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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! (365) - 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. (497)

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! (600) - 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! (504) - 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! (515) - 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! (527) - 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! (523) - 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! (337) - No, that made me sleepy. (711)

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! (562) - 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! (475) - 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! (599) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, the happiest moment of my life is still that split-second two weeks ago when, as I laid crushed under my 2000 pound car, I realized my wife and 3-year-old boy were out of the vehicle and completely OK. MMT

#17820 (1) - Oct 25, 2013 by almostlost - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (558) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I now know there is nothing worse than watching your four sons carry your only daughter’s coffin. MMT

#17819 (0) - Oct 24, 2013 by KRD - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (837) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, my son took his own life. Exactly 23 years ago I brought him into this life through birth. These two days represent the worst and best days of my life, respectively. MMT

#17818 (1) - Oct 23, 2013 by jess - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (394) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today I volunteered at a 5K that raises money for cancer. It was raining and cold and I just wanted to leave. And just as I was about to, a young woman that couldn’t have been a day older than me, with no hair and an oxygen mask, hobbled around the corner of the track and didn’t stop until she crossed the finish line. MMT

#17817 (0) - Oct 22, 2013 by Elizabeth - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (502) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, even after all of the heartache and tears her father put us through – the abuse and the nights on the streets – she is the happiest little girl I have ever known, and the only reason I choose to get up every morning. MMT

#17816 (0) - Oct 21, 2013 by fireandlove - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (332) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I received a call from my city's battered women's hotline. I'm a university student and was assigned to volunteer for organization that hosts the hotline. I assumed they were calling about me helping them with their new advertising campaign. Turns out, they were calling because they were informed that I'm in an abusive relationship. It only happened once and I had know idea anyone else knew. MMT

#17815 (2) - Oct 20, 2013 by CMG25 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (364) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

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