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Today, I have a clock on my desk that my dad loved and passed down to me, and it stopped this afternoon when he died at nearly the exact time of his death. MMT

#17952 (0) - Mar 6, 2014 by darrell - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (388) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, you made your brother an only child after the "Half of My Heart is Serving Our Country" sticker on our truck became untrue. MMT

#17951 (1) - Mar 5, 2014 by obrino44 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (226) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, with those brown eyes closing, all the stars disappeared from my sky. I stay here crying and looking at the only picture I've got. My heart is skinned and my mind is numb. I just hoped I'll be able to tell her that I love her. That I am sorry. I just hoped she would come at me one day. I was just a bully to her, and she was just the world to me. Now I know that she is in a here in a hospital room dying. And I am dying inside too. MMT

#17950 (1) - Mar 4, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (205) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, as people in my English group talked about how pathetic it is for people to cut, I simply looked at my wrist and said "I will not pretend I do not have scars, but I am going to take this moment to celebrate the skin between them". MMT

#17949 (4) - Mar 3, 2014 by KC - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (305) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, it's been almost a decade since she passed away and her family moved, but it's still habit to look at her house as I drive past... In fact, it's impossible for me not to. MMT

#17948 (1) - Mar 2, 2014 by Denim - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (239) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, my mom looked at me and said, "Well, my wedding cost me $8,000 and my divorce cost me $16,000, and both were worth it." MMT

#17947 (0) - Mar 1, 2014 by lovehurts - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (270) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, the soup kitchen that I volunteered at as a teenager is now my only source of three healthy meals a day. MMT

#17946 (0) - Feb 28, 2014 by imthinking - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (378) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, the scar on my wrist reminds me that I was once very sad after my husband passed away, but now the ring on my finger tells me it is possible to be happy, very happy, again. MMT

#17945 (0) - Feb 27, 2014 by elle - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (324) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I realize the feeling I was hopelessly chasing during my pill-popping years, was the feeling I now get every day holding my newborn son. MMT

#17944 (0) - Feb 26, 2014 by feelingbetter - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (308) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, it’s been exactly two years since the surgeon said my wife would be home on Monday after some tests over the weekend. I’m still waiting for that Monday to come. MMT

#17943 (1) - Feb 26, 2014 by lex - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (364) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I finally met the mother of the most well mannered and happy child in the kindergarden class that I teach class. Her mother is only 19 years old. MMT

#17942 (0) - Feb 24, 2014 by Mrs.R - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (638) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, with my grandfather dying in the next room, my grandmother told me, "Sometimes I just break down and cry for hours non-stop, but I'll never let him see it. I'd rather spend my last moments with him laughing and telling him I love him than making him see how much I'll hurt when he's gone." MMT

#17941 (0) - Feb 23, 2014 by Lith - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, every time I visit his grave I cry for at least an hour. I still regret throwing the keys on the sidewalk and screaming at him to leave my house that night he came home drunk. MMT

#17940 (2) - Feb 22, 2014 by anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (345) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I returned home after a month of international travel to find out that my close friend attempted suicide last week when I was gone. I had been helping her through her depression for the past year. And she was making so much progress. Now I am sitting here in the ICU wondering if I could have made a difference if I was around. MMT

#17939 (1) - Feb 21, 2014 by whatyoumean - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (253) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I hadn't seen her in well over a decade, but my heart still broke to pieces when I saw her picture on the news with the words "Still Missing" underneath it. MMT

#17938 (0) - Feb 20, 2014 by stillmissing - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (317) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I went to visit a close friend. She always joked with me that she would someday come back as a butterfly. When she passed away, she gave me her button collection she loved so much. While putting one of the buttons on her grave, I accidentally dropped it. Before I could bend down to pick it up, a huge Monarch butterfly landed on it and remained on it even as I gently grabbed the edge of the button and lifted it up to eye level. For roughly ten seconds the butterfly and I stared at each other, and then it flew away behind another gravestone and disappeared. MMT

#17937 (1) - Feb 19, 2014 by CarPelky - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (716) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, nearly 50 years later, and a decade after her passing, I still remember, like it was yesterday, when my mother told me that if she had known about abortion in 1950 I wouldn't be alive. MMT

#17936 (0) - Feb 18, 2014 by Laura - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (337) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, on my grandparents’ anniversary, my grandfather finally went to join my grandmother after a month apart. Before she passed away at 99 after 7+ years of serious complications from a stroke, my grandfather would hobble over to the couch where she usually was laying (on his very bad knees), lean down (which was a struggle for him), and kiss her on the forehead. She would open her eyes and say “I love you, Daddy (everyone’s pet name for him),” and he would reply “I love you.” And then he would continue over to his chair and sit down to take a nap. Watching their love thrive until the end MMT.

#17935 (0) - Feb 17, 2014 by Kelsey - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, the bully who has picked on me at school every day for the past three years – a kid who has made me cry more times than I can count – killed himself. His final tweet from last night reads, “I’m the weakest one of them all. Always have been. Sorry for everything.” MMT

#17934 (2) - Feb 16, 2014 by goodbyeforever. - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I received a belated Valentine's Day card from a girl in one of my classes. In the card she wrote, "I notice you're often running behind, so if you ever need to read my notes for class, or if you need help getting across campus, just let me know." I use a wheelchair, so I can't move quickly across campus when it's busy. I'm oftentimes late to my classes. This girl and I have never spoken more than a few "hellos" to each other. If more people had the ability to notice when others need help, even when they don't ask for it, this world be a better place. Her beautiful heart MMT.

#17933 (1) - Feb 15, 2014 by anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (535) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

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