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Today, he saw the scars and scratches on my arm. He held my face between his hands, gently, and said, “I know you are weak, I see it on your arms. But I also know you are strong, I see it in your eyes.” Then he kissed my wounds and walked away. He’s one of the outsiders in our school, but today he became my hero. MMT

#17674 (2) - Jul 2, 2013 by shanan - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (529) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, the doctors gave my mom 6 to 9 months to live, but she showed up at her craft store at 9am to open for business, just like it was any other day. Why? “Because I love my business. I love what I do,” she told me as she walked out the front door. MMT

#17668 (1) - Jun 28, 2013 by pinly - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (301) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today I celebrate my second life. Today I celebrate my rebirth. Today I celebrate the decision I made at midnight on June 28th 1993 as I was holding my ex-husband’s handgun to my temple. MMT

#17667 (1) - Jun 28, 2013 by Anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (330) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, my mother struggles with cerebral palsy, so small tasks are a real challenge for her. Yet despite this she has been raising me and my two younger brothers all by herself while working a fulltime job. Even though it’s not easy for her, she still keeps working hard so we can survive. She MMT.

#17666 (0) - Jun 27, 2013 by Emily - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (373) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, at our high school there are three students with pretty severe down syndrome. The star basketball play, who is the tallest kid in the school, walks all three of these boys to class every day to prevent the bullies from picking on them. Last year he also took a girl with autism to the homecoming dance. MMT

#17665 (1) - Jun 27, 2013 by nobody - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (734) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I have several pieces of art displayed in my downtown condo, but the piece that always gets compliments is a textured, abstract hand painting by my brother in-law, who is completely blind. MMT

#17664 (0) - Jun 26, 2013 by alex - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (482) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, after my teacher witnessed the class bully picking on me, she walked over to the bully, knelt down at his desk, and said, “What if the kid you bullied at school grew up and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life?” The bully didn’t say a word and turned back around. MMT

#17661 (1) - Jun 25, 2013 by AE - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (551) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, there is a student at my school with a brain tumor and she can't even walk anymore. She is 13 years old and has a book published about her journey with this brain tumor. She still manages to come to school almost every day with big smile on her face, even after everything she has been through. Her strength MMT.

#17660 (0) - Jun 24, 2013 by Anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (384) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

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! (329) - 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! (728) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

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! (476) - 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! (411) - 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! (686) - 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! (563) - 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! (302) - 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! (924) - 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! (293) - 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! (367) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

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! (385) - 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! (321) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

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