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Today, as I felt our daughter squirm around in my stomach, I thought about how upset you were that you wouldn't be here when she was born. And I realized how much you're really giving up as you begin your first tour in Afghanistan. MMT

#11390 (16) - Nov 2, 2010 by STARSTRUK - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1102) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today at the supermarket, just after my boyfriend broke my heart, she walked up behind me, pulled gently on my jeans just below my knee, looked up at me with the biggest, brightest brown eyes, smiled and said, “You’re so pretty.” That little girl was my hero today. MMT

#11385 (2) - Nov 1, 2010 by KateY - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1804) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, I'd rather have my parents get divorced because I know they'd both be so much happier if they did. They have been at each other’s throats for years, and even admitted to staying together for me and my sister. They think it makes us happy. They think it makes us normal. But all it does is tear us to pieces. MMT

#11374 (13) - Nov 1, 2010 by avecc - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1322) - No, that made me sleepy. (74)

Today, I realized the happiest face I usually see all day at the office belongs to the office janitor. He’s always smiling, whistling happy tunes, greeting people, holding doors open for others, etc. And he has thanked me several times over the last year for “giving him such a great opportunity to work here.” MMT

#11373 (2) - Oct 31, 2010 by RD - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1396) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, my dad died from cancer at 48. Several teachers and students I barely know came up to me at school and gave me a pat on the back, a hug, or a genuine “I’m sorry.” In the midst of my sorrow I've realized two things. First, the worst things can happen to the best people for no obvious reason at all. Second, most people, even the ones you don’t think care, are genuinely good people who do care. MMT

#11352 (0) - Oct 31, 2010 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1095) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

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! (978) - 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)

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