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Today, while I was at the nursing home I volunteer at once a week, an old lady I care for said, "I can't believe I'm turning 90 tomorrow. At least that's what my doctor told me. Well, I've had a nice life, I mean, except for the deaths. But it's nice to know that I'll have friends waiting for me in Heaven." MMT

#9512 (0) - Aug 14, 2010 by dreamer - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1310) - No, that made me sleepy. (87)

Today, after 2 years of separation, my ex-wife and I resolved our differences and met for dinner. We laughed and chatted for almost 4 hours. Then just before she left, she handed me a large envelope. In it were 20 love letters she wrote me over the last 2 years. There was a post-it note on the envelope that said, “Letters that I was too stubborn to send.” MMT

#9394 (0) - Aug 9, 2010 by a friend - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1708) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today I found flowers on my doorstep. There was a note attached from my neighbor telling me she got them because she knew that I didn't even get to talk to my husband on our 5 year anniversary because he's in Iraq. Her act of kindness MMT.

#9358 (2) - Aug 7, 2010 by medusaliveson - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1599) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, just two days after my 42nd birthday, I married the love of my life. And I thought love was a lie until I met him two years ago, just before I turned 40. MMT

#9229 (1) - Aug 2, 2010 by nell - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (796) - No, that made me sleepy. (116)

Today, I read the suicide note I wrote 4 years ago and felt overwhelingly thankful that she showed up at my door that night. MMT

#9217 (1) - Aug 2, 2010 by molls - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1161) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I received an envelope in the mail containing a dried flower pressed between 2 small pieces of cardboard with a post-it note that said, "You gave this to me 15 years ago. I have used it regularly as a reminder that kindness and love do exist in this crazy world. So today, on my wedding day, I just wanted to say, ‘Thank you.’” MMT

#8998 (3) - Jul 25, 2010 by kayla - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1297) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, I found it a little awkward that a young boy kept on staring at me on the subway. Finally his mom realized what he was doing and asked him to stop. He said, “But she’s beautiful, mommy.” MMT

#8848 (15) - Jul 19, 2010 by molly - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2164) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

Today, I asked my 6-year-old son, “What makes a person beautiful?” And he said, “When they smile.” MMT

#8824 (1) - Jul 18, 2010 by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1574) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, I interviewed my Uncle, the owner of a multimillion dollar insurance company, for a school research paper. When we discussed wealth as a measurement for success, he said, “You know, the wealthiest I’ve ever felt was the day I married your aunt, because I finally realized I had something money could never buy.” MMT

#8704 (1) - Jul 13, 2010 by wealthy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1583) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today, I realized my two best friends are the weirdest people I know. MMT

#8580 (5) - Jul 9, 2010 by bridget - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1184) - No, that made me sleepy. (1978)

Today, my blind friend explained to me in vivid detail how beautiful his new girlfriend is. MMT

#8331 (4) - Jun 28, 2010 by Jasper - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2953) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, I asked him to describe what it means to be in love. He simply smiled at me and said nothing. So I asked again and he replied, “All that comes to mind is the way you snuggle against me while you sleep, and there are no words to accurately describe the way that makes me feel.” MMT

#8307 (0) - Jun 27, 2010 by GabbyGray - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1609) - No, that made me sleepy. (95)

Today, after losing our 3400 sq ft house to foreclosure last year due to both my parents losing their jobs within 2 weeks of each other, our family of 5 now shares a 1400 sq ft, 3 bedroom apartment. But since we have less money to go out, we spend more quality time together than we have for as long as I can remember. MMT

#8295 (2) - Jun 27, 2010 by twista2u - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1014) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, negative 70 pounds later, and for the first time since we were little kids, I can fit into my sister’s jeans. MMT

#8247 (4) - Jun 25, 2010 by happygirl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1029) - No, that made me sleepy. (813)

Today, my brother who has been legally blind since he was born underwent a special surgery which partially restored his vision. And as he squinted at my mother for the first time with his new eyes, he said, “You’re just as beautiful as I have dreamed you were for the last 19 years.” MMT

#8235 (21) - Jun 24, 2010 by providence - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2962) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, a week after we celebrated my pregnancy, I noticed my husband hasn’t been smoking. He never mentioned a thing to me about quitting, so I asked him, “When did you finally decide to quit smoking?” He put his hand on my tummy and said, “When I realized I didn’t want to miss a thing.” MMT

#8199 (0) - Jun 23, 2010 by JC - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1874) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, 3 years after he lost life in Iraq, on my 18th birthday, I received a hand written card from my dad. It was postmarked overseas and accompanied by an anonymous note that read, “Your father was a hero. He wrote this letter in the hospital. I’m just fulfilling my promise to him. More to come soon.” MMT

#8115 (1) - Jun 19, 2010 by norma - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2605) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, he sent me this text message: “You're perfect. Everything about you is mesmerizing. You have no imperfections because any of the traits that could be imperfect about you makes you who you are, which makes you that much more perfect in my eyes. Thanks for being you.” MMT

#8091 (5) - Jun 18, 2010 by stacey - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1205) - No, that made me sleepy. (373)

Today, I asked my mother why she stopped keeping a diary after I was born. She said, "For the first time in my life, I was happy." MMT

#7995 (0) - Jun 14, 2010 by MissW - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1305) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I told her that I hate myself. And she told me, for the first time, that she loves me. MMT

#7792 (1) - Jun 5, 2010 by FTD - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1295) - No, that made me sleepy. (62)

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