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Today, I met someone who is making $35,000 a month selling pot. I make less than that in a year at my salaried job as a high school math teacher. MMT

#17993 (3) - Apr 14, 2014 by notwithabang - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (349) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, about an hour before she left this world, my mom kissed me and told me she loved me for the first time since I told her I was gay, 16 years ago. MMT

#17992 (0) - Apr 13, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (362) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I was walking as fast as I could away from a homeless man who was trying to get my attention, until he screamed, “Ma’am, you dropped your wallet!” And I turned around to see him holding it up for me to see. MMT

#17991 (1) - Apr 12, 2014 by andrea - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (504) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, the decision not to take her off life support paid off when she began breathing on her own and responding to our voices - something the doctors said was “highly unlikely.” MMT

#17990 (0) - Apr 11, 2014 by V - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (311) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, an elderly man who was limping and using a walker, waited patiently as he held the door open for me on the way out of the hospital. MMT

#17989 (0) - Apr 10, 2014 by Holly - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (279) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, the driver that killed my son on his motorcycle five years ago just donated the kidney and blood that will hopefully save my daughter’s life. MMT

#17988 (1) - Apr 9, 2014 by hunterclark - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (505) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I am alive 40 years after my best friend donated his kidney to me and saved my life. We are now in our early 80’s and still enjoy each other’s company on a daily basis. MMT

#17987 (0) - Apr 8, 2014 by David - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (360) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, the seat belt and the five airbags in our five-star-crash-rated SUV weren’t enough to save my wife’s life. MMT

#17986 (1) - Apr 7, 2014 by JayAustin - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (348) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today is both my mom’s birthday and my birthday. I turned 15 and she turned 28. MMT

#17985 (0) - Apr 6, 2014 by vadia - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (368) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

Today, when all of our classmates were on Spring Break, my two best friends were donating bone marrow to help me beat leukemia. MMT

#17984 (1) - Apr 5, 2014 by Mick - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (487) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I interviewed a very successful businessman who also happens to be a quadriplegic. When I asked him what the number one thing was that led to his success, he paused for a moment and said, “It was a change in mindset that happened about two years after I lost movement in my body. I started living life like I had a lot less to lose.” MMT

#17983 (0) - Apr 4, 2014 by blaine - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (257) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, after my step-dad's retirement party last night, on his 65th birthday, he dropped dead of a heart attack on his very first day of retirement. MMT

#17982 (0) - Apr 3, 2014 by missyevans - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (359) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, within the same 24-hour window of time, I lost both my parents to two different types of cancer, and found out my wife is pregnant with twins. MMT

#17981 (0) - Apr 2, 2014 by Lt.LucasMoz - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (618) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, the doctors informed my husband and I of great news - our 8-year-old daughter is going to receive the heart transplant she needs to survive. A donor arrived just in time. And then after we finished celebrating, I started thinking about how the heart comes from another child in the same age bracket who died from causes unrelated to a heart condition. MMT

#17980 (0) - Apr 1, 2014 by PTluvsTB - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (438) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, my grandmother gave me one last piece of advice before she lost consciousness. She wasn't even the type of person to give out advice, but she was very adamant about this. She told me a heart-breaking story from her life and ended it with this: “Never settle, Claire! Never!” MMT

#17979 (0) - Mar 31, 2014 by Claire - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (279) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, as I laid in bed curled up in the fetal position, I realized that losing a mother I never spoke to, but always dreamed of reconciling things with, really was going to be that hard. MMT

#17978 (0) - Mar 30, 2014 by cara - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (220) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I nearly vomited when I realized the man who molested me when I was younger had joined the message board for survivors of sexual abuse that I am a member of. MMT

#17977 (3) - Mar 29, 2014 by June - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (358) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, 40 years after I was diagnosed with terminal cancer, I celebrated my 90th birthday. MMT

#17976 (1) - Mar 28, 2014 by sundaymorning - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (409) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, after telling me to "be myself" for 23 years, in an instant I found out my parents didn't really mean it when I came out to them and they both began crying unhappy tears and walked out of the room. MMT

#17975 (3) - Mar 27, 2014 by morninggrl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (291) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, my mom died peacefully at the age of 97, after beating Stage 3 cancer 4 times over the latter 3 decades of her life. MMT

#17974 (0) - Mar 26, 2014 by forvague - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (263) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

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