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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! (1093) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, at the funeral, the bloodied, cracked fingernails and torn knuckles of my sister's best friend spoke volumes about how she tried to release her only daughter from the noose. MMT

#18058 (1) - Jun 20, 2014 by bestill - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (319) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, he was arrested for physically abusing and raping the woman I have hated ever since he dumped me to be with her. MMT

#6379 (4) - Apr 13, 2010 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2592) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, my mom has had stage four breast cancer for a year. I've watched her go through chemo, radiation and now might be going through a double mastectomy within the month. She's seems healthy and so strong and has so much faith. But I'm terrified that she won't see me graduate, my wedding, meeting her grand kids. I tell her I love her everyday. Always tell your mother you love her. I wish I had done so more often earlier on. MMT

#16399 (1) - Jun 30, 2012 by D - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (368) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I went to visit a close friend. She always joked with me that she would someday come back as a butterfly. When she passed away, she gave me her button collection she loved so much. While putting one of the buttons on her grave, I accidentally dropped it. Before I could bend down to pick it up, a huge Monarch butterfly landed on it and remained on it even as I gently grabbed the edge of the button and lifted it up to eye level. For roughly ten seconds the butterfly and I stared at each other, and then it flew away behind another gravestone and disappeared. MMT

#17937 (1) - Feb 19, 2014 by CarPelky - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (783) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, on the day you passed away, I asked for a sign that you know how much I love you and that your spirit is ok wherever you are. As I was sewing tonight, I clipped 4 threads from a seam and they fell into the shape of your initials. MMT

#3118 (10) - Dec 19, 2009 by Zanna - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3664) - No, that made me sleepy. (281)

Today, I received an email from my husband who is serving in the military overseas. He wrote, "I don't miss you. I miss you and me together." I never heard it phrased that way before. But I know exactly how he feels. MMT

#306 (1) - Aug 18, 2009 by missingyou - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1092) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, as I looked at my ex-girlfriend of almost 2 years from across the hall, I realized that it’s weird how we go from being strangers, to being friends, to being more than friends, to being practically strangers all over again. MMT

#12200 (4) - Jan 6, 2011 by jpaul - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2042) - No, that made me sleepy. (86)

Today, there is a student at my school with a brain tumor and she can't even walk anymore. She is 13 years old and has a book published about her journey with this brain tumor. She still manages to come to school almost every day with big smile on her face, even after everything she has been through. Her strength MMT.

#17660 (0) - Jun 24, 2013 by Anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (394) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, after my class voted for me as the student with the "best smile," all I could think is that it hurts so much more to smile in front of everyone, than to cry all alone. MMT

#18075 (1) - Jul 7, 2014 by ThatGirl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (228) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I am scheduled for my second round of chemo therapy. My sister, who has a very beautiful, thick head of hair, showed up in my hospital room this morning with a shaved head. She handed me a wig she had professionally made for me using her own hair. MMT

#10274 (0) - Sep 8, 2010 by laurel - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1730) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, the creepy guy who lives downstairs mumbled something to me on my way out the front door of our apartment complex, but I ignored him like I always do and kept walking. When I got outside there were two men who immediately approached me, begged for money and began harassing me. I ran back inside. The creepy guy was standing there and said, “I tried to warn you. I’ve already notified the police.” MMT

#11575 (5) - Nov 16, 2010 by keekee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1533) - No, that made me sleepy. (108)

Today, I was smiling to myself as I was walking home and enjoying the fresh air. Some random stranger smiled back at me and said, “Nice to see you!” I quickly replied, “I’m sorry. Do we know each other?” “No,” she replied. “I just enjoy your smile.” MMT

#1580 (1) - Sep 26, 2009 by Karry - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1308) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I awoke to a man and woman screaming at each other outside my house. Everyday this past week, I have found something petty to argue with my boyfriend about. But when he put his arm around me this morning, and we listened to the couple outside, I realized how grateful I am to have him. MMT

#1328 (0) - Sep 17, 2009 by grateful - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (894) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, the official time of his death (in what police are calling a tragic case of distracted driving) and the time-stamp of his missed call on my phone are identical. MMT

#18112 (0) - Aug 17, 2014 by jfruit - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (456) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, I found out that an old classmate who dropped out of high school and got her GED is now a law student at UC Berkeley. My friends and I were so sure she would never amount to anything. MMT

#516 (1) - Aug 23, 2009 by wow - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1026) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, my grandma is living with stage 4 lung cancer and she just found out this morning that her tumors are somehow shrinking! The doctors have readjusted her life expectancy, and now she will likely be able to come to my wedding. MMT

#17098 (2) - Dec 8, 2012 by AJ - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (682) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I walked in on one of my plastic surgery patients crying as he looked on his iPhone at pictures of himself the way he looked before the fire. MMT

#17551 (4) - May 1, 2013 by Robby - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (582) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, as he sat there smiling at me across my kitchen table, I wished I was prettier, so he would see me as more than just his best friend since kindergarten. And then, out often left field, he leaned forward and kissed me on the lips. MMT

#17586 (0) - May 19, 2013 by Essa23 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (821) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I got lost in Manhattan. As I stood on the sidewalk trying to get someone’s attention for a little assistance, 25+ well dressed business folks blazed by me, purposely avoiding eye contact. Finally a teenager with spiked green hair and a pierced lip stopped, smiled and gave me perfect directions. MMT

#2513 (20) - Nov 18, 2009 by Poppylina - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (6602) - No, that made me sleepy. (223)

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