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Today, with my grandfather dying in the next room, my grandmother told me, "Sometimes I just break down and cry for hours non-stop, but I'll never let him see it. I'd rather spend my last moments with him laughing and telling him I love him than making him see how much I'll hurt when he's gone." MMT

#17941 (0) - Feb 23, 2014 by Lith - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, every time I visit his grave I cry for at least an hour. I still regret throwing the keys on the sidewalk and screaming at him to leave my house that night he came home drunk. MMT

#17940 (2) - Feb 22, 2014 by anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (308) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I returned home after a month of international travel to find out that my close friend attempted suicide last week when I was gone. I had been helping her through her depression for the past year. And she was making so much progress. Now I am sitting here in the ICU wondering if I could have made a difference if I was around. MMT

#17939 (1) - Feb 21, 2014 by whatyoumean - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (228) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I hadn't seen her in well over a decade, but my heart still broke to pieces when I saw her picture on the news with the words "Still Missing" underneath it. MMT

#17938 (0) - Feb 20, 2014 by stillmissing - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (279) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I went to visit a close friend. She always joked with me that she would someday come back as a butterfly. When she passed away, she gave me her button collection she loved so much. While putting one of the buttons on her grave, I accidentally dropped it. Before I could bend down to pick it up, a huge Monarch butterfly landed on it and remained on it even as I gently grabbed the edge of the button and lifted it up to eye level. For roughly ten seconds the butterfly and I stared at each other, and then it flew away behind another gravestone and disappeared. MMT

#17937 (1) - Feb 19, 2014 by CarPelky - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (622) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, nearly 50 years later, and a decade after her passing, I still remember, like it was yesterday, when my mother told me that if she had known about abortion in 1950 I wouldn't be alive. MMT

#17936 (0) - Feb 18, 2014 by Laura - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (304) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, on my grandparents’ anniversary, my grandfather finally went to join my grandmother after a month apart. Before she passed away at 99 after 7+ years of serious complications from a stroke, my grandfather would hobble over to the couch where she usually was laying (on his very bad knees), lean down (which was a struggle for him), and kiss her on the forehead. She would open her eyes and say “I love you, Daddy (everyone’s pet name for him),” and he would reply “I love you.” And then he would continue over to his chair and sit down to take a nap. Watching their love thrive until the end MMT.

#17935 (0) - Feb 17, 2014 by Kelsey - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (315) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, the bully who has picked on me at school every day for the past three years – a kid who has made me cry more times than I can count – killed himself. His final tweet from last night reads, “I’m the weakest one of them all. Always have been. Sorry for everything.” MMT

#17934 (2) - Feb 16, 2014 by goodbyeforever. - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (400) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, I received a belated Valentine's Day card from a girl in one of my classes. In the card she wrote, "I notice you're often running behind, so if you ever need to read my notes for class, or if you need help getting across campus, just let me know." I use a wheelchair, so I can't move quickly across campus when it's busy. I'm oftentimes late to my classes. This girl and I have never spoken more than a few "hellos" to each other. If more people had the ability to notice when others need help, even when they don't ask for it, this world be a better place. Her beautiful heart MMT.

#17933 (1) - Feb 15, 2014 by anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (464) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my son looked down at his step-dad's casket and said, “I always knew I loved him, but I didn’t realize how much I did until today.” MMT

#17932 (0) - Feb 14, 2014 by mpdr - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (298) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, after spending 29 years being self-conscious of being a 6’1 tall woman, and thus being taller than most of the guys I've dated, I fell in love and married a guy in a wheelchair. And I've never felt more like myself. MMT

#17931 (1) - Feb 13, 2014 by rora - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (368) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, after nearly 10 years without a single coherent word spoken, my deaf daughter hugged me tight and said, “I love you mommy!” MMT

#17930 (0) - Feb 12, 2014 by ineedyou - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (335) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, when I told him, “I’m sorry for your loss,” he smiled and said, “Don’t be. I’m one of the lucky ones – lucky to have had the most beautiful woman as my wife and best friend for 34 incredible years. I honestly feel blessed.” MMT

#17929 (0) - Feb 11, 2014 by penny - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (346) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, one of my regular customers, an elderly woman who has been eating in our restaurant almost every evening for the better part of a decade, left me $1,000 in cash for her $12 meal. With the cash, she left a small post-it note that said, “Thank you for everything. Your smile and hospitable service over the years gave me something to look forward to every evening at dinnertime. In a way, you filled part of the void in my life after my husband passed away. Tomorrow morning I’m moving across the state to live with my son’s family. May the rest of your life treat you as well as you have treated me.” MMT

#17928 (0) - Feb 10, 2014 by Devon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (636) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, on my 18th birthday, exactly 10 years after he lost his life in Iraq, I received a hand written letter from my father. It was postmarked overseas and accompanied by an anonymous post-it note that read, “Your father was a hero. He wrote this letter in the hospital 10 years ago. I’m just fulfilling my promise to him. He wanted you to have this for your 18th birthday. Happy birthday!” MMT

#17927 (1) - Feb 9, 2014 by Nick - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (571) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I stumbled across this site. I immediately fell in love with it, and decided to read many stories. I came across one talking about how the writer's mother was cleared of cancer on his recent birthday. It was posted on my 16th birthday. I think it is a sign that my birthday wish for my mother's cancer to not come back just might come true. MMT

#17926 (0) - Feb 8, 2014 by Kelsey - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (237) - No, that made me sleepy. (89)

Today, I still love you even though you lied to the police and had me arrested at work. I have so many reasons to be mad at you, but I constantly think about you and the two wonderful children's lives you allowed me to be a part of. I've realized I've never missed or loved someone this much and the fact that you can't even answer the phone when I call hurts more than anything I've ever experienced. MMT

#17925 (0) - Feb 7, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (170) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today, it has been exactly two months since my beloved cat died, yet he keeps hanging out in my peripheral vision - a fleeting orange streak in the corner of my eye every now and then, as though to assure me he is doing OK. MMT

Today, my wretched, drug-addicted brother admitted he saw our grandmother's death, the grandmother we lived with until the eighth grade, as merely an opportunity to miss a few hours of school. MMT

#17923 (0) - Feb 5, 2014 by me - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (222) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, because of my parent’s recent divorce and ongoing hostility, I could barely hold back my tears at school. My Chemistry teacher noticed and asked me to stay after class. We spent an hour after school ended just chatting in his classroom. His kindness helped me in more ways than he could ever imagine. MMT

#17922 (0) - Feb 4, 2014 by trickstar - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (323) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

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