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Today, I was walking past four homeless men who sleep near my apartment building. A limo pulled up next to the men and the driver opened up the rear door and someone inside handed him four bags full of groceries. The driver then walked over to the homeless men and handed each one of them a bag and said, “Eat well friends,” and then got in the limo and drove off. MMT

#17576 (0) - May 14, 2013 by A - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (557) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, my grandparents live on the 27th story of a condominium complex. They have lived there for six months. This evening I found out that my grandfather is scared of heights – something he had never mentioned to me before. After he admitted this to me I naturally asked, “Well why do you live on the 27h floor?” He stood up and walked a couple feet away from his floor to ceiling family room window. “Do you see how close I am to the window?” he asked. “I have been scared of heights my whole life. Six months ago I couldn’t step closer than 8 feet from this window without panicking. I promised myself I wouldn’t die with this silly fear inside me, and I’m happy to tell you I’m 75% of the way there.” MMT

#17575 (0) - May 13, 2013 by Assah - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (472) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after a long week of frustration, I began to question whether I was in the right line of work. Just then one of my special education students came up to me and gave me a big hug. When I asked, "What was that for?" she smiled and said, "Just because I think you’re the greatest teacher in the world." And just like that, she reminded me that the stress is worth it. MMT

#17572 (0) - May 12, 2013 by thinking - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (446) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, my husband and two teenage daughters shaved their heads so I wouldn't be the only bald one in the family. MMT

#17571 (1) - May 11, 2013 by allie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (670) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, I admitted to my guidance counselor that I have an eating disorder, something my parents have ignored despite my cries for help. But my guidance counselor unexpectedly came to my house this evening and fought with my difficult parents until they agreed to help me cover the costs of getting professional rehab treatment, which I started this evening. My guidance counselor’s commitment to my well-being MMT.

#17569 (0) - May 10, 2013 by naldoza - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (515) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I was in a really bad mood when a young man came into the physical therapy clinic where I work sporting one of the most stunning, genuine smiles I’ve seen all week. As he rolled into the doctor’s office in his wheel chair, he looked at me and he exclaimed, “It’ a beautiful day, because today is the first day I’m going to re-learn how to walk on my new legs!” MMT

#17566 (0) - May 9, 2013 by Kstac - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (477) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, my biological mother who I’ve met only once is undergoing surgery to donate one of her kidneys to save my life. MMT

#17565 (0) - May 8, 2013 by kjold - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (548) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, after watching a violent movie, my little sister immediately asked my grandma how she wants to die. “Like a California sunset,” my grandma replied as she stepped out onto the patio of her beachfront condo in Santa Barbara. MMT

#17564 (0) - May 8, 2013 by Reza - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (285) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, the valedictorian at our school gave a great speech about overcoming the odds. She ended the speech with this line: “Don't judge others. It’s hard to know anyone’s whole story. Behind every person, there's always a reason why they are the way they are.” MMT

#17561 (0) - May 6, 2013 by RjShi - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (445) - No, that made me sleepy. (82)

Today, my 94-year-old dad’s final words were, “Greater things are yet to come...” MMT

#17560 (0) - May 6, 2013 by Rachie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (506) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, after I finalized my divorce I walked from the courtroom to a city park and sat on a bench crying and clearing my mind for about 30 minutes. Just as I was getting up, a young teenage boy walked up, handed me six freshly picked wild flowers and said, “Miss, you are pretty even when you cry, but I hope these give you something to smile about.” I smiled, he smiled, and then he walked off. MMT

#17559 (0) - May 5, 2013 by Rachie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (628) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We met in a physical rehabilitation facility where we were both learning to walk with prosthetic legs after loosing our legs in the same car accident, in different cars. MMT

#17557 (0) - May 4, 2013 by Kayla - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (605) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my mom has worked the last 5 days straight, even though her doctors say she only has about 6 months left to live. When I asked her why she’s working so much, she said, “Honey, I love what I do for a living. It’s my passion.” MMT

#17554 (0) - May 3, 2013 by Spree - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (413) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my brother was the only person who offered to help my wife and me move into our new apartment. My brother was born without hands, and yet not only did he help, but I couldn’t have moved the couches, tables, and beds without him. MMT

#17552 (0) - May 2, 2013 by loganfreeman - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (539) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, when my grandmother caught me crying about the bullies in school who call me names, she said, “Honey, don't let people who mean nothing to you bring you down. Focus on those who love you, forget the ones who don't.” MMT

#17549 (2) - Apr 30, 2013 by ana - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (358) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, when I told my dad that I feel like we argue too often, he said, “You get in the biggest fights with the people you care about the most, because they are the only relationships you're willing to fight for.” MMT

#17548 (3) - Apr 30, 2013 by ivan86a - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (472) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, I met a young man at on the summit of a 12,500 foot hike who had been born with no hands or feet. I was in awe as he used special boots to climb and crawl up to different lookout points just as fast as the rest of us. MMT

#17545 (0) - Apr 28, 2013 by Bradee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (357) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my daughter, who struggled with a learning disability in grade school that gave her serious problems with reading comprehension, graduated with honors from the College of Engineering at UC Berkley with a degree in Nuclear Engineering. MMT

#17544 (0) - Apr 28, 2013 by starlight5 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (521) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, when my older brother told me he was ready to take a leave of absence at his job to pursue his music career full-time, I told him I thought it was a risky move in this economy. “What if you fail?” I asked. “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something… but I can't accept not trying,” he said. MMT

#17543 (1) - Apr 27, 2013 by jasonjazz - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (533) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, after talking for an hour with my 75-year-old mom about letting go of my failed marriage, that last thing she said before we hung up was, “In the end, only three things matter: How much you loved, how tenderly you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things that were meant for you.” MMT

#17542 (0) - Apr 27, 2013 by Ace - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (380) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

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