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Today, I watched the old video footage my dad filmed at the beach before he started the chemo 5 years ago. And about 20 minutes into it I suddenly realized that he was filming the beach simply because it was the last time he would ever see it again. MMT

#17915 (1) - Jan 28, 2014 by Kate - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (385) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after my team won the state championship, I looked around for my father, who never showed, and I realized his disappointment from a son who didn't enjoy sports was never amended or improved by a daughter – me – who was ecstatic to fill that void. MMT

#17914 (0) - Jan 27, 2014 by justadaughter - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (394) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I stood in line at a wake for 7 hours to meet the parents and sisters of the boy who showed me how real men treat their girlfriends. We never said a word, just shook hands. And now, when I look for my soul mate, whoever that might be, I'll always look for the one who looks at me the way he looked at her. Their love was the love of a lifetime, even if that lifetime never reached 20. Those stolen lovestruck glances he always gave her will forever MMT.

#17913 (0) - Jan 26, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (283) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, my dad told me, “It wasn't until a few hours later that I found out the phone call from your mom that her water broke, and that you were on your way into this world, saved my life, just in the nick of time, from a freak explosion at the factory where I worked. But I still think about the Gary sometimes, who filled in for me that morning. He didn’t make it.” MMT

#17912 (1) - Jan 25, 2014 by fay - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (450) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after my college graduation ceremony, I went out to eat with my grandfather. When I asked him what his best advice for me was, as I prepare for a big move to New York City for a job next week, he grabbed a napkin off the table and wrote this: “Don’t sweat the small stuff. Live simply. Love generously. Speak truthfully. Work diligently. Then let go and let what's meant to be, BE.” MMT

#17911 (0) - Jan 24, 2014 by livingfast - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (362) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, before I burned it in our fireplace, I re-read the suicide note I wrote five years ago, and instantly began crying with tears of joy… thankful that my best friend, who’s now my wife, showed up at my front door that day to tell me she was worried about me. MMT

#17910 (0) - Jan 23, 2014 by Carleigh - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (454) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my planning came in handy. When I was younger, one thing I used to obsess about was how I'd get my dog out of my window to save him if our house caught on fire. This afternoon, I used my plan to save my two baby sisters, my mom, my dog, and myself. MMT

#17909 (0) - Jan 22, 2014 by justason - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (620) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, it's been five months since I discovered she lied to me, stole from me and cheated on me. Today, she took our dog to her new home, next month she takes our son. Today, I love her as much as I ever did and I'll never know why she cheated and fell out of love with me. MMT

#17908 (3) - Jan 21, 2014 by somethingrandom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (293) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, when my dad caught me looking at models on a discussion board website for the gay and lesbian community, I said I was just jealous of their bodies, and how I wasn't thin like these boys on the Internet, and that I was trying to find photos for motivation in the gym. MMT

#17907 (1) - Jan 20, 2014 by Lenny - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (232) - No, that made me sleepy. (99)

Today, when my mom brought out the family photo album, I was reminded that my face once looked exactly like my brother's does, before a head-on collision with a drunk driver eight years ago led to my complete facial reconstructive surgery. MMT

#17906 (0) - Jan 19, 2014 by SethO - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (310) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, as I buried her in the backyard, I realized I was crying more after my dog died than I did at my father’s funeral last month. MMT

#17905 (0) - Jan 18, 2014 by ondee - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (294) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, through the prison window, I told my stepfather that he was my favorite person, my superhero, my mentor, my protector, my beloved father-figure all my life right up to the day he molested me. MMT

#17904 (0) - Jan 17, 2014 by tdp - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (428) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, in the grocery checkout line, it happened again, but I’ve gotten used to pretending I don't notice the way people look at me when they are trying to decide if I am a boy or a girl. MMT

#17903 (2) - Jan 16, 2014 by J - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (266) - No, that made me sleepy. (93)

Today, as my dog of 17 years lay lifeless in my arms, I was crying his name so loud that I swear he could hear me on the other side, because he woke up for a split second and wagged his tail one last time. MMT

#17902 (1) - Jan 15, 2014 by macme - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (610) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, I am heartbroken like I am on most days because, like many parents of children with severe disabilities, my deepest unspoken prayer is: "Dear God, please let me outlive my baby." MMT

#17901 (3) - Jan 14, 2014 by Blondie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (379) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I now realize I never knew what I wanted from life when I was growing up, except to be a better dad to my children than mine was to me. And now when my daughters hug me and call me the “best daddy in the world” I truly feel like I have it all. MMT

#17900 (2) - Jan 13, 2014 by blaine - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (423) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I left my best friend a teary voicemail this morning from my hospital bed, but she hasn't called me back. She was the one driving when our car went off the icy road last night and into a deep drainage ditch. She’s in the hospital too, but not conscious. That’s all they’ll tell me. All I want is for her to call me back. MMT

#17899 (1) - Jan 12, 2014 by Me - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (312) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

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! (336) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, it’s been ten years, but every time I see a weird New York number on my caller ID I still think someone from the prison is calling to tell me my twin brother has died. MMT

#17897 (1) - Jan 10, 2014 by xtwin - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, when I asked my 16-year-old daughter how she was doing, she said, “My life ever since dad’s death has been lived with an asterisk next to every soccer practice, every family dinner, and all the little events that would have been better had he been there.” MMT

#17896 (3) - Jan 9, 2014 by Nelle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (331) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

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