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Today, the pretty girl from the gym with the perfect figure, whom I’ve aspired to be for the last two years, told me she’s been struggling with anorexia and other eating disorders for the last ten years. MMT

#8343 (2) - Jun 29, 2010 by kimmy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (981) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, my son said, “Mommy, I know you’re upset about losing your job, but I get to see you now as soon as I get home from school. And I really like that.” MMT

#8319 (3) - Jun 28, 2010 by mom - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1447) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, my parents are two of the biggest homophobes I know. And I’m 16 and I’m gay. But they don’t know it yet. MMT

#8223 (7) - Jun 24, 2010 by anon16 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (982) - No, that made me sleepy. (221)

Today, nearly a full month after my husband died in a car accident, I started working again. I went into my home office, opened my work laptop and found a sticky note from my husband stuck to the screen. It was dated the day he died, and it read, “You look beautiful today, honey. Let’s make today a good one!” MMT

#8211 (0) - Jun 23, 2010 by taylor - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2393) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, as a young ‘up and coming’ lawyer, everyone in the firm was congratulating me for winning my first big case this morning. And all day long all I could think about is how I used a technicality in the law to help a murderer walk away a free man. MMT

#8103 (19) - Jun 19, 2010 by loser - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2027) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, my two best friends got married. The three of us grew up together from the time we were infants. We’ve pretty much been inseparable our entire lives. So although I’m happy for my friends, I can’t help but feel left out and lost… like I will never find the romantic love they found in each other. MMT

#8079 (4) - Jun 18, 2010 by mimi - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1129) - No, that made me sleepy. (88)

Today, as my colleague and I installed a new home theater system in a mansion in the Hamptons, the maid skipped around the house, smiling and singing as she cleaned and the owner of the mansion stormed around from one room to the next with a phone to his ear, screaming and frowning about some business deal. MMT

#8067 (1) - Jun 17, 2010 by oms - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1552) - No, that made me sleepy. (75)

Today, she saved my life when she told me she was contemplating suicide too. MMT

#8043 (0) - Jun 16, 2010 by Ryan - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (941) - No, that made me sleepy. (60)

Today, in a long apology letter, he sincerely wrote, “I will never purposely hit you again.” MMT

#7935 (8) - Jun 12, 2010 by jess - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (824) - No, that made me sleepy. (128)

Today, I realized I had hit a low point in my life when I caught myself getting jealous that my wife receives five dollars more per unemployment check than I do. MMT

#7899 (0) - Jun 10, 2010 by JB - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (925) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, I began to wonder if it's possible to fall in love with someone whom you've only interacted with online (granted this interaction has been going on for over a year now). But I guess I’ll know for sure when he returns home from Afghanistan next month. MMT

#7887 (10) - Jun 10, 2010 by Me - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (919) - No, that made me sleepy. (128)

Today, as I was walking on crutches in the park, bemoaning my recent knee surgery which should heal in a few months, I met a guy in a wheelchair who was upbeat about having beaten a life-threatening year-long staph infection that claimed one of his legs. MMT

#7860 (0) - Jun 9, 2010 by coffeejoejava - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (733) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, after 22 years of constant abuse, I ended our relationship once and for all. And although I know I made the right decision, at times I’m still going to miss my father. MMT

#7822 (14) - Jun 7, 2010 by Bee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (995) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, the girl I have had a crush on for the last five years (one of my best friends) asked me for relationship advice and I told her to stay with her boyfriend because I know he takes good care of her and makes her happy. MMT

#7804 (9) - Jun 6, 2010 by kenzie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1573) - No, that made me sleepy. (135)

Today, he’s a Christian and I’m Jewish, and he’s shorter than me – which usually turns me off. But ever since I got to know him, I keep waking up at night because my heart beats too hard when I dream about kissing him. MMT

#7708 (5) - Jun 2, 2010 by bettyb - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (917) - No, that made me sleepy. (238)

Today, as I read the diary entry I wrote five years ago, I wished I could go back in time and talk to the girl I used to be. MMT

#7692 (4) - Jun 1, 2010 by Jasey - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1041) - No, that made me sleepy. (59)

Today, as I read through my childhood journal for the first time in 15 years, I got to the section in my life when I had seriously considered suicide as an option. And tears began rolling down my cheeks because I saw desperate ideas and words that I could barely even remember thinking. MMT

#7594 (2) - May 28, 2010 by smallslice - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1060) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, as my little sister complained from the passenger seat, I looked to my right and said, "I’ll let you drive as soon as you prove to me that you can drive without killing the both of us,” just as I smashed our car into the car in front of us. MMT

#7570 (1) - May 27, 2010 by stupid - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1052) - No, that made me sleepy. (120)

Today, after years of wondering, a simple Google search informed me that my biological parents died in an earthquake exactly 5 days after I was born. MMT

#7558 (0) - May 27, 2010 by koko - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1414) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, it’s been exactly 10 years since Shawn, my ex-boyfriend (and fiancé) of 6 years, passed away. And I'll never tell my husband that I still think about him almost every day. MMT

#7546 (4) - May 26, 2010 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1152) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

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