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Today, after staring at me for nearly five straight minutes from across his room at the hospice, he said, “You, YOU have been the best part of my life.” MMT

#17840 (0) - Nov 14, 2013 by andreyr4 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (373) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, it’s been a week since my son’s family of five endured Typhoon Haiyan in their home in the Philippines. My son is the only survivor. MMT

#17839 (1) - Nov 13, 2013 by Jai - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (481) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, I pretend to be happy simply so people won't bring up my dead daughter anymore. MMT

#17838 (3) - Nov 12, 2013 by southernmom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (516) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, after seven years of being a vegetable, I finally gave the hospital permission to remove him from life support. And just as he took his final breath, a tear rolled down my dad’s cheek, as if to let me know that he would miss me too. MMT

#17837 (1) - Nov 11, 2013 by Fezz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (573) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, an elderly man with a walker, who looked like he could barely stand up on his own while holding a small bag of groceries, held the door open for me on the way out of the grocery store. MMT

#17836 (1) - Nov 10, 2013 by Vanna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (418) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, all she wanted was a snack, but she walked into the kitchen at the wrong moment, just as he was going into a drunken rage, and all she left with was a black eye filled with tears… But tonight I finally sent that bastard to prison. MMT

#17835 (1) - Nov 9, 2013 by Rida - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (486) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, if it weren't for our cat yowling for his breakfast, our house probably would have burned down this morning from a furnace related fire, with us in it. MMT

#17834 (1) - Nov 8, 2013 by obee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (357) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I can tell my mom can't decide whether to be creeped out or delighted by the fact that I’m dating the beautiful girl who was my next-door neighbor for a month in a mental hospital. MMT

#17833 (1) - Nov 7, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (366) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, it’s been 28 years since my pant leg got stuck in an escalator when I was only 4 years old, but I still hesitate for a second every single time before stepping onto the moving stairs. My father also physically abused my mom when I was young, and I’ve still never been kissed. MMT

#17832 (1) - Nov 6, 2013 by Cecelie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (248) - No, that made me sleepy. (498)

Today, when I finally found the courage to divorce him after decades of abuse, I found myself feeling alone because our mutual friends and most of our religious family members believed his lies instead of my bruises and my depression. MMT

#17831 (4) - Nov 5, 2013 by Marist - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (601) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, as I headed home from work late I was hoping my wife wouldn't be awake so we didn’t have to finish the argument we started this morning. But as I got closer, my son called and told me she had just been rushed to the hospital after collapsing in the kitchen, completely unconscious, for an unknown reason. I’m at the hospital now, praying. MMT

#17830 (1) - Nov 4, 2013 by regretful - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (506) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I tried to make a list of things I have to live for. All I have so far is: “So I don’t upset anyone.” MMT

#17829 (12) - Nov 3, 2013 by toolate - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (517) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, our motel room in the Republic of the Congo was burglarized, but the only thing stolen was a large box of canned goods. MMT

Today, my aunt was disgusted that I cried harder for the death of my dog than I did for my father, but she apparently forgot my dog was in my life for seventeen years while father was only around for the first ten. MMT

#17827 (0) - Nov 1, 2013 by Leolvie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (528) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, the computer geek I used to pick on in high school is the father of my four children and the love of my life. MMT

#17826 (1) - Oct 31, 2013 by allie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (525) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, as I begin tucking him into bed, he tells me, “Mommy, check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Mommy, mommy, there’s somebody on my bed.” MMT

#17825 (3) - Oct 31, 2013 by Happy.Halloween - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (338) - No, that made me sleepy. (714)

Today, two and a half years after he returned from his fourth and final tour of duty in Afghanistan, he took his own life and left a long note behind that started with, “I joined the military simply so I could legally murder another human being, and I wish I could take it all back.” MMT

#17824 (0) - Oct 29, 2013 by olc77 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (563) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, at the 25th wedding anniversary party she threw for us, my sister reminded me that I spent 20 years being worried about how much taller I was than all the boys, and in just a few hours I fell in love with a boy in a wheelchair, who is now my husband and the love of my life. MMT

#17823 (0) - Oct 28, 2013 by rosypose - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (476) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, I told my grandpa, “I don’t know who they want me to be!” He smiled, put his arm on my shoulder and said, “Son, it’s not about being who they want you to be; it’s about being yourself and noticing who respects and appreciates you for doing so.” MMT

#17822 (0) - Oct 27, 2013 by Aaronz - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (347) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, as I was sitting at a local coffee house wearing a white t-shirt and sweatpants, writing on my laptop, a man wearing a business suit, whom I recognize as another regular customer, walked over to me and said, “I just wanted you to know you look beautiful today.” Then he smiled and quickly walked out the door. I am a 52-year-old single mom of two teenagers and haven’t received a compliment like that in nearly a decade. MMT

#17821 (0) - Oct 26, 2013 by marlaheavens - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (603) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

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