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Today, only then did I realize how much I had to be grateful for when I overheard my 7-year-old patient’s grandfather tell her that her parents and brother all died in the car accident. MMT

#18016 (0) - May 8, 2014 by Julie Ann - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (325) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, like any other day, I never thought about how great my life is and how much I have to live for, until my doctor told me the lump is cancerous and scheduled me for emergency surgery tomorrow morning. MMT

#18015 (1) - May 7, 2014 by rachel - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (249) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, after nearly a year of hardcore diet and exercise, the only person who has complimented me on all the weight I've lost and muscle I’ve gained is my 7-year-old nextdoor neighbor. MMT

#18014 (1) - May 6, 2014 by DareBear - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (339) - No, that made me sleepy. (51)

Today, I learned just how much a pretty smile can hide incredible pain. I learned that when you look at someone you never know exactly what’s going on in their life or what they’re going through. I learned this after one of my top employees – a woman with the most intelligent, positive personality imaginable… who always smiles and helps others smile too – took her own life. No one seems to know why. MMT

#18013 (0) - May 5, 2014 by A - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (421) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today I found out I have been accepted to college with a full baseball scholarship. Despite everything my alcoholic mother and her abusive husband put me through - the hungry, sleepless nights I spent in tears as a young kid - it didn't ruin me. I’ve worked hard to get out of this trailer, and it’s finally paying off. MMT

#18012 (4) - May 4, 2014 by Mac - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (583) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, the flower delivery company called to notify me that the white roses (my mom’s favorite) for my mom would be delayed and not be delivered to her at the hospital until tomorrow morning. But after a 3-year battle with cancer, she passed away an hour ago. MMT

#18011 (0) - May 3, 2014 by goodmourning - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (283) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I can't believe that her smiling at me was the highlight of a day in which I landed my dream job, finally got my dad to sincerely congratulate me for something, and found a hundred bucks in the back of a cab. But I guess that's the power of a father's love for his daughter. MMT

#18010 (0) - May 2, 2014 by masonss - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (238) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, it’s been 20 years since I moved to overseas with my military family and was heartbroken to leave the girl I loved behind, but four years ago she found me on Facebook and now we're married and have two kids. MMT

#18009 (1) - May 1, 2014 by Manny - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (323) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, after 17 years with a speech impediment, I walked into my speech therapist's office and told him, "I don't need your assistance anymore, I can speak just fine," in clear English. MMT

#18008 (0) - Apr 29, 2014 by vanessa - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (319) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, although cancer took my oldest son ten years ago when he was a senior in college, his first, and only, serious boyfriend still sends me flowers every year for my birthday. MMT

#18007 (0) - Apr 28, 2014 by Sarah - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (583) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, it's been exactly 30 years since my best friend died after having medical complications from donating one of his kidneys to me. MMT

#18006 (1) - Apr 27, 2014 by mj - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (548) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, on my 63rd birthday, on my final day on the police force, my partner and I engaged in what appeared to be a small speeding ticket, and resulted in a gun being fired at me for the first time in nearly a decade. Two bullets skimmed both of my ears, creating tiny burn wounds, but otherwise leaving me unharmed. MMT

#18005 (1) - Apr 26, 2014 by NeverAgain - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (323) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today was your funeral. Although we never got along, I went for your brother. But as I stared at your closed casket to hide the self inflicted gunshot wound, all those petty arguments we had over the years flashed before my eyes, leaving me feeling like I am partially to blame. MMT

#18004 (0) - Apr 25, 2014 by RCDM - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (232) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, my husband, who’s a pediatric surgeon, came home at midnight, crashed into my arms and began crying. Through his tears, he said, “Zero for two today… Yep, both heart transplants failed.” MMT

#18003 (1) - Apr 24, 2014 by Diaz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (550) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, for the first time in over a year, I spent the whole day with my brother, Shawn, who has been in and out of rehab for drug abuse and depression for the better part of the past five years. He seemed like a changed man today - laughing and sharing honest, heartfelt stories about his recovery and outlook on the future. It was truly the happiest I can remember him ever being. Shawn died in a car accident this evening on his drive home from my house. MMT

#18002 (1) - Apr 23, 2014 by alli - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (532) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I had an overwhelming realization that brought me to tears… You could have fought for me in the slightest, Mom, and I would have forgiven you in a heartbeat. But now you've not been here for over half my life and I think it might be too late. The finality breaks my heart all over again, wondering how anyone could abandon their children for another partner. MMT

#18001 (3) - Apr 22, 2014 by AndSoItIs - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (235) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today my colleague told me a story of his past where he was abandoned by his parents and left with barely any money to live off of. Many times, he would be so hungry that he'd eat out of the trash. He worked to put himself through middle school, high school and college. I would have never have imagined this part of his life, because he is so bright, outgoing and extremely successful in all that he does. His ability to thrive despite his past and scars MMT.

#18000 (0) - Apr 21, 2014 by lalasaysso - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (344) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, after about two years I finally feel strong enough to move on. With a serious case of bipolar disorder, my mom had to go through seven sessions of shock therapy. She came back not knowing who I was, and was sent to rehab multiple times for suicide attempts. Today she still has little memory of my childhood, or the pain I suffered taking care of our family since I was a teenager. But I do still feel blessed to have my mom here with me today. MMT

#17999 (0) - Apr 20, 2014 by Shante - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (226) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, at his wife's funeral, the only words my friend could get out were, "Yesterday, the seat belts weren't enough..." before he started crying uncontrollably, unable to finish giving her eulogy. MMT

#17998 (0) - Apr 19, 2014 by CC - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (270) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, my mom, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and given six months to live when she was only 30, and I was only 10, finally took her last breath on her 87th birthday. MMT

#17997 (0) - Apr 18, 2014 by Manda - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (368) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

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