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Today, after about two years I finally feel strong enough to move on. With a serious case of bipolar disorder, my mom had to go through seven sessions of shock therapy. She came back not knowing who I was, and was sent to rehab multiple times for suicide attempts. Today she still has little memory of my childhood, or the pain I suffered taking care of our family since I was a teenager. But I do still feel blessed to have my mom here with me today. MMT

#17999 (0) - Apr 20, 2014 by Shante - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (106) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, after being married for 60 years, my grandmother and grandfather both died within an hour of each other from two unrelated health issues. MMT

#17994 (0) - Apr 15, 2014 by sam - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (169) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today is both my mom’s birthday and my birthday. I turned 15 and she turned 28. MMT

#17985 (0) - Apr 6, 2014 by vadia - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (263) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, within the same 24-hour window of time, I lost both my parents to two different types of cancer, and found out my wife is pregnant with twins. MMT

#17981 (0) - Apr 2, 2014 by Lt.LucasMoz - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (430) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, the doctors informed my husband and I of great news - our 8-year-old daughter is going to receive the heart transplant she needs to survive. A donor arrived just in time. And then after we finished celebrating, I started thinking about how the heart comes from another child in the same age bracket who died from causes unrelated to a heart condition. MMT

#17980 (0) - Apr 1, 2014 by PTluvsTB - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (326) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, my grandmother gave me one last piece of advice before she lost consciousness. She wasn't even the type of person to give out advice, but she was very adamant about this. She told me a heart-breaking story from her life and ended it with this: “Never settle, Claire! Never!” MMT

#17979 (0) - Mar 31, 2014 by Claire - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (223) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, the chubby girl from high school that my friends and I used to tease (yes, I’m ashamed of myself), is now in much better shape than me and owns a successful chain of women’s fitness centers where I work. MMT

#17972 (1) - Mar 24, 2014 by ntf - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (291) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, my three sons who were always on the honor roll in high school and the dean's list in college work for my youngest son who was always in detention for skipping class to tinker with his computer. MMT

#17969 (0) - Mar 21, 2014 by legae - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (287) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, a scary looking biker with a tattered leather jacket, and piercings and tattoos all over his neck and face, tackled a man in a business suit who pulled a knife on me at the bus stop. MMT

#17963 (1) - Mar 16, 2014 by OTWar - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (446) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my mom looked at me and said, "Well, my wedding cost me $8,000 and my divorce cost me $16,000, and both were worth it." MMT

#17947 (0) - Mar 1, 2014 by lovehurts - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (241) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, the soup kitchen that I volunteered at as a teenager is now my only source of three healthy meals a day. MMT

#17946 (0) - Feb 28, 2014 by imthinking - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (325) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I finally met the mother of the most well mannered and happy child in the kindergarden class that I teach class. Her mother is only 19 years old. MMT

#17942 (0) - Feb 24, 2014 by Mrs.R - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (539) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, I went to visit a close friend. She always joked with me that she would someday come back as a butterfly. When she passed away, she gave me her button collection she loved so much. While putting one of the buttons on her grave, I accidentally dropped it. Before I could bend down to pick it up, a huge Monarch butterfly landed on it and remained on it even as I gently grabbed the edge of the button and lifted it up to eye level. For roughly ten seconds the butterfly and I stared at each other, and then it flew away behind another gravestone and disappeared. MMT

#17937 (1) - Feb 19, 2014 by CarPelky - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (621) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, nearly 50 years later, and a decade after her passing, I still remember, like it was yesterday, when my mother told me that if she had known about abortion in 1950 I wouldn't be alive. MMT

#17936 (0) - Feb 18, 2014 by Laura - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (302) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, it has been exactly two months since my beloved cat died, yet he keeps hanging out in my peripheral vision - a fleeting orange streak in the corner of my eye every now and then, as though to assure me he is doing OK. MMT

Today, my dad told me, “It wasn't until a few hours later that I found out the phone call from your mom that her water broke, and that you were on your way into this world, saved my life, just in the nick of time, from a freak explosion at the factory where I worked. But I still think about the Gary sometimes, who filled in for me that morning. He didn’t make it.” MMT

#17912 (1) - Jan 25, 2014 by fay - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (400) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, exactly 6 months after my wife of 44 years passed away at the age of 72, our son and I cleared out the final batch of her old belongings from the attic. In an old box, I found a diary I never knew she kept. One of her final entries, dated a couple days after I proposed to her, reads: “I’m pregnant now with my finance's child, so I will never get to be with the man who is the mirror of my soul.” MMT

#17894 (4) - Jan 7, 2014 by andycohens - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (576) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, the local charity representative that has been collecting money outside the supermarket where I work told me that so far this holiday season he has received “significantly more” donations from teenagers and young adults than he has from older generations. MMT

#17880 (0) - Dec 25, 2013 by roney44 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (313) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, even though the situation still breaks my heart, as I chatted with my ex-wife and her new wife, I realized deep down that I am happy for them. MMT

#17873 (6) - Dec 18, 2013 by MrBlack - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (316) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, as I was staring at the bottle of Percocet and the tall glass of water next to it, crying and seriously contemplating swallowing every pill at once to end my pain for good, my little brother called me in a panic to tell me that he was involved in a bad accident and needed my help immediately. He saved my life today and he has no idea. MMT

#17869 (2) - Dec 14, 2013 by thankyoubro - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (342) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

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