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Today, if it weren't for our cat yowling for his breakfast, our house probably would have burned down this morning from a furnace related fire, with us in it. MMT

#17834 (1) - Nov 8, 2013 by obee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (367) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I can tell my mom can't decide whether to be creeped out or delighted by the fact that I’m dating the beautiful girl who was my next-door neighbor for a month in a mental hospital. MMT

#17833 (1) - Nov 7, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (382) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, our motel room in the Republic of the Congo was burglarized, but the only thing stolen was a large box of canned goods. MMT

Today, as I begin tucking him into bed, he tells me, “Mommy, check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Mommy, mommy, there’s somebody on my bed.” MMT

#17825 (3) - Oct 31, 2013 by Happy.Halloween - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (350) - No, that made me sleepy. (740)

Today, the happiest moment of my life is still that split-second two weeks ago when, as I laid crushed under my 2000 pound car, I realized my wife and 3-year-old boy were out of the vehicle and completely OK. MMT

#17820 (1) - Oct 25, 2013 by almostlost - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (588) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I received a call from my city's battered women's hotline. I'm a university student and was assigned to volunteer for organization that hosts the hotline. I assumed they were calling about me helping them with their new advertising campaign. Turns out, they were calling because they were informed that I'm in an abusive relationship. It only happened once and I had know idea anyone else knew. MMT

#17815 (2) - Oct 20, 2013 by CMG25 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (372) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, when I lost my patience and told the man sitting next to me on the train to "shut up" as he sang along to music playing his iPhone, I had no idea that he was mentally handicapped, until he began to talk and cry. MMT

#17798 (2) - Oct 3, 2013 by Teao - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (437) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, the government office where I work put me on furlough and sent me home, two days after I moved 2,500 miles across the country to take this new job. MMT

Today in Miami, I saw a man who looked like a bum grab an iPhone from a table outside a beachside café and start running. I thought, “He just robbed that!" As I tried to get the waiter’s attention I continued watching the man run… and then I suddenly realized he was returning it to a girl who had been sitting next to me and had forgotten it at the table. MMT

#17791 (1) - Sep 26, 2013 by Rob - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (561) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, my 11-year-old daughter said, “Daddy, I know you’re upset about losing your old job, and taking another job where you’re not the big boss, but I get to see you at home now a lot more than before, and that really makes me happy.” MMT

#17789 (0) - Sep 24, 2013 by Amotro - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (576) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, after my son’s friend’s parents called me and told me my 12-year-old son saved his friend's life by sleeping over at his house last night and talking him out of suicide due to a bullying incident at school, all I can think is that no 12-year-olds should have to deal with this sort of thing. Not at this age... MMT

Today, whenever I think about how perfect my relationship with my wife is, I always remember that evening 15 years ago when my female colleague knocked on my hotel room door after we had shared a nice business dinner and a few drinks. I knew at that precise moment that if I opened the door I going to ruin my marriage. So I took a deep breath and walked back to my bed, and the incident was never mentioned again. MMT

#17769 (4) - Sep 4, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (628) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, the drunk driver that killed our son five years ago donated the kidney that saved my husband’s life. MMT

#17767 (2) - Sep 2, 2013 by Desee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (880) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, it's been almost four years since you betrayed me. I don't miss you anymore; but now that I'm home again, you have a sudden interest in my life. I'm suspicious about your motives, and I really don't trust you. When we were friends, we talked about how we'd be friends forever. Your betrayal taught me that you aren't worth my time or emotions anymore. How life changes, and the ability to adapt to those changes, will always MMT.

#17752 (0) - Aug 20, 2013 by Tude - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (234) - No, that made me sleepy. (143)

Today, I found out my high school crush started a new relationship after she moved away for college. I was always afraid to ask her out due to me being overweight and not the "athletic type", figuring she wouldn't want anything to do with me. Her new boyfriend is overweight, and even bigger than me. MMT

#17750 (1) - Aug 19, 2013 by Johnmurphy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (423) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, when I told my 6-year-old daughter that all of her dreams are within reach as long as she follows her heart and takes action, she held up my Walmart name tag and sincerely asked, "Is that what you did, Mommy?" MMT

#17726 (0) - Aug 3, 2013 by unexpected - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (496) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, after the accident, after suffering a severe concussion, my dad couldn't seem to remember anyone or anything at all, accept my mom's name. MMT

#17720 (2) - Jul 30, 2013 by Emma - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (397) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, as he overheard me complaining about a school project I was working on, my grandfather stepped into my room and said, "Shawn, when you're my age, you'll look back at your life today and wonder why you whined and took these moments for granted." MMT

#17719 (0) - Jul 29, 2013 by shawnd - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (259) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I went for a run and decided to go thru my town's cemetery. While I was looking around, I came across an older women in a lawn chair reading a book next to a grave. I began talking to her, assuming she'd lost her husband recently, but it turns out she has done this every week for the past five years. Her love and devotion MMT.

#17692 (0) - Jul 14, 2013 by anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (431) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, after searching for her for nearly my entire adult life, my biological mother found me, after her doctors gave her three months to live. MMT

#17687 (0) - Jul 11, 2013 by Anne - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (369) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

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