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Today, I honestly had no idea it was our CEO in the car next me when I flipped her off, but my boss was still forced to fire me anyway. MMT

#16585 (4) - Aug 29, 2012 by dumbgirl - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (274) - No, that made me sleepy. (431)

Today, I got suspended from my high school for finally sticking up for myself and punching the bully who has been tormenting me daily since the 4th grade. MMT

#16581 (5) - Aug 27, 2012 by Beau - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (751) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, when I saw the love of my life smiling again two years after our lengthy divorce, I realized that sometimes there is nothing harder in life than being happy for somebody else. MMT

#16580 (1) - Aug 26, 2012 by kev - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (567) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after my best friend’s surgery, she couldn't even speak, and she looked barely awake. But she still remembered my birthday, even though my mom and stepfather forgot. MMT

#16577 (1) - Aug 25, 2012 by Sean88 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (580) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, 30 minutes after I informed her that, due to the new drugs, her life expectancy had had slightly increased from 12 weeks to 6 months, I found her laughing in her hospital room with her family – all of them celebrating the extra time they now have together. MMT

#16574 (0) - Aug 23, 2012 by lordy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (528) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, I listened to a five minute explanation by the medical staff about my late father’s sudden post surgery heart attack, before somebody finally realized they all had me confused with the son of another patient. My father is in the post-op room one door down and expected to be just fine. MMT

#16572 (0) - Aug 22, 2012 by almostlost - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (541) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, my best friend and I have very different parents. My father spent the first 5 years of my life serving a prison sentence for grand theft. My friend’s father is a police chief. My mom struggled on food stamps, stuck by my father’s side until he was released from prison, and now they’re still together, in love, and co-owners of a popular neighborhood bakery. My friend’s parents both had prestigious jobs in comparison, divorced when my friend and I were 12-years-old, and have been relatively miserable ever since. MMT

#16568 (0) - Aug 20, 2012 by clic81 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (449) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, when my parents finally finalized their divorce, they each got what was most important to them in the divorce: My dad got me and my little sister and my mother got everything else. MMT

#16564 (0) - Aug 18, 2012 by tooyoung - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1153) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, one smashed car, three surgeries, $88,000, and 27 days of tube feeding later: and my son is now in stable condition. MMT

#16561 (1) - Aug 17, 2012 by noe - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (500) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, when I saw the little red friend request notification at the top of my laptop’s screen, the last thing I was expecting to see was a friend request from the woman who killed my parents in a DUI accident 15 years ago. MMT

#16560 (8) - Aug 16, 2012 by mouse - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (886) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, the definition of ‘perspective’ took on a whole new meaning when a ten-year-old boy who is dying of cancer saw me crying outside the staff break room and asked if I was OK. MMT

#16558 (0) - Aug 15, 2012 by kenniebello - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (739) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today I walked 3.6 miles in just under two hours. 5 months ago I started walking without assistance. 6 months ago I had my last surgery. 7 months ago I left the hospital for good. 8 months ago my son was born by c-section, which left me with Necrotizing Fasciitis. It almost took my life, but here I am. The fact that I am a survivor who lost nothing but skin while many, many others are not so lucky MMT.

#16556 (0) - Aug 14, 2012 by Survivor - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (388) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, many years after the fact, I realized the man she left me for is basically a carbon copy of the man I used to be. I'm a supporter of the phrase “change is good,” but I’m left here thinking that there might be exceptions. MMT

#16555 (0) - Aug 14, 2012 by Pepperismylover - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (374) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, when my eldest son died in a motorcycle accident, he became the kidney donor that saved my youngest son’s life at the last possible minute. MMT

Today, one of my rich friends said he wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps when he gets out of high school. This confused me because my dad is an auto mechanic and his dad is a very wealthy businessman. But then my friend said, “Because your mom and dad are still married, and your dad spends time with you and your friends, and he comes to your baseball games every week, and he’s there to talk to… and my father just sends us checks from another state.” MMT

#16547 (0) - Aug 10, 2012 by Simon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (864) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, I told my 7 year old daughter, “If you work hard enough and never give up, you can get anywhere you want to go in this world.” She looked at me with a smile and asked, “Is that what you did, daddy?” And I after a few moments of awkward silence, I replied, “No.” MMT

#16542 (1) - Aug 8, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (603) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I noticed that she always keeps milk in the regenerator several days past its expiration date before throwing it away. I joked with her about it for years, but today, she said, “I’ve never really given you a straight reason why I do that. But the truth is, ten years ago, I tried to chase a bottle of valium with milk straight out of the carton. The milk was bad, it made me gag, and it helped me change my mind. MMT

#16536 (0) - Aug 5, 2012 by raidy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (684) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, just after my dad yelled at me for not wearing it, I clicked my seatbelt into place less than a second before the drunk driver in the Ford F-250 swerved into our lane plowed into us, send us off the road and into a drainage ditch. We walked away most unharmed. MMT

Today, I testify that it’s truly better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. 34 happy years came to an abrupt end when she left. It's been over 2 years now and I am now finally moving on. Yes, it still hurts. And yes I'll always love her in some way. But I let her go without a fight, because I always wanted nothing but happiness for her. She gave me all those wonderful years, 4 beautiful kids and 3 grandsons. I may have loved and lost, but I had more than so many ever do. MMT

#16529 (1) - Aug 2, 2012 by gavroche1957 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (517) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today marks a year since I unintentionally came out to my parents only to be met with seething anger and a forced promise to be straight. I finally realize now that my honor, the one thing that bound the contract, is a virtue that I uphold far more than any other. I also realize that the promise itself is an agreement they made, not me, and the two virtues, pleasing others, and honor, cannot always exist simultaneously. The liberty of the truth MMT.

#16523 (1) - Jul 30, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (309) - No, that made me sleepy. (229)

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