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Today, after I confirmed that my wife was cheating on me, I walked out in the backyard in the pouring rain with my handgun. Crazy thoughts were spinning through my mind. I wanted to die. I walked down to the lake behind our house, and walked into the lake until the water was up to my waste. I held the gun to my chin, and then I burst into tears and threw the gun into the lake. I walked back up to our back porch, still crying, when a loud crack of thunder shook the ground and bolt of lightning struck the lake close to where I had been standing a minute prior. And suddenly I felt nothing but grateful to be alive. MMT

Today, I realized that my sister has been single all four years of college. She is now going to grad school with a full scholarship, and already has an internship with a top firm. I'd rather be single like her than with the several guys I've picked up over the last couple of years. She told me she was jealous because I have a boyfriend. I told her I was jealous because she has confidence and independence. MMT

#16047 (0) - Mar 21, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (719) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, for the four hours he was breathing, his father and I loved him for a lifetime. MMT

#7810 (4) - Jun 6, 2010 by Sami - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3188) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

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! (392) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

Today, had I been sleeping with my phone on silent like I usually do, and had I not called her immediately when I received her text that read “I love you honey. Goodbye.” I wonder if she would have pulled the trigger. I’m at her house now, watching her sleep, and trying to decide if I can safely leave... ever. MMT

#17807 (3) - Oct 12, 2013 by LeMasters - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (537) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today at work one of my customers, who looked unhappy, asked how I was doing, to which I replied, "I'm doing absolutely fantastic!" The customer gave me a strange look, then smiled and said, "Well that's a fantastic answer! I don't hear that kind of enthusiasm much these days." We chatted for a moment as I rang up his merchandise, and then as he left he said, "Your positivity just made my day a little brighter. Thank you." MMT

#16149 (0) - Apr 26, 2012 by Nicole - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (392) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, after my two-year-old daughter, who can’t swim well, fell into our pool and began panicking, the stray dog I rescued from the pound last month, jumped into the pool and pulled my daughter to the shallow steps… all in under 10 seconds before I could make it from my lawn chair on the patio to edge of the pool. MMT

#16501 (0) - Jul 24, 2012 by monicajj - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1030) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I lent one of my students $300 to get him out of a gang related financial bind he got himself into. Once he was safe I called the cops. Other teachers are looking down on me, the school board is still deciding my fate, but one of the cops whispered to me, “You did the right thing. I’m fairly certain you saved his life.” MMT

#14073 (3) - May 9, 2011 by anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2270) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Tonight, I was eating at a diner that celebrates birthdays by giving every patron a free slice of chocolate cake on their birthday. Almost Every single person in the diner was cheering on a young girl as she tried to blow out her seven candles. She was hooked up to an oxygen tank, but insisted on blowing them out herself, and got the job done with the biggest smile on her face. MMT

#17351 (0) - Jan 24, 2013 by openhearted - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (664) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I got my first parking ticket. I was so upset until I got home and also got my first college acceptance letter. MMT.

#2173 (1) - Oct 29, 2009 by gina - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (957) - No, that made me sleepy. (787)

Today, my grandmother, who I’ve been meaning to visit for over a month now, died of cardiac arrest. I wish hadn’t let my busyness get the best of me. I wish I hadn’t waited. MMT

#13994 (4) - Apr 25, 2011 by paulina - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1156) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today I found out I have been accepted to college with a full baseball scholarship. Despite everything my alcoholic mother and her abusive husband put me through - the hungry, sleepless nights I spent in tears as a young kid - it didn't ruin me. I’ve worked hard to get out of this trailer, and it’s finally paying off. MMT

#18012 (4) - May 4, 2014 by Mac - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (608) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

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! (695) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, for the first time in almost 3 years, I ate a chocolate chip cookie – one of my childhood favorites. I’ve been battling anorexia for a long time now, but I’m finally close to the point of beating it. And let me tell you, that cookie never tasted so good. MMT

#12607 (6) - Feb 4, 2011 by loga - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1761) - No, that made me sleepy. (109)

Today a friend is running a 5k with his sister and some friends. Tomorrow at 8AM he starts chemo. His determination to not let cancer beat him MMT.

#16830 (0) - Oct 24, 2012 by nyangelgirl - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (432) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I was at the airport waiting for my sister when I noticed a young, white couple waiting and looking very nervous and worried. Then a well dressed woman walked past security and toward them holding an Asian baby. Both of their faces lit up instantly. And the husband said, “That’s our new baby girl!” MMT

#2366 (3) - Nov 14, 2009 by Heather - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2547) - No, that made me sleepy. (124)

Today, my wife is self-conscious because she's a bit overweight after bearing our two children. But I still can't stop myself from tearing her clothes off. MMT

#3736 (7) - Jan 6, 2010 by braz - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4269) - No, that made me sleepy. (342)

Today, I operated on a little girl that was in a car accident. She desperately needed O- blood, which is a bit rare. We didn’t have any available, but her twin brother was at the hospital who had O- blood. I explained to him that it was a matter of life and death – that his sister needed his blood. He sat quietly for a moment, and then said goodbye to his parents. I didn’t think anything of it until after we took the blood we needed and he asked, “So when will I die?” He thought he was giving his life for hers. Thankfully, they’ll both be fine. MMT

#14830 (12) - Jul 9, 2011 by Dr.A - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3652) - No, that made me sleepy. (177)

Today, I waited at my boyfriend's house for half an hour before going home. As I angrily walked inside, I heard laughter. My clinically depressed brother, who hasn't cracked a smile in two months, was grinning as he watched a video on YouTube. Sitting next to him was my boyfriend holding the laptop. We had a miscommunication about where to meet, but when he saw my brother sitting alone he decided to stay and keep him company. His kindness MMT.

#16351 (0) - Jun 20, 2012 by bayleafandclover - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (702) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, in a heartbreaking way, I was reminded of how lucky I am to be alive and healthy. I was born with three holes in my heart, when I went in to schedule surgery several years ago, the holes were gone and there were no scars. Doctors said my situation was a rare occurrence, and that it was basically a miracle. My best friend’s daughter was also born with holes in her heart, but she died last night. MMT

#16269 (2) - Jun 1, 2012 by luckyduck - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (436) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

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