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Today, I was driving down the freeway with my best friend. He noticed that I wasn't wearing my seat belt and asked me to put it on. So I did. About 30 minutes later we hit a huge puddle and hydroplaned into a guard rail. We both walked away unharmed because we were wearing our seat belts. MMT

#157 (0) - Aug 10, 2009 by d3silicious - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4756) - No, that made me sleepy. (209)

Today, I found out that my 64-year-old employee’s wife passed away over a decade ago. This took me by surprise because he talks about her on a regular basis, and until now he had never mentioned that she was deceased. When he mentioned it, I said, “Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize she had passed away.” He said, “Oh, I don’t talk about her death often. I prefer to talk about the beautiful way she lived.” MMT

#17479 (0) - Mar 28, 2013 by Basete - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (853) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today she got married. Four years ago her breast cancer went into remission. Six years ago her doctors gave her eighteen months to live. MMT

#6141 (1) - Mar 31, 2010 by lucky - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1407) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, my teacher told the class that we are all entitled to our own opinions, but that you never hear of anyone paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair complaining that they are against stem cell research. MMT

#11503 (16) - Nov 7, 2010 by Anno - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1196) - No, that made me sleepy. (179)

Today, it’s been 11 years since my mom beat cancer, and 10 years since she started an incredibly successful non-profit which has helped thousands of homeless men and women get back on their feet. During a conversation today about the ups and downs of life, my mom smiled and said, “Sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. Sometimes you have to go through the worst, to arrive at your best.” MMT

#17898 (0) - Jan 11, 2014 by Becca - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (360) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, like he does at least once a week, my husband brought a bouquet of flowers to his mother’s grave. She’s been gone for ten years now. He rarely visited her during the five years I knew him before she passed. He admitted to me yesterday that not visiting her is the biggest regret of his life. MMT

#17490 (0) - Apr 2, 2013 by inbetween - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (372) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, her final words were, “Please take care of our three beautiful boys.” MMT

#17645 (0) - Jun 17, 2013 by Noah - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (471) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, in bumper to bumper traffic, the guy in front of me was texting on his phone and not paying attention to the fact the car in front of him had moved up a few car lengths. The guy behind me was so impatient that he passed both of us on the shoulder and cut in front of the guy in front of me. Then, no more than 10 seconds later, Mr. Impatient got rear-ended by Mr. Not-Paying-Attention. MMT

#14231 (2) - May 20, 2011 by MiddleChild - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (883) - No, that made me sleepy. (109)

Today, my mom rubbed my back as I cried and said, “Don't worry about these tears. Let them go. Some of the most beautiful things I have in my life came from unexpected changes and mistakes like this.” MMT

#17649 (0) - Jun 19, 2013 by Alistener - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (311) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It's the same type that both my grandmother and mother had, only the doctors say I'm going to live through it. Here's to a different ending to the same story that constantly MMT.

#9305 (1) - Aug 5, 2010 by strongernow - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (917) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, on the 4th anniversary of my brother's death, I still feel guilty. I was the party animal, he was the good kid. The one time he took my advice to "just let go and have fun," it ended his life. MMT

#4290 (9) - Jan 27, 2010 by Robby - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3261) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, a random woman in an Escalade pulled up to the donation drop-off door at the homeless shelter where I work and dropped off 46 bags of fresh groceries completely unannounced. MMT

#13574 (2) - Mar 27, 2011 by LetItShine - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1435) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, I work at a teddy bear shop where we build custom stuffed teddy bears for people. This morning a little girl came in to make a bear for her dad who was leaving to head overseas with the Marine Corps for 11 months. When it came time to put the little heart patch on the bear (something every bear we make has), the girl asked to use my scissors. She wanted to cut the heart in half so as to put half on her dad's bear and keep the other half for herself to remember him by. When I saw the half heart sitting in the little girl’s hand it MMT.

#17074 (3) - Nov 26, 2012 by Kayla - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (703) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, an eastern African man asked me for a cigarette. I gave him my last one. He proceeded to tell me how happy he was to be in America, and to find work as a janitor. In doing so he could feed and clothe his wife and three children - something he struggled with in Africa. MMT

#11287 (4) - Oct 26, 2010 by average dude - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1086) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, despite being ruthlessly picked on every single day for it, there is a 15-year-old boy at my school who is proud to be a cheerleader. He refuses to give up his passion for cheering and smiles boldly in the face of ridicule. Kids like him who understand the importance of following their heart and doing what they love regardless of what others think MMT.

#13340 (4) - Mar 16, 2011 by pandabear - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1465) - No, that made me sleepy. (59)

Today, my boyfriend and I were eating out when an older couple stopped us. The man asked, "Are you married?" My boyfriend said "Not yet! We're working on it!" the man replied "You passed!" the lady said to me "You've got a good one." I agreed. She said, "We just like to see happy young couples. You look good together!" It's nice to know there are still positive people in the world, and also that there are older couples who still believe in love. MMT

#16355 (2) - Jun 21, 2012 by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (479) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, when my 16 year old sister holds her 1 year old son people call her names behind her back. But they don’t know she was taken advantage of by a 29 year old man when she was only 14. MMT

#13642 (2) - Mar 31, 2011 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3054) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

Today, it has been 15 years since the doctors diagnosed my little brother with severe autism and mental retardation and told my parents that he would likely never learn to get himself dressed. But they never stopped believing in him and pushing him to grow. Yesterday, at 17, I watched him graduate from high school. A stranger would never be able to tell he even has autism. He is one of the most extraordinary, intelligent people I know. MMT

#16434 (0) - Jul 8, 2012 by Jade - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (567) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, I told my longtime best friend that I relapsed in my struggle with bulimia. After calmly explaining to me that he wants to help me recover, I attempted to tell him that I think it stems from my low self-esteem and obsession with perfection. Then, he looked at me and, with the most honest eyes said, "You already are perfect, just the way you are. My goal is to help you see this." His acceptance and compassion MMT.

#16156 (0) - Apr 28, 2012 by Krista - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (438) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, fifteen years after he banished me from his life after I told him I’m a lesbian, my father is battling cancer. Even though we no longer have a relationship, I still think about him. And I usually check the daily newspaper obituaries just to make sure he's still alive. MMT

#13965 (5) - Apr 22, 2011 by Kel - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1261) - No, that made me sleepy. (158)

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