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Today, I asked my fourth grade class to write down what their most prized possession was. 19 out of 27 kids wrote down a family member’s or friend’s name. MMT

#10970 (2) - Oct 11, 2010 by Ms. G - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1270) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, is my father’s 68th birthday. He is a strong-hearted, successful business man, and he’s my idol. Ever since my mom died, he basically married himself to his second love – his business. But he still wears his wedding ring every day, even though my mother died of breast cancer when both of them were only in their late 30’s. MMT

#10958 (0) - Oct 11, 2010 by proudSon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (926) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, I ordered flowers for my mom’s birthday. I paid for them to be delivered because she lives about 250 miles away and I didn’t think I’d have time to see her today. But on my way back home, I drove past a cemetery where I saw a man and two kids placing flowers on a grave. I turned around, picked-up the flowers from the florist, and drove straight to my mother’s house. MMT

#10946 (3) - Oct 10, 2010 by itybit - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1696) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, my boyfriend was trying to pass me a note in homeroom class. Our teacher caught him and confiscated the note. She took the note back to her desk, read it, smiled, and then came back and gave it to me. The note read, “I love you. You look beautiful today.” My boyfriend’s kindness and my teacher’s compassion for love MMT.

#10934 (1) - Oct 10, 2010 by XOXO - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2506) - No, that made me sleepy. (77)

Today, one of my pre-school students wet her pants. Just as the other kids started to laugh, her friend took a cup of water and dumped it on the crotch area of his pants just so she wouldn’t feel alone. MMT

#10922 (2) - Oct 9, 2010 by preK - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2045) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today, you broke my heart. And I desperately want to hate you. But just hearing your voice on my voicemail makes me smile. MMT

#10910 (0) - Oct 9, 2010 by Tia - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (850) - No, that made me sleepy. (418)

Today, my mother passed away after a long battle with cancer. My best friend lives 2000 miles away and called to comfort me. While on the phone, he asked, "What would you do if I showed up at your house and gave you the biggest hug in the world?" "I would surely smile," I replied. And then he rang my doorbell. MMT

#10898 (1) - Oct 8, 2010 by rue - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3234) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, I was on the bus on my way to the store, when an elderly man sat next to me. He saw that I was looking at the bouquet of roses he had in his hand, and told me that they were for his wife because today is their anniversary. He got off the bus and walked into the neighborhood cemetery. MMT

#10886 (1) - Oct 8, 2010 by shick - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1544) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, is my 18th birthday. 18 years ago my mom was pregnant with me when her doctor told her baby was at an extremely high risk of Down Syndrome. The doctor encouraged her to have an abortion. She decided to keep the baby. I don’t have Down Syndrome. MMT

#10874 (12) - Oct 7, 2010 by Caity - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1631) - No, that made me sleepy. (126)

Today, we visited my grandma who has an irregular case of Alzheimer's. When she said she wasn’t married, my grandpa looked up in despair. We could all tell it killed him inside. But instead of getting angry, he stood up, walked over to her and asked her to marry him again. After a few moments of jogging her memory, she said, “Yes!” MMT

#10862 (2) - Oct 7, 2010 by jess - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3121) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, was one of those happy work days that occurs every now and then. Today someone sent snail mail to our office (a suicide hotline service center in San Francisco) that included a picture of a happy family of four and a post-it note that said, “Thank you!” MMT

#10850 (1) - Oct 6, 2010 by pachia - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1403) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, I came out on Facebook and I received nothing but positive comments and phone calls from all of my friends and family. MMT

#10838 (2) - Oct 6, 2010 by bailey - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1680) - No, that made me sleepy. (245)

Today, the main girl who bullied me in high school came into my office apologizing and pleading for a job. I'm still thinking about it. MMT

#10826 (20) - Oct 5, 2010 by mhm - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1252) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today, he died at 35 from a freak accident on the job. But he smiled every day and lived passionately in both his professional life and personal life. And I still envy him, even now. MMT

#10814 (0) - Oct 5, 2010 by kate - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (687) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I was at the theater with my girlfriend, waiting in a long line to get popcorn and drinks. A man on crutches was walked up to the line and was standing off to the side. I offered to let him in front of us. At the end of his order, he tacked on a second large bag of popcorn and two sodas told the cashier it was for the couple behind him. MMT

#10790 (0) - Oct 4, 2010 by Stag - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1866) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, at the beach near the condo where I live, I saw a very elderly couple (likely in there mid 80's) in workout gear walking slowly but steadily down the beach. They were laughing and teasing each other about who would beat who to the pier. Elderly people like them who never give up on life and love MMT.

#10786 (0) - Oct 4, 2010 by Megan - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1907) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, when my 6-year-old little sister realized she had one more cracker on her plate than I had on mine, she broke the extra cracker in half and placed a half on each of our plates. MMT

#10780 (1) - Oct 3, 2010 by sis - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (946) - No, that made me sleepy. (118)

Today, I am on the varsity football team. They call me one of the popular kids. I have 1436 friends on Facebook. And I've never felt more alone in my life. MMT

#10778 (20) - Oct 3, 2010 by aj18 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1906) - No, that made me sleepy. (168)

Today, the best man in my wedding is that random guy that sat next to me on a red-eye flight home from Boston to LA back in the fall of 2000. MMT

#10772 (0) - Oct 2, 2010 by LAguy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1334) - No, that made me sleepy. (79)

Today, a street bum pointed out that I had dropped $40 in cash when I pulled my cell phone out of my pocket. So I decided to split it with him and handed him $20. His honesty and appreciation MMT.

#10770 (1) - Oct 2, 2010 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1238) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

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