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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! (530) - 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! (373) - 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! (354) - 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! (378) - No, that made me sleepy. (86)

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! (509) - 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! (262) - 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! (367) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

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! (644) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

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! (462) - 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! (289) - 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! (226) - 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! (375) - 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! (421) - 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! (301) - 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! (267) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, at 18, after her parents passed away in a car accident last year, she works 30 hours a week to financially support herself and her little sister, and she still manages to get straight A’s in all her classes. MMT

#17973 (0) - Mar 25, 2014 by m - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (444) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, the chubby girl from high school that my friends and I used to tease (yes, I’m ashamed of myself), is now in much better shape than me and owns a successful chain of women’s fitness centers where I work. MMT

#17972 (1) - Mar 24, 2014 by ntf - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (394) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, the last thing she said to me is, "You have to check out this neat site called Makes Me Think..." just as a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed into my passenger-side door where she was sitting. Now I'm here in the ER, watching a machine breathe for her, and hoping she gets to finish telling me her story. MMT

#17971 (3) - Mar 23, 2014 by Les - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (489) - No, that made me sleepy. (58)

Today, the kitten that was run over by a car, needing one of her front legs to be amputated, that I nursed back to health despite a grim outlook by the veterinary doctor, celebrated her 20th birthday in perfect health. MMT

#17970 (0) - Mar 22, 2014 by Mae - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (319) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, my three sons who were always on the honor roll in high school and the dean's list in college work for my youngest son who was always in detention for skipping class to tinker with his computer. MMT

#17969 (0) - Mar 21, 2014 by legae - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (392) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

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