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Today, my grandmother, who I’ve been meaning to visit for over a month now, died of cardiac arrest. I wish hadn’t let my busyness get the best of me. I wish I hadn’t waited. MMT

#13994 (4) - Apr 25, 2011 by paulina - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1151) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, exactly six months after his death, is the day I have marked on my calendar with a big smiley face that he would be returning home from Afghanistan. MMT

#13987 (5) - Apr 24, 2011 by Heart Broken - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1869) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I walked in on one of my reconstructive surgery patients looking at pictures of herself on Facebook the way she looked before the accident. MMT

#13986 (1) - Apr 24, 2011 by Doc J - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1255) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, fifteen years after he banished me from his life after I told him I’m a lesbian, my father is battling cancer. Even though we no longer have a relationship, I still think about him. And I usually check the daily newspaper obituaries just to make sure he's still alive. MMT

#13965 (5) - Apr 22, 2011 by Kel - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1253) - No, that made me sleepy. (156)

Today, even though I was an emotional wreck as we parted ways at the airport terminal, it really touched my heart to see a few other people crying with us as they watched us say goodbye to each other before he left to fight in a war neither of us believe in. MMT

#13937 (20) - Apr 20, 2011 by shannon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2195) - No, that made me sleepy. (81)

Today, when I heard my neighbor’s kids screaming, I got up, shut the window and went back to reading my book. I thought they were just playing around again. I didn’t realize they were crying for help. If I had I would have been there to help them pull their oldest sister out of the pool before she drowned. But I didn’t get up again until I heard the ambulance. MMT

#13899 (6) - Apr 17, 2011 by speechless - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2254) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, when I got home from school I found a piece of tape that had the word “queer” written on it stuck to my shirt near the middle of my back. I’m not even gay, I’m just the quiet kid, but it doesn’t matter. I’m tired of the bullies at my school being so evil. I wish they could feel the way I feel for a day. MMT

#13861 (15) - Apr 15, 2011 by podlock - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1646) - No, that made me sleepy. (133)

Today, I learned that a smile can hide so much... that when you look at someone you never know what their story is or what’s really going on in their life. I learned this after one of my top students – always straight A’s, a positive attitude and a smile on her face – committed suicide. Why? Nobody seems to know. MMT

#13845 (7) - Apr 14, 2011 by Ms.K - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2141) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, on the subway I was sitting next to a well dressed mom and her two kids ages about 3 and 5. The kids we’re running around the subway cart like animals as they played. But the mom was staring at the ground and ignoring them. After the youngest one jumped into my lap, I asked her to control her kids. She looked up startled and said, “Sorry. I’m out of it. I’m on my way to my twin sister’s funeral.” MMT

#13819 (5) - Apr 13, 2011 by sorry - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2053) - No, that made me sleepy. (88)

Today, I called my dad from my dorm to complain about my laptop not working only to have my mom answer his cell phone from the emergency room after a pickup truck smashed into my dad’s side of the car as they were driving home from dinner. MMT

#13769 (3) - Apr 10, 2011 by Molly - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1297) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

Today, as I sat alone in the barracks just before sunrise in Afghanistan, I realized it isn’t death that I fear most. It’s the thought of my two little girls struggling to grow up without a father the same way I did that makes me cry and MMT.

#13691 (4) - Apr 5, 2011 by myfear - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2171) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, in my father’s final moments just before he became too weak to speak, he said, “I know it’s silly to say, but I wish I could kiss your mother just one last time.” My mother died from cancer 10 years ago when both my parents were in their late 60’s. MMT

#13690 (1) - Apr 5, 2011 by Cass - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1355) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, when my 16 year old sister holds her 1 year old son people call her names behind her back. But they don’t know she was taken advantage of by a 29 year old man when she was only 14. MMT

#13642 (2) - Mar 31, 2011 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3041) - No, that made me sleepy. (60)

Today, he died in a car accident before I got the chance to tell him I’m pregnant. MMT

#13627 (1) - Mar 30, 2011 by sosad - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2342) - No, that made me sleepy. (75)

Today, I went with my wife and two daughters to the fire station to thank the fireman who singlehandedly saved our lives last night as our townhouse was burning down around us. When we got there all the other firemen were mourning his passing. This morning, the fireman who saved us lost his life while he was trying to save another family’s lives. MMT

#13572 (1) - Mar 26, 2011 by rip - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2305) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, my father held my mother’s hand and softly rubbed her forehead during her final hours as she lost her battle with breast cancer. My parents are in their 70’s and have been separated for nearly 30 years, but have always remained friends. MMT

#13571 (2) - Mar 26, 2011 by missyou - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1517) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, a year after we graduated, the kid I bullied in high school committed suicide. MMT

#13529 (12) - Mar 24, 2011 by anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1902) - No, that made me sleepy. (85)

Today, I didn’t wake up to kiss her goodbye before she left for work for the last time. MMT

#13300 (3) - Mar 13, 2011 by dev - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2092) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, my friends and I are having a great vacation in Hawaii. I’m so honored that they all decided to join me. They assume the trip is in celebration of my impending victory with cancer. I don't have the heart to tell them my doctors told me it’s terminal and there’s nothing that can be done. I don’t want to spoil our time here. I only want to see their smiles. Because it’ll be the last time I see most of them. MMT

#13298 (6) - Mar 12, 2011 by monica - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2997) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, my mom and dad are selling my home so my mom can move in with her new husband and my dad can move in with his new wife as I leave everything I've ever known behind. MMT

#13249 (3) - Mar 10, 2011 by Chelsea - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1146) - No, that made me sleepy. (191)

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