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Today, my puppy got out of my apartment and wandered off. I was upset because I figured I’d never see him again. Within a few hours of posting flyers around the city I received a call from a man who found my puppy. It turned out the man was homeless and used change to call me from a payphone. He was REALLY nice and even bought a small bag of treats for my puppy. I bought the man dinner, gave him my shoes (his were really tattered), and gave him $100 as a reward. MMT

#17855 (1) - Nov 29, 2013 by DJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (622) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I re-read the suicide letter I wrote on Thanksgiving 1993 about two minutes before my girlfriend showed up at my apartment and told me, “I’m pregnant.” She was honestly the only reason I didn’t follow through with it. Suddenly I felt I had something to live for. Today she’s my wife, and we’ve been happily married for 18 years. And my daughter, who is now a 19-year-old college student, has two younger brothers. I re-read my suicide letter every Thanksgiving as a reminder to be thankful – I am thankful I got a second chance at life. MMT

#17854 (1) - Nov 28, 2013 by gratefulguy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (692) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I asked my 94 year old grandmother, who I adore, what she thought life was all about and she said, "I don't think about those type of things. I just keep my eyes and ears wide open, and enjoy as much of right now as possible." MMT

#17842 (1) - Nov 16, 2013 by whit - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (356) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, an elderly man with a walker, who looked like he could barely stand up on his own while holding a small bag of groceries, held the door open for me on the way out of the grocery store. MMT

#17836 (1) - Nov 10, 2013 by Vanna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (432) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I told my grandpa, “I don’t know who they want me to be!” He smiled, put his arm on my shoulder and said, “Son, it’s not about being who they want you to be; it’s about being yourself and noticing who respects and appreciates you for doing so.” MMT

#17822 (0) - Oct 27, 2013 by Aaronz - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (363) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today I volunteered at a 5K that raises money for cancer. It was raining and cold and I just wanted to leave. And just as I was about to, a young woman that couldn’t have been a day older than me, with no hair and an oxygen mask, hobbled around the corner of the track and didn’t stop until she crossed the finish line. MMT

#17817 (0) - Oct 22, 2013 by Elizabeth - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (526) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, even after all of the heartache and tears her father put us through – the abuse and the nights on the streets – she is the happiest little girl I have ever known, and the only reason I choose to get up every morning. MMT

#17816 (0) - Oct 21, 2013 by fireandlove - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (344) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I went back to the hospital at 6:30AM, expecting to schedule my first chemo appointment following my initial MRI scans and biopsy tests yesterday, but my golf ball sized tumor came back benign, and I can be back to 100% with a simple operation. And the sunrise on my drive home was more beautiful than I can ever remember seeing before. MMT

#17813 (0) - Oct 18, 2013 by B - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (572) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, my teacher, Mr. Jansen, had a bully who has been picking on me every day permanently removed from class. He did this without me ever saying a word about it. I saw him eyeing the bully a time or two with disgust, but he never intervened or did anything to embarrass me. Teachers who pay attention and genuinely care MMT.

#17806 (1) - Oct 11, 2013 by Jackie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (590) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, for the first time since my neck injury 17 months ago, I have feeling in my legs and feet. MMT

#17794 (2) - Sep 29, 2013 by AnthonyEverse - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (590) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, through my tears I told my grandmother that I feel like life always deals me a bad hand. She put her hand on my shoulder and said, “Honey, life is not about holding good cards, but in playing the cards you hold well.” MMT

#17793 (1) - Sep 28, 2013 by jojo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (412) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, I am exactly person I desperately wanted to be eight years ago when I swallowed that bottle of pills. I'm so glad I got another chance. MMT

#17790 (0) - Sep 25, 2013 by RL - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (432) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, my sister was in a severe car accident, and although she is expected to live, there are many unknowns at this point. A cab driver who had just dropped someone else off at the hospital, saw me crying outside the emergency room this evening and he stopped, helped me into the cab, and drove me to my house on the other side of the city free of charge. In broken English he said, “I can only accept a smile as payment this time.” And so I smiled, and he smiled, and I felt a little better. MMT

#17784 (0) - Sep 19, 2013 by tiffaneygil - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (652) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I completed the Center of the Nation marathon in Colony, Wyoming in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 27 seconds. It was my first marathon since the motorcycle accident five years ago, when three different doctors told me I would likely never walk again. MMT

#17783 (0) - Sep 18, 2013 by Runner - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (493) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, both my parent’s are twice divorced, but just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary to each other. MMT

#17771 (2) - Sep 6, 2013 by gimpy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (319) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, it has been exactly six months since my doctor at the Scripps cancer treatment hospital gave me six months to live. And although I’m still struggling, I have made far more progress than my doctor expected, she says I have at least another six months in me now, and I feel blessed to get this extra time. MMT

#17770 (2) - Sep 5, 2013 by kitty-cat - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (479) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, as I cried to my parole officer, explaining to her that I feel like I have ruined my entire life, she said, “I wouldn’t go that far. I’ve seen a lot of dead bodies in my day, based on bad decisions. You still have plenty of life left in you.” MMT

#17768 (0) - Sep 3, 2013 by Jess - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (353) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today I was supposed to take the greyhound from LA to SF to attend my friends funeral. I took a cab to greyhound, but the cab driver got lost. We got to the bus stop just as the bus pulled away. The taxi cab driver saw my despair and told me not to worry. Free of charge, he drove me around LA for 45 minutes, trying to beat the bus to its next stop. I eventually got to the next stop just as the bus pulled up. His selflessness and kindness MMT.

#17765 (0) - Aug 31, 2013 by Waziri - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (554) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, my son and I went to the local bakery to buy fresh bread. He usually asks me for one oatmeal cookie, but today he asked me for three. They only cost 25 cents, so I didn’t think too much of it. I assumed he wanted to bring a couple home, but on our walk home, my son took the other two cookies and handed them to two homeless men he pointed out to me on our way to the bakery. MMT

#17759 (0) - Aug 26, 2013 by Kay - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (616) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, we had a blind man at our ice skating rink skating at a fairly decent speed around the skating rink. He kept one hand extended out just barely grazing the outer wall and a walking stick in the other hand extended forward. When I asked him if he skated often, he said, “Not since I was a kid… and I used to love to skate. I just put all this together yesterday, which is why I’m here today.” MMT

#17757 (0) - Aug 24, 2013 by maworld - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (357) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

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