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Today, after years of bullying, my younger brother finally stood up for himself and punched the bully who has been tormenting him for years. When I talked to the assistant principal, he said, "This might be the happiest detention I have ever had to give out." only because he was aware that my younger brother was getting constantly picked on (he tried to assist him several times in the past). My brother's courage to stand up for himself, and the assistant principal's understanding MMT.

#16195 (6) - May 11, 2012 by JP - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (564) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, after slowly recovering from anorexia over the last year, I ate breakfast for the first time in nearly 10 years. MMT

#8728 (6) - Jul 14, 2010 by Lily - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1299) - No, that made me sleepy. (77)

Today, I e-mailed back and forth with the random guy that I met at the bus station last night. We had both missed our respective busses and had to wait two hours to catch the next one. While others may think it was an inconvenience, I made a great new friend! And we already have plans to hang out again. MMT

#15975 (2) - Feb 19, 2012 by Songbird - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (544) - No, that made me sleepy. (120)

Today, it's been five years since I graduated high school. I was voted most artistic by a landslide. Everyone told me I was going to be a promising artist. They "knew" I would be successful someday. Today, it's also been several years since I even picked up a paint brush. I had to get a "real" job, my parents told me. MMT

#18089 (3) - Jul 22, 2014 by artless - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (345) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, as I missed her, I realized I shouldn't think of it as missing, but that it was a wonderful opportunity that I got to know her in the first place. And from that moment on, I couldn't help but smile when I thought of her. This change of heart (from when I used to frown at the thought of missing her) was wonderful and MMT.

#16365 (1) - Jun 23, 2012 by Canada - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (305) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, I walked outside and saw a parking ticket on my windshield. I'm 24 and support myself, and was recently laid off from my full-time job. I walked up to my car to see it was a photocopy of a ticket, with a dollar bill and a note inside that read, "Now you can be sure today is a good day. :)" MMT

#16851 (1) - Oct 30, 2012 by ERICA - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (450) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, for the first time in a few years, I saw the homeless man that used to sleep in the alleyway near my office. He is now an auto mechanic at a local auto shop and he fixed my car. When he recognized me, he thanked me for the clothes and blankets I brought him years ago. When I went to pay, he said, “It’s on the house.” So I tipped him $200. MMT

#12282 (3) - Jan 17, 2011 by kee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1887) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, I’m sitting in my hospital bed waiting to have both my breasts removed. But in a strange way I feel like the lucky one. Up until now I have had no health problems. I’m a 66 year old woman in the last room at the end of the hall before the pediatric division of the hospital begins. Over the last few hours I have watched over 30 cancer patients being wheeled by in wheelchairs and rolling beds. None of these patients could be a day older than 15. MMT

#15379 (3) - Aug 27, 2011 by Tata - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1478) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, a good friend of mine mentioned that we don't talk as much as we used to. I said, "That's just because we don't have childish debates over random BS anymore." And he replied, "Yeah, I miss that." MMT

#971 (2) - Sep 8, 2009 by Icle - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1082) - No, that made me sleepy. (76)

Today, a few months after my fifth bone marrow donation for my 8-year-old cousin who is battling leukemia, I found out that he is now healthy enough to return to "normal daily activity." He starts school again next week. MMT

#15753 (1) - Nov 12, 2011 by realways - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (867) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, a young teenage boy was in line in front of me at Target. He used a gift card to buy two video games. The cashier, an older woman probably in her late 60’s, rang him up and informed him that he had $12 remaining on his gift card. “Oh, wait then,” he said as he ran two isles over and grabbed a $10 bouquet of flowers. As the cashier added the flowers to his order the boy handed them to her and said, “These are for you.” The cashier could not wipe the smile off her face, even after he left. MMT

#15168 (0) - Aug 8, 2011 by Gio - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2511) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I will never again live in a world as bright and as beautiful as I did yesterday, when my wife was still alive. MMT

#17919 (2) - Feb 1, 2014 by pete - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (453) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, a firefighter who I call 'my hero' for saving the lives of my entire family last month when he pulled us from a burning building, plead guilty in court to 1st degree murder. MMT

#3618 (5) - Dec 30, 2009 by Katie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (4225) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, my dad died from cancer at 48. Several teachers and students I barely know came up to me at school and gave me a pat on the back, a hug, or a genuine “I’m sorry.” In the midst of my sorrow I've realized two things. First, the worst things can happen to the best people for no obvious reason at all. Second, most people, even the ones you don’t think care, are genuinely good people who do care. MMT

#11352 (0) - Oct 31, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1100) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

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! (691) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, after school one of the special needs freshmen at my high school fell down in a mud puddle in the front of the school. She was crying and a few rude kids were standing nearby pointing and laughing. I was on my way over to help her when the tallest kid at the school - the center on our basketball team - walked over into the puddle, helped the girl up, and then kicked some muddy water at the rude kids as they tried to walk away. MMT

#17348 (0) - Jan 23, 2013 by May - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (608) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I live in Mexico in a town near Cabo. It’s a pretty safe place, but I’ve been ripped off more than once by the locals, because I’m a foreigner and my Spanish isn’t perfect. Today I took a taxi home from the airport, and halfway there the taxi driver asked, “Don’t I owe you money?” He had driven me home from downtown Cabo a couple weeks ago and didn’t have change for the larger bill I gave him. So today he deducted what he owed me from the cab fare. I wouldn’t even have recognized him if he didn’t say something. His honesty MMT.

#15887 (1) - Jan 10, 2012 by JoAnna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1014) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, my friend posted an extremely depressing Facebook wall post so I surprised her by showing up at her door and taking her out for some ice cream. After she was checked into a depression rehab center this evening her mother showed up at my door and thanked me. Apparently, my friend confessed that she was contemplating suicide when I showed up at her place earlier today. I had no idea. MMT

#13341 (2) - Mar 16, 2011 by Brian - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1682) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, a little girl came up to my register at the super market where I work and asked to buy a lottery ticket. I told her she wasn’t old enough. She said, “Please! I need money!” I smiled and asked, “What for?” And she said, “My dad has cancer and doesn’t have enough money to get medicine.” MMT

#10982 (3) - Oct 12, 2010 by shelly - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1951) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, on my 16th birthday, my foster parents of four years finalized all the crazy paperwork and officially adopted me as their son. MMT

#17792 (2) - Sep 27, 2013 by garrett - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (697) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

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