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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! (568) - 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! (305) - 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! (934) - 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. (23)

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! (368) - 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! (391) - 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! (324) - 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! (538) - 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! (400) - 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! (543) - 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! (450) - 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! (308) - 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! (343) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

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! (525) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, the drunk driver who crashed into one of my emergency room patients six months ago, saved this patient’s life by donating a kidney that this patient desperately needed long before the crash. MMT

#17615 (0) - Jun 2, 2013 by tramsdol - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (476) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after my husband caught me staring at the scars on my arms, I started to cry and I told him, “I hate myself sometimes.” Without skipping a beat, he put his arms around me, hugged me tight, and said, “Well I love you more than anything.” MMT

#17614 (1) - Jun 2, 2013 by anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (401) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, the charity I work for helped move a very poor family that has never lived in their own home into an apartment of their own. As we were showing their three young sons their room containing three twin beds, they were confused at first because they have always shared one full size bed. MMT

#17610 (0) - May 31, 2013 by dovany - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (350) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, my dad gave two slices of pizza to our maid - a less affluent, but wonderful Mexican lady. She wrapped the slices up in a handkerchief and said, “Oh, my son’s don’t get pizza very often. I’m going to take it home to them.” So my dad ordered two more full pizzas just for her to take home to her family. MMT

#17607 (2) - May 29, 2013 by aj - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (697) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, my 40-year-old brother is the CEO of the multimillion dollar software company I work for. He spent his 30th birthday in the guest room of my apartment because he didn’t have a home, a job, or a cent to his name. MMT

#17604 (1) - May 28, 2013 by Greg01 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (572) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

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