then at 7AM I got a phone call from his friend’s mother who and said, “Thank you for raising a hero. My baby was considering suicide last night. I found the suicide note this morning and he confessed his intentions. But your son talked him out of it over the phone last night.” MMT

#11162 (4) - Oct 19, 2010 by anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3363) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, a student of mine with Down Syndrome was dancing all by herself at the 8th grade dance. And just as other students began to laugh at her, one of the most popular boys in the school got up and danced with her for the remainder of the evening. MMT

#11150 (1) - Oct 19, 2010 by Mr.K - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2350) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, my son who has moderate Down Syndrome scored a legitimate touchdown in the first game of the season as running back for his high school football team. MMT

#11138 (4) - Oct 18, 2010 by proud dad - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1403) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, he ran 3 consecutive red lights and didn’t stop when I put on my patrol car’s lights. I followed him all the way across town to the hospital with the intention of arresting him. He stopped and ran inside, ignoring my calls to surrender. I ran after him, into the emergency room, where his 4-year-old son was bleeding to death after being hit by a car. I said a prayer and walked away. MMT

#11126 (32) - Oct 18, 2010 by Lt. PD - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3711) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, exactly twenty years ago to the hour, I risked my life to save a woman who was drowning in the rapids of the Colorado River. And that’s how I met my wife - the love of my life. MMT

#11114 (3) - Oct 17, 2010 by rizzo - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2569) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I read the note I wrote my 30-year-old self when I was only 16. It MMT.

#11102 (1) - Oct 17, 2010 by rob - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (971) - No, that made me sleepy. (207)

Today, my four year old son got up out of his seat on the subway so and elderly woman could sit down. He did this instantly with without even thinking about it, and without anyone ever instructing him to do so. MMT

#11090 (1) - Oct 16, 2010 by Pam30 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1518) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, for the first time since my spinal injury a year ago, I have feeling in my legs. MMT

#11078 (5) - Oct 16, 2010 by jenn - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2332) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, my brother’s heart beats in my chest. He became my donor when he passed away from cancer six years ago. MMT

#11066 (10) - Oct 15, 2010 by ATL - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1524) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, the little girl next to me on the plane kept staring across my seat to look out the window. She was staring so intently that I finally asked her what she was looking for. “I’m looking for my dad,” she said. “My mom says he’s up in the clouds.” MMT

#11054 (0) - Oct 15, 2010 by saylor - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2174) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, when I lifted my sleeve to cut, the sentence, “You are beautiful.” was written in blue ink on my arm over my scars. I fell asleep in the back of the auditorium during drama class at the end of the day. One of my classmates must have written it while I was asleep. It made me smile and I didn’t cut today. MMT

#11042 (6) - Oct 14, 2010 by anonymous15 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2959) - No, that made me sleepy. (145)

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