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Today, at the doctor’s office where I work, a Latino woman filled out the forms for her son’s medical exam. In the 'Ethnicity' section, she marked 'Other' and wrote in 'American.' MMT

#297 (9) - Aug 17, 2009 by Andy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2883) - No, that made me sleepy. (213)

Today, I had to go to a funeral for a 26 year old coworker of mine who had a stroke at work this week and was pronounced dead at the scene. He and his widow just got married last year, just bought a house last month, and just had a beautiful baby boy last week. And then just like that… he was gone. MMT

#293 (1) - Aug 17, 2009 by Jen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (4326) - No, that made me sleepy. (116)

Today, I met a powerful businessman who is worth 100 million dollars. In conversation he told me he regretted never making it to his son’s hockey games or his daughter’s dance recitals. It made me smile because my dad is probably only worth as much as this man’s last paycheck, but he made it to everything. MMT

#287 (6) - Aug 17, 2009 by CuriousGeorge - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3365) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, I met an 85 year old woman who lives at the other end of my neighborhood. I complained about how bumpy and pot hole covered our roads are. She said, "Well I don't know, I think the roads are nice. When I was a little girl, these roads were all dirt roads." MMT

#283 (1) - Aug 17, 2009 by countyspud - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (787) - No, that made me sleepy. (120)

Today, as you were breaking up with me, all I could think about were those weekday mornings when you compared the Pop-Tarts and gave me the one with more frosting. MMT

#280 (5) - Aug 17, 2009 by Krista - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (4625) - No, that made me sleepy. (436)

Today, I realized that some of the most interesting and insightful people in my life are the ones who made me think, "What a weirdo…" when I first met them. MMT

#278 (2) - Aug 17, 2009 by jason - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3613) - No, that made me sleepy. (105)

Today, on my birthday, I received an envelope in the mail containing my wallet that I lost last week. All of my money and credit cards were still inside, and on my driver's license next to my address and birthday was a post-it note that said, "Happy Birthday!" There was no return address. MMT

#274 (4) - Aug 16, 2009 by MW - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2840) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, I read an MMT story about a 40-year-old man jumping on the back of a shopping cart and taking a ride across the parking lot. It inspired me. So this afternoon, after I went shopping, that man was me! MMT

#270 (8) - Aug 16, 2009 by JustMe - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1262) - No, that made me sleepy. (149)

Today, I watched as 3 giddy tourists jumped around, dancing and singing for 15 minutes with a live Mickey Mouse character at Disney World. These tourists were easily 70 years old. MMT

#267 (1) - Aug 16, 2009 by Paprika - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1242) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, I saw a man driving with two kids in the car. One kid was in the front passenger seat and the other was sitting on the gearshift. Both children were definitely under the age of six and not wearing seat belts. The back seats were completely empty. My son died in a car accident last year. MMT

#265 (1) - Aug 16, 2009 by Relic - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1859) - No, that made me sleepy. (97)

Today, as I watched my 3-year-old daughter play with her friends, I realized the world is still a beautiful place. MMT

#258 (0) - Aug 16, 2009 by instant_eternity - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (771) - No, that made me sleepy. (265)

Today, I started packing for college. I spent the day scrutinizing every single thing I could possibly need. But once all of my belongings were in a heap on the floor, I realized that the things (people) I really don't want to leave behind can't go with me. MMT

#256 (2) - Aug 16, 2009 by Bentron3000 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (753) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, I went ice skating. Everyone skating was young, except one guy in his mid-50’s. He kept falling down and smiling. And all the kids kept laughing along with him. I asked him why he decided to skate today. He said, "I was at work earlier and realized I had never been ice skating. So here I am." MMT

#255 (5) - Aug 15, 2009 by Dev - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (9571) - No, that made me sleepy. (207)

Today, my 9-year-old baby brother curiously looked at the acronym 'WTF' and said, "I know what that means! 'Wow, That's Funny!' Right?" MMT

#254 (5) - Aug 15, 2009 by steve - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2757) - No, that made me sleepy. (300)

Today, I told my mom that I feel like I'm failng with my alcoholism counseling and that I want to quit. Then she said my 8 year old brother told her, "I really like the new Elliot so much better." MMT

#252 (3) - Aug 15, 2009 by Elliot - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3060) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, I took a pay cut so I could start spending more time with my 5 year old son. When I got home early, he ran into my arms with the brightest smile I've ever seen. MMT

#250 (1) - Aug 15, 2009 by kat - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2769) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, I met an amazing woman at the airport. We shared lunch and laughed for 3 hours straight while we waited for our flights. She gave me her number and I lost it. Her name is Emily, she teaches English in China, and she is smart and beautiful… and that’s all I know about her. MMT

#248 (15) - Aug 15, 2009 by David - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1218) - No, that made me sleepy. (105)

Today, I realized the best way to appreciate my job is to imagine my life without it... so I turned in my resignation letter. I have no clue what I'm going to do next, but I'm excited and optimistic. MMT

#244 (4) - Aug 15, 2009 by Richard - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (964) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

Today, I found out that I may have breast cancer. I go back to the doctor tomorrow for more tests. The strange thing is, when I look around now in the face of possible death, life seems so full of color and happiness. I just hope I have more time to enjoy it. MMT

#240 (7) - Aug 14, 2009 by Rassy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1784) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, just as I was thinking that I really have nothing left to live for, my 10 year old daughter called to tell me that she loves and misses me. MMT

#235 (4) - Aug 14, 2009 by djaiv - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2572) - No, that made me sleepy. (95)

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