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Today, a girl I taught 4 years ago during her freshman year of high school, who is now a college freshman, came into my classroom in the middle of a lesson, gave me a note, and walked back out. The note said, "Thanks for helping me figure out my future." MMT

#2232 (0) - Nov 5, 2009 by teacher - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1408) - No, that made me sleepy. (80)

Today, my dad is 50 years old. He didn't do as well as he was capable of in school, joined the military for four years, worked at a car dealership for many years, and was absolutely miserable. Today marks his graduation from Yale University with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. My dad's perseverance and determination MMT.

#17689 (1) - Jul 12, 2013 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (512) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today at the Atlanta airport, as I walked off a plane dressed in my Army uniform, a little girl grabbed my hand and asked me if I would be going back overseas soon. I told her I would be in 6 weeks. She smiled and said, “Can you please tell my daddy that I love him. My mommy told me he’s never coming home from over there.” MMT

#10046 (4) - Sep 1, 2010 by Lt. PDP - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3297) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, I stood beside him as his best man and listened to him recite his wedding vows. And I thought about the first time I met him. It was when I offered him my raincoat and some french fries after watching him attempt to move a shopping cart full of his possessions out of the rain. MMT

#14252 (4) - May 21, 2011 by Synchronicity - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1732) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, I talked to my friend who was recently deployed overseas. She just finished sending 5 caskets containing the bodies of fallen soldiers back to their families. I'm 40 years old and I don't think I have seen 5 caskets in my lifetime. MMT

#6294 (1) - Apr 9, 2010 by KT - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1283) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, after 22 years of constant abuse, I ended our relationship once and for all. And although I know I made the right decision, at times I’m still going to miss my father. MMT

#7822 (14) - Jun 7, 2010 by Bee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (997) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, an eastern African man asked me for a cigarette. I gave him my last one. He proceeded to tell me how happy he was to be in America, and to find work as a janitor. In doing so he could feed and clothe his wife and three children - something he struggled with in Africa. MMT

#11287 (4) - Oct 26, 2010 by average dude - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1075) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, my high school English teacher lectured our class for almost 15 minutes straight when my iPhone rang about how disruptive cell phones are. She said, “The next person whose phone rings will be sent to the office for detention!” Then a minute later, her cell phone rang. MMT

#14322 (5) - May 29, 2011 by lilyfrog - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1180) - No, that made me sleepy. (1507)

Today, it’s been almost 30 years since I first started volunteering at the local library for the bi-weekly ‘Children’s Story Hour.’ Reading to the kids, seeing their expressions and answering some of their curious questions has been my healing escape from the daily grind over the years. But I never really looked at my volunteer work as anything more… until today. Today our local news channel completed a series entitled, “Local Heroes.” 127 adults in the county voted for me, saying something like, “Cheryl’s ‘Story Hour’ is one of the warmest memories from my childhood.” I didn’t even realize I had been nominated until a news truck pulled up to my house this afternoon. My 127 votes landed me a tie for 2nd place. And interestingly, all the other names on the top of the list were local firefighters, police, and politicians. MMT

#15754 (1) - Nov 12, 2011 by cheryl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (847) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I asked him how he got to be a black belt in Karate. He simply said, “Well, I started off as a white belt in Karate and I never quit.” MMT

#7971 (1) - Jun 13, 2010 by DOthinker - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (946) - No, that made me sleepy. (382)

Today, I was at the airport waiting for my sister when I noticed a young, white couple waiting and looking very nervous and worried. Then a well dressed woman walked past security and toward them holding an Asian baby. Both of their faces lit up instantly. And the husband said, “That’s our new baby girl!” MMT

#2366 (3) - Nov 14, 2009 by Heather - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2546) - No, that made me sleepy. (124)

Today, after doubting myself for nearly a decade and passing up numerous professional opportunities, I took my wife’s advice and simply applied to the Vice President of Engineering position at my current employer. The founder and CEO called me into his office an hour later, shook my hand and said, “Josh, I’m glad you’re ready to take the next step. I’ve had my eye on you for awhile. I don’t think I need to look any further.” MMT

#14175 (1) - May 16, 2011 by JoshD - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1272) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, as I held my mother's hand for the last time, I forgave her. And I only wished I had done so sooner. MMT

#10322 (1) - Sep 10, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (954) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I was so fed up with her, I didn’t take her threat seriously. But when I got home and found her lying on the kitchen floor, barely breathing, I realized I screwed up. MMT

#6645 (2) - Apr 20, 2010 by realized - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2266) - No, that made me sleepy. (80)

Today, when I asked him why he preferred fiction to nonfiction, he said, “Because fiction makes sense.” MMT

#7100 (4) - May 3, 2010 by hannah - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1411) - No, that made me sleepy. (157)

Today, my 8-year-old brother came into the living room crying as my parents and I screamed at each other again, and said, "I wish you all loved each other as much as I love you." MMT

#17428 (0) - Mar 4, 2013 by Cheesecake - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (702) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I went to the doctor’s office because I was experiencing severe cramps and pains in my stomach. They took some blood and a pee sample, and told me they’d contact me later this afternoon with an update. I assumed it was from stress and depression. A week ago, at the age of 38, my husband, the love of my life, died in a car accident. As I sat in my kitchen this afternoon crying again, the phone rang, it was the doctor. He said, “You’re perfectly healthy. You’re pregnant.” MMT

#17862 (2) - Dec 7, 2013 by Tina - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (833) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, I flew to NYC to see Katie. We were best friends in college. Back then, she had a crush on me. But she was slightly overweight and I always thought of her as being 'one of the guys.' So we never dated. But when I saw her today, I was captivated in every way. And we're both still single. MMT

#59 (9) - Aug 5, 2009 by Justin - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (972) - No, that made me sleepy. (1051)

Today, my usually soft spoken grandma caught me off guard when she saw me upset about the bullying I endured at school again, and said, “Honey, never allow people who suck, to suck the joy out of your day!” MMT

#16193 (1) - May 10, 2012 by JC - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (419) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, on our one year wedding anniversary, I received my first life insurance check, and used some of it to eat dinner at our favorite restaurant, alone. MMT

#16579 (0) - Aug 26, 2012 by Chrisy.G - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (763) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

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