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Today, and every day, I watch your happy new relationship unfold and I hope you and her are truly happy together, and I wonder why I can't move on too. Endings and beginnings MMT.

#16358 (2) - Jun 22, 2012 by Alone - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (286) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I am a 5th grade English teacher with 10 years of tenure. My husband makes 90% of my annual salary from his unemployment benefits. MMT

#17396 (2) - Feb 16, 2013 by flawed27 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (636) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, the bottles of liquor in our kitchen cupboard are gathering dust. Five years ago my parents almost got divorced because my mom was an abusive alcoholic. MMT

#11030 (3) - Oct 14, 2010 by BB - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (828) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, on our 10th anniversary, she handed me a suicide note she wrote when she was 22, on the exact day we met. And she said, “For all these years I didn’t want you to know how foolish and unstable I was back when we met. But even though you didn’t know, you saved me. Thank you.” MMT

#10551 (0) - Sep 21, 2010 by anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1308) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, one of my dying elderly patients begged me to stop helping her and instead use the rest of her Medicare insurance money to help her sick great granddaughter who is very ill and without medical insurance. I wish I could. MMT

#17627 (0) - Jun 8, 2013 by Hmm - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (529) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, I’m overseas on business travel that has kept me away from my family for almost four straight months. All I want to do is go home, but last night my wife admitted to cheating on me after a friend emailed me about seeing her with another man. And now I’m sitting here at the airport, and I'm not sure where home is anymore. MMT

#17592 (0) - May 22, 2013 by Brandon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (703) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, I lost my mom to cancer. My whole life I wanted to build an empire of wealth. And now that I’m relatively wealthy, all I want is my mom back. MMT

#2088 (1) - Oct 22, 2009 by thetiki - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2471) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, after staying up until midnight studying, I woke up at 5AM to finish. Then I studied on the way to school. I finally got a 100% on a chemistry exam – the only one in the class. My mom and sister hugged me. I feel really good that I did good. My friends are happy for me too, and that is good. Thank you for reading my story. I'm autistic, and despite some mean things people say, I'm not lazy. It just takes me longer to get things right. MMT

#15720 (9) - Oct 27, 2011 by jobo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2243) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, in an office filled with over 300 high earning executives and business analysts, the person who seems to wear the biggest smile all day, everyday is our office janitor. MMT

#17670 (0) - Jun 30, 2013 by lalooon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (543) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, exactly six months after his death, is the day I have marked on my calendar with a big smiley face that he would be returning home from Afghanistan. MMT

#13987 (5) - Apr 24, 2011 by Heart Broken - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1869) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, one of my regulars – an older guy name Jay – came into the convenience store at my gas station and ordered his usual coffee and newspaper. He placed them on the counter and then went to the back and grabbed a bag of dog food and a pre-made sandwich. I didn’t think anything of it until about 10 minutes after he left when I stepped outside to have a cigarette and a homeless man with a dog was sitting out front. The dog was eating directly out of a bag of dog food and the man was eating a sandwich. MMT

#15718 (4) - Oct 26, 2011 by dabeezneez - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1085) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, a man drove up to my drive through window and said, "I don’t know the girl in the car behind me, but I would like to help pay for her meal this afternoon. So keep the change and tell her to have a great day." She was so astounded and grateful that she did the same thing for the car behind her. And then this person insisted that I take the remaining balance of his meal as a tip. MMT

#16809 (1) - Oct 16, 2012 by Clarke - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (522) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my son and I went to the local bakery to buy fresh bread. He usually asks me for one oatmeal cookie, but today he asked me for three. They only cost 25 cents, so I didn’t think too much of it. I assumed he wanted to bring a couple home, but on our walk home, my son took the other two cookies and handed them to two homeless men he pointed out to me on our way to the bakery. MMT

#17759 (0) - Aug 26, 2013 by Kay - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (597) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, my dad and I were getting in our car at the grocery store parking lot when a scruffy man walked up asked if we had any empty plastic bottles. Next to him was the most beautiful, obedient Labrador. My dad said he didn’t have any bottles, but handed the man a $5 bill instead. His face lit up and he thanked us with a big smile. And as he walked away we heard him say happily to his dog, "You get to have a big dinner tonight!" and his dog barked. MMT

#17344 (0) - Jan 21, 2013 by GD - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (826) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I wear my late ex-husband’s wedding band on my right hand now. He was a firefighter who died in the World Trade Center in 2001. I wasn’t wearing his ring at all for awhile, but I started to again after my fiancé told me he thought I should. MMT

#15569 (1) - Sep 30, 2011 by Lynda - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1344) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today, while I was in line at an ice cream shop, this weird looking guy in front of me started talking to me. I decided to be friendly and chat back. Then he paid for his ice cream and left. A minute later, when I tried to pay for mine, the cashier said, "The guy in front of you paid for yours too." MMT

#301 (1) - Aug 18, 2009 by Kris - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1831) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, on the 12th and final sprint up the hill on a jogging path (in an attempt to self-train myself for D1athletics), an older jogger stopped his run to clap and cheer me on until I made it to the top of the hill. A lot of people I know don't support my goal, but this stranger does and he inspires me and MMT.

#11625 (0) - Nov 22, 2010 by thanks - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1280) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

Today, after telling my grandmother that I didn’t want to risk making such a huge mistake, she looked at me and said, “Looking back on it all, there are so many mistakes I wish I had had the courage to make when I was your age.” MMT

#7720 (0) - Jun 2, 2010 by Nels - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1046) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, the pretty girl from the gym with the perfect figure, whom I’ve aspired to be for the last two years, told me she’s been struggling with anorexia and other eating disorders for the last ten years. MMT

#8343 (2) - Jun 29, 2010 by kimmy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (980) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, I met one of my dad's friend's son. He's around my age, and he's cute. I didn't know he was coming over, so when we met, I had no makeup on, my hair was a mess, and I was wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt. But he still looked at me like I was special. I know it's stupid and he was just being nice, but every girl likes to think they're different, and he really made me feel like I was. MMT

#17057 (1) - Nov 18, 2012 by shygirl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (554) - No, that made me sleepy. (121)

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