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Today, due to recent storm damage to our barn, my family had to put our biggest horse, weighing 1300 lbs, into the same stall as our pony, who is the size of a Labrador. The 2 get along great. As I watched this unique friendship grow, I wondered why humans have such difficulty looking past petty differences. MMT

#881 (1) - Sep 5, 2009 by Danzel - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1496) - No, that made me sleepy. (147)

Today, an elderly woman came through my register and literally spent 5 minutes showing me pictures of her grandkids. It was adorable. Then a teenage kid came up after her and said, "It must seriously suck to work here." Little did he know, that woman's joy made my night. MMT

#750 (1) - Aug 30, 2009 by AH - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1036) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, two days after his funeral, the anniversary flowers he bought for me online last week arrived at our house. The attached note said, “Even if cancer wins, I still got to marry the girl of my dreams.” MMT

#15933 (2) - Feb 1, 2012 by daphne - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2070) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, at work a girl of maybe eight or nine was sitting next to our shop dog and happily talking to him, as many kids do. Then I saw her parents standing a few steps away holding hands anxiously, with tears of joy in their eyes. It turns out that their daughter is severely autistic and this was the first time they had ever heard her speak in full sentences. Simple things not being so simple MMT.

#16082 (2) - Apr 3, 2012 by happy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1350) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

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! (440) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I am not only alive, but I am about to start attending graduate school. Before I was born, the doctors told my mother I would either die shortly after birth or live my life mentally handicapped due to a cyst in my brain. The fact that I recovered and can learn and enjoy life when medical professionals had had so little hope MMT.

#16323 (0) - Jun 14, 2012 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (316) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, my best friend confided in me that he's having trouble playing a depressed character because he has no emotional tie to the role. He's overweight, not very good looking, 17 and never been kissed, and a total theater and science nerd. But he loves who he is, and he's happy. MMT

#1548 (8) - Sep 24, 2009 by girlygirl? - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (5965) - No, that made me sleepy. (186)

Today, at 18, after her parents passed away in a car accident last year, she works 30 hours a week to financially support herself and her little sister, and she still manages to get straight A’s in all her classes. MMT

#17973 (0) - Mar 25, 2014 by m - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (491) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today is my best friend’s 21st birthday. But I won't be celebrating it with him because he died 3 months ago while driving drunk. MMT

#851 (2) - Sep 3, 2009 by teal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2841) - No, that made me sleepy. (128)

Today I went into my mom's office desk drawer. She's a teacher. Her drawer was overflowing with granola bars and juices boxes. I asked her why they were there and she said one of her students can rarely afford lunch, and that she put them there for him. He takes one of each every day. My mom's kind consideration as a teacher MMT.

#16261 (5) - May 30, 2012 by yeswecannes - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (590) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

Today, my doctor called to check in with me six weeks after my neurosurgery. He asked if I was getting around okay. He was shocked to find out that I've been back at the gym, and have already set the date for my first competition. He then confessed that he originally thought I may never run again. MMT

#2568 (2) - Nov 21, 2009 by Punkyprincess33 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1178) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, my cat got out of my downtown condo and got lost. I was sad because I figured I’d never see her again. About 24 hours after I posted flyers on telephone poles in the city I received a call from a man who found my cat. It turned out the man was homeless and used 50 cents to call me from a payphone. He was insanely nice and even bought a can of food for my cat. I gave the man all the cash I had on me as a reward. MMT

#13301 (3) - Mar 13, 2011 by citygirl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4570) - No, that made me sleepy. (99)

Today, my sister's water broke with her late husband's first child exactly 9 months, to the day, after he passed away. MMT

#17669 (1) - Jun 30, 2013 by gatsby - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (446) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, as I watched my oldest son graduate at the top of his class from Duke’s School of Medicine, my husband reminded me that our son’s rude 9th grade English teacher said he likely wouldn’t graduate from high school due to his speech impediment. MMT

#17626 (3) - Jun 8, 2013 by sunshineyday - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (555) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, my taxi driver waited at the train station with me free of charge, with his headlights pointing in my direction, until my train arrived 10 minutes after we arrived, because in his words, “It’s not safe for a young lady to be standing here at night all alone.” MMT

#17654 (8) - Jun 21, 2013 by chelsey - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (709) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I teased my 27-year-old cousin when I realized that he was afraid of fireworks... But only until I found out that it's not the fireworks themselves, but the sounds they make that remind him of the gunshots he heard overseas. MMT

#3107 (3) - Dec 18, 2009 by pennie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3185) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, as my dad was struggling in his 4th stage of kidney cancer, my daughter was born just down the hall in the same hospital. This evening my dad held her and said, "She looks just like you, Karen." It ended up being his final coherent words. He passed away suddenly just before midnight tonight, and my husband and I named our daughter Ryan, after her amazing grandfather. MMT

#18102 (0) - Aug 5, 2014 by cureforcancer - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (377) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I interviewed a very successful businessman who also happens to be a quadriplegic. When I asked him what the number one thing was that led to his success, he paused for a moment and said, “It was a change in mindset that happened about two years after I lost movement in my body. I started living life like I had a lot less to lose.” MMT

#17983 (0) - Apr 4, 2014 by blaine - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (291) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I was standing at a crosswalk in the rain waiting for the light to change when the girl next to me pushed her large umbrella a little to the right so that it covered both of our heads. We then looked at each other for a prolonged moment and exchanged smiles before we crossed the street and walked in separate directions. MMT

#14411 (2) - Jun 5, 2011 by Sean - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1517) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, one of my pre-school students wet her pants. Just as the other kids started to laugh, her friend took a cup of water and dumped it on the crotch area of his pants just so she wouldn’t feel alone. MMT

#10922 (2) - Oct 9, 2010 by preK - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2060) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

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