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Today, I finished my first 5K in 18 minutes flat, exact three years to the day after the car accident that broke my back and had my doctors second guessing whether I would ever walk again. MMT

#17706 (3) - Jul 22, 2013 by marc - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (374) - No, that made me sleepy. (6)

Today, after getting in a huge argument with my wife over something silly, I was reminded of the fact that love is not a fairytale. It's hard work. But it's worth it. MMT

#2925 (2) - Dec 10, 2009 by Hanner - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1179) - No, that made me sleepy. (176)

Today, my dad and I have a weird relationship. We get along okay, but he never seems to celebrate any of my successes with me. I graduated valedictorian at my high school and got a full academic scholarship to a great state school in the past few months. My dad never once said, “I’m proud of you.” Over the years I’ve simply come to expect this type of thing from him. He plays the tough guy role, and that’s just the way it is. But this afternoon, two of my dad’s golf buddies stopped by our house to pick him up. While they waited for him to get his clubs out of the garage, one of his buddies said, “You know, Jason, your Dad is constantly bragging about your achievements to us on the golf course. He goes on and on about you.” His other buddy nodded in agreement and added, “Yeah, last week we were discussing some of our own personal successes, and he told us that raising you and watching you grow up to become who you are is his greatest achievement.” MMT

#15805 (1) - Dec 4, 2011 by theshane8 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1854) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, it's been one year, two months and three days since I got the call that informed me that my little cousin was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She lost her ability to speak a few weeks ago. One of the last things she said to her mom was: "You know, I think I am ready to go now. But I know it would make you sad if I died, so I will try a little longer." She passed this morning after one heck of a fight that lasted far longer than her initial life expectancy diagnosis. She will always MMT.

#16025 (1) - Mar 12, 2012 by liana - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (897) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my 7 year old daughter asked me, "Daddy, why do you always act drunk?" MMT

#5175 (4) - Feb 23, 2010 by crj - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1703) - No, that made me sleepy. (95)

Today, my old boss at the depression hotline where I worked for four years when I was in college eight years ago, still forwards me a thank you email at least once every few months from a person I helped while I worked there. MMT

#17425 (1) - Mar 2, 2013 by JPiere - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (444) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, she came out to me immediately after I came out to her. And suddenly the last few years of awkwardness and silence seemed so foolish. MMT

#12573 (0) - Feb 2, 2011 by monica - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1141) - No, that made me sleepy. (152)

Today, I received a call from my city's battered Women's shelter. I'm a college student and was assigned to volunteer for the organization. I assumed they were calling about me helping them with their new campaign. Turns out, they were calling because they were informed that I'm in an abusive relationship. It only happened once. MMT

#9253 (4) - Aug 3, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1094) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, five of my close friends own bicycles instead of cars because they say it’s better for the environment. But then they all ask me to drive them all over the darn city several times a week. MMT

#9541 (4) - Aug 16, 2010 by Sydney - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (959) - No, that made me sleepy. (206)

Today, after an abusive childhood and a failed marriage, she proved to me that true love isn’t a lie. MMT

#5600 (1) - Mar 14, 2010 by hopeful - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1196) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, as my mom and I were talking about how money was tight, and discussing ideas on how to come up with my first semester college tuition fee, my 7 year older brother walked into the room and offered me his piggy bank. MMT

#16229 (0) - May 21, 2012 by J40sh - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (696) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, as I watched my oldest daughter graduate at the top of her class from Harvard Medical School, my wife reminded me that we had her when we were only seventeen. MMT

#7069 (4) - May 1, 2010 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2804) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, my friend got married. She lost her mom to cancer a year and a half ago. When her father walked her down, everyone was in tears. My father left when I was a teenager, and my mom raised my siblings and me on her own. In that moment today, I could relate to the sadness of losing a parent. But no matter how sad losing a parent is, it doesn't compare to the gratitude for the one that’s still around to share life's most memorable moments with. The strength of her dad and my mom MMT.

#16597 (0) - Sep 2, 2012 by Grateful - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (364) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I saw an elderly woman riding a motorized wheelchair down the sidewalk near my condo in the pouring rain. I came outside and asked her if she needed an umbrella or a dry resting spot. She smiled and said, “I appreciate it, but the rain feels great against my skin. I’m out here on purpose.” MMT

#3737 (1) - Jan 7, 2010 by Shee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1722) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, when my eldest son died in a motorcycle accident, he became the kidney donor that saved my youngest son’s life at the last possible minute. MMT

Today, a man came in to apply at my restaurant. He seemed charismatic, kind, knowledgeable, and friendly. Later, when I went to call him to extend a job offer, I noticed he had written "ask for me" under his number. The number belongs to a homeless shelter. But I’m gonna take a risk and hire him anyways. MMT

#2770 (18) - Dec 2, 2009 by Chef - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (11392) - No, that made me sleepy. (164)

Today, the difference between "we're expecting" and "were expecting" is just a little apostrophe that broke our hearts wide open. MMT

#18024 (2) - May 16, 2014 by Len - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (539) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, I cried when I read the post-it note, in my step-dad's handwriting, and it said "our daughter." MMT

#18120 (0) - Sep 3, 2014 by kalei - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (612) - No, that made me sleepy. (110)

Today, my car broke down on the side of the road. As I fumbled around under the hood for about 45 minutes, 11 different people pulled up behind me to see if I needed a hand. MMT

Today, I am 13 years old and just came back from my best friend's funeral. She was in the seventh grade with me, and has had heart problems since birth. No one expected it to be so sudden. She was beautiful, kind, and always smiling. She never once complained about her open heart surgeries that she had to go through every few years. I am going to miss her so much, but I feel blessed for the times I had with her. She taught me to cherish what I have. MMT

#16242 (4) - May 26, 2012 by Tinks.friend - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

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