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Today, I’m still waiting and praying that nothing bad happens. Every 5 years since I was born something bad has happened. It sounds crazy but it’s true. I was born in 1990. In 1995, my older brother committed suicide. In 2000, my father committed suicide. In 2005, my grandfather who raised me passed away. Now we’re getting close to the end of 2010, and nothing bad has happened yet. MMT

#11350 (9) - Oct 30, 2010 by KatKatrina - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1253) - No, that made me sleepy. (220)

Today, my close friend and neighbor found her 25-year-old daughter sleeping without a pulse. She died of heart failure from the many recreational drugs she has been taking for years. Yesterday was her first day back home. I saw her when she arrived. She told me she came home to get clean. But I guess it was too late. MMT

#11345 (1) - Oct 30, 2010 by Goodbye - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1215) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, as I finished ordering pizza for delivery, my father collapsed in our living room. I immediately called 911. The pizza delivery boy actually arrived at our house about 30 seconds before the ambulance did. MMT

#11344 (6) - Oct 29, 2010 by anon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1984) - No, that made me sleepy. (72)

Today, the most popular girl in my high school is tall and beautiful, and always has boys chasing her. But the boy she loves the most and spends nearly all of her free time with is her 3-year-old, autistic brother. She even brings him to all of her volleyball and soccer games. She MMT.

#11325 (0) - Oct 29, 2010 by AF - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1715) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today, almost a year later, I can finally appreciate the numerous positive impacts you had on my life without drowning in the overwhelming grief of knowing I'll never see you again. MMT

#11324 (3) - Oct 28, 2010 by Matt - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (977) - No, that made me sleepy. (58)

Today, I saw you in the hallway and remembered when we were still friends four years ago and you told me you wanted to kill yourself, but swore me to secrecy. Every time you glare at me, and every time I see you smiling with others, I think about how glad I am that I decided to tell someone. I hope someday you understand that. MMT

#11314 (14) - Oct 28, 2010 by I\'m NOT Sorry - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1937) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, as I sit and think of the void in my heart left by your passing, I also recall the long talks we had in the cancer outpatient clinic. How you insisted we all "smile and continue living life with vigor." Today our sons and I remembered not to mourn your death but to celebrate your life, so we threw a party at the house in honor of your birthday. Everyone attended, laughed, danced and had a blast. You will always MMT.

#11300 (0) - Oct 27, 2010 by braveface - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1068) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, when I told them the truth, my parents stopped loving me for being me. MMT

#11299 (12) - Oct 27, 2010 by lost - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1790) - No, that made me sleepy. (97)

Today, our star quarterback brought his disabled mother as his date to our senior homecoming dance. MMT

#11291 (4) - Oct 26, 2010 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2007) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, an eastern African man asked me for a cigarette. I gave him my last one. He proceeded to tell me how happy he was to be in America, and to find work as a janitor. In doing so he could feed and clothe his wife and three children - something he struggled with in Africa. MMT

#11287 (4) - Oct 26, 2010 by average dude - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1071) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, it's been 28 years that I've been alive. I'm happy and successful. But when i was 17, I had planned that year to be my last. And if my suicide attempt hadn't failed, it would have been. MMT

#11274 (1) - Oct 26, 2010 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (827) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today I run, bike, swim, laugh, love and live actively. On 2/8/07, I was shot through the left lung (the bullet barely grazed my heart) by an armed robber. MMT

#11261 (0) - Oct 25, 2010 by 008 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (955) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, my super skinny roommate told me that "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels". I've heard her vomiting in the bathroom after eating on multiple occasions. MMT

#11260 (8) - Oct 25, 2010 by Chelsea - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1383) - No, that made me sleepy. (106)

Today I found out I'm going to college with a full basketball scholarship. Despite everything my abusive father and his wife put me through - the hungry, sleepless nights I spent scared and alone - it didn't ruin me like they thought it would. Today I can tell them they're wrong, that I am somebody and I am going somewhere better without them. MMT

#11257 (3) - Oct 24, 2010 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1815) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, the police officer that stopped the kidnapper and saved my life died doing so. His courage MMT.

#11256 (1) - Oct 24, 2010 by sadeyes - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1483) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today my daughter died. Seventeen years ago she was born. These days represent the saddest and happiest days of my life, respectively. MMT

#11244 (9) - Oct 23, 2010 by nobody - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1230) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, for the first time in my life, at age 20 I'm thinking about the importance of my uterus and my desire to have children. I don’t want them now. I don’t have a husband, or even a boyfriend. But my doctors found a malignant tumor on my uterus this afternoon. They say I’ll likely be fine as long as I have my uterus removed. MMT

#11236 (5) - Oct 23, 2010 by krissy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1335) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of the day I quit my day job to pursue my passion. No, it hasn’t been easy. Yes, money has been tight at times. No, I’m not quite there yet, but I’m still standing and making progress. And yes, it was worth it. MMT

#11234 (3) - Oct 22, 2010 by kayla - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1057) - No, that made me sleepy. (136)

Today, at age 18, he financially supports his two baby sisters and his alcoholic mother and still manages to get straight A’s in my classes. MMT

#11222 (5) - Oct 22, 2010 by Jamie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1997) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, trying to keep it as simple as possible, I told my 8-year-old son that racism was: "When people won't play nice with others because the other people look different." He stared at me for a moment and said, "But that's soooo dumb! My two best friends look totally different!” MMT

#11210 (2) - Oct 21, 2010 by LC - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1343) - No, that made me sleepy. (132)

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