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Today, had I gone back to sleep when I saw his number, he'd be dead, but I still feel like a bad friend for putting him on the back burner recently and letting things get to this point. MMT

#16625 (0) - Sep 12, 2012 by alovesj - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (321) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, I was nervous at first, and then amazed, when I watched the two neighborhood thugs, who always hang outside of my small grocery store, help an elderly white woman to her car as she was struggling to carry all of her groceries by herself. MMT

#16567 (0) - Aug 20, 2012 by CoCo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (534) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, while shopping for the things I will need for my first year of college, I finally came out to my very religious grandmother who has always thought that being gay was wrong. She looked at me, with a sad expression in her eyes, that eventually changed to indifference as she stated, “I was raised that it was wrong to have feelings for the same gender. But I love you, and I will support you no matter how you choose to live. I am so proud of you honey.” MMT

#16506 (0) - Jul 26, 2012 by bexgirl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (668) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, my wife prepared an extra plate of food for the homeless man who sleeps in our alleyway. She does this almost every evening. MMT

#16001 (1) - Feb 29, 2012 by fezz - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (801) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I went into a Central London Tesco at rush hour for a stamp. I didn't have enough money for a book of 12, and they weren't selling smaller demonstrations, so left without one. A few moments later in the train station, the teenager who was in line at the next register next to me, who happened to buy a book of 12 stamps, walked up to me and handed me two of her stamps. She overheard my dilemma and insisted that I take the two stamps without payment. MMT

#16645 (0) - Sep 19, 2012 by postcarder - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (384) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today I realized that I went from being really depressed six months ago, to loving a lot of things about my life. The only difference between then and now is that I consciously let go of some things I had been holding onto. MMT

#1872 (2) - Oct 10, 2009 by Whitney - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1059) - No, that made me sleepy. (83)

Today, I received an envelope in the mail containing a dried flower pressed between 2 small pieces of cardboard with a post-it note that said, "You gave this to me 15 years ago. I have used it regularly as a reminder that kindness and love do exist in this crazy world. So today, on my wedding day, I just wanted to say, ‘Thank you.’” MMT

#8998 (3) - Jul 25, 2010 by kayla - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1307) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, my biggest fear is that he will grow up and sincerely wish that I had gone through with it and put him up for adoption. MMT

#7582 (4) - May 28, 2010 by mom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1035) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, after nearly a year of hardcore diet and exercise, the only person who has complimented me on all the weight I've lost and muscle I’ve gained is my 7-year-old nextdoor neighbor. MMT

#18014 (1) - May 6, 2014 by DareBear - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (403) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, it’s just the six of us. One was raped when she was fourteen. Three come from abusive households. Two were orphans. Like me, one spent almost two straight years in a psychiatric facility as a kid. But I wouldn’t trade a single one of them for all the perfect friends in the universe. MMT

#7402 (4) - May 20, 2010 by friendship - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1432) - No, that made me sleepy. (76)

Today, I was playing with my dad's phone when I was bored. I came across a text message from a woman, and pictures were attached. I found out my dad cheated on my mom. Now at just 17 years old I have to make the decision to tell my mom and destroy my family, or keep it a secret and destroy myself inside. The fact that I have to make this decision, and the fact that my dad put me in this position, MMT.

#16600 (7) - Sep 3, 2012 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (849) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, on vacation in Florida, a bum approached me while I stood outside my hotel room door. I was honestly scared of what he might do, so I went inside and shut the door in his face. A while later, there was ambulance outside. He had knocked on the next to mine for help; it turned out he was suffering from seizures and needed someone to call 911. MMT

#17475 (3) - Mar 26, 2013 by Guilty - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (608) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

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! (529) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, my dad is a blind cancer survivor. He lost his eyes when he was in his thirties to a rare form of cancer. Despite this, he raised my sister and I, and took care of my mom who was in and out of rehab for alcoholism and depression. My mom is healed now, my sister and I have graduated college, and my parents are still together and back to being happy. I’m certain none of this would have been possible if my father hadn’t been such a strong, positive force in our lives. My father’s strength MMT.

#15731 (4) - Nov 1, 2011 by rcmolloy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (839) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, it's been three years since Good Friday of 2009 when my neighbor had a brain aneurysm and was in the hospital for a month. Her husband spent Easter and many dinners with us. Now three years later, on Good Friday again, my healthy neighbor excitedly informed my mom that her husband was taking her somewhere special but wouldn't tell her where. Her strength and recovery MMT.

#16103 (0) - Apr 10, 2012 by maddie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (375) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, after studying abroad for an entire year, learning a new language, experiencing different cultures, and generally seeing life from a totally new perspective, I finally returned home to find that nothing in my home town had changed. It’s almost like I didn’t miss a thing. MMT

#2075 (3) - Oct 19, 2009 by MiniME - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (971) - No, that made me sleepy. (261)

Today, while working at the blood bank, a 22 year old girl came in, and explained that she was deathly afraid of needles. After she had gotten done, I asked her why she chose to donate her blood if she was so scared of needles. She hesitated for a second and then told me, “My brother passed away on Christmas Day five years ago because he needed blood. We were living in a small town at the time, and the hospital there didn’t have enough blood for his blood type. I’ve donated once a month ever since, but I still hate these needles.” MMT

#17144 (4) - Dec 27, 2012 by MPenny - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (719) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today I turned 10. Yes I was born on 9-11-2001. My mom worked in the World Trade Center but wasn't at work that day because she was giving birth to me. MMT

#15498 (10) - Sep 11, 2011 by 911girl - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3184) - No, that made me sleepy. (89)

Today, I told my father I was tired of being an outsider – that “it’s time for me to make a change so I can make more friends.” He hugged me and said, “Finding a true friend isn’t about transforming yourself into the perfect image of what you think people want. It's about being exactly who you are and then finding a person who appreciates that.” MMT

#15193 (1) - Aug 11, 2011 by thanksdad - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1067) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, I can't believe that her smiling at me was the highlight of a day in which I landed my dream job, finally got my dad to sincerely congratulate me for something, and found a hundred bucks in the back of a cab. But I guess that's the power of a father's love for his daughter. MMT

#18010 (0) - May 2, 2014 by masonss - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (287) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

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