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Today, I have French and Cherokee in my lineage. Many decades ago, a French immigrant joined a foreign naval force, jumped ship in America, nearly killed a man while defending himself in a street fight, was sent to a chain gang for five years in the south, then fell in love and was nurtured back into society by my Cherokee great-grandmother. MMT

#18023 (0) - May 15, 2014 by mason - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (190) - No, that made me sleepy. (129)

Today, I found is amusing to make fun of the 30-year-old girl at the party who was afraid of fireworks until I found out that it's not the fireworks themselves but the sounds that remind her of the gunshots that made her a widow. MMT

#18022 (3) - May 14, 2014 by ckey17 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (332) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, despite her husband’s legal record and bizarre behavior, my mom still pretends not to understand why I will never leave my two daughters alone at their house. MMT

#18021 (0) - May 13, 2014 by WillC - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (226) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I still wish I had taken the F instead of the A on the final exam I hurried to finish while my dad was taking his last few breaths at the hospital. MMT

#18020 (2) - May 12, 2014 by Daria - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (380) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, our bisexual CEO put the new girl in her place when she uncouthly announced that being examined by her female OB/GYN makes her feel "like a queer," with four perfect words: "I AM a queer." MMT

#18019 (0) - May 11, 2014 by Lala - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (250) - No, that made me sleepy. (77)

Today, I knew he loved me when he admitted his refusal to let me sleep by the window was for fear of a stray bullet. And sadly, that’s how he became a widower ten years ago tomorrow. MMT

#18018 (0) - May 10, 2014 by Jan - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (255) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, the evening news failed to mention that I was completely sober and on my way home from work, and she was drunk and running across a dark country road in the dark, in the pouring rain. MMT

#18017 (2) - May 9, 2014 by nn - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (400) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, only then did I realize how much I had to be grateful for when I overheard my 7-year-old patient’s grandfather tell her that her parents and brother all died in the car accident. MMT

#18016 (0) - May 8, 2014 by Julie Ann - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (331) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, like any other day, I never thought about how great my life is and how much I have to live for, until my doctor told me the lump is cancerous and scheduled me for emergency surgery tomorrow morning. MMT

#18015 (1) - May 7, 2014 by rachel - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (253) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, after nearly a year of hardcore diet and exercise, the only person who has complimented me on all the weight I've lost and muscle I’ve gained is my 7-year-old nextdoor neighbor. MMT

#18014 (1) - May 6, 2014 by DareBear - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (345) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, I learned just how much a pretty smile can hide incredible pain. I learned that when you look at someone you never know exactly what’s going on in their life or what they’re going through. I learned this after one of my top employees – a woman with the most intelligent, positive personality imaginable… who always smiles and helps others smile too – took her own life. No one seems to know why. MMT

#18013 (0) - May 5, 2014 by A - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (425) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today I found out I have been accepted to college with a full baseball scholarship. Despite everything my alcoholic mother and her abusive husband put me through - the hungry, sleepless nights I spent in tears as a young kid - it didn't ruin me. I’ve worked hard to get out of this trailer, and it’s finally paying off. MMT

#18012 (4) - May 4, 2014 by Mac - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (595) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, the flower delivery company called to notify me that the white roses (my mom’s favorite) for my mom would be delayed and not be delivered to her at the hospital until tomorrow morning. But after a 3-year battle with cancer, she passed away an hour ago. MMT

#18011 (0) - May 3, 2014 by goodmourning - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (287) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I can't believe that her smiling at me was the highlight of a day in which I landed my dream job, finally got my dad to sincerely congratulate me for something, and found a hundred bucks in the back of a cab. But I guess that's the power of a father's love for his daughter. MMT

#18010 (0) - May 2, 2014 by masonss - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (243) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, it’s been 20 years since I moved to overseas with my military family and was heartbroken to leave the girl I loved behind, but four years ago she found me on Facebook and now we're married and have two kids. MMT

#18009 (1) - May 1, 2014 by Manny - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (333) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, after 17 years with a speech impediment, I walked into my speech therapist's office and told him, "I don't need your assistance anymore, I can speak just fine," in clear English. MMT

#18008 (0) - Apr 29, 2014 by vanessa - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (327) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, although cancer took my oldest son ten years ago when he was a senior in college, his first, and only, serious boyfriend still sends me flowers every year for my birthday. MMT

#18007 (0) - Apr 28, 2014 by Sarah - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (594) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, it's been exactly 30 years since my best friend died after having medical complications from donating one of his kidneys to me. MMT

#18006 (1) - Apr 27, 2014 by mj - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (564) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, on my 63rd birthday, on my final day on the police force, my partner and I engaged in what appeared to be a small speeding ticket, and resulted in a gun being fired at me for the first time in nearly a decade. Two bullets skimmed both of my ears, creating tiny burn wounds, but otherwise leaving me unharmed. MMT

#18005 (1) - Apr 26, 2014 by NeverAgain - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (329) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today was your funeral. Although we never got along, I went for your brother. But as I stared at your closed casket to hide the self inflicted gunshot wound, all those petty arguments we had over the years flashed before my eyes, leaving me feeling like I am partially to blame. MMT

#18004 (0) - Apr 25, 2014 by RCDM - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

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