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Today, my daughter confronted me with the fact that my biggest fear, a fear that has held me back from many life experiences, has never come true. I am 76 years old. MMT

#22 (6) - Jul 28, 2009 by Claire - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3319) - No, that made me sleepy. (297)

Today, one of my friends (she's 17), recently had a baby girl, and has been doing her schoolwork at home. Last week, my best friend convinced her to learn child and baby CPR and choking thrusts, in case she was alone and there was an emergency. Yesterday, I heard from my best friend that the girl's baby is recovering in hospital from a choking accident. The nurse said she wouldn't be alive if her mom, my friend, hadn't properly administered the choking thrusts she learned last week. MMT

#15996 (0) - Feb 28, 2012 by thankful - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (676) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, after 2 years of separation, my ex-wife and I resolved our differences and met for dinner. We laughed and chatted for almost 4 hours. Then just before she left, she handed me a large envelope. In it were 20 love letters she wrote me over the last 2 years. There was a post-it note on the envelope that said, “Letters that I was too stubborn to send.” MMT

#9394 (0) - Aug 9, 2010 by a friend - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1716) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, while riding my bike down the street, I passed two women walking on the sidewalk. One had a full grown Yorkie, the other had a toddler. The toddler was on a leash and the Yorkie was being carried. MMT

#3770 (8) - Jan 9, 2010 by stephizo - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3472) - No, that made me sleepy. (175)

Today, I smoked pot with my older brother's best friend. He is a probation officer. MMT

#620 (4) - Aug 26, 2009 by Ohe - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1207) - No, that made me sleepy. (274)

Today, as I sat in the plastic surgeon’s office waiting for the doctor to remove my birthmark, the nurse who had helped me early walked into the room, sat down next to me and said she used to have a birthmark just like mine. She then showed me the hideous scar that replaced it. I decided to keep my birthmark. MMT

#14739 (6) - Jun 26, 2011 by coypri - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (876) - No, that made me sleepy. (113)

Today, I came out to my dad. And despite my greatest fear over the last 8 years, he still loves me. MMT

#553 (3) - Aug 24, 2009 by Selena - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1048) - No, that made me sleepy. (86)

Today, when I reviewed my credit card statement, I realized I spent more money on cigarettes and booze last month than I did on groceries for me and my daughter. MMT

#4735 (2) - Feb 9, 2010 by needtoquit - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2133) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, I got pulled over on my way home from youth group for a tail light. My realization of the night: That I'm so blessed to have people around me that I've never met that have devoted their lives to try to make mine safer. MMT

#1765 (4) - Oct 6, 2009 by Torsitano - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (730) - No, that made me sleepy. (1014)

Today when I read the news about the healthcare debate, I thought of my dad, who died of colon cancer at 86. When the doctor told him he could have 6 to 8 more weeks with chemo and radiation, my dad was horrified. "Spend Medicare money on me when there are kids without health insurance? I'm 86!" MMT

#50 (11) - Aug 4, 2009 by Murgatroyd - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (9260) - No, that made me sleepy. (447)

Today, I was ecstatic to see my dad NOT pour himself a drink when he got home from work. MMT

#16275 (1) - Jun 3, 2012 by henry - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (389) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, she saved my life when she told me she was contemplating suicide too. MMT

#8043 (0) - Jun 16, 2010 by Ryan - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (948) - No, that made me sleepy. (60)

Today, only then did I realize how much I had to be grateful for when I overheard my 7-year-old patient’s grandfather tell her that her parents and brother all died in the car accident. MMT

#18016 (0) - May 8, 2014 by Julie Ann - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (384) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, I work at a teddy bear shop where we build custom stuffed teddy bears for people. This morning a little girl came in to make a bear for her dad who was leaving to head overseas with the Marine Corps for 11 months. When it came time to put the little heart patch on the bear (something every bear we make has), the girl asked to use my scissors. She wanted to cut the heart in half so as to put half on her dad's bear and keep the other half for herself to remember him by. When I saw the half heart sitting in the little girl’s hand it MMT.

#17074 (3) - Nov 26, 2012 by Kayla - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (703) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I can tell my mom can't decide whether to be creeped out or delighted by the fact that I’m dating the beautiful girl who was my next-door neighbor for a month in a mental hospital. MMT

#17833 (1) - Nov 7, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (409) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today I write this from Cyprus, returning home from Afghanistan where I was a Marine pilot. 5 days ago my close friend and ramp gunner was killed by a sniper as he pulled a wounded Royal Marine onto our helicopter. 2 days ago I found a letter to his parents in his bunk that said how he felt he’d let himself down by not saving anyone’s life anyone the 9 months we were here. The soldier he died helping is today doing well and should return to his new-born son soon. MMT

#16611 (1) - Sep 7, 2012 by FlyingIsMyLife - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (781) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, for the first time in our high school’s history our school’s yearbook staff honored the numerous votes for a lesbian couple (two of my good friends) for the Best Couple category. They placed 2nd with an honorable mention and photo in our yearbook. MMT

#11679 (0) - Dec 1, 2010 by SRH - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1164) - No, that made me sleepy. (176)

Today, 10 years after her passing, her smile still makes me smile. MMT

#7923 (1) - Jun 11, 2010 by merail - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (913) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, after a long week of frustration, I began to question whether I was in the right line of work. Just then one of my special education students came up to me and gave me a big hug. When I asked, "What was that for?" she smiled and said, "Just because I think you’re the greatest teacher in the world." And just like that, she reminded me that the stress is worth it. MMT

#17572 (0) - May 12, 2013 by thinking - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (459) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, it’s been ten years, but every time I see a weird New York number on my caller ID I still think someone from the prison is calling to tell me my twin brother has died. MMT

#17897 (1) - Jan 10, 2014 by xtwin - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (253) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

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