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Today, it’s been a week since my son’s family of five endured Typhoon Haiyan in their home in the Philippines. My son is the only survivor. MMT

#17839 (1) - Nov 13, 2013 by Jai - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (481) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, I pretend to be happy simply so people won't bring up my dead daughter anymore. MMT

#17838 (3) - Nov 12, 2013 by southernmom - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (516) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, after seven years of being a vegetable, I finally gave the hospital permission to remove him from life support. And just as he took his final breath, a tear rolled down my dad’s cheek, as if to let me know that he would miss me too. MMT

#17837 (1) - Nov 11, 2013 by Fezz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (573) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, all she wanted was a snack, but she walked into the kitchen at the wrong moment, just as he was going into a drunken rage, and all she left with was a black eye filled with tears… But tonight I finally sent that bastard to prison. MMT

#17835 (1) - Nov 9, 2013 by Rida - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (486) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, it’s been 28 years since my pant leg got stuck in an escalator when I was only 4 years old, but I still hesitate for a second every single time before stepping onto the moving stairs. My father also physically abused my mom when I was young, and I’ve still never been kissed. MMT

#17832 (1) - Nov 6, 2013 by Cecelie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (248) - No, that made me sleepy. (498)

Today, when I finally found the courage to divorce him after decades of abuse, I found myself feeling alone because our mutual friends and most of our religious family members believed his lies instead of my bruises and my depression. MMT

#17831 (4) - Nov 5, 2013 by Marist - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (601) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, as I headed home from work late I was hoping my wife wouldn't be awake so we didn’t have to finish the argument we started this morning. But as I got closer, my son called and told me she had just been rushed to the hospital after collapsing in the kitchen, completely unconscious, for an unknown reason. I’m at the hospital now, praying. MMT

#17830 (1) - Nov 4, 2013 by regretful - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (506) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I tried to make a list of things I have to live for. All I have so far is: “So I don’t upset anyone.” MMT

#17829 (12) - Nov 3, 2013 by toolate - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (517) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, my aunt was disgusted that I cried harder for the death of my dog than I did for my father, but she apparently forgot my dog was in my life for seventeen years while father was only around for the first ten. MMT

#17827 (0) - Nov 1, 2013 by Leolvie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (528) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, two and a half years after he returned from his fourth and final tour of duty in Afghanistan, he took his own life and left a long note behind that started with, “I joined the military simply so I could legally murder another human being, and I wish I could take it all back.” MMT

#17824 (0) - Oct 29, 2013 by olc77 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (563) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I now know there is nothing worse than watching your four sons carry your only daughter’s coffin. MMT

#17819 (0) - Oct 24, 2013 by KRD - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (839) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, my son took his own life. Exactly 23 years ago I brought him into this life through birth. These two days represent the worst and best days of my life, respectively. MMT

#17818 (1) - Oct 23, 2013 by jess - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (395) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I had the longest, deepest, most heartfelt conversation with my dad that I can ever remember having, just after he told me he was diagnosed with terminal cancer this afternoon. MMT

#17814 (0) - Oct 19, 2013 by jordan - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (350) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, at the scene of her son’s death, her bloodied, torn fingernails and fingertips spoke volumes about how she desperately tried to free her son from the noose around his neck. MMT

#17810 (3) - Oct 15, 2013 by dpd - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (548) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, as my tears dripped onto his white hospital sheets, I told my dad he wasn't allowed to leave me like mom did last year, but he didn't listen to me either. MMT

#17808 (0) - Oct 13, 2013 by Amber Lou - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (552) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, had I been sleeping with my phone on silent like I usually do, and had I not called her immediately when I received her text that read “I love you honey. Goodbye.” I wonder if she would have pulled the trigger. I’m at her house now, watching her sleep, and trying to decide if I can safely leave... ever. MMT

#17807 (3) - Oct 12, 2013 by LeMasters - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (504) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, when I looked at my father sitting there again, drunk, I realized he didn’t survive my mom’s cancer either. MMT

#17805 (0) - Oct 10, 2013 by imagoodkid - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (603) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, my mom died in a car accident when she swerved off the road to avoid a 8-year-old kid with Down Syndrome who accidentally ran into the street. MMT

#17804 (1) - Oct 9, 2013 by iheuie - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (610) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I never knew someone personally who took their own life, until I found out about my ex-husband, four days after we finalized our divorce. MMT

#17801 (0) - Oct 6, 2013 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (501) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, in the doctor’s office after my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, with tears in her eyes after a long moment of silence, she quietly said, “I just hope I’m around long enough for our son to remember me.” MMT

#17800 (2) - Oct 5, 2013 by AL - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (513) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

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