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Today, for two hours I stood next to a 50 something year old, burly biker looking guy at a Lady Gaga concert while he sincerely sang his heart out. MMT

#10670 (2) - Sep 26, 2010 by Susan - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1566) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today, my next door neighbor’s kids were screaming and being rowdy again. So I slammed my windows shut and ignored the noise. Then my doorbell rang. It was the boy from next door. He cried, “Didn’t you hear me screaming? Help me! Hurry!” His sister hit her head in the pool and drowned. The paramedics said she could have lived if someone had gotten to her sooner. MMT

#9839 (16) - Aug 24, 2010 by Anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2765) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

“Today is your funeral,” my mother said to me over the phone as she cried hysterically from joy. I’ve been MIA overseas for the last few months after a mission I can’t speak about backfired. I was rescued this morning – the day of my funeral. MMT

#14878 (6) - Jul 14, 2011 by Ck - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3205) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, one of my friends (she's 17), recently had a baby girl, and has been doing her schoolwork at home. Last week, my best friend convinced her to learn child and baby CPR and choking thrusts, in case she was alone and there was an emergency. Yesterday, I heard from my best friend that the girl's baby is recovering in hospital from a choking accident. The nurse said she wouldn't be alive if her mom, my friend, hadn't properly administered the choking thrusts she learned last week. MMT

#15996 (0) - Feb 28, 2012 by thankful - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (668) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, I walked past a coworker's cubicle who always updates her whiteboard with how many days are left until her family member returns from fighting the war overseas. Yesterday it was down to 8 days. Today it simply says, "next year." MMT

#2206 (3) - Oct 29, 2009 by DAP - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (4962) - No, that made me sleepy. (115)

Today, my boyfriend and I were at a large shopping mall when he realized he had lost his new smartphone. Just minutes later, my phone rang; it was a call from my boyfriend's missing phone. In broken English the woman said she had found it and would wait for us to come get it. She waited 30 minutes for us. Her kindness in such a selfish world MMT.

#16422 (1) - Jul 5, 2012 by anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (628) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, someone close to me did something extremely hurtful to me. It’s killing me inside. Crying, I stumbled across this website and read about the good acts, the heartbreak, the loss, and the courage of others, and I realized, I need to put things into perspective. To everyone who has ever posted a story here, thank you. You all are keeping me alive inside right now and MMT.

#16233 (0) - May 23, 2012 by Happier - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (520) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today is the only date on my only son’s gravestone. MMT

#17728 (1) - Aug 4, 2013 by Jay - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (646) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, he got down on one knee and said, “Please grow old with me.” MMT

#9599 (1) - Aug 18, 2010 by love - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1555) - No, that made me sleepy. (336)

Today, I walked in on one of my reconstructive surgery patients looking at pictures of herself on Facebook the way she looked before the accident. MMT

#13986 (1) - Apr 24, 2011 by Doc J - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1259) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, I live in Mexico in a town near Cabo. It’s a pretty safe place, but I’ve been ripped off more than once by the locals, because I’m a foreigner and my Spanish isn’t perfect. Today I took a taxi home from the airport, and halfway there the taxi driver asked, “Don’t I owe you money?” He had driven me home from downtown Cabo a couple weeks ago and didn’t have change for the larger bill I gave him. So today he deducted what he owed me from the cab fare. I wouldn’t even have recognized him if he didn’t say something. His honesty MMT.

#15887 (1) - Jan 10, 2012 by JoAnna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1006) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, on our ten year wedding anniversary, my middle school/high school sweetheart wrote me a love letter for the very first time. The final sentence reads, “I love you more every day, and I’m so proud to say we’ve been inseparable since we were velociraptors wrecking havoc on the playground so many moons ago.” MMT

#15973 (1) - Feb 19, 2012 by Kayla - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (763) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, I looked at my body and wished for the health and happiness I had two years ago, back when I thought this was the body I wanted. MMT

#18097 (0) - Jul 30, 2014 by GH - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (224) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today was the tenth anniversary of my brother’s death. As I looked out over the harbor in New Zealand where I live to the other side of the world to where I used to live with my brother, I whispered him a little prayer to tell him I miss him. And I looked down a second later to see an Ace of Spades floating in the water near the dock I was standing on. My brother was a professional magician. I may not be able to see him, but I believe he is still listening. MMT

#16060 (1) - Mar 25, 2012 by beckyanya - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1082) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, when the creepy looking guy in the black coat finally caught up to me on my walk home at midnight, I spun around and pointed a bottle of pepper spray at his face, but at the last second realized he was holding out my wallet. “I’m sorry, ma'am!” he screamed as he shielded his eyes. “But you dropped this a couple blocks back.” MMT

#15638 (5) - Oct 12, 2011 by Demi - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1414) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I returned 2 library books that were 3 months overdue. The librarian looked extremely nervous as she informed me of my $34 late fee. When I smiled and handed her the $34, she said, "Oh, thanks for being so nice about it. Most people scream at me when I inform them of their late fees." MMT

#26 (5) - Jul 29, 2009 by Shannon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3127) - No, that made me sleepy. (471)

Today, marks the five year anniversary of her death. And even though it's a beautiful warm and sunny day, and five whole years have passed, when I sit alone and think of her smile, it makes me cry. MMT

#16726 (0) - Sep 23, 2012 by Smile - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, the traffic light at a busy intersection was out and cars were going through, not paying attention to any of the pedestrians. Then suddenly, all the cars stopped. I saw three teenage girls holding up the traffic to help an elderly woman cross the street safely. MMT

#4786 (2) - Feb 11, 2010 by Sheeby - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1489) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today, when I told my father that I can’t stop thinking about the mistakes I’ve made, he said, “Hey, learn from the past, and then get the heck out of there! You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.” MMT

#15937 (1) - Feb 3, 2012 by Jaxa - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (652) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, I burst into tears when the vet told me she had terminal cancer. But then, sensing only my sadness, she wagged her tail and licked my cheek to comfort me. MMT

#12539 (8) - Jan 31, 2011 by jody - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2038) - No, that made me sleepy. (91)

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