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Today, after my parent's official separation, I held my mom as she cried, and through her tears she said, "The hardest thing in life is simply letting go of what you thought was real, but never really existed." MMT

#17737 (1) - Aug 11, 2013 by pala - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (412) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, a 16-year-old patient in the cancer treatment ward asked me how my day was. I said, “It’s a long one, but going OK.” He quickly replied, “I wish I could say the same. This disease and these medications exhaust me, and keep making my days shorter and shorter.” MMT

#17736 (0) - Aug 10, 2013 by ChicAF - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (446) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, I finally had my first therapist appointment about my childhood, about 14 years after the last abusive event. We started chronologically. I talked about my first recollection from when I was three. I broke down sobbing and felt like I couldn't breathe. Knowing how much one adult's action can have, even on the youngest of children who they think "won't remember", and having it still affect me at age 26 MMT.

#17735 (2) - Aug 9, 2013 by Netle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (382) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, I decided that your manipulation was your weakness. You've blamed everyone but yourself, and are truly infected with the lies you make yourself believe. Now, instead of me crawling back to you, and feeling more abuse, I'll let you find someone else to use, cheat, and steal from. And if I get a chance, I will warn them. MMT

#17734 (0) - Aug 9, 2013 by Manipulated - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (269) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I sent my son a text at 8am as he was driving to school: "You look so handsome today! Be safe! Love, Mom" I had no idea it would become the reason I am at the hospital's ICU right now. "A classic case of texting and driving, the paramedic told me." MMT

#17733 (5) - Aug 8, 2013 by emily - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (511) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after struggling to recover from bulimia for the past three consecutive years, with the regular help of two doctors, I finally ate three healthy meals, without purging, for the first time in nearly ten years. And I feel good. MMT

#17732 (8) - Aug 7, 2013 by lovefora - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (404) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, in a fight that ended my respect for my mother, "I heard her say as I ran out the door in tears, "I do want you to be happy. I just want you to date a nice white boy instead." MMT

#17731 (1) - Aug 6, 2013 by sdd - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (449) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, my boyfriend kissed me goodbye for the last time, leaving us both brokenhearted. Yesterday, he told me I was the love of his life. What happened? His parents said they would disown him if he ever came out if the closet. MMT

#17730 (11) - Aug 5, 2013 by samelove - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (546) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, my father's suicide note said I saved his life 20 years earlier when I had my own issues that he felt he needed to help me through. By doing so, he was there to walk me down the aisle on my wedding day, and hold my daughter the day she was born. Although he still eventually succumbed to his depression and the inner demons that caused it. MMT

#17729 (0) - Aug 5, 2013 by Bereaved - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (377) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today is the only date on my only son’s gravestone. MMT

#17728 (1) - Aug 4, 2013 by Jay - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (617) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, like he has every single morning since his wife was admitted to our Alzheimer's nursing facility four years ago, he stopped by our facility to brush his wife’s hair and spend a couple hours chatting with her. She honestly has no idea who he even is anymore, but he spends every morning with her anyway. MMT

#17727 (0) - Aug 4, 2013 by heythere - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (407) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, when I told my 6-year-old daughter that all of her dreams are within reach as long as she follows her heart and takes action, she held up my Walmart name tag and sincerely asked, "Is that what you did, Mommy?" MMT

#17726 (0) - Aug 3, 2013 by unexpected - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (491) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I held the love of my life in my arms again while he cried hysterically. He was crying over his wife - the love of his life, who lost her battle with cancer last month. MMT

#17725 (0) - Aug 2, 2013 by losingtime - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (491) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I realized that I went from being clinically depressed a year ago, to loving a lot of things about my life. The only difference between then and now is that I got out of a physically and emotionally abusive marriage. MMT

#17724 (0) - Aug 2, 2013 by dontworryboutit - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (278) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, at 88 years of age, I use a wooden cane to help myself get around. Twenty years ago, my 38-year-old son used that very same cane before he passed on, when he became ill with cancer. MMT

#17723 (0) - Aug 1, 2013 by cilieroed - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (362) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I graduate from college. It took me 6 years while working full time, and it stressed me out at times, but I'm the first person in my family, going back four generations, to earn a degree. MMT

#17722 (1) - Jul 31, 2013 by Frodo - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (443) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I didn't kiss my mom goodbye like I have every morning… for basically my entire life. I did this on purpose too, because she was annoying me and I thought, "Well it's not like it's going to be my last chance to kiss her...whatever." She died this afternoon before I got home from school from a sudden stroke. MMT

#17721 (3) - Jul 30, 2013 by lonelyone - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (615) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, after the accident, after suffering a severe concussion, my dad couldn't seem to remember anyone or anything at all, accept my mom's name. MMT

#17720 (2) - Jul 30, 2013 by Emma - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (385) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, as he overheard me complaining about a school project I was working on, my grandfather stepped into my room and said, "Shawn, when you're my age, you'll look back at your life today and wonder why you whined and took these moments for granted." MMT

#17719 (0) - Jul 29, 2013 by shawnd - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (255) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, my 7-year-old daughter asked me, "Mommy, why does daddy always act drunk and hit you?" MMT

#17718 (2) - Jul 29, 2013 by MJ - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (378) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

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