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Today, I was patiently waiting for a shaded parking spot at the mall when a guy cut me off and stole the parking spot I had been waiting for with my blinker on. I let it go and just parked farther out in an non-shaded spot. While I was shopping, a windy, loud thunder storm passed over the area. When I left the mall, a huge fallen tree branch had crushed the roof of the guy’s car who stole my spot. MMT

#15905 (4) - Jan 19, 2012 by Riley - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1420) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, I am thankful that my family has acquired enough wealth so that my parents can afford to live in their own house and send me and my siblings to college. But I miss the days when we were younger and were all crammed into a 2 bedroom apartment and forced to play board games and eat supper together. MMT

#2910 (1) - Dec 9, 2009 by buyhappiness - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2212) - No, that made me sleepy. (58)

Today, I have French and Cherokee in my lineage. Many decades ago, a French immigrant joined a foreign naval force, jumped ship in America, nearly killed a man while defending himself in a street fight, was sent to a chain gang for five years in the south, then fell in love and was nurtured back into society by my Cherokee great-grandmother. MMT

#18023 (0) - May 15, 2014 by mason - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (209) - No, that made me sleepy. (150)

Today, six months after the accident, I realize I never appreciated how good we had it - always wanting more and more, and waiting for “someday” to enjoy our lives together - right up until that pick-up truck smashed into his motorcycle and ended our time together. MMT

#17958 (1) - Mar 12, 2014 by Elizabeth - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (292) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today my best friend, who is funny, smart, a straight A student, and the biggest inspiration in my life, has a father who is in jail for assault and battery, a mother who is an alcoholic, and a big brother who committed suicide 2 years ago. Anyone who meets her would never be able to tell. She MMT.

#12436 (1) - Jan 25, 2011 by friends - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1759) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, my 9 year old daughter told me she wanted to be a movie star. She had a list of one actor and one movie director that inspired her. The movie director happened to make very low budget films that were constantly mocked, whereas the actor was a very popular and well liked individual. I asked my daughter what those two could possibly have in common. "They both follow their passion and get to live their dreams," she replied. MMT

#16041 (0) - Mar 18, 2012 by Mother - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (421) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, my sister graduated high school. Early in the school year, one of her classmates suffered significant injuries in a car accident leaving her unable to walk. However, the classmate was determined to walk across the stage to receive her diploma. Not only did she walk across the stage, but she received a standing ovation by her entire class and the audience in a large arena. The depth of love and support demonstrated by the Class of 2012 MMT.

#16348 (1) - Jun 20, 2012 by SWHS12 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (273) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, the homecoming queen (and valedictorian candidate) at our school is dating a boy who is paralyzed from the waist down. They’ve been dating for almost two years now. MMT

#12278 (1) - Jan 15, 2011 by Fran - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1510) - No, that made me sleepy. (180)

Today, exactly a week after the car accident I got into in the rain on my way home from school, it was pouring down rain again. I sat in the student parking lot at my school for 30 minutes, nervous to drive home. As I sat there, a quiet kid I rarely communicate with saw the worried look on my face. He sat down beside me for fifteen minutes and then drove me home. And he’s going to pick me up at 7:30AM tomorrow morning too, since my car is still in the school’s parking lot. My new friend MMT.

#16727 (1) - Sep 23, 2012 by baily - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (638) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, when I told my classmate that I hate my dad, she looked down with a blank stare and said, “I wish I could meet mine.” MMT

#17470 (2) - Mar 23, 2013 by lov3 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (567) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, before I left for school I realized my dog, a 5-year-old English bulldog, somehow got out of the backyard and disappeared. I looked all over the neighborhood for him but came back empty handed. I worried about him all morning until 10AM when a dog started barking outside my history teacher’s classroom. My teacher looked out the window and sarcastically asked, “Anyone missing a bulldog?” It was my dog. I have no idea how he found me. MMT

#15781 (0) - Nov 23, 2011 by kirk - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1251) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, my adoptive father (who is really the only family I've got as both of my biological parents died before I was even old enough to drive) pulled me aside from my high school graduation party and told me with tears in his eyes how much he was going to miss me next year, and confessed his nervousness over being 'alone' while I'm away at college. Realizing that I'm not the only one starting over next year MMT.

#16327 (0) - Jun 15, 2012 by Collegebound - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (520) - No, that made me sleepy. (6)

Today, I have a disorder which frequently makes me faint for a few seconds, making it hard for me to be independent and hold down a steady job. I used to be really depressed about it, but my family and friends turned my illness into a game, seeing who could make me laugh the hardest when I returned to consciousness. They have also turned catching me into a sport. Believe it or not, I have haven’t hit the floor once in the past two years. Someone has always been there to catch me. MMT

#15886 (0) - Jan 10, 2012 by peyton - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1331) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I graduate from college. It took me 6 years while working full time, and it stressed me out at times, but I'm the first person in my family, going back four generations, to earn a degree. MMT

#17722 (1) - Jul 31, 2013 by Frodo - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (486) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after he died, despite my accusations that he cared about his work more than he did about me, I found out that his work computer’s password was my first name and his desktop background was a rolling slideshow of 100 photos of the two of us. MMT

#15572 (1) - Oct 2, 2011 by moreen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1498) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, our renowned and respected city police chief who has taken a huge part in reducing crime in the city over the last 20 years was born in the projects and spent ages 15 - 17 in juvenile hall for larceny. MMT

#15558 (3) - Sep 25, 2011 by petercreek - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (598) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, my teacher caught me looking at the scars on my wrists. She bent down next to me and said, “We grow stronger in the places that we’ve been broken.” MMT

#17650 (1) - Jun 19, 2013 by ShAck - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (580) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, my mom and our two dogs were found alive and relatively unharmed, stuck under debriefs from a neighbor’s house, nearly 12 hours after a tornado leveled our entire community. MMT

#17590 (1) - May 21, 2013 by whatthep - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (450) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

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 17, 2009 by grateful - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (895) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, it's been three years since Good Friday of 2009 when my neighbor had a brain aneurysm and was in the hospital for a month. Her husband spent Easter and many dinners with us. Now three years later, on Good Friday again, my healthy neighbor excitedly informed my mom that her husband was taking her somewhere special but wouldn't tell her where. Her strength and recovery MMT.

#16103 (0) - Apr 10, 2012 by maddie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (375) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

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