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Today, after my class voted for me as the student with the "best smile," all I could think is that it hurts so much more to smile in front of everyone, than to cry all alone. MMT

#18075 (0) - Jul 7, 2014 by ThatGirl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (143) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I know the truth. When I joined the military 8 years ago, I thought I was doing it to find pride in myself. But now I can accept the fact that what I really wanted was for my father to be proud of me. And he still isn't. MMT

#18074 (0) - Jul 6, 2014 by bigal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (154) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, her final tweet read, “I remember saying ‘no.’ Why doesn’t anyone believe me.” She was only 14. MMT

#18073 (0) - Jul 5, 2014 by cowardly - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (184) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I watched the 4th of July parade roll by outside through the hospital window as my husband and daughter laid behind me in the ICU. MMT

#18072 (0) - Jul 4, 2014 by Allie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (120) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, leaning over the toilet holding my hair back and noticing the scars on my wrists, I suddenly realized how ironic it is that my senior year superlative is "best smile." MMT

#18071 (0) - Jul 3, 2014 by animeluvr18 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (136) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, as she rested in the hospice, my mom insisted that Mozart be played in the background. And just before she dozed off to sleep for the last time, she whispered to me, “Always hear the music in your life, honey.” MMT

Today, I made her a card that said, "Congratulations on the extra six months they’re giving you!" and watched her smile for the first time in two weeks. MMT

#18069 (0) - Jul 1, 2014 by sismay41 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (153) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, we arrived at the hospital at 6am just after my wife's water broke with our twin girls, and by 11pm it became official that we are not going to be parents in the near-term after all. MMT

#18068 (1) - Jun 30, 2014 by sundown - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (235) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, on my 27th birthday, my father carried me into my old room and rested me on my bed, and cried as he tucked me in carefully, minding not to touch the bruises that were a road map of domestic spousal abuse I had hidden from everyone for almost three years. MMT

#18067 (0) - Jun 29, 2014 by Crystal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (285) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today I was asked, "Don't you remember me from your Life Skills class at the County Jail? You taught me how to live life happily without a drink or a drug." I expressed how happy I was to see her doing so well. She then turned to my girlfriend and said, "I'll never forget that face," as she pointed to me. "That woman saves lives!" MMT

#18066 (0) - Jun 28, 2014 by ckmarlowe - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (193) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, my younger sister was killed by a drunk driver – my older brother. My sister was in his passenger seat. MMT

#18065 (0) - Jun 27, 2014 by buazucena - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (205) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, when I asked my 13-year-old daughter how it happened, she looked up at me from her hospital bed and through hysterical tears uttered, “He told me I was beautiful.” MMT

#18064 (1) - Jun 26, 2014 by Ken - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (255) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, losing my infant son has been the most pain I have ever experienced in my life; his heart and lungs saving two babies was the only silver lining that has been helping me cope. MMT

#18063 (0) - Jun 25, 2014 by may - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (238) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today at 8am my doctor showed me the x-ray charts that clearly showed a solid mass in my abdomen. I cried for hours. My whole life seemed more precious than I could ever remember, and I just wanted to enjoy more of it. I spent the afternoon with my kids, laughing through my tears, until the doctor called me again at 6pm. “The biopsy results show a benign tumor,” he said. “It’s curable with a minor surgery.” This feeling of getting a second chance MMT.

#18062 (0) - Jun 24, 2014 by sterling35 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (254) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, when I asked my mom what she thought of me giving my girlfriend, who cheated on me last week for the second time, another chance, she said, "It’s always better to be alone with dignity than in a relationship that constantly requires you to sacrifice your happiness and self-respect." MMT

#18061 (0) - Jun 23, 2014 by Kev - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (273) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, my friend's final tweet reads, “Not everyone made it to today, so don't take your time for granted today.” It became her final tweet this afternoon after a distracted driver collided with her Corolla head-on on her way home from class. MMT

#18060 (0) - Jun 22, 2014 by krich - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (207) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I cried when I saw that my boyfriend's mom finally added photos of me and my boyfriend to her family photo album. MMT

#18059 (0) - Jun 21, 2014 by Darrell - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (179) - No, that made me sleepy. (77)

Today, at the funeral, the bloodied, cracked fingernails and torn knuckles of my sister's best friend spoke volumes about how she tried to release her only daughter from the noose. MMT

#18058 (0) - Jun 20, 2014 by bestill - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (238) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, as I cried over him again, my mom said, “Kate, when you are important to another person, they will always find a way to make time for you – no excuses, no lies and no broken promises. You can’t hold on to someone if they’ve already let go of you.” MMT

#18057 (0) - Jun 19, 2014 by katecrown - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (273) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I realized I had always fantasized about hearing that four-worded question, but I never imagined how perfect it would look as it did when he signed it to me this morning as we walked along the beach. MMT

#18056 (0) - Jun 18, 2014 by Claire - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (264) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

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