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Today, and every weekday at 9AM for the last 4 years, I have walked past the same 3 street bums on my way to work. One of them is always strumming a guitar and the other 2 are always singing. And they all have huge smiles on their faces. Sometimes their smiles are the only smiles I see all day. MMT

#424 (1) - Aug 21, 2009 by Culler - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3978) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, is my 17th birthday. 17 years ago my mom was told by doctors to abort her 3rd child (me) due to a high risk of complications. They told her there was a chance she could die if she gave birth. According to my dad, she told them she would rather die than not give her unborn son a chance. My mom is healthy today and so am I. But her decision will forever MMT.

#17433 (2) - Mar 6, 2013 by D2DASH - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (612) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today before work, I received an email from an old boss of mine. He basically told me he has a high paying job opening and he wants me to fill it. It got me thinking, because I enjoyed working for him, and the salary range he mentioned was higher than what I make now. I closed the email and figured I’d call him after work. But at 2PM this afternoon my employer’s HR manager walked into my office out of left field and informed me that due to the sudden loss of one of our primary contracts, they are being forced to lay off 40% of our staff, my position included. I immediately picked up the phone and called my old boss. He was really happy to hear from me. I told him, “I want the job.” He said, “It’s yours! Can you start next week? You can swing by my office today and fill out the paperwork.” So I did. MMT

#15823 (1) - Dec 12, 2011 by frazzel - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1090) - No, that made me sleepy. (129)

Today, on my coming out to my mother, she told the whole family, adding that if they had a problem with it, she would have no problem burying them, dead or alive. MMT

#18078 (1) - Jul 10, 2014 by tori - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (353) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, a homeless man came into our cancer outpatient clinic and emptied an entire jar of cash and change into our cancer research charity jar. He said, “Yesterday my best friend died from cancer. I wish I could donate more. But this is all I have. I hope you folks find a cure someday soon.” MMT

#11579 (0) - Nov 16, 2010 by anurse - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2888) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I went to visit my father because a lot of things have been going wrong in my life and I needed someone to talk to. I sat at his grave for two hours and told him everything. MMT

#9840 (2) - Aug 24, 2010 by jesick - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1204) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, I took my guitar up to the city center intending to busk and make some money for a festival ticket I wanted. Instead I decided to play next to a homeless. I made over $100 for him and spoke to him for a few hours. Turns out he had lost his wife and house in the same week a year ago, and told me through tears that he never believed a stranger could be so kind. MMT

#15946 (0) - Feb 7, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1116) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, on my way home from work, I noticed an elderly woman with a cane struggling to make her way down the street. As I stopped at a light, I watched a cab driver pull over and say to the lady, "I’ll give you a ride free of charge,” and then he helped the woman into the car. MMT

#17659 (1) - Jun 24, 2013 by Jenn - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (333) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, my daughter accepted her boyfriend’s marriage proposal. He is 3 years older than her. They started dating when she was 14 and he was 17. I honestly never liked the age difference when they were kids. When he turned 18 a week before she turned 15, my husband insisted they break-up. They maintained a friendship, but went on to date other people. Now at the ages of 24 and 27, I’ve never seen two people more in love. MMT

#14127 (3) - May 13, 2011 by marla - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2135) - No, that made me sleepy. (103)

Today marks 16 years of sobriety for me. I quit drinking 16 years ago after I asked my 5-year-old son how he got a black eye and he pointed at me. MMT

#14069 (1) - May 7, 2011 by randycane - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2163) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

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! (1412) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, after 11 straight months I am finally on my way home from Iraq for good. One of my connecting flights landed in Atlanta and I barely had enough time to get to the next gate. When I got there, they informed me that the flight was overbooked and I was too late. A businesswoman who was the last person boarding the plane as I ran up to the gate overheard what happened, walked back to the gate agent and said, “Give this soldier my seat and book me on the next flight. He deserves to go home tonight.” MMT

#12846 (5) - Feb 18, 2011 by Sgt.Sosa - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (4312) - No, that made me sleepy. (88)

Today, I walked past a coworker's cubicle who always updates her whiteboard with how many days are left until her family member returns from fighting the war overseas. Yesterday it was down to 8 days. Today it simply says, "next year." MMT

#2206 (3) - Oct 29, 2009 by DAP - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (4963) - No, that made me sleepy. (115)

Today, I ran into her in a coffee shop. She said, "It's been so darn long that I don't even look down your street anymore." MMT

#144 (0) - Aug 9, 2009 by Seven - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (908) - No, that made me sleepy. (251)

Today, a deaf-mute child I have been caring for 5 days a week for the last 4 years looked up at me this afternoon after I fed him his favorite lunch and spoke aloud to me for the first time. He said, “Thank you, Monica. I love you.” MMT

#13820 (1) - Apr 13, 2011 by Monica - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4038) - No, that made me sleepy. (118)

Today, when I told him I was upset about my weight, he said, “Why? It's nothing but a number that matters entirely too much to too many. A number that doesn't tell the world how many lives you've touched. A number that doesn't tell the world what your passions are. A number that doesn't tell the world how your eyes sparkle when you smile. A number that doesn't define you in any way whatsoever.” MMT

#14538 (2) - Jun 12, 2011 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1519) - No, that made me sleepy. (189)

Today, my 6-year-old son and I were walking down the sidewalk of a busy city street when it began pouring rain. I didn't have an umbrella so I used my purse to try to shelter my son’s head from the rain. A minute later at a crosswalk, a young man tossed his umbrella out his car window to me, smiled, and drove off. MMT

#1044 (2) - Sep 11, 2009 by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1874) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, a girl from my high school took her own life. She was the quiet type who sometimes got teased bullies because she didn’t have the confidence to stick up for herself. This evening her Facebook timeline was flooded with people telling her how beautiful and smart she was, how much they loved her, how much she inspired them, and how much they will miss her. And it makes me think, “Where were all these people for the past few years? Why didn’t they speak up sooner?” MMT

#17073 (1) - Nov 25, 2012 by Nadeen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (804) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I was standing at a crosswalk in the rain waiting for the light to change when the girl next to me pushed her large umbrella a little to the right so that it covered both of our heads. We then looked at each other for a prolonged moment and exchanged smiles before we crossed the street and walked in separate directions. MMT

#14411 (2) - Jun 5, 2011 by Sean - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1511) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, I was smothered with affection from people concerned about my 6 day visit to the hospital with a life threatening infection. My ex, whom I rarely get along well with, admitted that she lost sleep over me. It's refreshing to be reminded that people care. MMT

#1015 (1) - Sep 10, 2009 by shawboy12 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (860) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

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