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Today, as my dad was struggling in his 4th stage of kidney cancer, my daughter was born just down the hall in the same hospital. This evening my dad held her and said, "She looks just like you, Karen." It ended up being his final coherent words. He passed away suddenly just before midnight tonight, and my husband and I named our daughter Ryan, after her amazing grandfather. MMT

#18102 (0) - Aug 5, 2014 by cureforcancer - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (365) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I am happily married to an African American man and we have 3 beautiful children. But I was always scared of African American men until the day I met the man I love. And now I’m afraid that others will see him and my children through the same twisted eyes I used to have. MMT

#8512 (0) - Jul 6, 2010 by emmy - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1122) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, he ran 3 consecutive red lights and didn’t stop when I put on my patrol car’s lights. I followed him all the way across town to the hospital with the intention of arresting him. He stopped and ran inside, ignoring my calls to surrender. I ran after him, into the emergency room, where his 4-year-old son was bleeding to death after being hit by a car. I said a prayer and walked away. MMT

#11126 (32) - Oct 18, 2010 by Lt. PD - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3736) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, at the age of 48, I realized that I may not have changed as much as I thought I had over the years. I put on one of my favorite cartoon movies from when I was a kid and still laughed away and loved every minute of it. MMT

#2615 (1) - Nov 25, 2009 by big_kid - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1134) - No, that made me sleepy. (151)

Today, my two best friends got married. The three of us grew up together from the time we were infants. We’ve pretty much been inseparable our entire lives. So although I’m happy for my friends, I can’t help but feel left out and lost… like I will never find the romantic love they found in each other. MMT

#8079 (4) - Jun 18, 2010 by mimi - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1142) - No, that made me sleepy. (89)

Today, the dress shirt I had planned on wearing to my roommate’s engagement party was in my gym bag in his back seat when he hydroplaned on the bridge, went through the guardrail and fell 300 feet into the river basin below. MMT

#14062 (4) - May 3, 2011 by shogun - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (936) - No, that made me sleepy. (185)

Today, you've been a stranger for almost a year. I remember everything that you seemed to have forgotten -- the abuse you put me through. How is it that I still look at my phone and wish that I'd see your number calling me? The fact that I still have feelings for you after everything, makes me sick and MMT.

#17716 (2) - Jul 28, 2013 by no one special - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (258) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, my grandma choked up as she said, "House plants grow better when the house is filled with love, and ever since your grandpa died, I've never seen the house plants grow as well as they have since you moved in last month." MMT

#16803 (0) - Oct 13, 2012 by nicole - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (646) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, there's this punk rock girl in my art class who sits right next to me. She makes up funny stories on the fly about the art she’s working on and then she acts out various conversations between the characters in her stories in different accents and voices, and sometimes even sings. All of my jock friends (I’m the Quarterback on our football team) think she's a freak, but honestly, spending time with her is my favorite part of the day. MMT

#15739 (1) - Nov 5, 2011 by Jsmith - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1297) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, after work, I got to my car and found a giant dent in my rear bumper. The jerk who did this did not leave a note. Apparently, he was in such a haste to flee the scene of the crime that he didn’t even realize his license plate fell off of his car. What goes around comes around. MMT

#108 (1) - Aug 7, 2009 by Shank - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2593) - No, that made me sleepy. (337)

Today, I asked the students in my 3rd grade class to bring in a parent for an after school art project gallery walk. The happiest, sweetest girl in my class walked through the door with a huge smile on her face as she held hands with her parent. She beamed, "Mrs. Phillips, this is my mom!" and pointed to her parent standing next to her. This 'parent' was 16 years old. Her real parents both died in a fatal car accident awhile back, and her eldest sister has been helping raise her. MMT

#16158 (0) - Apr 28, 2012 by MaddiePhillips - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (957) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, a young man I taught several years ago during his junior and senior year of high school, who is now an award winning journalist, came into my classroom in the middle of a lecture, smiled, handed me an envelope, and walked back out. I just opened the note and it reads, "Thanks for helping me follow my dreams." MMT

#17688 (0) - Jul 11, 2013 by shanan - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (416) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I was ecstatic to see my dad NOT pour himself a drink when he got home from work. MMT

#16275 (1) - Jun 3, 2012 by henry - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (389) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I met someone who is making $30,000 a month selling drugs. I make less than that in a year at my legal job. MMT

#816 (9) - Sep 1, 2009 by tim - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3122) - No, that made me sleepy. (196)

Today, I stayed up all night reading MMT stories just to evade the heartache of waking up without her. MMT

#5022 (4) - Feb 13, 2010 by Devon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1952) - No, that made me sleepy. (166)

Today was the 10 year anniversary of my dad’s passing. When I was a kid he used to hum a short melody to me as I was going to sleep. When I was 18, as he rested in his hospital bed fighting cancer, the roles were reversed and I hummed the melody to him. I haven’t heard that melody since and almost completely forgot about it until last night. My fiancé and I were lying in bed. We were turned on our sides looking at each other when he started humming the melody to me. He said his mom used to hum it to him when he was a kid. MMT

#15267 (1) - Aug 17, 2011 by amena - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1936) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today I was at work, and as always, I had to shout at the kids that jump on the display beds in our showroom. So I raised my voice at a young girl and she carried on. I shouted louder and she still didn't budge. Her slightly younger sister then came up to me and said, “She's deaf. Sorry, I’ll get her.” MMT

#1546 (2) - Sep 24, 2009 by Maeby_Surely - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1259) - No, that made me sleepy. (103)

Today, my mom is a healthy 54 year old who successfully owns and operates a popular bakery downtown – a goal she had all her life. 15 years ago she was diagnosed with cancer. In the face of death, she quit her store clerk job, opened the bakery, started chemo therapy, and succeeded on all fronts. MMT

#5241 (3) - Feb 27, 2010 by farfar - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1782) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I was working at the hospital as a health care aid. I was asked to wheel a lady outside for a smoke. She was diagnosed with lung cancer and almost lost her life from chemotherapy complications a week before. During some small talk, she commented about how she was scared of dying and how she hated that she can't walk outside for a smoke on her own. The irony and her fatal addiction MMT.

#16278 (1) - Jun 4, 2012 by TJT - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (350) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today marks 31 months since I lost my most cherished bond. My dad was the only person to tell me he loved me every time we left each other. It didn't matter if we were getting off the phone, going to bed, or leaving each other for just a few minutes. Him having such an immense amount of unselfish, sincere love for me MMT. And wondering if I'll ever feel love like that again MMT.

#17125 (2) - Dec 20, 2012 by hayhef91 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

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