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Today, I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. "So," I tried to delicately ask, "What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?" "Well," she responded, "What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?" MMT

#178 (24) - Aug 10, 2009 07:32 PM by Suzie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (21998) - No, that made me sleepy. (827)

Today I woke up, looked at myself in the mirror, and felt disgusted with my looks. But 30 minutes later, as I was getting on the bus, the bus driver looked at me and said, “Great to see a beautiful lady on this beautiful morning.” I’ve been smiling ever since. MMT

#2084 (1) - Sep 28, 2009 07:03 PM by bluewaves - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1793) - No, that made me sleepy. (212)

Today, I saw a pretty scary looking guy who had a tall blue mohawk and tattoos and piercings all over his body. He was helping my elderly neighbor take her trash down to the curb. My neighbor told me afterwards that the guy was just walking by and offered to help. MMT

#30 (12) - Aug 3, 2009 02:25 AM by Kerry - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (8816) - No, that made me sleepy. (405)

Today, I was in line at the store behind a man holding a dozen roses. When he got up to the cashier's counter, he realized that the cashier looked sad. The man smiled and said, "I'm buying 11 of these roses for my wife." And then he handed the cashier the 12th rose. She smiled from ear to ear. MMT

#57 (9) - Oct 15, 6844 12:49 PM by geneveve - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (12255) - No, that made me sleepy. (605)

Today, I was working in a coffee shop when 2 gay men walked in holding hands. As you might expect, heads started turning. Then a young girl at the table next to me asked her mom why 2 men were holding hands. Her mom replied, "Because they love each other." MMT

#4 (30) - Jul 22, 2009 03:57 AM by Marc - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (20592) - No, that made me sleepy. (3445)

Today, just as I was thinking that I really have nothing left to live for, my 10 year old daughter called to tell me that she loves and misses me. MMT

#235 (4) - Aug 12, 2009 08:17 PM by djaiv - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2572) - No, that made me sleepy. (95)

Today, I put 2 hours worth of coins into a Chicago street parking meter on my way into a business meeting. The meeting lasted nearly 4 hours. I expected to see a $120 parking ticket on my car when I returned, but instead the meter read '27 minutes remaining.' Someone paid my meter for me. MMT

#41 (5) - Aug 3, 2009 06:43 PM by Denise - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (8821) - No, that made me sleepy. (427)

Today, I received a package in the mail containing a lost journal I'd misplaced last week. There was no return address, only a post-it note stuck on the front cover saying, "I hope to be as strong as you someday." MMT

#761 (8) - Aug 22, 2009 08:17 PM by HammyFate - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2853) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, my 21 year old son's alternative rock band received a record deal from a major record label. I spent the last 5 years trying to convince him that college was the smarter way to go. But he stood his ground and pursued his dream. And now he's living it. MMT

#33 (11) - Aug 3, 2009 02:45 AM by Paul - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (9171) - No, that made me sleepy. (612)

Today, when he got home from work, he told me he got an A on his final exam in Accounting, found a $50 bill in the back of a taxi cab, and that his new boss treated him out to an expensive lunch. Then he said, “But your smile just made my day.” MMT

#696 (0) - Aug 20, 2009 06:29 PM by Matty - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2334) - No, that made me sleepy. (83)

Today, my sister told me a student of hers turned eight years old on Friday. When I realized he was born on September 11, 2001, I said, "How horrible for his family." My sister explained that his grandfather worked at the Pentagon and skipped work that day upon learning his daughter was in labor. MMT

#1622 (5) - Sep 13, 2009 07:28 PM by DMT - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (12777) - No, that made me sleepy. (252)

Today I was approached by a homeless man who asked if I had any change. I only had two dimes, but I gave it to him anyway. As I watched him walk away, he put the dimes in an expired parking meter of a strangers car. MMT

#1057 (9) - Sep 2, 2009 02:16 AM by Richmond - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (13792) - No, that made me sleepy. (263)

Today, I returned home after being stationed in Iraq for 9 months. While I was still in uniform, I went into an ice cream shop near the airport to get a milkshake. The girl behind the counter handed me my shake and said, “It’s on me.” “Thanks, you didn’t have to do that,” I said. “Neither did you,” she replied. MMT

#638 (15) - Aug 18, 2009 03:42 PM by SaintSerafina - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (14151) - No, that made me sleepy. (805)

Today, while I was driving my grandfather to his doctor's appointment, I complained about hitting 2 red lights in a row. My grandfather chuckled and said, "You always complain about the red lights, but you never celebrate the green ones." MMT

#112 (10) - Aug 7, 2009 04:27 AM by bange - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (15009) - No, that made me sleepy. (834)

Today, my friend told me she didn't mind being legally blind, with only 12% of her vision. She said, "After it rains there's usually a dew left on the grass. And because of the way my eyes refract the light, I see rainbows in the grass." MMT

#2899 (6) - Oct 22, 2009 09:24 AM by blue collar - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5559) - No, that made me sleepy. (78)

Today, I was working at the ice cream shop when a goofy looking man came in and asked for a banana split with an extensive list of weird toppings. My coworkers were annoyed by him and didn’t want to help him, so I did. After eating the split, he smiled and gave me a high five and a $5 tip. He made my day. MMT

#2593 (0) - Oct 15, 8827 12:55 PM by worker - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1613) - No, that made me sleepy. (93)

Today, I ran into a guy I used to tease and pick on in high school. I ran into him at a job interview. He was the interviewer. MMT

#43 (2) - Aug 3, 2009 09:06 PM by Derick - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (6001) - No, that made me sleepy. (657)

Today, I met an amazing guy at a local diner during the breakfast rush. He was sincere and handsome. We agreed to meet back at the diner for lunch, but he never showed up. I found out this evening from a mutual friend that he was in a fatal car accident on his lunch break two blocks away from the diner. MMT

#4144 (8) - Nov 20, 2009 09:03 PM by disbelief - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3450) - No, that made me sleepy. (82)

Today, I walked into a small coffee shop in downtown Dallas around lunchtime and politely asked, "May I please have a Venti Soy Latte?" The guy behind the counter smiled and prepared my latte for me. As I pulled out my money, he said, "The latte is on me. You're the first person all day to say 'please.'" MMT

#481 (4) - Aug 14, 2009 04:31 PM by lovelylive - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5156) - No, that made me sleepy. (93)

Today, I was all dressed up and waiting on my blind date to arrive. He never showed up. It made me feel ugly. I thought he may have seen me from a distance and bailed. Then as I left the restaurant alone, I heard a little girl ask her mom if I was a princess. It made me smile and it MMT.

#1270 (5) - Sep 5, 2009 11:49 AM by daisy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3173) - No, that made me sleepy. (70)

Today, I awoke to a man and woman screaming at each other outside my house. Everyday this past week, I have found something petty to argue with my boyfriend about. But when he put his arm around me this morning, and we listened to the couple outside, I realized how grateful I am to have him. MMT

#1328 (0) - Sep 5, 2009 04:46 PM by grateful - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (896) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, simply because I was in the right place at the right time, I saved a little boy from drowning in the ocean. MMT

#720 (3) - Aug 21, 2009 06:20 AM by rightplace - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3001) - No, that made me sleepy. (59)

Today, I got a phone call from my grandfather. He's been in a coma for almost a year. Last week the doctors told my family he may never wake up. MMT

#622 (1) - Oct 15, 4515 12:50 PM by jesse - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3160) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, I fell in love with the same person twice… once when she greeted me and once when she said goodbye. After four years my heart continues to jump in this exact pattern, without fail, every time. I can't define ‘love’ with words, but whenever I see her, hear her, or think of her, I feel what love is. MMT

#628 (4) - Oct 15, 109 12:50 PM by just me - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1031) - No, that made me sleepy. (133)

Today, I was stranded. My old car, which has a faulty gas meter, completely ran out of gas while I was stopped at an intersection. A man on a moped drove up and asked if I was okay. I said no. When I told him my problem, he drove off. Then he returned 10 minutes later with a full 3 gallon gas container. MMT

#1373 (0) - Sep 7, 2009 07:18 AM by anaiis - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1156) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I am 1000 miles away from home studying to be an engineer in a prestigious private school, I have an amazing boyfriend who treats me like I am the most wonderful person on Earth, and I am the happiest I've ever been. Six years ago I attempted suicide and nearly succeeded. MMT

#1110 (7) - Sep 3, 2009 04:31 AM by K - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2440) - No, that made me sleepy. (91)

Today, I returned home after being stationed in Iraq for 10 months and held my 1 month old son for the very first time. MMT

#1168 (11) - Sep 5, 2009 12:06 AM by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3275) - No, that made me sleepy. (161)

Today, on my birthday, I received an envelope in the mail containing my wallet that I lost last week. All of my money and credit cards were still inside, and on my driver's license next to my address and birthday was a post-it note that said, "Happy Birthday!" There was no return address. MMT

#274 (4) - Aug 13, 2009 01:49 AM by MW - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2840) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, I saw the cutest guy at the airport. Assuming we'd never meet again, I went over and told him how cute I thought he was. He teared up and told me he was headed home from an eating disorder clinic and "had never felt uglier." We're both from Miami, and we're meeting up this coming Saturday. MMT

#1748 (4) - Sep 16, 2009 04:25 PM by Nina - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5545) - No, that made me sleepy. (111)

Today, I tucked my fiancé into bed. And as she fell asleep I started to sing a lullaby my grandmother used to sing to me. It was the first time I had ever sung it to anyone. After a moment, she looked up at me smiling, with tears in her eyes. Her grandmother used to sing the same exact lullaby to her. MMT

#1364 (4) - Sep 7, 2009 06:36 AM by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4612) - No, that made me sleepy. (152)

Today, I read an MMT story about a 40-year-old man jumping on the back of a shopping cart and taking a ride across the parking lot. It inspired me. So this afternoon, after I went shopping, that man was me! MMT

#270 (8) - Aug 12, 2009 11:29 PM by JustMe - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1262) - No, that made me sleepy. (149)

Today, after 10 years, my husband suddenly quit smoking cigarettes. When I asked him why he decided to quit, he said, "I want to grow old with you." MMT

#695 (4) - Aug 20, 2009 01:17 PM by nosmoking - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5518) - No, that made me sleepy. (161)

Today is the day I have been dreading for over 3 months. I went to my doctor to see if the chemo therapy worked. He smiled and said, “You're cancer is in remission.” God willing, I'll stick around for a couple more decades and see my kids grow up. MMT

#1036 (2) - Sep 1, 2009 04:18 PM by remission - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1194) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, I went to a carnival, ate cotton candy, and acted like a child. And it was the most fun I’ve had in years. I’m 56 years old. MMT

#543 (2) - Oct 15, 3078 12:50 PM by Megan - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (972) - No, that made me sleepy. (72)

Today, I sat glued to my computer for 2 hours while I talked to my lovely girlfriend who’s attending a semester abroad. We’re both deaf, but because of the modern technology, we can use a webcam to communicate everyday even though we’re 6000 miles apart. 15 years ago, kids just like us weren’t so lucky. MMT

#455 (1) - Aug 14, 2009 06:44 AM by Jon - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3483) - No, that made me sleepy. (129)

Today, I was walking my dog when a woman randomly stopped her car and asked if she could pet him. I said, "Of course." And she said, "Thanks, I've been having the worst day." She got out of her car and we walked and talked for almost an hour. We exchanged numbers and set a date meet again next week. MMT

#1116 (0) - Sep 3, 2009 05:00 PM by Julian - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1243) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I had a conversation with my grandfather about relationships. I told him I've always wondered how people stay attracted to their spouses for decades when their looks change so drastically. He smiled and replied, "Change? I still wake up next to the same beautiful woman I fell in love with 50 years ago." MMT

#3048 (1) - Oct 27, 2009 05:21 PM by SoInLove08 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3450) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, my 6-year-old son and I were walking down the sidewalk of a busy city street when it began pouring rain. I didn't have an umbrella so I used my purse to try to shelter my son’s head from the rain. A minute later at a crosswalk, a young man tossed his umbrella out his car window to me, smiled, and drove off. MMT

#1044 (2) - Sep 1, 2009 08:30 PM by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1880) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, I was at the beach and a young boy on the boardwalk above started squawking at me like a bird. I caught myself getting annoyed, so I joined in and gave him a friendly squawk back. He found this quite entertaining, so we both continued to be silly. I think it made his day... it certainly made mine. MMT

#867 (0) - Aug 25, 2009 07:19 PM by Stephanie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1172) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, I was sitting on a bench in the French Quarter watching bubbles float by in the breeze that a little girl down the block was blowing. At one point, an elderly man who was having trouble walking stopped in the middle of the sidewalk to pop a bubble with the end of his cane. MMT

#2295 (7) - Oct 5, 2009 03:31 PM by Chanson - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3098) - No, that made me sleepy. (80)

Today, I was stuck in traffic when I pulled up to a stop light and the driver next to me started honking. I looked over to see him hitting his steering wheel like a drum, smiling and having a blast. His music was so loud that he didn't even realize he was honking his horn to the beat of the music. MMT

#2595 (6) - Oct 15, 916 12:55 PM by sfmp - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1381) - No, that made me sleepy. (464)


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