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Today, my grandmother died. At the exact same time she took her last breath, I was at work bringing a total stranger back to life. MMT

#16860 (0) - Nov 2, 2012 by FirefighterEMT30 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (598) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, a teacher of 34 years from my high school was laid to rest. She had no kids of her own and instead adopted each student. As I stood in line at the wake, waiting for my turn to pay my respects, the people surrounding me in line were exchanging stories of how she changed their lives by believing in them (I was one of them). Her dedication to all of her students MMT.

#16858 (0) - Nov 1, 2012 by sbolt - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (497) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I got engaged to the love of my life. He is Latino, I am Anglo. He is shorter, I am taller. Thinking about the weird looks we sometimes get, and how we do not fit society's expectations about what a couple should look like, and how many people miss out on finding their soul mate based upon shallow societal expectations MMT.

#16856 (6) - Nov 1, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (442) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, I kissed my fiancé goodbye at the airport before he got a plane that would take him 2,000 miles away from me. Soon that distance will increase dramatically with a deployment that will last over six months. I don't know when I'll see him again, or even when I'll hear from him, but I do know I'll be waiting for him when he returns. And I pray with all my love that he does. MMT

#16854 (1) - Oct 31, 2012 by comehomesafe - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (385) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I found out my friend's boyfriend grew up with an alcoholic mother and an abusive, alcoholic father. He worked two full-time jobs over the summer to pay his mom's rent, and is at school now, where he has a 4.0 GPA. He tutors elementary school kids. He also does his friends' homework, for money, so he can pay for his own substance abuse. MMT

#16853 (6) - Oct 31, 2012 by Connie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (569) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, following hurricane Sandy, as I kept my foot firmly on the brake while my car slid down the icy hill in West Virginia, I found it interesting that a stop sign was literally the object the stopped from sliding off a the road into a creek. MMT

#16852 (0) - Oct 31, 2012 by xandee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (338) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, about 24 hours after my grandpa passed away, I was sitting in the family room of my grandparents house, and I looked over to see my grandpa’s chair rocking by itself. The widow was open and there was a slight breeze in the room, but it still gave me goosebumps and MMT.

#16848 (0) - Oct 29, 2012 by crog - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (395) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I feel out of place. Homesick for a place I have never been and missing someone I have never met. MMT

#16846 (6) - Oct 29, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (644) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, while I was visiting my hometown for vacation, I bumped into a girl who had always bullied me in high school for being gay, and she was with her girlfriend who she introduced to me as her “domestic partner.” MMT

#16845 (1) - Oct 29, 2012 by k88 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (511) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, thought about my friend's daughter. She unexpectedly passed away from cardiac arrest at the age of fourteen in 2007. About four months before her death, she planted sunflower seeds in her backyard, but saw no results, and her family forgot about it. But nine months after her passing, what the family thought was a weed in the backyard sprouted and grew into a vibrant, yellow sunflower, which still blooms every year to this day. MMT

#16838 (1) - Oct 26, 2012 by Katie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (556) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, the guy I'm in love with gets out of military basic training. Every time I think I am going to tell him I imagine what my brother would say if he knew I was in love with his best friend. I'll never know because my brother died three and a half years ago while serving. MMT

#16831 (2) - Oct 24, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (459) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, after being unemployed for 9 straight months, and happily employed (finally) for the last 2 months, the company I work for is shutting down… again. MMT

#16824 (0) - Oct 21, 2012 by Eddie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (369) - No, that made me sleepy. (59)

Today, I know it will be hard for me and our kids, but I have decided it's time to let the idea of "us" go, after I saw how happy you are with her. Even though I’ve been holding on for almost 2 years for you to come back, I feel peace inside knowing that even if it's not with me, you are happy. MMT

#16821 (3) - Oct 20, 2012 by jen - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (385) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, after miraculously surviving a fatal car accident that took the lives of her entire immediate family when she was only 12-years-old, my best friend since kindergarten greeted death peacefully tonight on her 90th birthday. MMT

Today, I watched as a young man got out of a Ford F-350 Super Duty truck in the store parking lot. A passerby, under his breath, jokingly asked him if he was "compensating for something else." The young man smiled, lifted his pant leg to show a prosthetic leg, and politely responded, "Yes, actually I am. I lost it in Afghanistan last year, thanks for noticing." MMT

#16813 (4) - Oct 17, 2012 by JAP - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (819) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, an elderly couple drowned in a basement flood at the apartment building where I live, because the husband was confined to a wheelchair. His wife wasn’t strong enough to move him, and despite pleading by the building’s resident manager, she refused to leave him. MMT

#16810 (5) - Oct 16, 2012 by elissawells - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (809) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, one of the last coherent things my grandpa said to me before his death this evening was that his biggest regret in life is that he waited until his retirement to follow his passion. And then he squeezed my hand until I promised to follow mine starting today. MMT

#16797 (0) - Oct 10, 2012 by ruru - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (545) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, I realized it was better to have 20 years with a wonderful mom, than 50 years with a lousy one. RIP momma, you will always MMT.

#16793 (1) - Oct 8, 2012 by sophie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (490) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, as I sit here in the hospital with 24 broken bones, all I can think is, “I should have been watching the intersection instead of the light.” MMT

#16789 (1) - Oct 6, 2012 by Willoh - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (443) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, she died. 6 years ago she was diagnosed with cancer, 4 years ago she went into remission, 1 year ago she got married, 10 months ago she got pregnant. 8 months ago the cancer returned and receiving treatment required her to abort. 1 month ago she gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. MMT

#16754 (5) - Oct 5, 2012 by justagirl33 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (696) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

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