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I ran into an emotionally abusive ex who used to make me weak at the knees. After a brief conversation he invited me back to his place for an "evening of catching up." It took every ounce of my strength to say that I had plans, but I felt released after I did. I'm not sure we'll talk ever again, but I'm okay with that. He's off to work at a fast food joint, and I'm off to college. Having the courage to face your past and march forward confidently MMT.

#16049 (0) - Mar 21, 2012 by Helios - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (603) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I returned 2 library books that were 3 months overdue. The librarian looked extremely nervous as she informed me of my $34 late fee. When I smiled and handed her the $34, she said, "Oh, thanks for being so nice about it. Most people scream at me when I inform them of their late fees." MMT

#26 (5) - Jul 29, 2009 by Shannon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3130) - No, that made me sleepy. (471)

Today in downtown Miami where I work, I was sitting on a bench outside the office building eating a sandwich, when the office cleaning lady came up and sat on the bench next to me. She was on her lunch break too. We made small talk, and she said, “I am so happy to be in the United States, and to find work at such a great company, working for such good people. As a cleaning lady here, I am able to feed and clothe my children, and keep a solid roof over our heads - something I struggled with in Haiti for nearly a decade.” MMT

#16163 (1) - Apr 30, 2012 by Kiley - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (578) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today my duties as a high school teacher involved holding multiple of my sobbing students while they tried to deal with the aftermath of a horrific car crash that claimed the lives of 2 classmates and 3 other students. Trying to conduct any semblance of class while looking at their crying faces was not in the job description. The little girl tears staining my pale pink work blouse break my heart and MMT.

#18129 (5) - Oct 9, 2014 by newteach - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (145)

Today, my homeroom teacher, Mrs. Swanson, had a bully who has been picking on me every day permanently removed from all four classes I had with him. Mrs. Swanson did this without me ever saying a word about it or speaking to me. Teachers who pay attention and genuinely care are heroes in my eyes. MMT

#13354 (2) - Mar 17, 2011 by Thor - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4596) - No, that made me sleepy. (103)

Today in NYC it was raining and I didn't have an umbrella. A nice guy in a business suit offered to walk with me toward my job uptown. I accepted. He walked with me for nearly 10 blocks. When we got to my office I offered to meet with him to buy him lunch as a repayment. He replied saying it was too far since he worked several blocks in the opposite direction from where we started. MMT

#16000 (0) - Feb 29, 2012 by Me - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (848) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, a young couple who are regular shoppers at my grocery store came in like they do every week. They always have their son with him, who appears to be 5 or 6. He is physically and mentally handicapped. It always makes me smile to see how happy the family is and how, despite their youth and his condition, they seem to have never ending patience and love for him. MMT

#16280 (0) - Jun 4, 2012 by synnie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (346) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today is the day my son was scheduled to return home from Afghanistan. Tomorrow would have been his 20th birthday. MMT

#15728 (6) - Oct 31, 2011 by susan - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1191) - No, that made me sleepy. (59)

Today, four days before my 8-year-old son and I would be evicted from our apartment, a family owned hotel and resort hired me and gave me an unexpected $3500 signing bonus - the exact amount I needed to avoid eviction. The owner delivered the bonus to me personally. She said, "All the people I talked to during your background check had great things to say about you, except your landlord. I know what it feels like to be out of work. I was once in your shoes. Welcome aboard." MMT

#15093 (0) - Jul 31, 2011 by lilah - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1594) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, when I told him, “I’m sorry for your loss,” he smiled and said, “Don’t be. I’m one of the lucky ones – lucky to have had the most beautiful woman as my wife and best friend for 34 incredible years. I honestly feel blessed.” MMT

#17929 (0) - Feb 11, 2014 by penny - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today I told my boyfriend I might be pregnant. I am 18 years old and still mentally recovering from my first abortion a month ago. I am in this position because even though I told him he had to, he didn't wear a condom. This time, I will not kill hurt baby. This time, I will not be pressured into making a decision I don't want to make. MMT

#17450 (11) - Mar 14, 2013 by runawaythoughts - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (382) - No, that made me sleepy. (211)

Today, I saw two older guys, probably in their mid-50’s, walking through the downtown area of our small southern town holding hands. People were blatantly staring and talking behind their backs, but they held their heads high and carried on about their business. I couldn't help but give them two thumbs up as they passed by me. Their pride and confidence in who they are and their refusal to give in to the strangers who verbally abuse them and stare disapprovingly absolutely MMT.

#15820 (1) - Dec 11, 2011 by KeepHoping - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (953) - No, that made me sleepy. (97)

Today, with my grandfather dying in the next room, my grandmother told me, "Sometimes I just break down and cry for hours non-stop, but I'll never let him see it. I'd rather spend my last moments with him laughing and telling him I love him than making him see how much I'll hurt when he's gone." MMT

#17941 (1) - Feb 23, 2014 by Lith - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (466) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I'm driving my mother to the airport to be deported back to Mexico. MMT

#11569 (8) - Nov 15, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1532) - No, that made me sleepy. (293)

Today, I took a wrong turn on my way home. I ended up on a beautiful country road lined with wild flowers and lush foliage, so I decided to drive a little further. After a mile, I came up on a local bakery and went in for a taste. I met a great guy there. We have a dinner date tomorrow at 7PM. MMT

#31 (5) - Aug 1, 2009 by Ashley - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (6059) - No, that made me sleepy. (1044)

Today, because of my parent’s recent divorce and ongoing hostility, I could barely hold back my tears at school. My Chemistry teacher noticed and asked me to stay after class. We spent an hour after school ended just chatting in his classroom. His kindness helped me in more ways than he could ever imagine. MMT

#17922 (0) - Feb 4, 2014 by trickstar - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (390) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, she told me she isn’t losing weight for herself, she’s doing it because in 27 years no man has ever taken interest in her the way she is. MMT

#10022 (4) - Aug 31, 2010 by Jane - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1075) - No, that made me sleepy. (72)

Today, I found myself thinking about how happy I was with my life right now. 3 years ago I was depressed, cutting myself, and considering suicide. MMT

#10106 (0) - Sep 3, 2010 by Grace - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (914) - No, that made me sleepy. (83)

Today, after my father finally lost his long battle with cancer, his doctor gave me the news and gave me a tight hug that lasted nearly 30 seconds straight. It was unexpected, but actually helped calm me in a way that I can’t express with words. Thank you Dr. Denim, you MMT.

#17347 (0) - Jan 22, 2013 by thankyou - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (516) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, the tow truck driver that showed up to help me when my car broke down on the freeway is the same guy I medically assisted two weeks ago (I’m a paramedic) after he was in a car accident. The guy, Devon, recognized me and gave me a free tow. Coincidences like this MMT.

#15897 (1) - Jan 15, 2012 by holmes - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (745) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

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