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Today, I found out my mom still has three saved voicemails on her iPhone from my dad, who passed away in 2009. MMT

#17779 (0) - Sep 14, 2013 by JoHobs - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (541) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, I read the final note my mom wrote my dad before she passed this morning. She wrote notes to all of us the past few weeks because her cancer made her too weak to speak. Her last note to my dad read, “I love you more than you know. I thought I’d have more time to show you.” MMT

#17778 (1) - Sep 13, 2013 by TrishaSevon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (552) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, when I said goodbye to my dad at the hospital’s hospice facility two hours before I boarded a flight overseas for my deployment, my heart shattered into pieces because I knew I would never say hello to him again. MMT

#17777 (2) - Sep 12, 2013 by Jaxz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (606) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, my sister finally gave me permission to help her sort and clear out her husband’s belongings, exactly six years to the day after his passing. MMT

#17776 (0) - Sep 11, 2013 by Kjones - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (359) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, in the background on my nightly international phone call with my wife, I heard my 5-year-old daughter ask my wife, “If daddy’s job so good, how come he’s never home here with us?” MMT

#17773 (0) - Sep 8, 2013 by wiscedge - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (449) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my surgeon and friend who performed surgery on me ten years ago and successfully removed a tumor from my abdomen, thus saving my life, died after a three-year battle with the same exact kind of cancer. MMT

#17766 (1) - Sep 1, 2013 by ob - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (445) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, even though I’m happily married again, with a beautiful newborn daughter, I watched news this afternoon about a possible US military strike in Syria and then woke up from a nap an hour later dreaming about him again - wondering what my life would be like if he had made it back from the war in Iraq. MMT

#17764 (1) - Aug 30, 2013 by widowinlove - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (578) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, as I bought my own birthday cake for my 85th birthday, I realized, again, just how much I miss my husband. MMT

#17763 (4) - Aug 29, 2013 by alliev - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (651) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today I realized that I didn't fall in love with you, I fell in love with who I thought you were… who you led me to believe you were. And now I realize that the saddest part of it all isn't that you led me on, cheated, and lied to me time and time again, the saddest part is that the girl I loved never actually existed. MMT

#17761 (5) - Aug 27, 2013 by claydome - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (466) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, when you told me you lost your virginity to a one night stand, I thought about when we were 17 and you told me that kissing someone you don't love is disgusting. MMT

#17760 (0) - Aug 27, 2013 by oldfriend - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (429) - No, that made me sleepy. (74)

Today is the one-year anniversary the night my whole life changed… the night when surgeon walked into the waiting area, looked at my daughter and me and said, “I’m really sorry. He didn’t make it.” MMT

#17758 (1) - Aug 25, 2013 by rache - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (412) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, my grandmother, a chain smoker, just celebrated her 90th birthday. She has outlived two husbands, who both died of lung cancer and rarely smoked. MMT

#17756 (4) - Aug 23, 2013 by LamChop - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, I lay in bed with tears falling onto my pillow. Two days ago I was in a serious car accident for the second time in four years. The one person who got me through last time is on another continent and has no idea about any of it. Although the accident was the other driver's fault, the police say they can't prove she ran the red light. This time, I don't have anyone to tell me everything will be okay. Will it? MMT

#17753 (11) - Aug 20, 2013 by Scapegoat - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (262) - No, that made me sleepy. (285)

Today, I found out the man who molested me for years ended up molesting his own grandchildren. When I told the mom of these kids years ago, she told me I'd used molestation as an excuse for my being gay. MMT

#17746 (3) - Aug 17, 2013 by JustAnotherOne - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (484) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today I woke up around 2am contemplating how my life would be different if I were to take the advice that I would give someone else who was in my position. The truth is that I would not be where I am in life at all if I took my own advice, but I am afraid of the possibilities of the unknown and the fact that I may be even unhappier if I were to do what I think is the right thing to do. Knowing what I should do and not doing anything at all, MMT.

#17744 (3) - Aug 16, 2013 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (260) - No, that made me sleepy. (81)

Today, one of my psychotherapy patients ended his life despite all the impressive progress I thought we made over the past year. I thought I had already saved his life. MMT

#17743 (1) - Aug 15, 2013 by Amazed - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (460) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I immediately texted back, “LOL!” when he found her incoherent on the bathroom floor and, in a panic, sent me a text that his phone auto-corrected to: "She took all the pools!" And now we’re sitting here in the ICU waiting room and wondering why. MMT

#17739 (2) - Aug 12, 2013 by MaddyBalik - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (297) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, when rumors started spreading, he avoided me and started telling everyone at school that he’s a victim of my “gayness.” The only problem is, last Tuesday, out of nowhere, he kissed me first. MMT

#17738 (2) - Aug 12, 2013 by BlueEyed - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (487) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, after my parent's official separation, I held my mom as she cried, and through her tears she said, "The hardest thing in life is simply letting go of what you thought was real, but never really existed." MMT

#17737 (1) - Aug 11, 2013 by pala - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (407) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, a 16-year-old patient in the cancer treatment ward asked me how my day was. I said, “It’s a long one, but going OK.” He quickly replied, “I wish I could say the same. This disease and these medications exhaust me, and keep making my days shorter and shorter.” MMT

#17736 (0) - Aug 10, 2013 by ChicAF - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (444) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

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