Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Makes me think

While browsing the Net, I came across a compilation of touching snippets at Makes Me Think (MMT) website. It really made me think. Goes to show the value of love and affection. Just picked a few anecdotes to share with you:
• Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face. MMT
• Today, while I was driving my grandfather to his doctor’s appointment, I complained about hitting 2 red lights in a row. My grandfather chuckled and said, “You always complain about the red lights, but you never celebrate the green ones.” MMT
• Today, my close friend died unexpectedly in a car accident. A cab driver saw me crying outside the hospital all alone at 3AM. He stopped, helped me into the cab, drove me to my house 30 miles away and refused to let me pay him. MMT
• Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.” MMT
• Today, my father told me, “Just go for it and give it a try! You don’t have to be a professional to build a successful product. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic.” MMT
• Today, I was walking past a group of homeless men who live near my complex. A cab pulled up next to the men and the driver opened up the rear door and pulled out two huge grocery bags full of food. He set them down next to the group of men, got in his cab and drove off without saying a word. MMT
• Today, I was in line at the store behind a man holding a dozen roses. When he got up to the cashier’s counter, he realized that the cashier looked sad. The man smiled and said, “I’m buying 11 of these roses for my wife.” And then he handed the cashier the 12th rose. She smiled from ear to ear. MMT

31 comments:

  1. Makes me think too. One or two filled my eyes too. Life is too hard to some people...why?

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  2. Could you please post the link to that webstie..

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  3. hii

    the first one made me cry...

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  4. This made me think too! I am going to check out MMT soon. :) thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. Very touching. Makes me think too. Thank you for sharing these my friend! :)

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  6. wow!! loved each one of these... really awesome. only you could have thought to share this really great stuff!

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  7. Loved the MMT. Really did make me think.

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  8. Makes me Think ..too
    How does Ramesh get ideas
    MMT..
    great post very touching and close to reality.

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  9. Please do me a favor.
    Can you give me the link,pl?

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  10. really makes me think... I never knew such people even existed...!!!

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  11. I was so touched by all of these thoughts.

    The dying dog licking the tears, Words of Grandpa and the thought about sharing, shook me up.

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  12. Dear Ramesh ji(smile spreader)
    i knew you would definately comment and cheer me up, if not anybody else!!! Tons of thanks for your words!
    I will try to follow your advice!
    Thanks once again!!!

    P.S.: the anecdotes are very nice! small things but great messages! :) Only you could have shared this! MMT
    Seema - hues of life

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  13. Seriously sets everyone thinking.
    Thanks for the share :)

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  14. it makes me think too... simply loved the compilation.. some were moving and touchy... :)

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  15. A real two tissue of a post, some of these brought tears to my eyes, thanks for sharing.

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  16. Made me think....a good one....!!!

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  17. Hey there..my husband is a Tamilian too, global..not sure:)

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  18. Just so thankful. Gotta pause now and again to THINK:))Hope you and your family are keeping well.

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  19. Hey!
    I loved this post and the website! thanks for sharing.
    how are you doing?

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