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Today, I spoke to my guidance counselor about my friend who has been noticeably depressed for weeks. When my counselor got him into her office he told her he was planning on killing himself this weekend. He's in the crisis center now and I just got off the phone with him. He said, “Thank you.” MMT

#11655 (1) - Nov 26, 2010 by jill - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1309) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, my 9th grade English teacher’s husband showed up unannounced at our classroom just after lunch wearing his Marine Corps uniform. He got released for leave a week earlier than he was supposed to and decided to surprise her. My teacher began crying with tears of joy and the entire classroom clapped for several minutes as they hugged each other. MMT

#12368 (1) - Jan 21, 2011 by JayCee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3020) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, my grandpa told me, "It's been my experience that most people aren't truly happy until they have had many reasons to be sad. I think this is because it takes all of those tough times and hardships to teach us how to truly appreciate what we have." MMT

#2981 (1) - Dec 13, 2009 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1428) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, negative 70 pounds later, and for the first time since we were little kids, I can fit into my sister’s jeans. MMT

#8247 (4) - Jun 25, 2010 by happygirl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1038) - No, that made me sleepy. (816)

Today, my 21 year old son's alternative rock band received a record deal from a major record label. I spent the last 5 years trying to convince him that college was the smarter way to go. But he stood his ground and pursued his dream. And now he's living it. MMT

#33 (11) - Aug 2, 2009 by Paul - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (9152) - No, that made me sleepy. (611)

Today, when I told my classmate that I hate my dad, she looked down with a blank stare and said, “I wish I could meet mine.” MMT

#17470 (2) - Mar 23, 2013 by lov3 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (566) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, my Grandma called me to wish me a late happy birthday, I didn't hear my phone ring so she left me a voice message. I listened to it, but decided to call her later. When I did call her, I really didn't feel like talking so I was hoping the catch her voice mail. I got it so I just left a message. I just got a call from my Dad two hours after my message and she passed away. Now I wish I didn't get her voice mail. RIP Grandma, I love you. MMT

#16461 (2) - Jul 14, 2012 by granddaughter - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (590) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, one of my husband’s fellow Marines was killed in Iraq. He jumped on a homemade grenade that was thrown into a small building that he and my husband were investigating. He saved my husband’s life. MMT

#11874 (2) - Dec 17, 2010 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1518) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, a sophomore at my high school who has Cerebral Palsy celebrated his 16th birthday. In the cafeteria at lunchtime a few of his friends put a candle in a cupcake and started singing “Happy Birthday” to him. By the time they got to the end of the song, almost every single student in the entire cafeteria was looking his way and singing to him. MMT

#12710 (6) - Feb 10, 2011 by MMsmile - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1309) - No, that made me sleepy. (121)

Today, as cancer finished him, with tears streaming down both our faces, my husband’s last coherent words to me were, “I love you beyond words. I just thought I’d have more time to show you.” MMT

#17865 (0) - Dec 10, 2013 by Katleen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (694) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, after my mother harshly judged me for what she read in my private diary, for the first time in ten years I understood why my father left her. And for the first time ever, I gave my father a call, instead of it being the other way around. MMT

#6915 (5) - Apr 25, 2010 by Macha - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1691) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, my brother is a lead software engineer at Facebook. While he was home visiting our rural hometown last week the local news interviewed him. "What’s the #1 thing that contributed to your success in software engineering?" the reporter asked. "Well, I had two loves when I was a kid," my brother said. "One was basketball and the other was computer programming. When I lost my legs in a car accident at age 16 I was devastated. Basketball was no longer an option. So I poured my heart into programming and ended up falling in love with it over and over again. Which is foundation of why I'm sitting here with you now." MMT

#15181 (0) - Aug 10, 2011 by lo_anna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (782) - No, that made me sleepy. (141)

Today, while I was working the register at McDonald's, a homeless man came in and asked a man in line for 10 more cents so he could buy a 99 cent hamburger. The man bought him a double quarter pounder meal with fries and a drink instead. MMT

#10737 (1) - Sep 29, 2010 by pheron - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1851) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, I received an email from a girl who's been going through some pretty rough times lately. I've been talking with her for almost a month, and I've been getting pretty discouraged, thinking that my words aren't having any effect. Her email today said, "What you just told me blew me away. I'm literally shaking. Thank you so much for changing my outlook on life." MMT

#15960 (0) - Feb 14, 2012 by Lyd - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (519) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today in Spanish class, my teacher asked everyone to take turns telling the class why they've chosen to learn Spanish. The 16 year old pregnant girl that sits in front of me seriously said, "My baby is half Mexican, and I want to be able to understand it when it's born." MMT

#911 (12) - Sep 6, 2009 by luisa - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3474) - No, that made me sleepy. (709)

Today, I had my headphones on and was lost in thought as I was walking to work when someone suddenly tapped me on the shoulder. I looked up to see a girl that looked just like me staring back at me. It turns out that I have had an identical twin for the last two decades and didn’t even know it. We were both adopted by separate parents when we were infants, and our parents weren’t even aware of the other twin. This evening a helpful nurse at the hospital in Nicaragua where we were born looked up our old records and confirmed the fact that we were in fact twin sisters. MMT

#15910 (2) - Jan 21, 2012 by twinsister - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1494) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, my grandma is enrolled in two college classes that interest her, she’s traveled more in the last few months than she ever has before, and she recently went deep sea fishing, skydiving and learned to sail a sailboat all for the very first time. When I asked her why she suddenly decided to do all of this, she said, “When grandpa passed away last year, I realized I was running out of time.” MMT

#14735 (0) - Jun 24, 2011 by Twiggy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1129) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, at my magnet school my music teacher is completely colorblind and my art teacher is deaf in one ear. MMT

#12437 (8) - Jan 25, 2011 by deee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (765) - No, that made me sleepy. (967)

Today, sitting alone in my 10x10 cabin after my first full month of volunteer relief work in Cambodia, I realized I have never felt so at home in my entire life. MMT

#13082 (1) - Mar 3, 2011 by Bee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1129) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, one of my rich friends said he wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps when he gets out of high school. This confused me because my dad is an auto mechanic and his dad is a very wealthy businessman. But then my friend said, “Because your mom and dad are still married, and your dad spends time with you and your friends, and he comes to your baseball games every week, and he’s there to talk to… and my father just sends us checks from another state.” MMT

#16547 (0) - Aug 10, 2012 by Simon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (867) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

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