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Today I realized how amazing my life is. I spent the majority of high school with no friends, or friends out of pity. But now I'm in college and I have a best friend who truly cares. And this summer after I temporarily moved away to a new city, she called me every single day for several weeks straight so I wouldn't get home sick. Growing up and finding a real best friend MMT.

#16823 (0) - Oct 20, 2012 by Grown up - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (524) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, I heard my boyfriend's voice for the first time in nearly three weeks when he called me from Afghanistan. I happily told him about my new internship, and we talked about how much we care for each other and discussed plans to move into our own apartment when he comes home. Not all military love stories are tragic. Our positive outlook keeps me strong and MMT.

#16820 (0) - Oct 20, 2012 by Amy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (397) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, a man drove up to my drive through window and said, "I don’t know the girl in the car behind me, but I would like to help pay for her meal this afternoon. So keep the change and tell her to have a great day." She was so astounded and grateful that she did the same thing for the car behind her. And then this person insisted that I take the remaining balance of his meal as a tip. MMT

#16809 (1) - Oct 16, 2012 by Clarke - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (522) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, at my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary, my grandmother read us an entry from her journal that she kept while she was in college. It simply said, “When I tell people I'll be getting married at 20, they look at me as if they expected me to be more intelligent than that.” MMT

#16805 (2) - Oct 14, 2012 by andee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (479) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, my grandma choked up as she said, "House plants grow better when the house is filled with love, and ever since your grandpa died, I've never seen the house plants grow as well as they have since you moved in last month." MMT

#16803 (0) - Oct 13, 2012 by nicole - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (628) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, he admitted to me that if I hadn't sent him the link to my MMT story after we broke up back in 2009, then I might not be sitting here next to him, happily married and pregnant with his baby. MMT

#16799 (2) - Oct 11, 2012 by laura - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (501) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

Today, I celebrated my one year anniversary of working with Autistic children at the local hospital. Three times a week I work with a boy who has never spoken to me. Today he looked me straight in the eye and said, "Thank you, Hailey. You make my life better." MMT

#16747 (1) - Oct 2, 2012 by Hailey - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (853) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I attended my very first homecoming dance. My grandson surprised me and took me as his date. MMT

#16738 (0) - Sep 28, 2012 by G.ma - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (804) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, it’s been about a year since I first sat beside a mother and her special needs daughter on the train into downtown. I our first trip together the daughter asked asked me my name three times. I answered her all three times, and just figured that she would soon forget it and ask me again, but she never did. Now I see them on the train at least twice a week, and every time the daughter says, “Hello Jason” as soon as she sees me. Small moments like these make me smile and MMT.

#16733 (1) - Sep 26, 2012 by Jason - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (664) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, at 4PM in the afternoon at the DMV, I smiled at the clerk as she was assisting me. Midway through the paperwork she was processing for me, she looked up and said, “Thank you. Your smile is the only sunshine I’ve seen all day.” MMT

#16732 (0) - Sep 25, 2012 by Kat - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (519) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, as I sat outside of my work upset because my ride canceled on me, and I was about to spend half of the money I made tonight on a cab ride home, a colleague who I don't know very well offered to go 10 miles out of his way to take me home. His unexpected kindness MMT.

#16641 (0) - Sep 18, 2012 by BAC - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (425) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today was the happiest day of my life. I just never assumed my happiest day would be the day when I found out my mom's cancer hadn't spread. MMT

#16638 (1) - Sep 18, 2012 by Haley - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (475) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, I am thankful for having a nervous breakdown at 15 and the lesson I learned from it. I thought I had to be perfect back then. I hated myself every day, and I didn't care to be happy. After years of therapy and medicine, I appreciate the little things in life now, and my day is easily made. The special needs worker in my college dining hall told me I have a great smile today; that's enough to make me wanna smile. MMT.

#16634 (0) - Sep 16, 2012 by greatsmile - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (319) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, my 15 year old sister was released from the hospital. It was only Monday that she was air-lifted from where a car struck her coming home from the convenience store, but I am thankful. She had some broken bones with severe nerve damage, but she is alert, playful and happy. My sister is alive and expected to make a full recovery, but how close she came to death MMT.

#16624 (0) - Sep 12, 2012 by A - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (325) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I was sitting next to a mom and her son on the train. The boy had Down Syndrome. As I was responding to emails on my iPad, the boy wanted to see what I was doing. I told his mom it was fine, and I let him watch me type for a few minutes. Then I showed him a few of the games I had downloaded. He had the biggest smile across his face the entire time. His mom told me I was one of the nicest strangers they’ve sat next to on the train all year long. MMT

#16622 (1) - Sep 11, 2012 by dale00 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (709) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, a student's parent went out of their way to tell my administrator I was the best teacher their child has ever had, and that I am making physics fun. It's my third week as a teacher fresh out of school. Passion, careers, and thankful recognition MMT.

#16616 (1) - Sep 9, 2012 by PleasantlySurprised - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (525) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, when I see my 9 year old daughter smile I am often reminded of how she was born premature at only one pound and six ounces. And even though the situation was an emotional rollercoaster, I somehow always knew she would live. MMT

#16613 (0) - Sep 8, 2012 by Julie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (365) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I was looking at my mom’s phone and saw a text between her and my dad about me. My mom was stressing about me going 2500 miles away for college and had sent my dad a text, asking, “How are we ever going to let her go?” My dad replied, “Because the rest of the world needs her.” My parents and I don’t always get along, but their caring words today MMT.

#16603 (0) - Sep 4, 2012 by Alli - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (599) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, out of all the “thank yous” I’ve received from others in my life, when my once abused and very timid shelter cat snuggled up on my lap this evening, I realized it might be the “thank you” I'm the most proud of. MMT

#16578 (3) - Aug 25, 2012 by Molly - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (557) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, she suddenly realized that what I wanted - even more than to walk - was to be kissed. So, out of left field, she sat down on my lap as I sat in my wheelchair, and she kissed me for the very first time. MMT

#16575 (3) - Aug 24, 2012 by Santeria - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (635) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

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