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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! (274) - 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! (265) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, less than a week after her failed suicide attempt, my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer. MMT

#18055 (0) - Jun 17, 2014 by Melaina - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (245) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, my 7-year-old daughter said, “Daddy, I know you’re upset about losing your old job because of money, but I get to see you more now with your new job and I really like that. I used to feel like mom and I were always alone.” MMT

#18054 (0) - Jun 16, 2014 by farfar - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (209) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, my grandmother patted me on the back as I cried in her arms, and she whispered, "Honey, when things are tough, you must be tougher. Don't pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a tough one that leads to greatness." MMT

#18053 (1) - Jun 15, 2014 by fightingjen - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (250) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, my friend at school who I talk to almost every single day about my family problems was admitted to a clinic for depression after her father found her subside note in her daily journal. She has always listened to my problems and asked me how I was feeling, but whenever I would ask her, she would just say, "I'm fine." And I thought she was. MMT

#18052 (0) - Jun 14, 2014 by Emily - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (216) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, the kid in our high school who just broke our school’s all-time bench press and lateral row weight lifting records was born with no legs. MMT

#18051 (0) - Jun 13, 2014 by jo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (171) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, the doctor told my baby brother that when you go to heaven, God gives you all the balloons you lost when you were alive, and my brother cracked one last smile before he took his final breath. MMT

#18050 (0) - Jun 12, 2014 by dada - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (418) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, I realized that I don’t really hate you, even though I’ve said I do for the past two years. I just hate the fact that you don’t love me the way you love him. But I’m trying to be OK with it for our two daughters. MMT

#18049 (0) - Jun 11, 2014 by JSway - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (160) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, after a false diagnosis last week, I found out I don’t have terminal pancreatic cancer. This unreal feeling like I just got a second chance at life MMT.

#18048 (0) - Jun 10, 2014 by butner - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (234) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, as the beeping turned to a flat-line tone, a tear rolled down my father's cheek, as if to tell me that he would miss me too. MMT

#18047 (0) - Jun 9, 2014 by jokajuice - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (239) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I have everything I said I wanted in the suicide note I wrote ten years ago just before I swallowed those pills. I'm so glad I got another chance. MMT

#18046 (0) - Jun 8, 2014 by thereason - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (246) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, the homeless man that used to sleep in the alleyway behind my apartment now works down the street at the gas station as an attendant. And he tells me he has his own studio apartment now too. But he still wears the Nike shoes I gave him two years ago he was on the streets, and he still thanks me every time I see him. MMT

#18045 (1) - Jun 7, 2014 by Ronan - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (303) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I met a man with two prosthetic legs who was skating incredibly well at an ice skating rink in New York. MMT

#18044 (0) - Jun 5, 2014 by AO - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (184) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, the kid he bullied every single day for four years of high school is the only reason he is alive. When he crashed his car into a guard rail after a graduation party, the kid he bullied pulled him from his burning car, gave him CPR, and called 911. If he lives, I'll be sure he knows. MMT

#18043 (0) - Jun 4, 2014 by kate - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (323) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, I am in the hospital getting blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants to fight my leukemia. I've been here since school let out three weeks ago. My best friend Shawn has been here with me the whole time. He literally hasn't left the hospital. His love and support MMT.

#18042 (0) - Jun 3, 2014 by Marc - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (250) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my mom finally lost her 8th battle with cancer. But it's OK. She's been fighting two different forms of cancer on and off successfully for 44 years. And today was her 92nd birthday. MMT

#18041 (0) - Jun 2, 2014 by Marissa - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (317) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, the last of my sister's triplets passed away in a car accident. All three kids have died in the past 10 years due to unrelated illnesses and accidents. MMT

#18040 (1) - Jun 1, 2014 by didi - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (337) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, it’s been seven years since husband was killed in Iraq while serving his 2nd tour of duty for the US Army. He was shot and died as he was carrying two children from a building that was wired with a bomb. Since then I have received several dozen emails from one of those two kids. Again and again, she thanks me and wishes me a blessed day. And in a way, it really helps me. MMT

#18039 (0) - May 31, 2014 by Nell - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (334) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, my little brother was the only person who offered to help me move into my new apartment. He was born with Multiple sclerosis and can barely walk on his own without assistance. But he insisted on helping me, and he really did. MMT

#18038 (1) - May 30, 2014 by thatwilldo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (320) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

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