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Today, it’s been exactly 25 years since I was injured and drowning in the rapids of Nile River after a freak hiking accident. Another tourist jumped in, risking his own life, and pulled me to safety. And that’s how I met my loving husband and the father of my four children. MMT

#17795 (0) - Sep 30, 2013 by kiwigrl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (701) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, on my 16th birthday, my foster parents of four years finalized all the crazy paperwork and officially adopted me as their son. MMT

#17792 (2) - Sep 27, 2013 by garrett - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (644) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, my 14-year-old sister who has been legally deaf since she was born underwent a new surgery which partially restored her hearing. And as she looked around amazed at what she could hear, she signed to my mom and me and said, “Your voices are as beautiful as I had dreamed they were my whole life.” MMT

#17788 (0) - Sep 23, 2013 by jerimiah - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (763) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, a homeless woman whom I recognize from around the neighborhood came into my cupcake shop and asked me if I could personalize a cupcake to say, “Happy Birthday Jay!” I did as she requested and told her she could have the cupcake free of charge, but she insisted that I take 25 cents for it, so I did. Then I watched as she walked outside and gave the cupcake to a homeless man who I also recognize. They both started laughing and then they hugged. MMT

#17782 (1) - Sep 17, 2013 by TLeyy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (663) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, for the very first time, as we were snuggling on the couch, my 4-year old adopted daughter called me "Mom" and then followed it up with, "I love it here." MMT

#17780 (0) - Sep 15, 2013 by bree - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (734) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after doubting my ability to be a good mom for the last nine months – feeling like I would handle everything wrong, I surprised myself when he started crying and I immediately knew how to comfort him and settle him down – like I somehow knew all along. MMT

#17775 (0) - Sep 10, 2013 by jakesfee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (407) - No, that made me sleepy. (80)

Today, my boyfriend picked me up and took me out to lunch and then dinner, and then we went dancing, completely unexpectedly and unknowingly on the 3-year anniversary of my husband's passing. To my surprise, except for early this morning, I spent nearly the entire day smiling. MMT

#17774 (0) - Sep 9, 2013 by asurvivor - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (387) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, my grandma still wears the beaded bracelet my grandpa made for her when they were in high school. MMT

#17762 (0) - Aug 28, 2013 by Strive - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (640) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, like every other Saturday, I took my Grandpa out to get ice cream. Even with his struggle with Alzheimer's, he still remembers that he has a "date" with his granddaughter, and it makes me smile and MMT.

#17749 (1) - Aug 18, 2013 by Granddaughter - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (719) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, after a phone conversation with my wife about love, I felt compelled to use Google to find and read some short stories about love. The third link lead me to 60 selected stories from this site. I enjoyed each and every story so much that I decided to tell my wife about them. When I got home from work, as I started telling her about my discovery, she hugged me and told me she had randomly Googled “short love stories” this morning too and found read the same stories, all by herself. MMT

#17748 (2) - Aug 18, 2013 by Michael - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (545) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I graduate from college. It took me 6 years while working full time, and it stressed me out at times, but I'm the first person in my family, going back four generations, to earn a degree. MMT

#17722 (1) - Jul 31, 2013 by Frodo - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (459) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after believing for several years that the only way anyone would ever show me any affection was through abuse and sexual assault, I was finally able to build up the courage to kiss my boyfriend… and a kiss felt amazing for the first time. MMT

#17717 (1) - Jul 28, 2013 by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (371) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, every time I her my son say, “Mommy…” I nearly cry with joy that the clinic told me I was too far along to have an abortion. MMT

#17694 (1) - Jul 15, 2013 by Tia - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (554) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, it’s been almost a year since I met with friend whose marriage was falling apart last time we saw each other. But now he and his wife are renewing their vows. "How did you save your marriage?" I asked. "Well," he said. "About a year ago, I lost my big corporate job. Since then I took a fairly substantial pay cut, but have had way more free time to spend with my wife and kids. Our relationship has honestly never been better." MMT

#17690 (0) - Jul 12, 2013 by JamesS - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (399) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I asked my mom, "When did you stop smoking?" "When I held you in my arms for the first time," she replied. "In that moment I realized I wanted to be a part of your life for as long as I possibly could." MMT

#17680 (4) - Jul 5, 2013 by Aj - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (363) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, my husband still has the love note I wrote for him when we were in the 5th grade. MMT

#17672 (0) - Jul 1, 2013 by instantkarma - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (597) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, while I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic that came to a complete halt due to road construction, an elderly couple jumped out of the car in front of me, cranked up some jazz music on their car stereo, and danced in the street for the duration of an entire song. MMT

#17662 (0) - Jun 25, 2013 by zcedge - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (688) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I kept the Skype chatbox open even though he logged off. It was the first time in almost 30 years that anyone has called me a "pretty." MMT

#17651 (2) - Jun 20, 2013 by Elizabeth - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (336) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, I stopped questioning my decision to step down at work and take on a role that requires less of my time, when my 4-year-old son ran into my arms this afternoon and said, “I love when daddy gets home early!” MMT

#17641 (3) - Jun 15, 2013 by adam - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (504) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, four months after doctors told my wife that she was a high risk pregnancy that could result in her own death, she went through with giving birth to our son, and both of them are doing just fine now. MMT

#17638 (2) - Jun 14, 2013 by Etcos - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (428) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

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