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Today, Christmas came and went and I didn’t even realize it. That’s because Christmas doesn't come when you're sitting in a hospital room praying that your only son wakes up from a coma. MMT

#17881 (1) - Dec 26, 2013 by waiting - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (401) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, the local charity representative that has been collecting money outside the supermarket where I work told me that so far this holiday season he has received “significantly more” donations from teenagers and young adults than he has from older generations. MMT

#17880 (0) - Dec 25, 2013 by roney44 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (335) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, as I struggled with last minute shopping lists and holiday travel plans, compounded by December’s frigid weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in my life who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom I am worth the same. MMT

#17879 (1) - Dec 24, 2013 by len - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, at 7-Eleven, a young kid begged his father who was in front of me in line for two quarters. His father gave him four quarters. The kid then quickly walked up to the counter and placed each quarter, one at a time, into a donation cup that said, “Buy a hungry child a meal this holiday season.” MMT

#17878 (0) - Dec 23, 2013 by GB - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (399) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I found out that due to a cervical infection I’d never be able to bear my own children. For as long as I can remember, I never thought I wanted kids, but this afternoon I found myself crying as I watched my neighbor’s children playing outside. I just never imagined I wouldn't have a choice. MMT

#17877 (0) - Dec 22, 2013 by marcy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (378) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, as he rocked back and forth in his rocking chair, I asked my grandfather why he didn’t ask for anything from anyone this year for Christmas. He smiled and replied, “ I think as you grow older, your Christmas list gets smaller and the things you really want for the holidays can't be bought.” MMT

#17876 (0) - Dec 21, 2013 by icandream - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (345) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, in South Congress (a hippie part of town in Austin), my car broke down in the middle of the street. A homeless man who had been resting nearby helped me push my car into a parking lot. Then, after telling him that my mobile phone was dead, he dug into his pocket and gave me 50 cents so I could use the pay phone across the street to call my roommate. MMT

#17875 (1) - Dec 20, 2013 by dreamer - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (421) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I went out to lunch with my dad and he randomly stopped at a farmer’s market on the way home to get my mom flowers and homemade chocolates. “Why now?” I asked. “Why not now? If not now, then when? Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed to us.” he replied. And then I suddenly remembered that my mom was my dad’s second wife. His first wife passed away in a car accident sometime before their first wedding anniversary. MMT

#17874 (0) - Dec 19, 2013 by madrunner - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (446) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, even though the situation still breaks my heart, as I chatted with my ex-wife and her new wife, I realized deep down that I am happy for them. MMT

#17873 (6) - Dec 18, 2013 by MrBlack - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (331) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, after I pulled her out of her smashed, burning Mustang, I held her in my arms on the side of the road, crying and telling her it would be OK… just before she took her last breath as the ambulance pulled up. I had never met her before she ran that red light and slammed her car into the side of my tow truck. MMT

#17872 (1) - Dec 17, 2013 by walle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (415) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I ran into an old high school student of mine at the doctor’s office. She dropped out of my Calculus 2 class to have a baby when she was a Junior. I felt horrible for her at the time, because I knew how smart she was. I thought she was wasting her intelligence. I ran into her at the doctor’s today because she is now my grandson’s pediatrician. MMT

#17871 (2) - Dec 16, 2013 by MrA - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (665) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today at the JFK airport, as I walked off a plane dressed in my Marine Corps uniform, a very young boy grabbed my hand and asked me if I would be going back overseas soon. I told him I was home for the holidays and would returning overseas next month. He smiled and said, “Can you tell my dad that I love him. Mommy says he’s never coming home from there.” MMT

#17870 (1) - Dec 15, 2013 by familyguy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (819) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, as I was staring at the bottle of Percocet and the tall glass of water next to it, crying and seriously contemplating swallowing every pill at once to end my pain for good, my little brother called me in a panic to tell me that he was involved in a bad accident and needed my help immediately. He saved my life today and he has no idea. MMT

#17869 (2) - Dec 14, 2013 by thankyoubro - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (364) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I’m pretty sure he would still be alive if I hadn’t told him I was busy when he called me crying and told me he needed to talk to me. I was in the middle of three things at work, so promised him I’d call him back later. I just didn’t realize where his mind was… and that there wouldn’t be a later. MMT

#17868 (2) - Dec 13, 2013 by lacey - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (397) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, my grandfather is donating the kidney that my grandmother desperately needs in order to live. They have been divorced for nearly 40 years. MMT

#17867 (0) - Dec 12, 2013 by sibees - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (589) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, it’s been 10 years since my mother passed away on my 12th birthday. One of the final conversations with her was about college. She told me she was worried I would not go to college without her around to motivate me. Of course, I promised her I WOULD go to college and graduate. And today I graduated at the top of my class from NC Chapel Hill. MMT

#17866 (1) - Dec 11, 2013 by christine22 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (596) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, as cancer finished him, with tears streaming down both our faces, my husband’s last coherent words to me were, “I love you beyond words. I just thought I’d have more time to show you.” MMT

#17865 (0) - Dec 10, 2013 by Katleen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (647) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, my sister turned 10. She has a severe mental handicap that interferes with her ability to talk. It takes her a long time to memorize a word and get it right. In fact, there are only 20 words she can say properly and in context. One of them is my name. MMT

#17864 (1) - Dec 9, 2013 by Brittany - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (468) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, when I came out publicly at school, one of my classmates shamelessly said, “It sucks to hear you won't be going to heaven.” To which another classmate of mine immediately replied, “Man, if you’re going to play that lame card then neither will you, for not respecting and loving everyone just the way they are.” MMT

#17863 (2) - Dec 8, 2013 by ImOut - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (591) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, I went to the doctor’s office because I was experiencing severe cramps and pains in my stomach. They took some blood and a pee sample, and told me they’d contact me later this afternoon with an update. I assumed it was from stress and depression. A week ago, at the age of 38, my husband, the love of my life, died in a car accident. As I sat in my kitchen this afternoon crying again, the phone rang, it was the doctor. He said, “You’re perfectly healthy. You’re pregnant.” MMT

#17862 (2) - Dec 7, 2013 by Tina - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (832) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

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