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Today, I met a man at Venice Beach wearing a t-shirt that said, "The Smilemaker." All he did for the duration I watched him was walk back and forth telling jokes, making funny faces, and doing whatever it took to make complete strangers laugh. And he wasn’t even asking for tips. He made me smile. MMT

#2529 (0) - Nov 19, 2009 by Dilly - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1705) - No, that made me sleepy. (55)

Today, my daughter is legally blind with a genetic disease called ocular albinism. When she was born her doctors could see straight through her eyes. When she was a kid she couldn't even walk well until she had high powered prescription goggles strapped to her face so she could see where she was going. Her disability prevents her from being able to drive a car, and she has trouble reading most restaurant menus and public signage. But she did get through school. And then she went on to college and grad school at Harvard. And now she’s a multilingual interpreter for the CIA. The fact that her disability never slowed down her personal drive always MMT.

#15876 (0) - Jan 6, 2012 by popsinlove - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1147) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I was the only one who could swim and could've jumped in to save him in time, but I just stood there in shock, panicking. And will now I don’t know if I will ever be able to forgive myself. MMT

#16544 (2) - Aug 9, 2012 by MaryBlack - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (518) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my mom and dad are recovering heroin addicts. They still go to their support groups, but both of them have been clean for 17 years, since the day they found out my mom was pregnant with me. MMT

#17368 (0) - Feb 3, 2013 by Saras - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (633) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I was walking home from school when I passed an elderly man trying to pick up his cane he had dropped on the ground. There was a middle aged man who saw him but didn't do anything, and as I was walking over to help him a toddler, maybe 3 years old, walked over and handed the man his cane. Then the both of them just stared at each other for a moment and smiled. MMT

#11882 (0) - Dec 19, 2010 by livelaughsing909 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3020) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today... After 12 years in NYC, despite my fear of heights, I finally took a trip to the top of the Empire State Building. I survived. Despite my fear of darkness, I sat alone this afternoon in a pitch black room for an hour just thinking. I survived. And this evening, despite my fear of being heartbroken again, when he asked me out for the 3rd time, I finally said yes. MMT

#12862 (2) - Feb 19, 2011 by gale27 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1528) - No, that made me sleepy. (302)

Today, in my San Francisco office, I received a FedEX package containing my Nikon camera that I lost in Key West last week. Accompanying the camera was a note that read, “Found your camera on the beach. Looked though the pics, recognized the hotel you were staying at, saw the pic you pointing at your room number, biked to the hotel but you had already checked out, got your name from the front desk (no phone # listed), Googled you, found you, biked to FedEX.” MMT

#11457 (12) - Nov 5, 2010 by Kev - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5720) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, after nearly 10 years without a single coherent word spoken, my deaf daughter hugged me tight and said, “I love you mommy!” MMT

#17930 (0) - Feb 12, 2014 by ineedyou - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (333) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I was driving my 4 year old daughter to her dance class. The law requires her to be seated in the backseat, but she begged me to sit in the front, so I let her. We hydroplaned into a guard rail and a metal rod went directly through the backseat where she sits. On any other day, she would have died. MMT

#4708 (10) - Feb 9, 2010 by IWasSaved - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (5520) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today at the JFK airport, as I walked off a plane dressed in my Marine Corps uniform, a very young boy grabbed my hand and asked me if I would be going back overseas soon. I told him I was home for the holidays and would returning overseas next month. He smiled and said, “Can you tell my dad that I love him. Mommy says he’s never coming home from there.” MMT

#17870 (1) - Dec 15, 2013 by familyguy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (735) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, at 7-Eleven, a young kid begged his father who was in front of me in line for two quarters. His father gave him four quarters. The kid then quickly walked up to the counter and placed each quarter, one at a time, into a donation cup that said, “Buy a hungry child a meal this holiday season.” MMT

#17878 (0) - Dec 23, 2013 by GB - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my daughter celebrated a full year working fulltime as an assistant chef at a local cafe. She is a high functioning autistic, and I was once told by doctors and therapists that she would never be a normal member of society. I am sooooo proud of her. She MMT.

#17065 (0) - Nov 21, 2012 by Jenn - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (708) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, my friend of 17 years called me. She said she needed to talk to someone, and that it was important. I told her I'd call her right back because I was in the middle of something. In reality I was playing Call of Duty. She killed herself approx. 15 minutes later. I called her back approx. 20 minutes later. Tonight, I threw out my Xbox 360, and can't stop crying. MMT

#16587 (4) - Aug 30, 2012 by Warrior - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1172) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, when I looked at her through my tears and said, “I hate myself,” she simultaneously said, “I love you,” for the very first time. MMT

Today, on New Year’s Eve, I asked her, “What are you looking forward to this coming year?” She smiled and said, “Another 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes of struggle, growth, progress and life experience! And I intend to make every last second count!” MMT

#12097 (1) - Jan 1, 2011 by NewYears - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1210) - No, that made me sleepy. (420)

Today, I was looking at a house to buy when I saw the owner outside staring at me with a distasteful expression on his face. I scrambled to put on a long sleeve shirt to hide my tattoos. But when I walked toward him and extended my hand, he didn't extend his. He said he was legally blind, and smiled. MMT

#2225 (0) - Nov 5, 2009 by conor blue eyes - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1307) - No, that made me sleepy. (80)

Today, when my religious grandparents told me, yet again, that they thought it was "simply immoral for gays to marry," I realized that I could never invite them to my wedding. MMT

#16563 (0) - Aug 18, 2012 by EverythingIsAMess - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (627) - No, that made me sleepy. (75)

Today, I talked to an old friend who I haven't spoken to in over three months. Last time we talked he seemed to be doing well. This time his speech wasn't clear and his texts were difficult to comprehend. It turns out that almost exactly 3 months he had been diagnosed with brain cancer and had been through emergency brain surgery. MMT

#16956 (0) - Nov 6, 2012 by Peanut - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (383) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I came to pick her up ten minutes earlier than I said I'd be there and learned that the bruises she always seems to have aren't from her “being clumsy” as she always claims. MMT

#16170 (5) - May 3, 2012 by friend - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (771) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, my grandfather is donating the kidney that my grandmother desperately needs in order to live. They have been divorced for nearly 40 years. MMT

#17867 (0) - Dec 12, 2013 by sibees - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (537) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

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