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Today, I learned the hard way that the worst part of keeping an intimate relationship a secret from your family and friends is that when your beloved dies in a car accident, you’re not supposed to cry. MMT

#12659 (6) - Feb 7, 2011 by anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2510) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, my mother’s 20 years of smoking cigarettes is finally catching up with her. Every time I hear the unhealthy gurgle of her coughing, I cringe and cry on the inside. And she knows it. But she doesn’t quit. And now that I’m pregnant, I just hope she’s around long enough for my son to remember her smile. MMT

#12658 (3) - Feb 7, 2011 by casey - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1077) - No, that made me sleepy. (54)

Today, after I told my homeroom teacher that my family is struggling financially and that we have nothing we can give to charity this year, she said, “If you're breathing, you have something to give.” MMT

#12642 (4) - Feb 6, 2011 by wakeup - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1039) - No, that made me sleepy. (234)

Today, my grandfather told me that “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often and realize how fortunate you are right now.” MMT

#12641 (1) - Feb 6, 2011 by scarletto - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1061) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, as I cried alone in my apartment, my best friend wrote this on my Facebook wall: “It wasn’t meant to be. But just think, the guy you will fall in love with, marry and have kids with is walking the planet at this very moment. And even though neither of you know it yet, you both already share certain qualities and personality traits that will someday catch each other’s attention and ignite this amazing love.” MMT

#12625 (5) - Feb 5, 2011 by Icryatnight - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1364) - No, that made me sleepy. (275)

Today, I spent my 40th birthday in the emergency room praying for my son’s life. I’m still here waiting for an answer. MMT

#12624 (4) - Feb 5, 2011 by mom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1278) - No, that made me sleepy. (62)

Today, my dad – the most frugal person I know – tipped the bag boy at the grocery store $10. When I asked him how that gesture fits in with this frugal way of living, he said, “Frugality isn’t just about spending less money, it’s about spending money on the right things. Did you see that kid’s smile? That was $10 well spent.” MMT

#12608 (2) - Feb 4, 2011 by Alec - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1668) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, for the first time in almost 3 years, I ate a chocolate chip cookie – one of my childhood favorites. I’ve been battling anorexia for a long time now, but I’m finally close to the point of beating it. And let me tell you, that cookie never tasted so good. MMT

#12607 (6) - Feb 4, 2011 by loga - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1760) - No, that made me sleepy. (109)

Today, after they detained me and took my passport at the airport security checkpoint for “looking different than my passport picture,” the Korean police officer noticed me crying and brought me a juice box and a candy bar from his bagged lunch. MMT

#12591 (3) - Feb 3, 2011 by mademesmile - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3334) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, the four of us laughed together for almost three straight hours as we reminisced about good times in a conversation that began in my dad’s hospital room after his doctor said, "Your cancer is spreading. There’s not much more we can do." MMT

#12590 (2) - Feb 3, 2011 by Alison - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1554) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, as I was rushing to work in the grumpiest of moods, I drove past a full parking lot at the local funeral home and it reminded me that no matter how stressful I think my morning has been, at least I’m not on my way to a funeral for someone I care about. MMT

#12574 (1) - Feb 2, 2011 by PJ - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1188) - No, that made me sleepy. (194)

Today, she came out to me immediately after I came out to her. And suddenly the last few years of awkwardness and silence seemed so foolish. MMT

#12573 (0) - Feb 2, 2011 by monica - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1137) - No, that made me sleepy. (152)

Today, still I love my best friend. I see her every day when I close my eyes. I see her smiling and encouraging me like she always has since we were little. My best friend died almost five years ago. But she impacted my life in such a positive way that her spirit continues to shine in my life, brightening even my darkest days. MMT

#12557 (2) - Feb 1, 2011 by toogood - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1254) - No, that made me sleepy. (133)

Today, a year after his death and four months after hers, I still can’t bring myself to delete my parent’s cell phone numbers out of my iPhone. MMT

#12556 (7) - Feb 1, 2011 by sad - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2266) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, my 22-year-old son has been with his girlfriend for a year now. He called me today to tell me he’s in love and that the two of them would be stopping by for dinner. When I got home I expected them to be sitting on the couch. Instead I found them in the backyard on the old trampoline laughing hysterically in the pouring rain. I'm divorced and had given up on love, but today their relationship MMT.

#12540 (0) - Jan 31, 2011 by D2 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2642) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, I burst into tears when the vet told me she had terminal cancer. But then, sensing only my sadness, she wagged her tail and licked my cheek to comfort me. MMT

#12539 (8) - Jan 31, 2011 by jody - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2035) - No, that made me sleepy. (91)

Today, nearly a year after her suicide, four different people posted comments on her Facebook wall telling her how wonderful she was. Since her death, there have been over 1200 comments like these left on her Facebook wall. Before her death, there were hardly any. MMT

#12522 (4) - Jan 30, 2011 by survivor - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2036) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I proved them wrong. My mom wanted me to study medicine. My grandparents wanted me to become a teacher, since "there’s always a job in that field." But I followed my heart. I majored in music. They told me it was a useless degree. But today, a month after I graduated, I got my first fulltime paid gig working with the local symphony. Like I said, today I proved them wrong. MMT

#12521 (5) - Jan 30, 2011 by Robby - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2134) - No, that made me sleepy. (495)

Today, as I gazed at all the photos on the photo board I couldn’t stop myself from thinking that she and I had put it together for our high school graduation party, not her funeral. MMT

#12505 (1) - Jan 29, 2011 by bye love - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1698) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, when my phone rang with his number I expected to hear his voice, not the voice of the paramedic at the scene of the accident. MMT

#12504 (1) - Jan 29, 2011 by kayla - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1937) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

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