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Today, I told my therapist how guilty and horrible I feel about cutting my parents out of my life. It took me 21 years before I realized they were abusive alcoholics and I did it so my 8-month-old son wouldn't have to witness the terror they put me through every day when I was growing up. It is just so hard. But friends and family encourage me and say I did the right thing. I hope so. Their support and my guilt MMT.

#18108 (0) - Aug 11, 2014 by Pinky - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (185) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I know if I had woken up in a good mood that day, you would still be here. You would have come to my house like you wanted. If I wasn't grumpy that day, you wouldn't have decided to go home, texting me saying you were coming over later instead. One of your last texts ever. If I hadn't done that, you wouldn't have gone missing that day on the walk home. If I didn't, you wouldn't have turned up dead months later. You would still be alive, because you would have been with me. MMT

#18107 (1) - Aug 10, 2014 by cynesthesia - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (347) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I am honestly scared for the day that my dad takes away my guitar as a punishment, like he threatens to every day when he’s drunk. Because, expressing my feelings on the guitar is the only thing stopping me from cutting and hurting myself again. MMT

#18106 (3) - Aug 9, 2014 by druggienomore - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (218) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, I noticed my 16 year old daughter stopped wearing makeup. She hasn't worn it to school in at least few days now, so I asked her about it. She said, "Lara (her baby sister) wanted to borrow my makeup to be 'beautiful like me,' and I don't ever want her to think she has to wear makeup to be beautiful. She already is. And so am I." MMT

#18105 (1) - Aug 8, 2014 by jojo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (478) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, my sister is a widow for the second time in five years. Both of her husbands died in car accidents within a week of their wedding day. MMT

#18104 (2) - Aug 7, 2014 by jillian - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (420) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, all the scowling and screaming in the world that we inflicted on each other over the years never sounded nearly as horrible as the gurgling sound my mom made after she took her final breath. MMT

#18103 (0) - Aug 6, 2014 by jillian - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (216) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, as my dad was struggling in his 4th stage of kidney cancer, my daughter was born just down the hall in the same hospital. This evening my dad held her and said, "She looks just like you, Karen." It ended up being his final coherent words. He passed away suddenly just before midnight tonight, and my husband and I named our daughter Ryan, after her amazing grandfather. MMT

#18102 (0) - Aug 5, 2014 by cureforcancer - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (248) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, when my next-door neighbor found out his wife had passed away in a car accident on her way home from work, he went into cardiac arrest and died before the paramedics could get to him. MMT

#18101 (1) - Aug 4, 2014 by rayray - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (286) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, after reading a box of old greeting cards from my parents, I realized for the first time that the only cards my Dad ever signed "Love, Dad" was the last few he ever gave me before he died of cancer. MMT

#18100 (0) - Aug 2, 2014 by cherylwright - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (191) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, at my mother's funeral, her best friend of 40 years came up to me and asked me how I knew the deceased. MMT

#18099 (1) - Aug 1, 2014 by Marissa - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (306) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I learned the hard way that sometimes when an ex-boyfriend threatens to commit suicide, he isn’t bluffing. MMT

#18098 (3) - Jul 31, 2014 by Maya21 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (222) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, I looked at my body and wished for the health and happiness I had two years ago, back when I thought this was the body I wanted. MMT

#18097 (0) - Jul 30, 2014 by GH - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (209) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, five years after his return, I realized my brother left Iraq with one leg, severe PTSD, and a drug addiction. MMT

#18096 (0) - Jul 29, 2014 by emagirl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (168) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

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

#18095 (1) - Jul 28, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (260) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, over a decade later, the daily cruelty of 16-year-old girls from high school still makes me think twice about myself every time I meet someone new. MMT

#18094 (1) - Jul 27, 2014 by Alex - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (220) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, after nearly 11 years without an intelligible word spoken, my deaf daughter kissed my cheek and said, “I love you mommy!” MMT

#18093 (0) - Jul 26, 2014 by lk - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (277) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I met a woman from the Netherlands grieving because she lost two family members… one in each of the resent Malaysia airlines crashes. MMT

#18092 (1) - Jul 25, 2014 by Robby - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (214) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, as I was being wheeled into emergency surgery, under the haze of a morphine-induced dream, I wholeheartedly believed I was going to my death, and I was truly horrified. Death never seemed so close… and now life - just this present breath - never seemed to amazing. MMT

#18091 (1) - Jul 24, 2014 by Vick - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (189) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, I'm scarred. My pant-leg got sucked into an escalator when I was 3-years-old, and at 29, I still hesitate for a second before stepping onto the moving stairs. Likewise, my innocence was taken from me by my criminal step-father when I was only 12-years-old, and I have yet to kiss a man out of my own free will. MMT

#18090 (1) - Jul 23, 2014 by Adeline - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (197) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, it's been five years since I graduated high school. I was voted most artistic by a landslide. Everyone told me I was going to be a promising artist. They "knew" I would be successful someday. Today, it's also been several years since I even picked up a paint brush. I had to get a "real" job, my parents told me. MMT

#18089 (3) - Jul 22, 2014 by artless - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (236) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

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