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Today, I was at the beach and saw a woman painting. The art was beautiful and I complimented her, but she just smiled and pointed to her other artwork nearby. They were all beautiful. I asked her how long she had been painting, but she just pointed to her ears, then her mouth and shook her head. MMT

#9799 (3) - Aug 22, 2010 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (968) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, an elderly man who was limping and using a walker, waited patiently as he held the door open for me on the way out of the hospital. MMT

#17989 (0) - Apr 10, 2014 by Holly - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (292) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I’m a gate agent for a major airline in New York’s JFK airport. I was appalled when a woman broke down crying and refused to board the plane after she saw 4 Middle Eastern men board it. But as she started to calm down, she said, “My husband and daughter were on American Airlines Flight 11 on 9/11.” MMT

#9575 (15) - Aug 17, 2010 by Anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1779) - No, that made me sleepy. (269)

Today, I’m 15 years old and so is my neighbor. He has Autism. Even though he calls me often, I usually only hang out with him once ever few weeks. But he still calls me his best friend in the world. MMT

#17502 (0) - Apr 8, 2013 by friend - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (464) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I saw an older man sitting on a bench in Bryant Park wearing the same exact brand and style coat and boots I donated to a local charity for the needy this past holiday season. I’m not 100% sure they were the items I donated, but when I walked by the man I said, “Nice boots!” And he replied, “Thanks. A special someone gave them to me for Christmas.” MMT

#15920 (1) - Jan 26, 2012 by Jme - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (785) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, he saw the scars and scratches on my arm. He held my face between his hands, gently, and said, “I know you are weak, I see it on your arms. But I also know you are strong, I see it in your eyes.” Then he kissed my wounds and walked away. He’s one of the outsiders in our school, but today he became my hero. MMT

#17674 (2) - Jul 2, 2013 by shanan - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (539) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, I saw a man driving with two kids in the car. One kid was in the front passenger seat and the other was sitting on the gearshift. Both children were definitely under the age of six and not wearing seat belts. The back seats were completely empty. My son died in a car accident last year. MMT

#265 (1) - Aug 16, 2009 by Relic - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1856) - No, that made me sleepy. (97)

Today, my dad owns a successful construction company. Right now we're in the process of building two houses, one for me and one for my parents, on a five acre lot on the Florida coastline. Every time people find out about it they automatically assume I was a spoiled kid who’s now grown-up and inheriting freebies from my dad. But what they don’t know is that when we came to the US when I was 5 (I’m 29 now), my dad averaged $6 an hour as a construction worker, and when I turned 15, I started working part time construction jobs as well. We lived together with my mom in a one bedroom basement apartment in the projects. My dad and I started his company when I was 20 with money we both had saved. So I don’t care what others say. We earned everything we have, and we did it as a family. MMT

#15743 (6) - Nov 7, 2011 by JP - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1238) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, I’m a police officer stationed at the state court house. This afternoon the judge finalized a case in which a 3-year-old boy was officially adopted by his late mom’s best friend two years after the boy’s parents and grandparents died in a car accident. The boy has been living with his mom’s best friend ever since the accident, and he treats her as if she was his real mom. Once the adoption was approved, everyone in the courtroom was smiling. But before the judge had a chance to slam the gavel and dismiss everyone, the boy ran up to the judge and asked if he could do it. The judge laughed and nodded yes. So, smiling ear to ear, the boy sat on the judge’s lap, looked up at everyone in the courtroom, slammed the gavel, and finalized his own adoption. MMT

#15779 (1) - Nov 22, 2011 by ltpaine - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1764) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, an 81 year old woman enrolled in my beginner’s computer applications course at the university where I teach. When I asked her why she decided to learn about computers, she said, “I want to learn how to send emails to my boyfriend.” MMT

#7104 (5) - May 3, 2010 by BB - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2320) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, four years after my mom passed away, my dad married her only sister (my aunt). It freaked me out when they first started seeing each other, but now I can see the love in their eyes when they’re together. And they both cherish their memories of my mom openly. Their relationship is now one of the healthiest relationships I know of. MMT

#11598 (1) - Nov 19, 2010 by ThinkingGirl - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1025) - No, that made me sleepy. (177)

Today, at a school-sponsored group therapy class, I publicly admitted my past depression and failed suicide attempt, which had arisen from extreme loneliness. As I held onto my best friend, crying, I felt a tear fall onto my arm. And I realized, it was hers, not mine. MMT

#14440 (0) - Jun 7, 2011 by Meg - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1114) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, I got mugged just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico. As he waved a gun, the mugger demanded I give him all the cash I had, so I gave him the $80 I had on me. As the mugger was running away I saw something bounce out of his pocket about 15 feet away from me. It turned out to be a rolled up wad of US cash totaling $2706, I picked it up and quickly walked to the immigration checkpoint and back across the US border to safety. MMT

#15892 (1) - Jan 13, 2012 by josh - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1165) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, on the subway I was sitting next to a well dressed mom and her two kids ages about 3 and 5. The kids we’re running around the subway cart like animals as they played. But the mom was staring at the ground and ignoring them. After the youngest one jumped into my lap, I asked her to control her kids. She looked up startled and said, “Sorry. I’m out of it. I’m on my way to my twin sister’s funeral.” MMT

#13819 (5) - Apr 13, 2011 by sorry - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2063) - No, that made me sleepy. (88)

Today, the CEO of our company took a 36% pay cut so none of us – his employees – had to. MMT

#14090 (2) - May 10, 2011 by golferguy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2953) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

I ran into an emotionally abusive ex who used to make me weak at the knees. After a brief conversation he invited me back to his place for an "evening of catching up." It took every ounce of my strength to say that I had plans, but I felt released after I did. I'm not sure we'll talk ever again, but I'm okay with that. He's off to work at a fast food joint, and I'm off to college. Having the courage to face your past and march forward confidently MMT.

#16049 (0) - Mar 21, 2012 by Helios - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (602) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, marks the two year anniversary of your death. But every day I still aspire to be the role model you can proudly look up to as your older sister. MMT

#7655 (2) - May 31, 2010 by Amanda - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1060) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, on the scene of the accident, as my fellow firefighters and I tried to free her from the 1500 pound fiery wreckage that was crushing her abdomen, I asked her how she was doing. She said, “I am so thankful knowing that my husband and son decided not to come to the store with me, and are completely okay.” MMT

#16207 (0) - May 14, 2012 by SgtVic - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (885) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, at the animal shelter where I volunteer, a little boy and his mom, who had adopted a kitten last week, came into our lobby carrying big bags full of food, toys, blankets, and other supplies we desperately need. The boy’s mom said, “Today is his birthday. Instead of birthday presents, he asked his dad and me to help donate to the shelter.” MMT

#15919 (1) - Jan 25, 2012 by melre - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1063) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I realized that ever since my wife passed away two months ago, when I'm home alone I talk to myself, and then answer in another voice just to make conversation. MMT

#16635 (0) - Sep 17, 2012 by manny - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (655) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

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