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Today, as I was being wheeled into emergency surgery, under the haze of a morphine-induced dream, I wholeheartedly believed I was going to my death, and I was truly horrified. Death never seemed so close… and now life - just this present breath - never seemed to amazing. MMT

#18091 (1) - Jul 24, 2014 by Vick - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (172) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, I'm scarred. My pant-leg got sucked into an escalator when I was 3-years-old, and at 29, I still hesitate for a second before stepping onto the moving stairs. Likewise, my innocence was taken from me by my criminal step-father when I was only 12-years-old, and I have yet to kiss a man out of my own free will. MMT

#18090 (1) - Jul 23, 2014 by Adeline - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (186) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, it's been five years since I graduated high school. I was voted most artistic by a landslide. Everyone told me I was going to be a promising artist. They "knew" I would be successful someday. Today, it's also been several years since I even picked up a paint brush. I had to get a "real" job, my parents told me. MMT

#18089 (3) - Jul 22, 2014 by artless - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (215) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, the doctor apologized to me, with tears in her eyes, for not being able to save either of my twin daughters. MMT

#18087 (0) - Jul 20, 2014 by Betty - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (294) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, after a week-long camping trip, disconnected from technology, I turned on my iPhone to find out that my brother was on a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot out of the sky for no reason at all. And nobody seems to be doing anything about it. MMT

#18086 (3) - Jul 19, 2014 by TKC32 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (272) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, my dear friend Cor Pan boarded Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 for holiday. I was supposed to go with him and his girlfriend for one week, but due to a death in the family at the last minute, I had to cancel my plans. MMT

#18085 (1) - Jul 18, 2014 by k. - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (225) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, the hardest part of the whole situation was driving to my wife's funeral alone. MMT

#18084 (0) - Jul 17, 2014 by EpicTears - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (281) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, I couldn't stop thinking about how that gorgeous picture board had been made for a graduation party, not a funeral. MMT

#18082 (0) - Jul 14, 2014 by mj_jones - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (194) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, my inept, despicable social worker said, "Your guardians can’t possibly be hurting you too bad,” as he stared in disbelief at the 4.0 GPA on my latest report card. MMT

#18077 (1) - Jul 9, 2014 by Laura - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (276) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, after my class voted for me as the student with the "best smile," all I could think is that it hurts so much more to smile in front of everyone, than to cry all alone. MMT

#18075 (1) - Jul 7, 2014 by ThatGirl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (182) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I know the truth. When I joined the military 8 years ago, I thought I was doing it to find pride in myself. But now I can accept the fact that what I really wanted was for my father to be proud of me. And he still isn't. MMT

#18074 (1) - Jul 6, 2014 by bigal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (186) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, her final tweet read, “I remember saying ‘no.’ Why doesn’t anyone believe me.” She was only 14. MMT

#18073 (1) - Jul 5, 2014 by cowardly - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (231) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I watched the 4th of July parade roll by outside through the hospital window as my husband and daughter laid behind me in the ICU. MMT

#18072 (0) - Jul 4, 2014 by Allie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (144) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, leaning over the toilet holding my hair back and noticing the scars on my wrists, I suddenly realized how ironic it is that my senior year superlative is "best smile." MMT

#18071 (1) - Jul 3, 2014 by animeluvr18 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (164) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, we arrived at the hospital at 6am just after my wife's water broke with our twin girls, and by 11pm it became official that we are not going to be parents in the near-term after all. MMT

#18068 (1) - Jun 30, 2014 by sundown - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (267) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, on my 27th birthday, my father carried me into my old room and rested me on my bed, and cried as he tucked me in carefully, minding not to touch the bruises that were a road map of domestic spousal abuse I had hidden from everyone for almost three years. MMT

#18067 (1) - Jun 29, 2014 by Crystal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (345) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, my younger sister was killed by a drunk driver – my older brother. My sister was in his passenger seat. MMT

#18065 (1) - Jun 27, 2014 by buazucena - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (235) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, when I asked my 13-year-old daughter how it happened, she looked up at me from her hospital bed and through hysterical tears uttered, “He told me I was beautiful.” MMT

#18064 (2) - Jun 26, 2014 by Ken - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (294) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, losing my infant son has been the most pain I have ever experienced in my life; his heart and lungs saving two babies was the only silver lining that has been helping me cope. MMT

#18063 (1) - Jun 25, 2014 by may - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (273) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, my friend's final tweet reads, “Not everyone made it to today, so don't take your time for granted today.” It became her final tweet this afternoon after a distracted driver collided with her Corolla head-on on her way home from class. MMT

#18060 (0) - Jun 22, 2014 by krich - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

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