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Today, the charity I work for helped move a very poor family that has never lived in their own home into an apartment of their own. As we were showing their three young sons their room containing three twin beds, they were confused at first because they have always shared one full size bed. MMT

#17610 (0) - May 31, 2013 by dovany - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (349) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, my grandma was admitted to the hospital for the 3rd time in a month. So far each time everything turns out okay, but all I can think about is the one phrase that a doctor used to descried her stage of life. The fact that any medical professional would have the nerve to use the term "circling the drain" MMT.

#17715 (1) - Jul 28, 2013 by Granddaughter - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (253) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, I’m a mother of 2 and a grandmother of 4. At 17 I got pregnant with twins. When my boyfriend and friends found out I wasn't going to abort them, they turned a cold shoulder to me. But I pressed forward, worked full-time while attending school, graduated high school and college, and met a guy in one of my classes who has loved my children like his own for the last 50 years. MMT

#14325 (6) - May 31, 2011 by NoRegrets - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1540) - No, that made me sleepy. (79)

Today, after being laid off last month, I’m struggling to find a new job and struggling with the possibility of having to move 3000 miles away to find one. I’m completely lost when it comes to reestablishing my footing in corporate America. But through it all my wife has been so supportive. And as lost as I feel in my professional life right now, I’ve never been happier in my personal life. MMT

#11600 (2) - Nov 19, 2010 by Stu - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (987) - No, that made me sleepy. (384)

Today, I sat in my high school graduation when I came to a certain realization. I will never see these people again and those endless years of bullying, trying to fit in, and hiding who I am are lost. I should have stood for who I am because it never mattered anyways. The years of happiness that I lost because of people who mean nothing to me MMT.

#16369 (1) - Jun 24, 2012 by Puppylover123 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (475) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, at 6PM I’m marrying the love of my life. I met him two years ago at my best friend’s funeral. MMT

#11966 (1) - Dec 23, 2010 by mary - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1319) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, after 5 years of marriage, I finally had the courage to tell him where the scars came from. He smiled, showed me an old, faded scar on his wrist and said, "I know. I love you." MMT

#10755 (0) - Sep 30, 2010 by Blue - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1190) - No, that made me sleepy. (108)

Today, as I was waiting for the bus, a kid I went to grade school with approached me. He was a bully when I knew him in school. He would always tease me and call me names. I was expecting him to say something rude. But instead, he smiled, hugged me and said "You look great." MMT

#1865 (1) - Oct 9, 2009 by SarahMae - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1105) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, even though you've been gone almost 3 years, I still wake up almost every morning feeling like I just spent hours talking with you – sometimes I swear I can even hear the exact tone of your voice in my head. MMT

#16868 (1) - Nov 5, 2012 by Me - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (451) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I learned that 1 person commits suicide every 18 minutes, and that about 1/3 of those suicides are committed by people who were bullied because of their sexuality or gender identity. That makes me sad. That makes me angry! That MMT.

#12351 (5) - Jan 20, 2011 by Enough! - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1252) - No, that made me sleepy. (296)

Today, when I was in the city on business, I made a surprise visit to see my little brother, whom I haven’t seen in almost two months. I walked in the unlocked front door of his home to find him sitting at the kitchen table staring down at a loaded hand gun. I canceled the rest of my day and spent the next eight hours talking to him. This evening I helped him admit himself to a depression rehab center. MMT

#15998 (0) - Feb 28, 2012 by EClaire - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1102) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today I woke up, looked at myself in the mirror, and felt disgusted with my looks. But 30 minutes later, as I was getting on the bus, the bus driver looked at me and said, “Great to see a beautiful lady on this beautiful morning.” I’ve been smiling ever since. MMT

#2084 (1) - Oct 21, 2009 by bluewaves - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1788) - No, that made me sleepy. (212)

Today, my dad and I have a weird relationship. We get along okay, but he never seems to celebrate any of my successes with me. I graduated valedictorian at my high school and got a full academic scholarship to a great state school in the past few months. My dad never once said, “I’m proud of you.” Over the years I’ve simply come to expect this type of thing from him. He plays the tough guy role, and that’s just the way it is. But this afternoon, two of my dad’s golf buddies stopped by our house to pick him up. While they waited for him to get his clubs out of the garage, one of his buddies said, “You know, Jason, your Dad is constantly bragging about your achievements to us on the golf course. He goes on and on about you.” His other buddy nodded in agreement and added, “Yeah, last week we were discussing some of our own personal successes, and he told us that raising you and watching you grow up to become who you are is his greatest achievement.” MMT

#15805 (1) - Dec 4, 2011 by theshane8 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1839) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, my employer officially approved my request to work from home 2 days a week. All of my friends and family were shocked. "When did your employer implement this policy?" they asked. "About 2 weeks after I pitched the idea to the CEO," I replied. MMT

#24 (2) - Jul 29, 2009 by Keith - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1100) - No, that made me sleepy. (343)

Today, I yelled at my 10-year-old son because he told me he spent half of his allowance, and he wouldn't tell me what he had spent it on. An hour later, I found out he used the money to buy me flowers so I would “smile and beat my depression.” MMT

#16212 (3) - May 16, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (744) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after my teacher witnessed the bullies picking on me, she walked over to me, knelt down at my desk, and said, “If people don't like you because you are different, just be thankful that you are different from them.” MMT

#14781 (2) - Jul 5, 2011 by OK - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1807) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, after 17 years of raising me as a single parent, my father still keeps a photo of my mom on his nightstand. The photo was taken 17 years ago - just one day before she passed away in the emergency room while giving birth to me. MMT

#17857 (0) - Dec 1, 2013 by Caya - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (467) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I was able to pay for much needed dental work. I had recently exhausted every bit of extra cash I had and was still short. Last night my best friend found out I couldn't pay for it and knew how much pain I was in. She handed me the cash I needed to cover the rest of the bill without hesitation, and hugged me while I sobbed. She is struggling to make ends meet as well, but insisted that it was the best possible way she could "invest her money." Her generosity and heart MMT.

#16216 (0) - May 17, 2012 by Durango - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (425) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, on vacation in Florida, a bum approached me while I stood outside my hotel room door. I was honestly scared of what he might do, so I went inside and shut the door in his face. A while later, there was ambulance outside. He had knocked on the next to mine for help; it turned out he was suffering from seizures and needed someone to call 911. MMT

#17475 (3) - Mar 26, 2013 by Guilty - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (596) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after the accident, at the very last minute, their 8-year-old daughter suddenly became the heart donor that saved my 8-year-old daughter’s life. MMT

#11402 (20) - Nov 3, 2010 by Mari - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1385) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

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