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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! (373) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

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! (270) - 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! (357) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

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! (367) - 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! (369) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

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! (352) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, an 8th grade boy in my class brought one of my other 8th graders a bouquet of flowers simply because she mentioned yesterday that she had never received flowers from anyone before. She couldn't stop smiling for the rest of the day. MMT

#18037 (0) - May 29, 2014 by MJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (357) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I cried for my wife for the very first time, and I can’t stop. She took her own life nearly two years ago. I was so disappointed. So heartbroken. So confused. I don’t know how I made it this far without a tear. MMT

#18036 (0) - May 28, 2014 by widower - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (296) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, as my tears dripped down into my father’s casket, all I could think was, “I still have so much I need to say to you.” MMT

#18035 (0) - May 27, 2014 by jenn24 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (267) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, my sister went into labor at her husband’s wake. MMT

#18034 (1) - May 26, 2014 by sparx - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (321) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, after spending fifteen minutes or so assisting a blind customer find what she needed, I rang her up at the cash register, and she smiled and said, “Thank you so much. Your kindness is the only sunshine I’ve seen all day.” MMT

#18033 (0) - May 25, 2014 by maam - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (315) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, he wrote his suicide note on the final page of a book I bought him last week, entitled, “The Happiness Project.” I knew he wasn’t happy, I just didn’t know how much. I wish I had done more when I had the chance... MMT

#18032 (0) - May 24, 2014 by blue - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (241) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I cried when my mom looked up at me from her bed at the hospice and said, "I always wished I could have been just a little bit prettier. That's why your father left me so many years ago... I just know." MMT

#18031 (0) - May 23, 2014 by M - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (320) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, after they detained me and took my ID and passport at the airport for looking "suspicious," the Israeli security guard noticed the tears in my eyes and brought me homemade cookies and a juice box from his own lunch. MMT

#18030 (0) - May 22, 2014 by zeshawn - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (426) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, it occurred to me that my mom and I stopped having new daily bruises on our bodies once I hit my alcoholic father back in the face as hard as I could last year on my 17th birthday. MMT

#18029 (1) - May 21, 2014 by anon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (362) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, my wife took her final breath, as my daughter took her first. And in that blink of a moment I lost the love of my life, and met a new kind of love I never knew existed. MMT

#18028 (0) - May 20, 2014 by J - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (546) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, when I asked the Watchman of our old building "How come the Lift is on 14th floor everyday at 7:30am?" (it's the time I leave for work) He replied, "Madam, our building lift is so slow that it will take at least a few minutes from Ground Floor to the 14th floor." So every day from Ground Floor, I press the 14th floor button at 7:25am sharp, so you won't have to wait. MMT

#18027 (0) - May 19, 2014 by celestina - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (551) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I just re-discovered my journal from when I was 17, and the last thing I wrote in it was, "I just wish I had one more chance to tell my mom how much I love her." And now, 40 years later, I still agree with my 17-year-old self. MMT

#18026 (0) - May 18, 2014 by dayna - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I stood beside him as his best man and listened to him recite the most beautiful wedding vows to a lovely woman he met five years ago at work. And as I stood there smiling, I thought about the first time I met him nearly twenty years ago. It was when I offered him my raincoat and lunchtime leftovers, after watching him attempt to move a shopping cart full of his possessions out of the pouring rain. MMT

#18025 (1) - May 17, 2014 by Cole - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (396) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, the difference between "we're expecting" and "were expecting" is just a little apostrophe that broke our hearts wide open. MMT

#18024 (2) - May 16, 2014 by Len - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (445) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

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