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Today, for the first time in almost 3 years, I ate a chocolate chip cookie – one of my childhood favorites. I’ve been battling anorexia for a long time now, but I’m finally close to the point of beating it. And let me tell you, that cookie never tasted so good. MMT

#12607 (6) - Feb 4, 2011 by loga - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1753) - No, that made me sleepy. (109)

Today, still I love my best friend. I see her every day when I close my eyes. I see her smiling and encouraging me like she always has since we were little. My best friend died almost five years ago. But she impacted my life in such a positive way that her spirit continues to shine in my life, brightening even my darkest days. MMT

#12557 (2) - Feb 1, 2011 by toogood - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1253) - No, that made me sleepy. (133)

Today, my 22-year-old son has been with his girlfriend for a year now. He called me today to tell me he’s in love and that the two of them would be stopping by for dinner. When I got home I expected them to be sitting on the couch. Instead I found them in the backyard on the old trampoline laughing hysterically in the pouring rain. I'm divorced and had given up on love, but today their relationship MMT.

#12540 (0) - Jan 31, 2011 by D2 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2633) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, a doctor (Dr. Green) gave up a night with his family and worked two straight shifts without a break to help my mom who is in the emergency room. He was the one that provided the emergency surgery at 3:45 in the morning that saved her life. MMT

#12470 (6) - Jan 27, 2011 by yelly - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1367) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, at my friend Cory’s funeral, his mother stood up to deliver his eulogy and said, “Life is the leading cause of death. And Cory lived his life – passionately. And he died doing what he loved to do. If he didn’t do what he loved, he may not have died yesterday, but he wouldn’t have truly lived either.” MMT

#12454 (3) - Jan 26, 2011 by ripcory - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2027) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, when I told the bartender that The American Dream was a joke, a girl sitting at the bar next to me said, “My parents and I immigrated to the United States when I was 3 years old. They had nothing. Now they own a landscaping business, a restaurant and a farm. I believe in The American Dream. Don't knock it if you haven't lived it.” MMT

#12453 (3) - Jan 26, 2011 by thankful - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1457) - No, that made me sleepy. (139)

Today, at my magnet school my music teacher is completely colorblind and my art teacher is deaf in one ear. MMT

#12437 (8) - Jan 25, 2011 by deee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (761) - No, that made me sleepy. (967)

Today my best friend, who is funny, smart, a straight A student, and the biggest inspiration in my life, has a father who is in jail for assault and battery, a mother who is an alcoholic, and a big brother who committed suicide 2 years ago. Anyone who meets her would never be able to tell. She MMT.

#12436 (1) - Jan 25, 2011 by friends - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1748) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, in my college dorm I updated my Facebook status to: “I’m lonely.” My best friend from back home immediately replied, “You know, there's a place like Facebook called 'outside' where people 'friend' each other by making eye contact and smiling. Go check it out. :)” MMT

#12419 (17) - Jan 24, 2011 by Crazyinlove - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1416) - No, that made me sleepy. (347)

Today after class, I apologized to my teacher for crying in the back of her classroom. She put her hand on my shoulder and said, “Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while so that we can see our life with a clearer view again.” MMT

#12403 (4) - Jan 23, 2011 by thankyou - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1835) - No, that made me sleepy. (114)

Today, after my father and I visited my mother at the drug rehab clinic he looked at me and said, “You know, over the last few years I’ve come to realize that true love is when you have every right to be resentful and self-righteous, but you choose not to.” MMT

#12402 (1) - Jan 23, 2011 by jane16 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1082) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I received the best guitar lessons I’ve ever received in the 6 years I’ve been playing guitar from my new guitar teacher... who happens to be blind. MMT

#12386 (3) - Jan 22, 2011 by Tom - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (869) - No, that made me sleepy. (142)

Today, I saw a truck driver pull his 18 wheeler out of a gas station and momentarily block four lanes of traffic on a busy road in Miami just so an elderly couple in wheelchairs could safely cross the road. The elderly man made a truck honk signal as they reached the other side of the road and the trucker honked twice before driving away. MMT

#12316 (0) - Jan 18, 2011 by KP - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1816) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, for the first time in a few years, I saw the homeless man that used to sleep in the alleyway near my office. He is now an auto mechanic at a local auto shop and he fixed my car. When he recognized me, he thanked me for the clothes and blankets I brought him years ago. When I went to pay, he said, “It’s on the house.” So I tipped him $200. MMT

#12282 (3) - Jan 17, 2011 by kee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1878) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, my son brought me my Prozac and begged me to take him to the park and play catch. I didn’t take the pills, but I took him to the park. It made me smile for the first time all week. MMT

#12280 (4) - Jan 16, 2011 by anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1307) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, the homecoming queen (and valedictorian candidate) at our school is dating a boy who is paralyzed from the waist down. They’ve been dating for almost two years now. MMT

#12278 (1) - Jan 15, 2011 by Fran - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1501) - No, that made me sleepy. (179)

Today, my 6-year old son told me he spent time this morning with his new friend, Joey. He told me that the two of them talked about how different people look, what the school looks like, what the sky looks like, what birds look like, etc. “Why did you spend time discussing that?” I asked. “Because Joey is blind,” my son replied. MMT

#12276 (1) - Jan 14, 2011 by gabriella - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2288) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today after school, Pat, a skinny punk kid with blue hair, punched my ex-boyfriend (a pretty big football player) about 5 seconds after my ex slapped me across the face in the school parking lot. My ex fell to the ground totally stunned as Pat walked me safely to my car. MMT

#12273 (7) - Jan 13, 2011 by dizzy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2491) - No, that made me sleepy. (81)

Today, my daughter cried as her two best friends shaved their heads so she wouldn't have to be bald alone. MMT

#12270 (1) - Jan 11, 2011 by LAkidd - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2929) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, when I told my father who has been blind for the last year due to cataracts and old age that I couldn’t imagine not being able to see my wife every day, he smiled and said, “At our age, what can be seen on the outside doesn’t matter. Your mom and I have been together so long, and I know her so well, I still see the woman I love every day.” MMT

#12236 (1) - Jan 9, 2011 by wow - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1509) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

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