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Today, a lady I taught ten years ago during her senior year of high school, who is now a well known local surgeon, came into my classroom in the middle of a lesson, gave me a note, and walked back out. The note said, "I was here today helping students in the same way you helped me. Thanks for helping me figure out my future." MMT

#17755 (1) - Aug 22, 2013 by mrs.abc - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (375) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I witnessed a pretty bad car accident. Immediately following the collision, the woman who was rear-ended, and not at fault, jumped out of her car, and instead of screaming at the other driver, ran to his window and said, “Are you OK? Is everyone OK?” MMT

#17754 (0) - Aug 21, 2013 by Ebo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (531) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I'm the happiest I've ever been thanks to being fired a couple years ago, getting dumped by my ex, and then being forced to move back in with my parents for awhile in my hometown... because that’s where I met the love of my love of my life--who's now my fiancé--and now I also have an amazing job working with two of my close friends. MMT

#17751 (0) - Aug 19, 2013 by Paige - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (487) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today my little brother, a burn victim with scars that cover the entire left side of his face, informed me that he wanted to ask last year’s homecoming queen out on a date. I thought he was crazy. But she said yes, and they went out on the date and have a second date scheduled already. MMT

#17747 (3) - Aug 17, 2013 by JTT - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (523) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, a deaf man came to my store to order a pizza. He handed me a note letting me know that he cannot hear. After exchanging the paper various times so I could place his order, his final note to me was, "You are so kind and so beautiful, inside and out. Thank you for being patient and accepting of my condition. I've been too afraid to come here for over a year now. I bet your voice is as beautiful as your personality." MMT

#17745 (0) - Aug 16, 2013 by Cass - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1130) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today after a year and a half of recovery of anorexia nervosa and depression I have my last appointment before leaving for college. Back then I could barely walk up stairs without running out of breath. Now I can walk across a campus. My family and friends' support and love, even when I refused it, MMT.

#17742 (0) - Aug 14, 2013 by Feelingblessed - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (316) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I was thinking how my 7th grade Social Studies teacher had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how he was the best teacher I've ever had. When the holiday season came along, he always sent a notice to all the parents, asking that any money being put towards gifts for him be instead donated to charity. MMT

#17741 (0) - Aug 14, 2013 by Cathy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (312) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, my boss and I were having a friendly conversation about life and regret. I mentioned that I regretted not being around by two young sons often enough to help them study and play with them. He immediately sent me home at 3PM (when my sons get out of school) and told me to spend time with them, and that we would figure out a better schedule for the future as well. MMT

#17740 (1) - Aug 13, 2013 by masonkross - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (668) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

Today, after struggling to recover from bulimia for the past three consecutive years, with the regular help of two doctors, I finally ate three healthy meals, without purging, for the first time in nearly ten years. And I feel good. MMT

#17732 (8) - Aug 7, 2013 by lovefora - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (430) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, like he has every single morning since his wife was admitted to our Alzheimer's nursing facility four years ago, he stopped by our facility to brush his wife’s hair and spend a couple hours chatting with her. She honestly has no idea who he even is anymore, but he spends every morning with her anyway. MMT

#17727 (0) - Aug 4, 2013 by heythere - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (433) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, I realized that I went from being clinically depressed a year ago, to loving a lot of things about my life. The only difference between then and now is that I got out of a physically and emotionally abusive marriage. MMT

#17724 (0) - Aug 2, 2013 by dontworryboutit - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (287) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today is the first time my heart didn't shatter in my chest after a phone conversation with my ex-husband. My apartment is reasonably clean, I cooked a nice dinner just for myself, and tonight I am writing and then going to an art show. After two years, I am feeling well again. MMT

#17713 (0) - Jul 26, 2013 by nordstrom_v - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (396) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today it has been exactly one full year since I was attacked and assaulted by a man with a machete. Instead of sulking, I have made it a point to celebrate the day that I did not die when I nearly did. The power of the mind to turn a horrible day into a great one MMT.

#17712 (0) - Jul 26, 2013 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (398) - No, that made me sleepy. (6)

Today, a deaf-mute kid I have been caring for 5 days a week for the last several years, spoke my name aloud, excitedly, for the very first time when he saw me walk into the room. MMT

#17711 (3) - Jul 25, 2013 by mrp1nk23 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (529) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, after struggling desperately to recover from anorexia for as long as I can remember, and finally making significant progress, I ate breakfast with my husband of 25 years for the first time ever. MMT

#17710 (4) - Jul 24, 2013 by stillHealing - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (450) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I have now lived 365 days beyond the one year life expectancy they gave me, and my health is still holding strong. My doctors say my body’s resistance to the cancer makes them think, which MMT.

#17708 (0) - Jul 23, 2013 by ssurrender23 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (348) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, I finished my first 5K in 18 minutes flat, exact three years to the day after the car accident that broke my back and had my doctors second guessing whether I would ever walk again. MMT

#17706 (3) - Jul 22, 2013 by marc - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (368) - No, that made me sleepy. (6)

Today, my mom said, “You need to stop crying. Some marriages aren’t meant to be. Being alone is far better in the long run than being with someone who doesn't appreciate your love.” MMT

#17702 (2) - Jul 19, 2013 by EvYan - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, seven years after she broke my heart, I ate in the restaurant where we'd met for the first time and I remembered her only after I'd paid the bill. MMT

#17698 (0) - Jul 17, 2013 by TimmyO - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (344) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, the owner of the construction company I work for pays himself a salary of $1, and has for the last 5 years since the market crashed, just so he didn't have to lay anyone off. MMT

#17693 (3) - Jul 14, 2013 by anymore - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (708) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

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