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Today, the homeless shelter that I volunteered at as a teenager is helping me get back on my feet. MMT

#18125 (0) - Sep 30, 2014 by HEZZA - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (301) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today marks 13 years since my best friend fireman-carried me out of the World Trade Center. MMT

#18123 (2) - Sep 11, 2014 by Jaye - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (365) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, my grandfather held my hand, listening intently to me complain about how much I hate the bullies at school. When I was done, he said, “Before you waste any more of it on anger, resentment, spite or envy, think of how precious and irreplaceable your time is. I wish I had more of it.” MMT

#18119 (0) - Aug 30, 2014 by JJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (360) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, after I cried to her about the bullies at school, my grandmother said, "Be thankful for all the rude, obnoxious, and difficult people you meet in life. They serve as important reminders of how NOT to be." MMT

#18117 (0) - Aug 27, 2014 by Frisk - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (304) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, on my 18th birthday, my mom thought I was pregnant when I sat down to talk with her, then literally gave a sigh of relief when I told her I'm gay. MMT

#18111 (0) - Aug 16, 2014 by Gale - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (334) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today, I noticed my 16 year old daughter stopped wearing makeup. She hasn't worn it to school in at least few days now, so I asked her about it. She said, "Lara (her baby sister) wanted to borrow my makeup to be 'beautiful like me,' and I don't ever want her to think she has to wear makeup to be beautiful. She already is. And so am I." MMT

#18105 (1) - Aug 8, 2014 by jojo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (543) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, after nearly 11 years without an intelligible word spoken, my deaf daughter kissed my cheek and said, “I love you mommy!” MMT

#18093 (0) - Jul 26, 2014 by lk - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (303) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, my beautiful baby boy - the one they told me would be "unhealthy" - the one I almost aborted because of this false diagnosis - was born perfectly healthy at 9:27AM. MMT

#18083 (1) - Jul 16, 2014 by DG - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (303) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, the day after the first fistful of my hair fell out, my daughter and her German Sheppard showed up for dinner, both of them with shaved bald heads. MMT

#18081 (0) - Jul 13, 2014 by LoveLearn - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (293) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, it's been a full year since my mom quit drinking on the day I showed her the bruises she never knew she gave me. MMT

#18080 (0) - Jul 12, 2014 by TrueG - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (273) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, on my coming out to my mother, she told the whole family, adding that if they had a problem with it, she would have no problem burying them, dead or alive. MMT

#18078 (1) - Jul 10, 2014 by tori - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (338) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, I asked my mom, "When will life let me smile again?" And she hugged me and said, "In my experience, a happy person is not a person who's always in a good situation, but rather a person who always has a good attitude in every situation." MMT

#18076 (0) - Jul 8, 2014 by AnonG - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (291) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today I was asked, "Don't you remember me from your Life Skills class at the County Jail? You taught me how to live life happily without a drink or a drug." I expressed how happy I was to see her doing so well. She then turned to my girlfriend and said, "I'll never forget that face," as she pointed to me. "That woman saves lives!" MMT

#18066 (0) - Jun 28, 2014 by ckmarlowe - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (256) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today at 8am my doctor showed me the x-ray charts that clearly showed a solid mass in my abdomen. I cried for hours. My whole life seemed more precious than I could ever remember, and I just wanted to enjoy more of it. I spent the afternoon with my kids, laughing through my tears, until the doctor called me again at 6pm. “The biopsy results show a benign tumor,” he said. “It’s curable with a minor surgery.” This feeling of getting a second chance MMT.

#18062 (0) - Jun 24, 2014 by sterling35 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (314) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, when I asked my mom what she thought of me giving my girlfriend, who cheated on me last week for the second time, another chance, she said, "It’s always better to be alone with dignity than in a relationship that constantly requires you to sacrifice your happiness and self-respect." MMT

#18061 (0) - Jun 23, 2014 by Kev - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (349) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, my grandmother patted me on the back as I cried in her arms, and she whispered, "Honey, when things are tough, you must be tougher. Don't pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a tough one that leads to greatness." MMT

#18053 (1) - Jun 15, 2014 by fightingjen - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (317) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, the kid in our high school who just broke our school’s all-time bench press and lateral row weight lifting records was born with no legs. MMT

#18051 (0) - Jun 13, 2014 by jo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (208) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, after a false diagnosis last week, I found out I don’t have terminal pancreatic cancer. This unreal feeling like I just got a second chance at life MMT.

#18048 (0) - Jun 10, 2014 by butner - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (273) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I have everything I said I wanted in the suicide note I wrote ten years ago just before I swallowed those pills. I'm so glad I got another chance. MMT

#18046 (0) - Jun 8, 2014 by thereason - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (289) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, the homeless man that used to sleep in the alleyway behind my apartment now works down the street at the gas station as an attendant. And he tells me he has his own studio apartment now too. But he still wears the Nike shoes I gave him two years ago he was on the streets, and he still thanks me every time I see him. MMT

#18045 (1) - Jun 7, 2014 by Ronan - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (384) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

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