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Today, I thought of the promise I made to teach you how to solve a Rubik's cube after we got through our surgeries together. You never made it through, and I've cried every night wishing I could have kept my promise to you. MMT

#16346 (1) - Jun 19, 2012 by Will - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (383) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, our high school basketball team has a senior player who uses a wheelchair. He lost both of his legs from the knee down in a car crash when he was a sophomore. He was one of the best basketball players on the team at the time, so the coach insisted that he stay on the team to help coach the other players. He’s now the assistant coach, but he’s also the designated free throw shooter for injured players. When a player gets injured during a foul and can’t immediately shoot the foul shots, he rolls out to the foul line and takes the shots for the injured player. I’ve never missed a home game, and I’ve never seen him miss a shot. MMT

#15485 (0) - Sep 9, 2011 by Onesurvivor - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1390) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, when I asked my 16-year-old daughter how she was doing, she said, “My life ever since dad’s death has been lived with an asterisk next to every soccer practice, every family dinner, and all the little events that would have been better had he been there.” MMT

#17896 (3) - Jan 9, 2014 by Nelle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (366) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, I turned 23 and realized I've made it. No I don't have the dream car and the mansion...but I have enough to get by on, family and friends, and a boyfriend who can make me smile even on my worst day. My days used to be filled with tears, now I can't imagine going a day without smiling. MMT

#1594 (1) - Sep 28, 2009 by beege - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (879) - No, that made me sleepy. (149)

Today, I'm a one hit wonder. 15 years ago, when I was in my early 20's, I wrote and sang blues music. One of my songs was a commercial success on several adult contemporary charts. I never wrote another hit song, and although I still play music on the side, I've since moved on to other endeavors. But I still get at least one email a month thanking me for this song. Today's email reads: "Your music has inspired me to give life another chance. Thank you." MMT

#15306 (2) - Aug 21, 2011 by boop - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1037) - No, that made me sleepy. (91)

Today, when I visited my cousins, I figured out quickly that they abused and neglected their new dog. I don't have the time or money to take care of a dog, but a friend of my friend does, and she loves dogs. When I took him out for a walk, I said he ran away. But truth is my friend picked him to up to take him to his new home. And, as expected, my cousins didn’t even seem too worried. MMT

#16631 (6) - Sep 15, 2012 by JJB - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (748) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, I told my 7 year old daughter, “If you work hard enough and never give up, you can get anywhere you want to go in this world.” She looked at me with a smile and asked, “Is that what you did, daddy?” And I after a few moments of awkward silence, I replied, “No.” MMT

#16542 (1) - Aug 8, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (606) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, it’s been three years since my cousin died in a car accident. Ever since he passed I have made it a habit to wear my seat belt every single time I get into the car (something I rarely did). This afternoon I was in a severe car accident that totaled my car. I am alive with minimal injuries because I was wearing my seat belt… because of what happened to my cousin. MMT

#17346 (1) - Jan 22, 2013 by SDkid - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, when I told her I was sorry to hear about her dad, she said, “I’m just grateful I had 25 years with an amazing dad rather than 52 years with a lousy one.” MMT

#7346 (3) - May 17, 2010 by jenna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1231) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today I am 20 years old. I grew up with a paralyzed, alcoholic dad and was raised by my single mom who suffered from undiagnosed MS but raised 4 children. I've suffered many disappointments and struggles throughout my life. I've been physically and mentally abused by various people I loved and trusted. I've had loved ones leave this earth much too soon. I fell in love young, ended up pregnant and alone at 16. I flunked out of college and was at a terrible point in my life, when my now ex's horrible treatment helped me decide it was time for a change. I'm now the happy mother of a beautiful 3 year old, totally in love with an amazing man who loves me for who I am, and for once I am living the life I dreamed I would years ago. It's been tough, but my own ability to persevere MMT.

#16366 (4) - Jun 23, 2012 by dontknowhowididit - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (332) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, I woke up, and you were not there. Feeling horrible, I realized that is how your wife must have felt all of the times you were with me instead of her. MMT

#16491 (2) - Jul 22, 2012 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (567) - No, that made me sleepy. (71)

Today, I realized it was better to have 20 years with a wonderful mom, than 50 years with a lousy one. RIP momma, you will always MMT.

#16793 (1) - Oct 8, 2012 by sophie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (495) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I realized that it isn't the enemy overseas that scares me the most. It's that I love her so much, and I don't know if she'll wait for me. MMT

#5605 (14) - Mar 14, 2010 by mono - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2176) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, my brother came back from Iraq with one leg. MMT

#11568 (2) - Nov 14, 2010 by Dan - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1530) - No, that made me sleepy. (143)

Today my son, adopted eight months ago at the age of seven, called me ‘mom’ for the very first time. MMT

#15794 (1) - Nov 28, 2011 by elliej - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1464) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, as I begin tucking him into bed, he tells me, “Mommy, check for monsters under my bed.” I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, “Mommy, mommy, there’s somebody on my bed.” MMT

#17825 (3) - Oct 31, 2013 by Happy.Halloween - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (375) - No, that made me sleepy. (798)

Today, after meeting my son’s 2nd grade teacher, I asked him why he never mentioned that his teacher uses a wheelchair. He looked up and me and said, “I didn't think it was important.” MMT

#13753 (0) - Apr 9, 2011 by abo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3203) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, my grandmother told me, "When you're my age, you'll look back at your life today and wonder why you took these moments for granted." MMT

#9334 (1) - Aug 5, 2010 by bk5 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (804) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, my best friend of 30+ years is a kid from high school who I initially ignored because she made me think “What a weirdo!” when I first met her. MMT

#17612 (1) - Jun 1, 2013 by bestfriend - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (302) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, my little sister and I went to go stay with my Aunt and Uncle, permanently. And as my sister cried, they reassured her that it wasn’t her fault that my parents won’t stop drinking alcohol and doing drugs. MMT

#5143 (3) - Feb 21, 2010 by Rebecca - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1524) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

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