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Today at work, I walked into a elderly patient’s room to help her bathe when I noticed she was crying. She told me everything; the fight between her and her husband, and their relationship problems. This afternoon she took my advice and called him to tell him how she felt. He came in, and surprisingly, they settled their biggest issues and made up. They've been married for 35 years. I felt it was silly for a 19 year old to give relationship advice, but she was so happy that I listened to her, and I'm glad my advice paid off. MMT

#16288 (0) - Jun 6, 2012 by Jay - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (415) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, my boyfriend and I went out to dinner; he was in his Air Force uniform because he had just gotten off work. An older gentleman came over to our table and said, "I want to thank you and your wife for your service, if you haven't already paid I would like to pay for your meal." We had already paid so he handed my boyfriend a fifty dollar bill and said, “Well take each other out to dinner tomorrow night too then. You’ve earned it.” MMT

#17106 (0) - Dec 12, 2012 by AFgirl - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (585) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I returned home after being stationed in Iraq for 9 months. While I was still in uniform, I went into an ice cream shop near the airport to get a milkshake. The girl behind the counter handed me my shake and said, “It’s on me.” “Thanks, you didn’t have to do that,” I said. “Neither did you,” she replied. MMT

#638 (15) - Aug 27, 2009 by SaintSerafina - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (14135) - No, that made me sleepy. (803)

Today, I read an old letter that my mom had saved in the attic. It was from my grandfather to my grandmother during World War 2. The last line in the letter really got to me. It said, “Your smile in the photo you gave me on the day I departed has been my constant reminder of why I know I have to survive.” He did survive and they married a year later. MMT

#17499 (0) - Apr 7, 2013 by Spampjese - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (530) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my mom, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and given six months to live when she was only 30, and I was only 10, finally took her last breath on her 87th birthday. MMT

#17997 (0) - Apr 18, 2014 by Manda - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (417) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, his suicide letter was one sentence long. It simply said, “I told people so many nice things, but did so many bad things to them behind their backs.” MMT

#16173 (0) - May 4, 2012 by JaJa - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (599) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, it’s been exactly 25 years since I was injured and drowning in the rapids of Nile River after a freak hiking accident. Another tourist jumped in, risking his own life, and pulled me to safety. And that’s how I met my loving husband and the father of my four children. MMT

#17795 (0) - Sep 30, 2013 by kiwigrl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (740) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, a 60 year old cancer patient of mine came into my office with his 40 year old son and his 16 year old grandson. All three of them had mohawks. Last week when I saw them, they all had normal haircuts. My patient said, “I always wanted a mohawk, but was too conservative to do it. But when you told me I would likely lose all my hair soon, I figured it was time.” And then he pointed to his son and grandson, and said, “These two insisted we were all in this together as a family.” MMT

#15924 (0) - Jan 28, 2012 by GG - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1108) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, my mom received the surgery she needed to remove a malignant tumor from her abdomen. My family has been struggling without medical insurance since my dad lost his job last year. My sister and I have been openly discussing my mom’s medical dilemma on Facebook. Last week, a friend of a friend, who is a veteran cancer treatment surgeon who owns his own practice, saw our comments on Facebook and volunteered to help my mother for free. MMT

#14361 (2) - Jun 2, 2011 by aso - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2122) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today, the president of a prestigious private college downtown was the guest speaker at our high school graduation ceremony. He gave one of the most inspiring speeches I've ever heard. He grew up in rural Nicaragua, his parents died when he was 16, and he dropped out of high school shortly afterwards and got a job so he could care for his 3 younger siblings. He cared for them until they completed high school and could take care of themselves. Then he finished high school, legally immigrated to the US, and went to college here until he eventually graduated with a PhD in Psychology. And after teaching at the college for 24 years, he's now the president. MMT

#15218 (0) - Aug 13, 2011 by justanothergirl - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (946) - No, that made me sleepy. (93)

Today, even though the situation still breaks my heart, as I chatted with my ex-wife and her new wife, I realized deep down that I am happy for them. MMT

#17873 (6) - Dec 18, 2013 by MrBlack - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (360) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, while I was waiting at the doctor’s office for a regular check-up, I saw a nurse use a laptop in the room across the hall to check Web-MD. Then she came back into the waiting room to answer a question one of the other patients had asked her earlier. MMT

#600 (2) - Aug 25, 2009 by Hmm - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1004) - No, that made me sleepy. (77)

Today, I came to the realization that I waste 75% of my life on the Internet. Then, 5 minutes later, I caught myself publishing this insight on my blog. MMT

#186 (6) - Aug 12, 2009 by MC - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3448) - No, that made me sleepy. (708)

Today, as I cried on my older brother’s shoulder, he said “You’ve got to stop falling for these boys so soon. You’ve got to stop listening to what they say, and start watching what they do.” MMT

#15940 (1) - Feb 5, 2012 by Janicej - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (826) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, an hour after she left me at the standing in Times Square heartbroken, she sent me a text message that read, “When you asked me to marry you, I said no. Not because I don't love you, but because my initial reaction is that it's easier than having my heart shattered again someday.” MMT

#17620 (1) - Jun 5, 2013 by AJay.V - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (351) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, an elderly couple drowned in a basement flood at the apartment building where I live, because the husband was confined to a wheelchair. His wife wasn’t strong enough to move him, and despite pleading by the building’s resident manager, she refused to leave him. MMT

#16810 (5) - Oct 16, 2012 by elissawells - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (818) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, he died when he was hit by a car as he was riding his bike to my apartment. In his backpack they found a letter addressed to me that read, “We’ve been best friends since we were 3. Will you marry me?” MMT

#7383 (6) - May 19, 2010 by lostlove - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2862) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, marks nearly six months since hospice has been caring for her. And my mother keeps smiling. Her hospice nurse told me it’s her smile that’s keeping her alive. MMT

#10994 (0) - Oct 12, 2010 by LJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (792) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, my greatest accomplishment was lifting a cup to my mouth on my own so I could drink my first sip of water after neurosurgery. Last week I was worried about deadlines, bills, and being on time for staff meetings. MMT

#979 (12) - Sep 9, 2009 by Punkyprincess33 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2184) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I woke up because of a rumbling outside. I looked out the window to see my teenage neighbor, who I rarely get along with, dragging my trash can up my driveway out of the wind. MMT

#15964 (0) - Feb 15, 2012 by yeswecannes - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (616) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

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