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Today, the day after the sudden passing of my best friend, I told my wife that I didn’t have much hope left for anything in life. “Yes you do,” she said. “You set the alarm last night before you went to sleep.” “What does that have to do with anything?” I asked. “Well, you had no assurance that you would wake up alive this morning, but you set your alarm anyway,” she said. “That’s hope.” MMT

#16500 (0) - Jul 24, 2012 by Ray - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (792) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today was my best friend Lara’s funeral. She was 15. Although her family could've focused on their loss, they did the opposite. Today was a huge celebration of her life. The first thing her mother said during Lara’s eulogy is, “I’m happy to tell you that 10 people have been given Lara's donated organs. And I was told this evening, by a doctor friend in the know, that at least 4 of these people received a full second chance at life because of Lara’s decision to be a donor. Even in her passing, my daughter finds a way to make me proud.” Seeing her family be so positive today MMT.

#15831 (2) - Dec 16, 2011 by jodi - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1409) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, when he showed me the photos of the two of us he kept in his Army helmet for the last 2 years while he was overseas, I realized he’s been thinking about me as much as I’ve been thinking about him. MMT

#12794 (0) - Feb 15, 2011 by AllSmiles - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2607) - No, that made me sleepy. (92)

Today, the decision not to take her off life support paid off when she began breathing on her own and responding to our voices - something the doctors said was “highly unlikely.” MMT

#17990 (0) - Apr 11, 2014 by V - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (358) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, I left her a voicemail I know she’ll never receive. But I just had to hear her voice one last time. MMT

#4468 (7) - Feb 2, 2010 by numb - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3152) - No, that made me sleepy. (114)

Today, for the first time in my life, at age 20 I'm thinking about the importance of my uterus and my desire to have children. I don’t want them now. I don’t have a husband, or even a boyfriend. But my doctors found a malignant tumor on my uterus this afternoon. They say I’ll likely be fine as long as I have my uterus removed. MMT

#11236 (5) - Oct 23, 2010 by krissy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1343) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, my brother in-law insisted on helping us move into our new house. In fact, he was the only one who volunteered to help us. And he’s had to use a wheelchair his entire life. But to my surprise, he was an extraordinary help. His arms are insanely strong and he’s more agile than I ever imagined. MMT

#8926 (2) - Jul 22, 2010 by DeeEM - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (947) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, a bullet shot from an insurgent standing roughly 50 meters to my right clipped the edge of my sunglasses, knocking them off of my face without even gazing my skin. I leave Afghanistan tomorrow morning as planned, for good. MMT

#15791 (0) - Nov 27, 2011 by AnonCPL - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1490) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today at my college graduation, a 22-year-old graduate wheeled her 30-year-old brother in his wheel chair across the stage with her. The announcer read both of their names as they crossed. The brother was an Army Reserve who was ordered to active duty in 2004, injured, and came back to complete his degree. MMT

#7010 (4) - Apr 28, 2010 by reese23 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1077) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, my mom and younger brother came to visit me at my college dorm. I had not seen them in nearly two months. My brother threw his arms around me and told me that he missed me so much, and my mom and I both began to cry. My brother has Autism, and 13 years ago doctors declared he would likely never be able to speak, go to school, or understand social, emotional, and linguistic cues. The fact that he proved them all wrong today MMT.

#16822 (2) - Oct 20, 2012 by Kel - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (679) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, as I was trying to help my college roommate put together a party for his birthday. He insisted that he only wanted 5 of his closest friends to be invited. “Only 5?” I asked. “Yeah, they are my best friends,” he said. “Well, don’t you want to invite the neighbors and some ramdoms? Ya know, to meet new people and make more friends?” I asked. “I don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends I can be certain of,” he said. MMT

#14412 (1) - Jun 5, 2011 by jo21 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1388) - No, that made me sleepy. (91)

Today, a good friend of mine mentioned that we don't talk as much as we used to. I said, "That's just because we don't have childish debates over random BS anymore." And he replied, "Yeah, I miss that." MMT

#971 (2) - Sep 8, 2009 by Icle - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1082) - No, that made me sleepy. (76)

Today, as I sat alone in the barracks just before sunrise in Afghanistan, I realized it isn’t death that I fear most. It’s the thought of my two little girls struggling to grow up without a father the same way I did that makes me cry and MMT.

#13691 (4) - Apr 5, 2011 by myfear - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2185) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, on the back page of my son's school notebook, I found a note that said, "I wish they would stop calling me a gay, teacher's pet. I wish they would stop making fun of me every day." My son is in 4th grade and has never mentioned a thing to me. MMT

#17474 (1) - Mar 25, 2013 by PE - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (585) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my mom never made it home from work. And I forgot to kiss her goodbye this morning like I usually do. It doesn’t seem real. RIP. MMT

#17340 (0) - Jan 19, 2013 by sammy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (719) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, in my college dorm I updated my Facebook status to: “I’m lonely.” My best friend from back home immediately replied, “You know, there's a place like Facebook called 'outside' where people 'friend' each other by making eye contact and smiling. Go check it out. :)” MMT

#12419 (17) - Jan 24, 2011 by Crazyinlove - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1425) - No, that made me sleepy. (347)

Today, my roommate lost her credit card at a gas station. We tore apart her car for over an hour searching for the card, but to no avail. We looked around the station and even asked the attendant if anyone had turned it in, but again we did not find it. When we called to cancel it, someone had found it and already called and canceled it for her. The integrity shown by that anonymous person MMT.

#16955 (3) - Nov 6, 2012 by anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (520) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my gym teacher teaches kickball, running, baseball, volleyball and basketball, all while staying in his wheelchair. He is undoubtedly a common favorite teacher among the student body and one of the most joyful and inspiring people I have ever met. Today after our baseball team unexpectedly lost to our rivals in the 9th inning, he said, “Guys, you have to keep holding your heads high. Life throws us curveballs all the time. But there’s always a home run to be hit. You just need to be willing to adjust your swing. It’s a lesson I learned the day I lost movement in my legs.” MMT

#15285 (0) - Aug 19, 2011 by yesinspired - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (855) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, after holding in the tears of my breast cancer diagnosis for over a week without telling a soul, I finally broke into tears this afternoon when I found out my best friend has cancer too. MMT

#17246 (0) - Jan 10, 2013 by refilwe - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (648) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my twin sister and I met for lunch. We shared stories and laughed for hours, like you might expect two middle-aged sisters would. But today's lunch was the first time we met since we were separated at birth 41 years ago. We found out about each other last weekend after my sister reconnected with our biological mother. MMT

#15233 (0) - Aug 14, 2011 by StacyMe - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1127) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

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