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Today, my puppy got out of my apartment and wandered off. I was upset because I figured I’d never see him again. Within a few hours of posting flyers around the city I received a call from a man who found my puppy. It turned out the man was homeless and used change to call me from a payphone. He was REALLY nice and even bought a small bag of treats for my puppy. I bought the man dinner, gave him my shoes (his were really tattered), and gave him $100 as a reward. MMT

#17855 (1) - Nov 29, 2013 by DJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (619) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I re-read the suicide letter I wrote on Thanksgiving 1993 about two minutes before my girlfriend showed up at my apartment and told me, “I’m pregnant.” She was honestly the only reason I didn’t follow through with it. Suddenly I felt I had something to live for. Today she’s my wife, and we’ve been happily married for 18 years. And my daughter, who is now a 19-year-old college student, has two younger brothers. I re-read my suicide letter every Thanksgiving as a reminder to be thankful – I am thankful I got a second chance at life. MMT

#17854 (1) - Nov 28, 2013 by gratefulguy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (685) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I married the girl of my dreams. I left for college at 18 and looked for her there. Nothing. I moved to New York City and looked for her there. Nothing. I moved to San Francisco and looked for her there. Nothing. Then last fall, exactly a year ago today, I returned home for Thanksgiving. My sister's best friend, whom I grew up with, joined us for dinner. And I found her. MMT

#17853 (2) - Nov 27, 2013 by kindledheart - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (676) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, I am ashamed that it took my daughter literally writing "counseling" on her Christmas wish list for me to realize that she needed professional help. MMT

#17852 (0) - Nov 26, 2013 by mamma - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (524) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, I have visited my dad’s grave every Sunday for the past year. When he was alive, living in a home four miles away, I visited him once a month at best. MMT

#17851 (0) - Nov 25, 2013 by LeavingSoon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (441) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, after an illness related job loss last year, and a foreclosure last week, I had to break into my own home to get my medication that keeps me alive. MMT

#17850 (0) - Nov 24, 2013 by LittlGirl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (445) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, when I installed a keystroke recorded on her laptop, because I was suspicious that she was acting very strange with me lately, even though she kept saying everything was fine… I never expected to read the first draft of her suicide letter that she thankfully hadn’t followed through with yet. MMT

#17849 (1) - Nov 23, 2013 by Anon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (404) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, as I sat there in the hospital corridor, rubbing my hands over the burn scars on the left side my neck and feeling sorry for myself, some clarity and perspective came to me the moment a five-year-old, who was dying of cancer, came up and asked if I was OK. MMT

#17848 (0) - Nov 22, 2013 by loveonherarms - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (446) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, I passed out on the futon in my parent’s basement and woke up to a cop shining a flashlight in my eyes and telling his partner, “It’s looks like the gunman didn’t come down here." And now I’m sitting here in the ICU, hoping my mom makes it. MMT

#17847 (2) - Nov 21, 2013 by Gob - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (696) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, as I walked out of the courtroom smiling, I realized we each got what was important to us in the divorce settlement. I got our two children and she got pretty much everything else. MMT

#17846 (2) - Nov 20, 2013 by anonpete - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (630) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, when my religious grandpa, whom I love dearly, told me that he thought it was "disgusting for gays to get married," I realized that he would never want to be my best man. MMT

#17845 (0) - Nov 19, 2013 by Larry - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (425) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, after one totaled car, one surgery, $9,000, eight days of tube feeding and five seven sleepless nights, my 12-year-old son is now in stable condition. MMT

#17844 (1) - Nov 18, 2013 by JFoerse - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (371) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, six months after my husband died, I realized I was lonely when I started kissing the sides of my fish tank to say goodnight to my fish. MMT

#17843 (0) - Nov 17, 2013 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (424) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I asked my 94 year old grandmother, who I adore, what she thought life was all about and she said, "I don't think about those type of things. I just keep my eyes and ears wide open, and enjoy as much of right now as possible." MMT

#17842 (1) - Nov 16, 2013 by whit - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (353) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today is my high school senior homecoming. When I was in 9th grade, he and I made a promise that we would go to prom together, and with no one else. I'm a senior now, and he died of leukemia in October of our junior year. He was only 16. I got asked to prom by a really nice guy last week, but I'm keeping my promise and going alone instead. MMT

#17841 (2) - Nov 15, 2013 by saraeads - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (523) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, after staring at me for nearly five straight minutes from across his room at the hospice, he said, “You, YOU have been the best part of my life.” MMT

#17840 (0) - Nov 14, 2013 by andreyr4 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (407) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, it’s been a week since my son’s family of five endured Typhoon Haiyan in their home in the Philippines. My son is the only survivor. MMT

#17839 (1) - Nov 13, 2013 by Jai - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (505) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, I pretend to be happy simply so people won't bring up my dead daughter anymore. MMT

#17838 (3) - Nov 12, 2013 by southernmom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (554) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, after seven years of being a vegetable, I finally gave the hospital permission to remove him from life support. And just as he took his final breath, a tear rolled down my dad’s cheek, as if to let me know that he would miss me too. MMT

#17837 (1) - Nov 11, 2013 by Fezz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (609) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, an elderly man with a walker, who looked like he could barely stand up on his own while holding a small bag of groceries, held the door open for me on the way out of the grocery store. MMT

#17836 (1) - Nov 10, 2013 by Vanna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (431) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

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