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Today, my friend told me about her ongoing battle with depression and how she doesn't want to tell our other friends. I told her about my anxiety and how I usually don't tell people about it. We sat in the park for hours just talking about our problems. We used to fight all the time, but our new-found ability to connect and help each other MMT.

#16293 (0) - Jun 7, 2012 by rk - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (301) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I giggled at my high school graduation when I realized the boy I was walking beside back to our seats was the same boy that I built sandcastles with at the playground in the first grade. MMT

#16292 (1) - Jun 7, 2012 by sarahj - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (439) - No, that made me sleepy. (65)

Today at work, I walked into a elderly patient’s room to help her bathe when I noticed she was crying. She told me everything; the fight between her and her husband, and their relationship problems. This afternoon she took my advice and called him to tell him how she felt. He came in, and surprisingly, they settled their biggest issues and made up. They've been married for 35 years. I felt it was silly for a 19 year old to give relationship advice, but she was so happy that I listened to her, and I'm glad my advice paid off. MMT

#16288 (0) - Jun 6, 2012 by Jay - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (412) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, one of the seniors who lives in the community where I worked walked into my office and took a tootsie-pop out of the coffee cup that sits on my desk. He comes in almost every day and takes one pop. We always have a short chat and then he leaves with a shuffle and smile. I have those tootsie-pops on my desk for just that reason. The way something so small can actually start a friendship, or make someone's day, MMT.

#16287 (0) - Jun 6, 2012 by asu1 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (376) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, a young couple who are regular shoppers at my grocery store came in like they do every week. They always have their son with him, who appears to be 5 or 6. He is physically and mentally handicapped. It always makes me smile to see how happy the family is and how, despite their youth and his condition, they seem to have never ending patience and love for him. MMT

#16280 (0) - Jun 4, 2012 by synnie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (345) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today I was life-guarding outside when two twin brothers who have cerebral palsy came in and started going off the diving board. It was about 60 degrees and windy and I was already shivering with cold when they started doing cannonballs off the board, soaking me. I was ready to walk over and tell them to knock it off, but then I noticed the look on both their faces as they jumped off the diving board. It was pure elation. So instead I let them enjoy themselves. MMT

#16277 (3) - Jun 4, 2012 by logan - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (324) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today, I looked into the eyes of the woman I love, and thought again how, although she's blind and cannot see me, she sees me better than anybody I've ever met. MMT

#16272 (0) - Jun 2, 2012 by jc - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (667) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, at the hospital I was informed that all of my blood tests and scans came back normal. After years of fighting, it appears that I beat cancer. MMT

#16263 (0) - May 31, 2012 by TyC10 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (764) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, I had a conversation with an ex-boyfriend's mom. We chatted for awhile, and she then went on to say how her son hadn't found a new girlfriend. She turned to me and said seriously, "I think it's because you set the bar so high." I’ve been feeling really down lately and her simple words made my day, and MMT.

#16244 (0) - May 27, 2012 by Snoodles - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (456) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, it’s been exactly one year since I had surgery to remove a very aggressive skin cancer, and I'm cancer free now. I went to a specialist after almost cancelling, because I’m not one to go visit a doctor on a regular basis. The doc ordered an MRI for a tiny bump on my neck that I thought was a mole, and insisted on a biopsy. Apparently if I had made my appointment a few weeks earlier, they wouldn’t have been able to detect the cancer, and a few weeks later would have been too late to remove the cancer without chemo. I had a choice of appointments, too early, too late or this one. Providence or supreme luck MMT.

#16237 (1) - May 24, 2012 by TheQuietDan - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (423) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I cried as I looked at my acceptance letter from the college of my dreams, along with an attached financial aid letter that will cover almost all of the first year's tuition. I have always grown up poor and two years ago my mom was diagnosed with cancer and underwent numerous, expensive surgeries, and thought I would never be able to go to art school to pursue my dreams. The fact that my dream is still within reach MMT.

#16226 (1) - May 20, 2012 by B_kelley94 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (587) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I received a simple gift of human kindness. About a year ago, I spent a few weeks in a small village in Nicaragua - and upon leaving I forgot my baseball cap that I wore every day while I was there. Unknown to me, my hat was passed through the hands of several people to find my cousin who was doing research in a different part of the country (a few of the villagers had met him), so it could be brought back to me in US. Over a year later, my hat is home. It means so much that those with so little banded together to return my hat to me. MMT

#16220 (0) - May 18, 2012 by Neenee_bee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (714) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I got a friend request on Facebook from a girl I didn't know. About to ignore it, I noticed the message: - Is this Lily? - or Lilystar? Lilystar was my handle on a forum I belonged to in the 8th grade. The girl and the others on that site were the only ones that kept me alive when I was at my lowest of lows while fighting depression. I had since lost touch with them long ago. Reconnecting with her years later, and making plans to meet in person MMT.

#16218 (0) - May 18, 2012 by Amay13 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (512) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, desperately needing a pick-me-up, I was reading through Marc and Angel's "75 Day Brightening Stories of Generosity," which is a recap of some of the positive stories on MMT. Just as I began to smile for the first time all week, one of my colleagues walked over and put a bowl of fruit on my desk, beautifully arranged. He said, "You look like you need a little extra love today." MMT

#16214 (0) - May 17, 2012 by Gingerpants - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (425) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, my dad has been traveling 3 hours away every week for 6 years. He gets up on Monday mornings at 3am to make the trip. He did this while I was in high school so I could continue my schooling. His body and mind have been exhausted by this trip over the years, but he's been too scared to make a change. He got laid off recently and was upset at first, but found something much better and closer. Life's circumstances working out and my dad's amazing will MMT.

#16201 (0) - May 13, 2012 by k8steroonis - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (370) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, when you dropped me off after we hung out, you called out to me as I stepped out of your car. You said, "Take care of yourself, okay?" and I responded with an absent-minded, "Sure." But then your voice changed tone. "I'm serious, Jess. You're important to me. Take care of yourself," you repeated. You have no idea how much I needed that. Your true friendship MMT.

#16197 (0) - May 11, 2012 by Jess - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (639) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, after months of sadness from a broken heart, I had a magical night - dinner and a long walk with a close friend through old factories, abandoned buildings, random train tracks and broken fences. Sitting by the river after our long walk, he admitted to having feelings for me when we were in university 7 years ago. It made me smile inside. Life's unexpected moments when you need them most MMT.

#16185 (0) - May 8, 2012 by happia - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (461) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I read my girlfriend MMT stories until she fell asleep. We are on a video call from here in Manila to her place in Montreal. I'm watching her sleep at this very moment. We haven't seen each other for more than a year, but we talk every day. And we are thankful to all of you who submit MMT stories. You have strengthened our long distance relationship by giving us something meaningful to share and discuss each night. MMT

#16182 (0) - May 7, 2012 by RJ - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (685) - No, that made me sleepy. (58)

Today, I was short 4.87 cents at the grocery store. Standing at the counter, embarrassed, with a long line of people behind me, I desperately reached into all my pockets looking for a miracle, and ended up finding a $5 bill in the pocket of the jacket I borrowed this morning from my best friend. MMT

#16177 (1) - May 5, 2012 by Elsa - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (456) - No, that made me sleepy. (420)

Today, after falling into a coma exactly one year ago while giving birth to our first child, she awoke this morning on the morning of our son’s first birthday, conscious and alert. Doctors say she will make a full recovery and be back on her feet within the next 4-6 weeks. MMT

#16175 (1) - May 4, 2012 by Jay - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (967) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

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