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Today is the one year anniversary of my mom’s death. I woke up this morning feeling really down about it, but when I turned on my phone I had 8 text messages and 4 voicemails from different friends, all letting me know that they were here for me if I needed them. The fact that they care and remembered without me saying anything makes me smile and MMT.

#15755 (1) - Nov 13, 2011 by Mica - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (846) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, as I sat beside my grandfather while he rested in the hospice bed, he softly grasped my hand and asked, “Why did I take so many days for granted?” MMT

#5350 (3) - Mar 4, 2010 by ironman - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2604) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, after one totaled car, one surgery, $9,000, eight days of tube feeding and five seven sleepless nights, my 12-year-old son is now in stable condition. MMT

#17844 (1) - Nov 18, 2013 by JFoerse - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (366) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, after my dad ran out of options to come up with enough money to pay our mortgage he decided to sell his pristine 1969 Camaro that he restored and has babied for as long as I can remember. A wealthy local collector came to look at it this afternoon. When he realized how passionate my dad was about the car, he asked, "Why are you selling it?" My dad told him and then the collector handed my dad cash for the car and said, "Here's $5k in cash. I have the rest in my trunk. I'll be right back." The collector walked out our front door, got in his car and drove away. MMT

#15208 (0) - Aug 12, 2011 by heather - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2265) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, my older sister thanked me and said, “All these years later, and I’ve still never told you… When you were 8-years-old, you told me you wanted to be just like me when you grew up. That simple comment by you helped me out in a big way. Because that was the day I decided to stop doing drugs and not lose my virginity at age 16 to a lousy boyfriend.” MMT

Today, after my step-dad's retirement party last night, on his 65th birthday, he dropped dead of a heart attack on his very first day of retirement. MMT

#17982 (0) - Apr 3, 2014 by missyevans - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (353) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, after evaluating the concerned expression of self-doubt on my face, my mother said, “You just have to do your own thing, your own way, no matter what anyone else thinks or says about you. It's your life!” MMT

#8127 (0) - Jun 20, 2010 by teenbee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (583) - No, that made me sleepy. (183)

Today, I asked the students in my 3rd grade class to bring in a parent for an after school art project gallery walk. The happiest, sweetest girl in my class walked through the door with a huge smile on her face as she held hands with her parent. She beamed, "Mrs. Phillips, this is my mom!" and pointed to her parent standing next to her. This 'parent' was 16 years old. Her real parents both died in a fatal car accident awhile back, and her eldest sister has been helping raise her. MMT

#16158 (0) - Apr 28, 2012 by MaddiePhillips - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (946) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, at the age of 22, I found out that because of cervical complications I'll never be able to have children. For as long as I can remember, I didn't ever want kids. But now I cry every time I see a diaper commercial because I never knew I wouldn't have a choice. MMT

#2042 (12) - Oct 17, 2009 by Willow - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3496) - No, that made me sleepy. (130)

Today, after miraculously surviving a fatal car accident that took the lives of her entire immediate family when she was only 12-years-old, my best friend since kindergarten greeted death peacefully tonight on her 90th birthday. MMT

Today, I put 2 hours worth of coins into a Chicago street parking meter on my way into a business meeting. The meeting lasted nearly 4 hours. I expected to see a $120 parking ticket on my car when I returned, but instead the meter read '27 minutes remaining.' Someone paid my meter for me. MMT

#41 (5) - Aug 3, 2009 by Denise - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (8726) - No, that made me sleepy. (424)

Today, I realized I am much stronger than I thought I was. My long-term boyfriend passed away July 11th, 2011. My whole world changed. I didn't think I could ever get through this type of pain - I never had to before. But with quiet prayer, his family and a few of my close friends, I'm getting through the pain. I'm more spiritual, I'm trying new things, I'm even trying to write a book about his life. I'm trying to get my happy back one day at a time, and I'm finally starting to make progress. MMT

#16297 (1) - Jun 8, 2012 by nyla86 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (296) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, my mom called me (I'm at a college 2 hours away) to say that she loves me and that ever since I was born I’ve been primary source of her strength and happiness. She said, “I couldn’t have made it this far without you.” She’s the strongest person I know. MMT

#1753 (0) - Oct 6, 2009 by Kylie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1031) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

Today, like he has every single morning since his wife was admitted to our Alzheimer's nursing facility four years ago, he stopped by our facility to brush his wife’s hair and spend a couple hours chatting with her. She honestly has no idea who he even is anymore, but he spends every morning with her anyway. MMT

#17727 (0) - Aug 4, 2013 by heythere - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (421) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, she celebrated her 50th birthday totally cancer free 6 months after the expiration date the doctors originally put on her life. MMT

#10563 (2) - Sep 21, 2010 by Lit - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (829) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I was at the beach and a young boy on the boardwalk above started squawking at me like a bird. I caught myself getting annoyed, so I joined in and gave him a friendly squawk back. He found this quite entertaining, so we both continued to be silly. I think it made his day... it certainly made mine. MMT

#867 (0) - Sep 3, 2009 by Stephanie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1165) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, my best friend is staying with my family permanently until she finishes high school next year. Last month her family was involved in a car accident on the way home from dinner. Her father’s mini-van was hit by an SUV, knocking it upside down, and off a pretty steep mountain road. My best friend’s mom, dad, and younger brother all passed away at the scene of the accident, while my friend walked away with just a few cuts and bruises. Her strength through all of this, and her ability to still laugh at my jokes MMT.

#16519 (1) - Jul 29, 2012 by sarajlewis - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (799) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, one of my 11th grade students committed suicide. He always seemed so happy. I've spent the entire evening in bed, simply staring at the ceiling and wondering how I missed the signs. MMT

#2476 (10) - Nov 17, 2009 by Mac - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (4157) - No, that made me sleepy. (70)

Today my little brother, a burn victim with scars that cover the entire left side of his face, informed me that he wanted to ask last year’s homecoming queen out on a date. I thought he was crazy. But she said yes, and they went out on the date and have a second date scheduled already. MMT

#17747 (3) - Aug 17, 2013 by JTT - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (512) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, the main girl who bullied me in high school came into my office apologizing and pleading for a job. I'm still thinking about it. MMT

#10826 (20) - Oct 5, 2010 by mhm - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1255) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

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