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Today, my friend in my Algebra class told me that he can tell how happy or sad I am based on the length of my fingernails. And although I never really thought about it before, he’s 100% right. MMT

#11766 (4) - Dec 12, 2010 by amy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (946) - No, that made me sleepy. (233)

Today, after the accident, his parents picked up his personal effects from the coroner’s office. His mom told me his iPhone was open to a half-written text message addressed to me in response to a text message I had sent him moments before the accident. MMT

#11764 (6) - Dec 11, 2010 by CC - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2197) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

Today, as I sit here on the balcony of my beautiful 28th story downtown loft, I realize I have everything I’ve been working for since I graduated college - a nice home, a respectable career, lots of friends and business acquaintances, etc. And that’s why I wish I understood why I feel so empty and alone inside. MMT

#11762 (14) - Dec 11, 2010 by Amy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1188) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, as I listened to the sirens blazing down the street outside of our apartment, I never imagined that the paramedics were on their way to save my son's life. MMT

#11760 (1) - Dec 10, 2010 by Sarahkane - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1442) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, as I watched the sunrise with my terminally ill 12-year-old daughter, she said, “If heaven is anything like this, I have nothing to be afraid of.” MMT

#11741 (2) - Dec 10, 2010 by Adeline - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2098) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, as he scraped the ice off of his windshield, I stood on the front porch watching his breath merge with the cold air and the early morning sun. But I had no clue those would be the final moments of his life. MMT

#11740 (1) - Dec 9, 2010 by zoe - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1582) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, I’ve been deployed in Iraq for almost 2 full years. My best friend, a fellow soldier, died a year and a half ago. Ever since then, every time my unit takes on gunfire I hope one of the bullets hits me square between the eyes. But somehow it just keeps happening to those around me. MMT

#11737 (8) - Dec 9, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1568) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today, my maid of honor (and best friend) in my wedding party is the girl I randomly sat next to in the school cafeteria 8 years ago when we were freshmen in high school. I sat next to her simply because she was sitting all by herself and I didn’t have anyone to sit next to either. MMT

#11735 (0) - Dec 8, 2010 by natalie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1597) - No, that made me sleepy. (97)

Today, I found out that my 5-year-old daughter’s best friend in her kindergarten class - the girl she’s been telling me about for nearly two months now - is a little bald headed girl who has been battling leukemia for the last 12 months. My daughter never mentioned her bald appearance once. MMT

#11733 (2) - Dec 8, 2010 by daisy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2086) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, my Muslim fiancé joined me for my family’s annual Hanukkah dinner celebration. MMT

#11731 (0) - Dec 7, 2010 by Ari - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1550) - No, that made me sleepy. (279)

Today, the art teacher that helped me rise above my depression by showing me how to channel my feelings into my digital designs, which in turn earned me a full-ride art scholarship, has been fired from my school due to budget cuts. According to the school board, art is no longer considered a vital subject in our school system. MMT

#11715 (3) - Dec 7, 2010 by artfreak - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2265) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, I met a girl in Santo Domingo who works 2 jobs and goes to school all while she raises 3 little boys. Their parents died last year in a car wreck. The little boys are her brothers. The girl is 17 years old. MMT

#11700 (3) - Dec 6, 2010 by SAM - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1943) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today was my father’s funeral (he died from a heart attack last week). He’s been a high school English teacher in a rough area of The Bronx most of his life. Over 300 of his students spanning multiple graduating classes over his 25 year tenure showed up at his funeral. And their reason was universal: “He was my favorite teacher. He made a difference.” MMT

#11699 (1) - Dec 6, 2010 by GB - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2010) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

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! (1931) - 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! (3881) - 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! (1588) - 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! (1240) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

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