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Today, I made new friends in my dorm by passing out the cupcakes that were left over from my niece's funeral. MMT

#18114 (0) - Aug 21, 2014 by caledon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (67) - No, that made me sleepy. (3)

Today, every time I look at our baby boy, I am reminded of how much I miss you, and how much cancer sucks. MMT

#18113 (0) - Aug 19, 2014 by wendyj - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (78) - No, that made me sleepy. (3)

Today, the official time of his death (in what police are calling a tragic case of distracted driving) and the time-stamp of his missed call on my phone are identical. MMT

#18112 (0) - Aug 17, 2014 by jfruit - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (117) - No, that made me sleepy. (2)

Today, on my 18th birthday, my mom thought I was pregnant when I sat down to talk with her, then literally gave a sigh of relief when I told her I'm gay. MMT

#18111 (0) - Aug 16, 2014 by Gale - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (134) - No, that made me sleepy. (6)

Today I realize life is just so weird, ya know? Today lost a good friend to cancer. Then, I saw the most beautiful photo ever, the first ultrasound of my daughter. MMT

#18110 (0) - Aug 14, 2014 by Claire - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (111) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, at 6:21AM my sister who is only 5 months older than me gave birth to her first child. Just after she found out she was pregnant, I found out I would never be able to give birth to my own child. For the last 9 months I thought I had succeeded at making myself believe I never wanted children. After gazing at my sister's beautiful little angel for the first time, I truly realized how much of a blessing it is to create another human being, and it hurts. MMT

#18109 (3) - Aug 12, 2014 by aleo13 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (130) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, I told my therapist how guilty and horrible I feel about cutting my parents out of my life. It took me 21 years before I realized they were abusive alcoholics and I did it so my 8-month-old son wouldn't have to witness the terror they put me through every day when I was growing up. It is just so hard. But friends and family encourage me and say I did the right thing. I hope so. Their support and my guilt MMT.

#18108 (0) - Aug 11, 2014 by Pinky - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (112) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, I know if I had woken up in a good mood that day, you would still be here. You would have come to my house like you wanted. If I wasn't grumpy that day, you wouldn't have decided to go home, texting me saying you were coming over later instead. One of your last texts ever. If I hadn't done that, you wouldn't have gone missing that day on the walk home. If I didn't, you wouldn't have turned up dead months later. You would still be alive, because you would have been with me. MMT

#18107 (0) - Aug 10, 2014 by cynesthesia - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (210) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I am honestly scared for the day that my dad takes away my guitar as a punishment, like he threatens to every day when he’s drunk. Because, expressing my feelings on the guitar is the only thing stopping me from cutting and hurting myself again. MMT

#18106 (2) - Aug 9, 2014 by druggienomore - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (132) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I noticed my 16 year old daughter stopped wearing makeup. She hasn't worn it to school in at least few days now, so I asked her about it. She said, "Lara (her baby sister) wanted to borrow my makeup to be 'beautiful like me,' and I don't ever want her to think she has to wear makeup to be beautiful. She already is. And so am I." MMT

#18105 (0) - Aug 8, 2014 by jojo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (228) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my sister is a widow for the second time in five years. Both of her husbands died in car accidents within a week of their wedding day. MMT

#18104 (2) - Aug 7, 2014 by jillian - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (262) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, all the scowling and screaming in the world that we inflicted on each other over the years never sounded nearly as horrible as the gurgling sound my mom made after she took her final breath. MMT

#18103 (0) - Aug 6, 2014 by jillian - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (148) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

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! (173) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, when my next-door neighbor found out his wife had passed away in a car accident on her way home from work, he went into cardiac arrest and died before the paramedics could get to him. MMT

#18101 (1) - Aug 4, 2014 by rayray - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (207) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, after reading a box of old greeting cards from my parents, I realized for the first time that the only cards my Dad ever signed "Love, Dad" was the last few he ever gave me before he died of cancer. MMT

#18100 (0) - Aug 2, 2014 by cherylwright - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (145) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

Today, at my mother's funeral, her best friend of 40 years came up to me and asked me how I knew the deceased. MMT

#18099 (1) - Aug 1, 2014 by Marissa - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (230) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I learned the hard way that sometimes when an ex-boyfriend threatens to commit suicide, he isn’t bluffing. MMT

#18098 (3) - Jul 31, 2014 by Maya21 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (168) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I looked at my body and wished for the health and happiness I had two years ago, back when I thought this was the body I wanted. MMT

#18097 (0) - Jul 30, 2014 by GH - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (159) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, five years after his return, I realized my brother left Iraq with one leg, severe PTSD, and a drug addiction. MMT

#18096 (0) - Jul 29, 2014 by emagirl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (141) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I am ashamed that it took my daughter writing "therapy" on her birthday wish list for me to realize that she needed help. MMT

#18095 (1) - Jul 28, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (198) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

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