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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! (221) - 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! (363) - 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! (413) - 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! (293) - 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! (264) - 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! (429) - 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! (380) - 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! (475) - 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! (312) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

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! (381) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, the six months the doctors gave my dad was cut short by five whole months without warning. The fact that we didn't even get him a quarter of the way through his 6-Month bucket list MMT.

#17968 (1) - Mar 20, 2014 by Ze - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (232) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, two days after the crash, I woke up from a coma with a concussion, six broken bones and no family. MMT

#17967 (2) - Mar 19, 2014 by Gone - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (529) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, after driving 60 miles in rain and traffic, you saved one last little purr for me as I picked you up for the last time. MMT

#17966 (2) - Mar 18, 2014 by bange - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (315) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, when I kissed his furry cheek and said goodbye to him at the veterinary hospital, my heart shattered into pieces because I knew I would never say hello to him again. MMT

#17964 (0) - Mar 18, 2014 by Marc - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (320) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, a scary looking biker with a tattered leather jacket, and piercings and tattoos all over his neck and face, tackled a man in a business suit who pulled a knife on me at the bus stop. MMT

#17963 (1) - Mar 16, 2014 by OTWar - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (586) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I've had lethal kidney problems since I was a baby. I had a daughter and I had trouble losing the weight. People call me "fat" every day. I'm 5 ft and 170 pounds. They don't know the pills I take to keep myself from needing a transplant or dialysis make me gain weight. I'm sorry I'm not skinny. MMT

#17962 (3) - Mar 15, 2014 by nolove - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (387) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, out my bedroom window, I saw one of the saddest things I've ever seen in my life - a little bird that had frozen to death while perched on a tree branch all alone. MMT

#17961 (1) - Mar 14, 2014 by cylo - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (428) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, at a SXSW concert in Austin, I saw an elderly couple who had to be in their early 80’s dancing harder and singing louder than everyone else around me. Between songs, I told them how inspiring it was that they were still out partying and enjoying themselves. The woman looked at me, smiled wide, and said, "Dear... Do it till ya can't do it! You won’t regret it!" MMT

#17960 (0) - Mar 13, 2014 by marley - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (323) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, six months after the accident, I realize I never appreciated how good we had it - always wanting more and more, and waiting for “someday” to enjoy our lives together - right up until that pick-up truck smashed into his motorcycle and ended our time together. MMT

#17958 (1) - Mar 12, 2014 by Elizabeth - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (264) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, as a city council member I gave out medals to marathon winners. The young woman in first place used to be a student of mine when I was a teacher over a decade ago. I always felt sorry for her because she wasn't supposed to live past her 16th birthday. She is now 27 and going strong. Her victories in life MMT.

#17957 (0) - Mar 11, 2014 by Conner - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (304) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

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