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Today, I put 2 hours worth of coins into a Chicago street parking meter on my way into a business meeting. The meeting lasted nearly 4 hours. I expected to see a $120 parking ticket on my car when I returned, but instead the meter read '27 minutes remaining.' Someone paid my meter for me. MMT

#41 (5) - Aug 3, 2009 by Denise - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (8815) - No, that made me sleepy. (427)

Today, I decided to keep the radio off during my 1-hour commute to work. When I got to my exit 15 minutes earlier than usual, I started hoping traffic would be a little heavier tomorrow. MMT

#39 (2) - Aug 3, 2009 by agoo - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (512) - No, that made me sleepy. (699)

Today, I saw something I've seen a hundred times before from a slightly different angle. And now I realize that everything I thought I saw before was just an illusion. MMT

#38 (6) - Aug 3, 2009 by Brandon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1378) - No, that made me sleepy. (1116)

Today, after spending the last 3 years viciously bickering with the college kid who lives next door, I found myself crying in his arms and thanking him repeatedly for saving my son's life. MMT

#37 (6) - Aug 3, 2009 by Emily - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (11614) - No, that made me sleepy. (628)

Today, my daughter who struggled to get C's in grade school owns a multi-million dollar cosmetics company. My daughter who was in the gifted program in grade school is happily employed as a kindergarten teacher making $35K a year. MMT

#36 (17) - Aug 3, 2009 by Robert - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (9616) - No, that made me sleepy. (1186)

Today, I met a movie star celebrity who has been one of my idols since I was a kid. He was a total jerk in real life. MMT

#35 (6) - Aug 2, 2009 by Greg - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2696) - No, that made me sleepy. (692)

Today, I checked my account balance and realized I had been fined $40 by my bank for a $2 overdraft when I bought a coffee on the way to work. "I couldn’t be any more broke!" I cried aloud as I walked outside to get some air. Just then a skinny homeless man limped out from a nearby alleyway. MMT

#34 (2) - Aug 2, 2009 by Britney - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2922) - No, that made me sleepy. (284)

Today, my 21 year old son's alternative rock band received a record deal from a major record label. I spent the last 5 years trying to convince him that college was the smarter way to go. But he stood his ground and pursued his dream. And now he's living it. MMT

#33 (11) - Aug 2, 2009 by Paul - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (9165) - No, that made me sleepy. (612)

Today, I asked my 6 year old son what he wants to be when he grows up. He said, "Mommy, all I want to be is happy." MMT

#32 (17) - Aug 1, 2009 by Dale - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (16362) - No, that made me sleepy. (1538)

Today, I took a wrong turn on my way home. I ended up on a beautiful country road lined with wild flowers and lush foliage, so I decided to drive a little further. After a mile, I came up on a local bakery and went in for a taste. I met a great guy there. We have a dinner date tomorrow at 7PM. MMT

#31 (5) - Aug 1, 2009 by Ashley - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (6066) - No, that made me sleepy. (1044)

Today, I saw a pretty scary looking guy who had a tall blue mohawk and tattoos and piercings all over his body. He was helping my elderly neighbor take her trash down to the curb. My neighbor told me afterwards that the guy was just walking by and offered to help. MMT

#30 (12) - Aug 1, 2009 by Kerry - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (8809) - No, that made me sleepy. (405)

Today, I married the man of my dreams. I left for college at 18 and looked for him there. Nothing. I moved to a new city and looked for him there. Nothing. Then last fall I returned home for Thanksgiving. My brother's best friend, whom I grew up with, joined us for dinner. And I found him. MMT

#29 (4) - Jul 31, 2009 by Megan - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5998) - No, that made me sleepy. (506)

Today, I was sitting on a hotel balcony watching 2 lovers in the distance walk along the beach. From their body language, I could tell they were laughing and enjoying each other's company. As they got closer, I realized they were my parents. My parents almost got divorced 8 years ago. MMT

#28 (3) - Jul 31, 2009 by Chuck - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (10201) - No, that made me sleepy. (683)

Today, I kissed a girl for the first time. I am a girl and it felt right. MMT

#27 (26) - Jul 30, 2009 by Michelle - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (10668) - No, that made me sleepy. (7677)

Today, I returned 2 library books that were 3 months overdue. The librarian looked extremely nervous as she informed me of my $34 late fee. When I smiled and handed her the $34, she said, "Oh, thanks for being so nice about it. Most people scream at me when I inform them of their late fees." MMT

#26 (5) - Jul 29, 2009 by Shannon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3135) - No, that made me sleepy. (471)

Today, I was reunited with an old buddy. Throughout college we were best friends. Then just before graduation we got into a nasty fight over a girl. Terrible words were exchanged and we never spoke again, until today. And as we hugged each other, we acknowledged how irrelevant that girl is now. MMT

#25 (3) - Jul 29, 2009 by Paul - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2197) - No, that made me sleepy. (174)

Today, my employer officially approved my request to work from home 2 days a week. All of my friends and family were shocked. "When did your employer implement this policy?" they asked. "About 2 weeks after I pitched the idea to the CEO," I replied. MMT

#24 (2) - Jul 29, 2009 by Keith - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1102) - No, that made me sleepy. (344)

Today, a lady walked up to me in the gym and asked me to give her some workout pointers. She said, "You look incredible! Watching you gradually tone-up and progress in here has become my primary inspiration to get in shape." It made me smile because I've struggled with my weight since I was 15. MMT

#23 (1) - Jul 28, 2009 by Jen - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3720) - No, that made me sleepy. (171)

Today, my daughter confronted me with the fact that my biggest fear, a fear that has held me back from many life experiences, has never come true. I am 76 years old. MMT

#22 (6) - Jul 28, 2009 by Claire - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3319) - No, that made me sleepy. (297)

Today, I was dealt a colossal life lesson. My girlfriend is pregnant. I've worn a condom every single time we've had sex for the last 2 years... except for this one night last month when we were really, really drunk. MMT

#21 (10) - Jul 27, 2009 by Donny - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1092) - No, that made me sleepy. (1255)

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