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Today, I met a five-year-old on the summit of a 14,000 foot hike. MMT

#155 (1) - Aug 10, 2009 by 14er - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3237) - No, that made me sleepy. (203)

Today, just as they shouted, "Stop! You're going too far..." I broke my own personal record and lived to smile about it. MMT

#149 (0) - Aug 10, 2009 by Tamely - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (836) - No, that made me sleepy. (185)

Today, my father told me, "Just go for it and give it a try! You don't have to be a professional to build a successful product. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic." MMT

#122 (11) - Aug 8, 2009 by MrGong - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (14673) - No, that made me sleepy. (1010)

Today, my boss sat me down in his office to talk to me about my performance at work. He gave me some of the most sincere compliments I have ever received. It made me realize that all of the years I spent in high school being made fun of and not being one of the popular kids really didn't matter. MMT

#68 (1) - Aug 6, 2009 by Twenty3 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2307) - No, that made me sleepy. (271)

Today, I am officially sober for 1 year. I have been an alcoholic for 10 years. Now I know we really can do anything we set our minds to. MMT

#66 (16) - Aug 6, 2009 by Darrin - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (4472) - No, that made me sleepy. (829)

Today, I was talking to my 13 year old little brother about the recent divorce my parents went through. I asked him if it made him sad that they didn't love each other anymore. To which he responded, "I think maybe they just love each other more when they're apart." MMT

#56 (5) - Aug 5, 2009 by lifegoeson - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (4740) - No, that made me sleepy. (371)

Today when I read the news about the healthcare debate, I thought of my dad, who died of colon cancer at 86. When the doctor told him he could have 6 to 8 more weeks with chemo and radiation, my dad was horrified. "Spend Medicare money on me when there are kids without health insurance? I'm 86!" MMT

#50 (11) - Aug 4, 2009 by Murgatroyd - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (9261) - No, that made me sleepy. (447)

Today, my 21 year old son's alternative rock band received a record deal from a major record label. I spent the last 5 years trying to convince him that college was the smarter way to go. But he stood his ground and pursued his dream. And now he's living it. MMT

#33 (11) - Aug 2, 2009 by Paul - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (9168) - No, that made me sleepy. (612)

Today, I was sitting on a hotel balcony watching 2 lovers in the distance walk along the beach. From their body language, I could tell they were laughing and enjoying each other's company. As they got closer, I realized they were my parents. My parents almost got divorced 8 years ago. MMT

#28 (3) - Jul 31, 2009 by Chuck - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (10206) - No, that made me sleepy. (685)

Today, I attended the grand opening for Shane's art gallery. Shane is a quirky, soft-spoken guy with long red hair. For the last 5 years I've thought he was a bit of a weirdo. But today I realized Shane's weirdness is just the side-effect of being an artistic genius. MMT

#20 (1) - Jul 27, 2009 by Gary - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1782) - No, that made me sleepy. (328)

Today, I tested a theory that didn't work, which led me to different theory that didn't work, which spawned a totally new idea that seems to work really well. Although it doesn't solve the original problem, all of my business partners agree that this idea has earth-shattering potential. MMT

#19 (1) - Jul 27, 2009 by Lauren - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (921) - No, that made me sleepy. (337)

Today, my company employs 130 intelligent individuals and turns a net profit of nearly $500K a year. I started this company 10 years ago after I was laid off by IBM. If they hadn't laid me off, I might still be working in a cubicle at IBM today. MMT

#16 (7) - Jul 26, 2009 by Bill - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3256) - No, that made me sleepy. (242)

Today, I implemented a web-based business idea I got from my girlfriend. The kickoff was a total success. She actually tried explaining this idea to me 2 years ago, but I was too busy at the time to listen. MMT

#14 (2) - Jul 25, 2009 by DJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1823) - No, that made me sleepy. (163)

Today, I was at the beach watching a little girl chase her father's remote controlled car around in circles. She kept jumping forward and falling on her knees in an effort to catch the car as it skidded by. She did this 31 times and failed. But on attempt #32, she caught the car. MMT

#9 (5) - Jul 23, 2009 by David - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3128) - No, that made me sleepy. (652)

Today, I was sitting on my front porch watching the neighbor's kid have the time of his life with nothing more than a wooden stick and his imagination. MMT

#5 (8) - Jul 22, 2009 by Sam - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (6058) - No, that made me sleepy. (351)

Today, I was in a really bad mood when a young girl came into my office sporting the most genuine smile I'd seen in a long while. She was bound to a wheelchair because she had no legs. MMT

#1 (1) - Jul 21, 2009 by Jay - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3297) - No, that made me sleepy. (197)

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