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Today, I left my best friend a teary voicemail this morning from my hospital bed, but she hasn't called me back. She was the one driving when our car went off the icy road last night and into a deep drainage ditch. She’s in the hospital too, but not conscious. That’s all they’ll tell me. All I want is for her to call me back. MMT

#17899 (1) - Jan 12, 2014 by Me - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (309) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, it’s been ten years, but every time I see a weird New York number on my caller ID I still think someone from the prison is calling to tell me my twin brother has died. MMT

#17897 (1) - Jan 10, 2014 by xtwin - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (234) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, when I asked my 16-year-old daughter how she was doing, she said, “My life ever since dad’s death has been lived with an asterisk next to every soccer practice, every family dinner, and all the little events that would have been better had he been there.” MMT

#17896 (3) - Jan 9, 2014 by Nelle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (327) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, my 77-year-old grandfather uses a wooden cane to help him get around. Sixteen years ago, my then 34-year-old late father used that very same cane when he became ill with cancer. MMT

#17895 (0) - Jan 8, 2014 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (233) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after his death, with tears streaming down my face, I called his voicemail one last time just to hear his voice. And after the beep, without even thinking about it, I blurted out, “I’m sorry! I wouldn't have been such a jerk if I had known I would never see you again.” MMT

#17893 (0) - Jan 6, 2014 by onlytears - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (311) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I’ve acted like I’ve hated him for years for being an arrogant jerk and dreamed of hitting him on many occasions, but all my anger just melted away instantly when I learned my brother was dying for real. MMT

#17891 (0) - Jan 4, 2014 by missy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (312) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, as I waited for the train to arrive, tears rolling down my cheeks in the freezing cold, I felt the dreams of a life with the only man I ever loved exploding over and over again like a re-run of some hollowed tragedy. And as I sat there feeling sorry for myself, I suddenly realized that the woman sitting on the bench opposite of me was crying too. I listened as she wept into her phone, “The doctors says it’s at Stage 4, it’s in several of my organs, and there’s not much they can do to stop it.” MMT

#17890 (1) - Jan 3, 2014 by hena - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (468) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, as I lay on the operating room table, I held my breath to watch the heart rate monitor slow down and then let it go to watch it speed up again. Over the past 18 months, as I have fought hard with leukemia, this has become one of the weird simple pleasures that gives me joy. MMT

#17889 (0) - Jan 2, 2014 by Jadeyfaz - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (355) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today is the first day of 2014, the first day I am a widower, and the first day of my fatherhood. My wife passed away giving birth to our son just before midnight last night. MMT

#17888 (4) - Jan 1, 2014 by powerhse - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (611) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, at 31 years of age and after two years of unsuccessful, but continual infertility treatments I was called in to the doctors. Instead of hearing that we were finally pregnant, I found out that I have Stage 4 cancer and only a few months to live. The brevity of life and unfairness of it all MMT.

#17887 (1) - Jan 1, 2014 by cancersucks - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (537) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I read the final entry in my mom’s journal that she wrote over the past year as she slowly lost her battle with cancer. It simply reads: “You can’t force things to happen the way you want them to. You can only drive yourself crazy trying. At some point you have to let go and let what's meant to be, BE.” MMT

#17883 (0) - Dec 28, 2013 by sp - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (332) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, Christmas came and went and I didn’t even realize it. That’s because Christmas doesn't come when you're sitting in a hospital room praying that your only son wakes up from a coma. MMT

#17881 (1) - Dec 26, 2013 by waiting - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (394) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I found out that due to a cervical infection I’d never be able to bear my own children. For as long as I can remember, I never thought I wanted kids, but this afternoon I found myself crying as I watched my neighbor’s children playing outside. I just never imagined I wouldn't have a choice. MMT

#17877 (0) - Dec 22, 2013 by marcy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (371) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, after I pulled her out of her smashed, burning Mustang, I held her in my arms on the side of the road, crying and telling her it would be OK… just before she took her last breath as the ambulance pulled up. I had never met her before she ran that red light and slammed her car into the side of my tow truck. MMT

#17872 (1) - Dec 17, 2013 by walle - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (406) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today at the JFK airport, as I walked off a plane dressed in my Marine Corps uniform, a very young boy grabbed my hand and asked me if I would be going back overseas soon. I told him I was home for the holidays and would returning overseas next month. He smiled and said, “Can you tell my dad that I love him. Mommy says he’s never coming home from there.” MMT

#17870 (1) - Dec 15, 2013 by familyguy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (799) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I’m pretty sure he would still be alive if I hadn’t told him I was busy when he called me crying and told me he needed to talk to me. I was in the middle of three things at work, so promised him I’d call him back later. I just didn’t realize where his mind was… and that there wouldn’t be a later. MMT

#17868 (2) - Dec 13, 2013 by lacey - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (391) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, as cancer finished him, with tears streaming down both our faces, my husband’s last coherent words to me were, “I love you beyond words. I just thought I’d have more time to show you.” MMT

#17865 (0) - Dec 10, 2013 by Katleen - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (630) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, I went to the doctor’s office because I was experiencing severe cramps and pains in my stomach. They took some blood and a pee sample, and told me they’d contact me later this afternoon with an update. I assumed it was from stress and depression. A week ago, at the age of 38, my husband, the love of my life, died in a car accident. As I sat in my kitchen this afternoon crying again, the phone rang, it was the doctor. He said, “You’re perfectly healthy. You’re pregnant.” MMT

#17862 (2) - Dec 7, 2013 by Tina - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (816) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, my friend Charlie was killed in a car accident at approximately 2PM when his car veered off the road into the woods. And I just realized that the last text message I sent him, as part of a texting conversation we were having earlier today, has a timestamp of exactly 1:59PM. MMT

#17861 (1) - Dec 5, 2013 by Bou - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (480) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, after they finalized budget cuts in our school district and downsized the Arts programs, I was called into the principal’s office at 7AM before classes started, and promptly laid off. This evening, I received 52 voicemails and 44 emails from my 9th and 10th grade students, telling me they are upset and that I’ll be missed. MMT

#17860 (1) - Dec 4, 2013 by Ellyn - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (447) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

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