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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! (428) - 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! (505) - 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! (401) - 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! (263) - 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! (437) - 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! (376) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, I am 16-years-old. I learned CPR yesterday in health class. I had no idea I would have to perform CPR on someone this afternoon. And when the paramedics arrived, they told me I undoubtedly saved my mom’s life. MMT

#17685 (1) - Jul 10, 2013 by James - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (700) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, one of my patients mistook me for his son and held my hand tight, and told me that everything was going to be OK. He held my hand and smiled at me for the last 60 seconds of his life. I found out this evening that his son had disowned him over a decade ago. MMT

#17675 (0) - Jul 3, 2013 by TheOne - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (647) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

Today, my mother who disowned me 10 yeas ago due to my lifestyle choices, called me from her death bed four states away. We chatted pleasantly for nearly an hour, just 12 hours before she passed. MMT

#17671 (0) - Jul 1, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (346) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, in an office filled with over 300 high earning executives and business analysts, the person who seems to wear the biggest smile all day, everyday is our office janitor. MMT

#17670 (0) - Jun 30, 2013 by lalooon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (562) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, during a renovation at my parent’s old house (that’s now my house), an honest worker found my mom’s engagement ring that she cried about losing when I was in the 3rd grade. MMT

#17639 (0) - Jun 14, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (529) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I was in a public restroom with a friend at a concert hall when I looked in the mirror and said, “I hate my hair! It’s so frizzy!” Then my friend and I turned around to leave just as a teenage girl our age walked in with no hair at all wearing a shirt that said, “Die cancer! Die!” MMT

#17631 (0) - Jun 10, 2013 by Grateful - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (546) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I hydroplaned on the freeway, smashed through a guardrail into oncoming traffic, skidded backwards between two oncoming cars, went off the road on the other side, down a 25 foot hill, flipping twice and landing on the roof of the car, and I walked away without a scratch. MMT

#17629 (0) - Jun 9, 2013 by lifelover - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (623) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, after finishing up another 70-hour week of work in an attempt to give my family a more comfortable life, I realized I totally forgot about my daughter's 11th birthday. She wasn’t mad at me, but she looked at me this evening before bed and said, “What I want for my birthday is more time with my dad.” MMT

Today, my best friend of 30+ years is a kid from high school who I initially ignored because she made me think “What a weirdo!” when I first met her. MMT

#17612 (1) - Jun 1, 2013 by bestfriend - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (298) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, after sitting quietly and listening to me complain about her unfaithful ways for over an hour, and how I wanted to give her another chance, my grandma’s relationship advice to me was: “Don’t get burned twice by the same flame.” MMT

#17611 (1) - May 31, 2013 by Kbot - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (362) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, when I looked at my mother sitting there again, drunk and high, I realized she did teach me something important after all. She has taught me firsthand what I don’t want for myself, which is why I worked hard enough to earn my scholarship that’s moving me to Rice University three states away. MMT

#17609 (1) - May 30, 2013 by RaeRae - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (398) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, a month after she was admitted into a psychiatric hospital, I read my daughter’s journal. On several pages she states that her “mom” (me) is her only hope left in the world, and that she’s holding on just to make sure I don’t have another reason to cry. MMT

#17584 (2) - May 18, 2013 by Estelle - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (604) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

Today, while swimming laps at the community pool, I was frustrated that a man who could barely swim kept creeping into my lane and slowing me down. I almost rudely thanked him for interfering my workout. But after he got out of the pool, I realized he had a US Army tattoo across his upper back and no legs from the knees down. MMT

#17553 (0) - May 2, 2013 by lauren - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (578) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I found out that there is a strong possibility that I could become paralyzed from the waist down in the next couple of months due to a rare cyst that has grown on my spinal cord. I went to work this afternoon and listened to my colleagues complain about everything - our boss, finances, family issues, etc. When I got home I kissed my husband, walked my dog, and appreciated the movement in my legs. MMT

#17546 (0) - Apr 29, 2013 by Olgaa - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (571) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

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