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Today, at the beach near the condo where I live, I saw a very elderly couple (likely in there mid 80's) in workout gear walking slowly but steadily down the beach. They were laughing and teasing each other about who would beat who to the pier. Elderly people like them who never give up on life and love MMT.

#10786 (0) - Oct 4, 2010 by Megan - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1920) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, his tiny fingers clutched the crayon as they had once unknowing clutched the trigger that killed his older brother, and like so many toddlers his age, he stuck his tongue out while he drew a smiley face. MMT

#16751 (4) - Oct 4, 2012 by dez - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (669) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, one of my good friends showed me some of his art work. I looked at it for a few minutes and didn't say a word. I finally turned to him and said, "Gabe, I'm so proud of you. This is beautiful." He looked shocked and then smiled before he said, "You know, I've been told I was good at art for a long time, but no one has ever said they were proud of me for it. I love my artwork. And I'm being honest when I say that your remark is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me." MMT

#15987 (0) - Feb 25, 2012 by kp - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (510) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?” “Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said. MMT

#3971 (7) - Jan 14, 2010 by adaddy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2449) - No, that made me sleepy. (229)

Today, is my 85th birthday and I’m celebrating alone. Sadly, I outlived my brother, my wife, and my two sons by more than a decade now. MMT

#16964 (16) - Nov 8, 2012 by Robert W - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1340) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I have a clock on my desk that my dad loved and passed down to me, and it stopped this afternoon when he died at nearly the exact time of his death. MMT

#17952 (0) - Mar 6, 2014 by darrell - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (454) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I passed out on the futon in my parent’s basement and woke up to a cop shining a flashlight in my eyes and telling his partner, “It’s looks like the gunman didn’t come down here." And now I’m sitting here in the ICU, hoping my mom makes it. MMT

#17847 (2) - Nov 21, 2013 by Gob - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (738) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, the world lost a great person to suicide simply because two ‘good Christian’ parents refused to accept their child for who he really was. MMT

#6426 (25) - Apr 15, 2010 by think911 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3600) - No, that made me sleepy. (183)

Today, I gave a persuasive speech against prenatal screenings and abortions based on disabilities. A classmate with Asperger syndrome (a form of autism) came up to me and said, "I just want to let you know that I really appreciate people like you who appreciate people like me." MMT

#4808 (16) - Feb 12, 2010 by chels - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2346) - No, that made me sleepy. (668)

Today at 3PM, I wished my coworker a good day as she finished her shift to go home. At 9PM my manager got a call that the same coworker had died in a car accident at 6:30PM that also put her two beautiful daughters in the hospital. How life stops so quickly and without warning, MMT.

#16811 (0) - Oct 17, 2012 by Caitlyn - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (488) - No, that made me sleepy. (5)

Today, as I watched him prepare to go out to celebrate his 18th birthday with his girlfriend, I remembered that night when he was born early at only one pound and six ounces. Somehow, even in that moment when doctors thought he wouldn’t, I knew my son would live. MMT

#16973 (0) - Nov 11, 2012 by kayla - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (558) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, as we were ring shopping together she pointed out several simple wedding bands. She said, “I don’t want anything too fancy or expensive. Anything fancier than these is not a symbol of our love, it’s a symbol of greed.” MMT

#11768 (8) - Dec 12, 2010 by anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1463) - No, that made me sleepy. (116)

Today, I’m 15 years old and so is my neighbor. He has Autism. Even though he calls me often, I usually only hang out with him once ever few weeks. But he still calls me his best friend in the world. MMT

#17502 (0) - Apr 8, 2013 by friend - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, my mom and younger brother came to visit me at my college dorm. I had not seen them in nearly two months. My brother threw his arms around me and told me that he missed me so much, and my mom and I both began to cry. My brother has Autism, and 13 years ago doctors declared he would likely never be able to speak, go to school, or understand social, emotional, and linguistic cues. The fact that he proved them all wrong today MMT.

#16822 (2) - Oct 20, 2012 by Kel - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (679) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, a 16 year old girl I know hanged herself. She did so after telling her mom that she had gotten drunk at a party last night and was raped by a stranger. She left a note that said, “I wish you believed me.” MMT

#814 (17) - Sep 1, 2009 by sleepy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (9850) - No, that made me sleepy. (274)

Today a man I have only barely been acquainted with handed me $500 cash, no questions asked, to send me to a dance workshop out-of-state. He said he just wanted to give back to the community’s local athletes. Apparently he was a professional athlete at one point after someone helped him. MMT

#2076 (1) - Oct 20, 2009 by youcancallmeschmoopy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1136) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

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! (654) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, as I was getting ready for school, I had another fight with my dad about his prejudice beliefs toward Middle Eastern people. My dad is a NYC fire fighter and lost two best friends in the September 11th attacks. But this afternoon, my dad was on the local news and called a hero for pulling three Middle Eastern women out of a burning office building. MMT

#10442 (5) - Sep 14, 2010 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1506) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, my best friend confided in me that he's having trouble playing a depressed character because he has no emotional tie to the role. He's overweight, not very good looking, 17 and never been kissed, and a total theater and science nerd. But he loves who he is, and he's happy. MMT

#1548 (8) - Sep 24, 2009 by girlygirl? - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (5965) - No, that made me sleepy. (186)

Today, the doctor apologized to me, with tears in her eyes, for not being able to save either of my twin daughters. MMT

#18087 (0) - Jul 20, 2014 by Betty - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (455) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

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