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Today, I I’ve been sitting here in this hospital bed for the last six days waiting for my surgery wounds to heal enough for me to be cleared to go home. Today was my 79th birthday, and without even saying anything about it, my nurses and doctors got together and brought me in cake and balloons, and then sang happy birthday to me and everything. MMT

#17354 (2) - Jan 26, 2013 by Bee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (638) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I have been struggling with weight and body image issues for as long as I can remember. This afternoon, I was at The Coffee Bean getting a coffee. The male barista looked up at me a few times while he was pouring my coffee, so I smiled at him. A minute later he handed me my coffee and said, "You just made my day." When I asked him why, he replied, "It’s usually a mad house in here. It’s not every day I have a beautiful woman show me a sincere smile." MMT

#17352 (2) - Jan 25, 2013 by LZ - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (747) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, my biological mother is a deceased due to a drug overdose when I was only 3-years-old. But today I can also proudly say I have the privilege of calling a beautiful woman, who has no blood relation to me, my Mom. She is not my stepmom or official adopted parent. She is my best friend’s mom who loves me enough to call me her daughter, and has for as long as I can remember. MMT

#17349 (0) - Jan 23, 2013 by zel - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (602) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, after we all watched her blow out the ridiculous number of candles on her giant 100th birthday cake, my grandmother looked up at all 27 of us – her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family – and said, “Look what I started. This family. I am so proud to be a part of your lives.” MMT

#17341 (0) - Jan 19, 2013 by BB - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (695) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, after I picked her up from her broken down car at 3AM, she hugged me and said, “Thank you for being my best friend.” She had never called me that before so it made me smile. “Best friend, eh?” I joked with her. “When did I earn that title?” She smiled back and said, “A long time ago, but I guess I was just confronted with it tonight. Ya know? A friend you can call up at 3AM is someone really special.” MMT

#17338 (0) - Jan 18, 2013 by Robby - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (492) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, it’s been 10 years since I told my best friend Diego that I wouldn’t be able to attend the prom with him because my family was struggling to make ends meet and couldn’t afford to buy me a ticket or a dress. Diego ended up buying me a dress and a ticket, and helping my folks out with money by helping my dad, who had been unemployed for six months, find a good job. Ten years, a marriage, and one kid later, Diego still MMT.

#17333 (0) - Jan 15, 2013 by Pega - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1037) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, on our 50th wedding anniversary, my husband took out an old envelope and handed me back the love note I wrote him in the 7th grade. MMT

#17327 (0) - Jan 12, 2013 by missy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (944) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, after a slow night of receiving minuscule tips for 8 long hours, the final guy I waited on left me a $60 (100%) tip and a note on a napkin that said, "Life is good." MMT

#17243 (0) - Jan 9, 2013 by yea. - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (544) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, my wife and I sat down and watched the same movie at the same time. Despite being 9,000+ miles apart overseas on active duty, I felt like she was sitting right by me and I suddenly didn't feel so alone. MMT

#17241 (1) - Jan 8, 2013 by enlisted - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (693) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I finally stopped being foolish and called an old best friend I hadn't talked to in over a year. He singlehandedly got me one of the toughest times of my life, and in my depression I lashed out at him and dropped him from my life for selfish reasons. He answered the phone with: "Ready to pick up where we left off?" It instantly made me smile. Jason, you MMT.

#17222 (0) - Jan 5, 2013 by roger - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (892) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today was the final day of my nursing program, and a bunch of us decided to go out for lunch to celebrate. My husband has been out of work and finances are tight, so I didn't have the money to buy a meal. But I wanted to go with the group, so I just drank some water and talked with the others. When their orders came and they saw that I had no food they insisted on sharing with me, and everyone pitched in a bit of their meal. My generous classmates MMT.

#17173 (0) - Dec 29, 2012 by den - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (428) - No, that made me sleepy. (78)

Today is my birthday. I am the only girl in my Computer Science II class at school, and I have been teased by some of the guys for it (in a friendly way). But I still baked cookies for every one of them on their birthday (something I love to do anyway). Today I was expecting nothing, but when I walked into class today, 7 of the guys had brought in cookies they baked for me, without talking to each other about it. It made my whole year. MMT

#17171 (0) - Dec 28, 2012 by Chelsea - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1129) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I worked Christmas Eve and waited on on a quiet couple that didn't talk much, so I left them alone and took care of them like I should. They left money on the table with a note thanking me for my service. It said, "Merry Christmas, you're a wonderful server we enjoyed having you." And left me a big tip. I usually dislike working Christmas Eve, but this note and extra money literally made me cry. Their kindness MMT.

#17136 (0) - Dec 24, 2012 by Heath - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (405) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, my dad came home with roses for my mom and I. "What are these for I asked?" He said that several of his coworkers were complaining about their wives and children today. He realized how lucky he was that after 20 years of marriage, and raising a daughter for the last 17 years, he still had nothing to complain about. MMT

#17132 (0) - Dec 22, 2012 by Chels - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (658) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, we were reminiscing about the day we met 40 years ago in high school. "What are these scars from?" she asked. "They're my battle wounds," I replied. "Who were you battling?" she asked. "Myself," I replied. She hugged me and asked, "Can I help?" I never cut myself again. And then we married five years later. MMT

#17130 (4) - Dec 21, 2012 by Les - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (529) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, a friend and I were waiting outside a burger diner when a middle-aged man with a shaved head and tattoos covering his arms, face and neck came up me us. He pointed to his beat up van and said that he had run out of gas and needed some money to get his family home. My friend handed him 10 dollars without hesitation. And then, out of left field, the man started crying and hurried back to his car. He brought each of his children over to thank my friend personally. MMT

#17120 (0) - Dec 18, 2012 by SanyRehn - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (850) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, it’s been over ten years since I was a bag boy at a local grocery store. On Sunday mornings I held the front door open for our customers and greeted them. One particular older woman loved me for it. She actually told me on several occasions that one day I would make a lovely husband. This afternoon, I walked into that grocery store holding my wife’s hand and the same old woman was on her way out. She held the door for us, winked and said, “I told you so.” MMT

#17119 (0) - Dec 17, 2012 by Sam - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1131) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I was having a tedious afternoon when I got a regular (non-video) phone call from my deaf friend, Jake. I was confused, but I answered it and he started talking to me. I literally cried because he could hear me and reply in real-time. I later learned that he recently received a cochlear implant that allows him to hear in more settings. This miracle made my day and MMT.

#17108 (1) - Dec 13, 2012 by Kei - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (685) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, it’s been a month since my wife spotted an injured stray cat on the side of the road that had been hit by a car. We pulled over, picked it up, and brought it to the animal hospital we take our dog to. The hospital admitted the cat and said they’d care for it free of charge. This morning we got a call that the cat was back on its feet, as sweet as can be, and looking for a permanent home. Right now he’s curled up on my lap. MMT

#17101 (2) - Dec 9, 2012 by MC - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (644) - No, that made me sleepy. (74)

Today, my grandma is living with stage 4 lung cancer and she just found out this morning that her tumors are somehow shrinking! The doctors have readjusted her life expectancy, and now she will likely be able to come to my wedding. MMT

#17098 (2) - Dec 8, 2012 by AJ - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (677) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

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