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Today, on my 65th birthday by longtime boyfriend (we’re both widowers) got down on one knee and said, “Please grow old with me.” MMT

#17598 (0) - May 25, 2013 by sensitiveside - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (514) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I found out that, miraculously, the baseball-sized tumor in my abdomen is NOT malignant, and curable with simple surgery. MMT

#17596 (1) - May 24, 2013 by Ed - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (411) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after a decade-long, physically abusive marriage, and 3 years of therapy, he proved to me that true love isn’t a lie. We have been happily married for 20 years now. MMT

#17594 (0) - May 23, 2013 by Katielake - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (285) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, my mom and our two dogs were found alive and relatively unharmed, stuck under debriefs from a neighbor’s house, nearly 12 hours after a tornado leveled our entire community. MMT

#17590 (1) - May 21, 2013 by whatthep - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (423) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today my Yorkshire Terrier is two months shy of his 20th birthday (rather amazing). When I adopted him 10 years ago, directly from the negligent neighbors who had locked him in their backyard, a veterinarian told me that he was so unwell with kidney failure and other problems that he only had a month, at the outside, to live. I loved him and he loved me back... I don't know which love saved him, but he's going strong. His obvious joy, each and every day, MMT.

#17588 (0) - May 20, 2013 by YorkieMom - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (405) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, as he sat there smiling at me across my kitchen table, I wished I was prettier, so he would see me as more than just his best friend since kindergarten. And then, out often left field, he leaned forward and kissed me on the lips. MMT

#17586 (0) - May 19, 2013 by Essa23 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (775) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, one of my coworkers who I barely know passed me in the office hallway, smiled sincerely and said, “You look striking today. I like the new haircut.” And I know it’s not a big deal, but I‘m sitting here five hours later, getting ready to head home for the day, and it’s still making me smile. MMT

#17573 (1) - May 12, 2013 by Steven - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (481) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, when I asked my class of 5th graders what they wanted to be when they grow up, three of them nearly simultaneously shouted, "I want to be a good teacher like you!" MMT

#17567 (0) - May 9, 2013 by happyteacher - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, after I lost my larynx due to a rare form of cancer 6 months ago, I enrolled in a sign language class. To my surprise, my entire family and twelve of my friends enrolled too. They all said the same thing, “We’re in this together, and we want to be able to communicate just like old times.” MMT

#17563 (1) - May 7, 2013 by Larca - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (516) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my best man in my wedding was my pen pal from Seattle (I grew up in Atlanta) when we were both in grade school, before email and social media. We ended up managing to stay in touch and follow through with our plan to attend the same college (UT), and have been best friends ever since. MMT

#17558 (0) - May 5, 2013 by Lee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (466) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, it’s been almost four months since I was laid off at work. I have been struggling to find work, but spending a lot of time every day with my 7-year-old son – the most quality time we’ve spent together since he was born. This afternoon he told me, “Daddy, I know you’re upset about not having a job, but I get to see you all the time now and I really like seeing you.” MMT

#17555 (2) - May 3, 2013 by dad - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (586) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I returned home from a deployment overseas in the Marine Corps. My first order of business was to visit my mom in the hospital. She went into a coma three weeks ago after suffering from a stroke. Within an hour of me arriving at the hospital and talking to her – telling her stories of my overseas experiences – she woke up. The doctors expect that she will make a full recovery. MMT

#17540 (0) - Apr 26, 2013 by Ray - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (779) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I saw a heavily tattooed man resting both forearms on a table at a shopping centre food court while his two little daughters colored in his tattoos with felt pens. MMT

#17517 (1) - Apr 16, 2013 by kit - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (710) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I've been fighting depression for the last several years. But every time I feel the most down my grandma texts me. Her overuse of slang and acronyms always makes me smile. She’s been the reason I’ve been gradually healing, and she MMT.

#17516 (0) - Apr 15, 2013 by bbro - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (404) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, the homeless man that I always give leftover food to as I’m closing up my food cart for the night gave me a birthday card. I only told him my birthday once – last year on my birthday when I had a birthday balloon tied to the cart that one of my regular patrons had given me. MMT

#17512 (1) - Apr 13, 2013 by Grateful - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (839) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, my little sister who has been deaf since he was born underwent a special surgery which partially restored his hearing. And as he stared at our mom, listening to her voice for the first time with his new sense of hearing, he said, “Your voice is just as beautiful as I have dreamed it was since I was born.” MMT

#17506 (5) - Apr 10, 2013 by Jim - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (399) - No, that made me sleepy. (416)

Today she confessed that, although it rarely fluctuated much, she checked the local weather for Baghdad, Iraq every day and night when I was stationed there in the military just to try to get a feeling for what my day and evening would be like. MMT

#17500 (1) - Apr 7, 2013 by aMarine - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (513) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I read an old letter that my mom had saved in the attic. It was from my grandfather to my grandmother during World War 2. The last line in the letter really got to me. It said, “Your smile in the photo you gave me on the day I departed has been my constant reminder of why I know I have to survive.” He did survive and they married a year later. MMT

#17499 (0) - Apr 7, 2013 by Spampjese - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (500) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, the flower I gave him in the 1st grade in 1952 is dried and in a frame he keeps over his desk in his office. MMT

#17481 (0) - Mar 29, 2013 by KSG - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (726) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, my wife who suffered from a major head trauma in a car accident back in December of 2011, finally got some of her long term memory back and can suddenly recall the details of the night we met in the summer of 1999, even though she still struggles to remember her own name sometimes. MMT

#17480 (0) - Mar 28, 2013 by darth - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (601) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

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