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Today, when I see my 9 year old daughter smile I am often reminded of how she was born premature at only one pound and six ounces. And even though the situation was an emotional rollercoaster, I somehow always knew she would live. MMT

#16613 (0) - Sep 8, 2012 by Julie - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (368) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I was looking at my mom’s phone and saw a text between her and my dad about me. My mom was stressing about me going 2500 miles away for college and had sent my dad a text, asking, “How are we ever going to let her go?” My dad replied, “Because the rest of the world needs her.” My parents and I don’t always get along, but their caring words today MMT.

#16603 (0) - Sep 4, 2012 by Alli - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (607) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, out of all the “thank yous” I’ve received from others in my life, when my once abused and very timid shelter cat snuggled up on my lap this evening, I realized it might be the “thank you” I'm the most proud of. MMT

#16578 (3) - Aug 25, 2012 by Molly - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (566) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, she suddenly realized that what I wanted - even more than to walk - was to be kissed. So, out of left field, she sat down on my lap as I sat in my wheelchair, and she kissed me for the very first time. MMT

#16575 (3) - Aug 24, 2012 by Santeria - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (646) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, after six straight years of trying to have a child, my husband and I were blessed to adopt our one-year-old son, but this afternoon after feeling strangely ill all week, the shock of our lives came when we found out that we will now be the proud parents of two sons. MMT

#16559 (2) - Aug 16, 2012 by moniquesass - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1075) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, 20 years after my cancer went into remission, as we rested in bed after returning home from our son’s college graduation ceremony, my wife reminded me of the night I said, “I just hope I’m around long enough for my son to remember me.” MMT

#16543 (0) - Aug 8, 2012 by TJ - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (713) - No, that made me sleepy. (9)

Today, it’s been seven years since we met randomly in London while we were both on completely separate business trips. The fact that we hit it off, discovered that we both lived in Seattle, and just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary, MMT.

#16538 (0) - Aug 6, 2012 by luck - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (584) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, after he finished giving his valedictorian commencement speech at his college graduation ceremony, he walked off the stage directly over to me, hugged me for a minute straight, and said, “Thank you for adopting me when I was five, and being the biggest inspiration a child could hope to have in a dad.” MMT

#16532 (0) - Aug 3, 2012 by bales - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (936) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, while shopping for the things I will need for my first year of college, I finally came out to my very religious grandmother who has always thought that being gay was wrong. She looked at me, with a sad expression in her eyes, that eventually changed to indifference as she stated, “I was raised that it was wrong to have feelings for the same gender. But I love you, and I will support you no matter how you choose to live. I am so proud of you honey.” MMT

#16506 (0) - Jul 26, 2012 by bexgirl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (656) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, I went to an outdoor market, where an elderly man had set up a circle of percussion instruments. As he pulled one into his lap, he set out a sign that read, "Feel free to join in!" Every time I walked past, each instrument was being played by a different, random person shopping at the market, and each person playing was smiling. There was also a small crowd of spectators. Seeing strangers brought together by something so simple was beautiful, and it MMT.

#16497 (0) - Jul 23, 2012 by Anonymous - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (703) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, my wife and I are on vacation spending a week with my parents at their house. As we were going to sleep last night, my dad knocked softly and then walked into the guest bedroom where we were sleeping. I was half asleep, and didn’t respond to the knock, but I felt him give me a kiss on my forehead and tuck my covers in tighter. In that moment as I drifted off to sleep, I realized it was the first time my father had done something like that since I was a kid. MMT

#16494 (3) - Jul 22, 2012 by karl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (577) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after months of friendship, I laid in bed with him for the very first time, and he kissed me. But he never mentioned my scars. I still don't know why. MMT

#16480 (5) - Jul 19, 2012 by lost - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (426) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

Today I was helping make and serve food at a local homeless shelter. An older man going through the line sees that we are serving pickles. He says "I love pickles. They are my favorite, but I see you don't have many left. I am not going to eat one because I don't want to take one away from some of the little kids behind me, who I know, that love them too." This selfless act MMT.

#16477 (0) - Jul 18, 2012 by JustBeingFranke - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (605) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, I let someone touch my wrist without jumping away. I grew up with an abusive dad, and he would grab me by the wrists when he was going to start beating me, so I got used to flinching away. But today, my friend - who's really my sister more than any family I've had - laid her hand on my wrist without either of us thinking about it. As she pulled away, I realized I hadn't jumped at her touch. Real family and real growing from who I was MMT

#16475 (0) - Jul 17, 2012 by Johanna - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (604) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today I was sitting alone on a bench at the fair when a couple asked if they could sit beside me. I said they could because my friends were on the rides. They asked why I wasn't with them and I told them I had no money left and no ride tickets. After they finished eating their food, I took a photo of them together. When they left they gave me $10 and told me to get some tickets and go have fun. The kindness of strangers in a moment when I needed a little mood boost MMT.

#16471 (0) - Jul 16, 2012 by thankful - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (599) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I had a long talk with a beautiful friend who recently admitted to a group of us that she comes from an abusive home. We were sitting quietly after she finished telling a gruesome story. "You know," she said after a second. "It's weird to tell the truth after all these years. I'm so used to lying to protect my family, but now, I don't have to hide who I am and what I've been through. It's weird that people care. But I like it." MMT

#16458 (0) - Jul 13, 2012 by Lydia - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (433) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, it’s been almost 4 years that I have been living away from my homeland and where my love of 7 years (& I his) waits for me patiently. He is comes from a Muslim background, and I come from a Catholic background. Although we are unsure of our future, our relationship is strong, and we still keep contact each other every day hoping that all the challenges we are going through is for the best. Over the years we have found that religion and distance are not boundaries when it comes to our love. MMT

#16456 (0) - Jul 13, 2012 by cathy8590 - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (327) - No, that made me sleepy. (74)

Today, when my doorbell rang, I didn’t expect to meet my 17 year old identical twin sister who my adoptive parents and I never knew about. MMT

#16454 (0) - Jul 12, 2012 by katiejay - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (952) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today as we sat on the ground laughing together, I realized that in the past 4 years, you've given me every bit of friendship I craved for the years before we met. I'm moving halfway across the country in 2 months, but I'm positive I'll never lose my best friend. And either way I am thankful. MMT

#16435 (0) - Jul 9, 2012 by E - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (286) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, my 40 year old cousin is getting married for the first time. Sometimes, the perfect person just takes a little longer to find. Knowing that it is possible to find love at any age makes me happy and MMT.

#16431 (0) - Jul 8, 2012 by Texas - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (472) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

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