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Today, on my way home from work, I noticed an elderly woman with a cane struggling to make her way down the street. As I stopped at a light, I watched a cab driver pull over and say to the lady, "I’ll give you a ride free of charge,” and then he helped the woman into the car. MMT

#17659 (1) - Jun 24, 2013 by Jenn - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (319) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, my wife’s ex-husband has been one of my primary bone marrow donors as I’ve battled cancer for that last 18 months. MMT

#17658 (1) - Jun 23, 2013 by Al - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (718) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, as I was pulled over on the side of the road with a flat tire, a stranger who I had helped jumpstart over a year ago recognized me, pulled over and returned the favor by giving me a hand. MMT

#17657 (0) - Jun 23, 2013 by goodpeople - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (465) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, nearly two years after I gave a homeless woman four large boxes of clothes and shoes I no longer wore, she still cleans the storefront windows to my small furniture store at least once a week. MMT

#17656 (0) - Jun 22, 2013 by pam34 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (401) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, my taxi driver waited at the train station with me free of charge, with his headlights pointing in my direction, until my train arrived 10 minutes after we arrived, because in his words, “It’s not safe for a young lady to be standing here at night all alone.” MMT

#17654 (8) - Jun 21, 2013 by chelsey - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (669) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, my teacher caught me looking at the scars on my wrists. She bent down next to me and said, “We grow stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.” MMT

#17650 (1) - Jun 19, 2013 by ShAck - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (548) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, my mom rubbed my back as I cried and said, “Don't worry about these tears. Let them go. Some of the most beautiful things I have in my life came from unexpected changes and mistakes like this.” MMT

#17649 (0) - Jun 19, 2013 by Alistener - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (295) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, I walked in on my 12-year-old son taking a free online Spanish class. When I asked him why, he said, “There’s a new kid at school who only speaks Spanish and he seems really nice, so I wanted to talk to him and make him feel welcome.” MMT

#17648 (2) - Jun 18, 2013 by jd - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (897) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, when you listened, it was the first time in years that I felt like I mattered. You changed my mind and saved my life without saying a word. Thanks you. You MMT.

#17642 (0) - Jun 16, 2013 by bbrown - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (287) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, my sister who has Down Syndrome scored two legitimate three-point shots in the first game of the post-season playoffs as a 2nd string small forward for her high school basketball team. MMT

#17637 (1) - Jun 13, 2013 by ak - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I have a 76-year-old student in my Intro to Computer Science course, and she’s actually quite proficient with a computer. When I asked her why she decided to enroll she said, “Last year I didn’t know a thing about computers, and since then I’ve taken nearly a dozen computer classes. Honestly, I love learning about them. I simply can’t get enough. Kinda weird finding a new passion at my age.” MMT

#17636 (0) - Jun 13, 2013 by Bahdab - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (374) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, 10 years after losing his right leg in a car accident, my brother is an avid surfer and is darn good. MMT

#17635 (0) - Jun 12, 2013 by feeny - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (316) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, nearly a full year since my mom passed away, I went through a box of her personal effects she had with her at the hospital during her final days. The first thing that caught my attention was her journal, I opened to the final entry and read, “Life is meant to be lived and I lived it. I took risks. I have felt passion. I have discovered love many times. I feel free, blessed and at peace.” MMT

#17633 (0) - Jun 11, 2013 by AnonD - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (520) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, when my older brother caught me procrastinating on working on my side web design business again, he said, “Shawn, lazy is normal. Do you really want to be normal for the rest of your life?” MMT

#17632 (0) - Jun 11, 2013 by kid - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (385) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, as I watched my oldest son graduate at the top of his class from Duke’s School of Medicine, my husband reminded me that our son’s rude 9th grade English teacher said he likely wouldn’t graduate from high school due to his speech impediment. MMT

#17626 (3) - Jun 8, 2013 by sunshineyday - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (523) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, after a long day at work, a young man walked up to me at the gas station, began crying and stuttering over his words, and finally said, “Last July you wrapped up my bullet wounds with your shirt and carried me out of the theater in Aurora.” And suddenly it all came back to me and I recognized him. MMT

Today, my husband and I have been married for 27 years and have two beautiful adult children and two grandchildren. We met 29 years ago in a chronic depression rehabilitation center. We were both admitted patients who were there because we had attempted suicide. MMT

#17623 (0) - Jun 6, 2013 by healedsoul - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (442) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, as my grandmother and I were getting on to the city bus after grocery shopping, I was struggling to carry all the groceries while simultaneously helping my grandmother maintain her balance. A woman sitting at the front of the bus got up, walked over to us, grabbed my grandmother’s hand and one of the bags that was slipping out of my hand and helped us get to our seats. Her kind gesture MMT.

#17619 (0) - Jun 4, 2013 by Rigby - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (299) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, while I was at the hospice facility I volunteer at once a week, an elderly, dying lady I was caring for said, "I am grateful to have lived such a beautiful life… I mean, except for the deaths of my loved ones. But it is nice to know that I have such amazing people waiting for me in Heaven." MMT

#17618 (0) - Jun 4, 2013 by tuave - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (333) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today my older cat, Shakes, is 18 years old, blind and has trouble getting around. My puppy, Jake, is 1 year old and super active. But when it comes time to eat their food, Jake never eats Shakes’ food, and oftentimes brings small pieces of his own food over to wherever Shakes is sitting and leaves it for him. MMT

#17617 (0) - Jun 3, 2013 by robbee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (507) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

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