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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! (335) - 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! (397) - 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! (374) - 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! (409) - 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! (808) - 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! (638) - 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! (824) - 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! (483) - 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! (452) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, as a last resort, my patient's husband donated one of his kidneys to save his wife's life, but, due to unexpected complications, he lost his own life in the process. And his wife, my patient, is now expected to make a full recovery. MMT

#17858 (0) - Dec 2, 2013 by MDC - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (547) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, just after I started to panic that my oldest son hadn’t properly addressed his responsibility for his brother’s funeral ceremony, it suddenly, violently struck me that it only takes two grown-ups to carry a casket that small. MMT

#17856 (0) - Nov 30, 2013 by Lost - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (411) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I am ashamed that it took my daughter literally writing "counseling" on her Christmas wish list for me to realize that she needed professional help. MMT

#17852 (0) - Nov 26, 2013 by mamma - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (523) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, I have visited my dad’s grave every Sunday for the past year. When he was alive, living in a home four miles away, I visited him once a month at best. MMT

#17851 (0) - Nov 25, 2013 by LeavingSoon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (440) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, after an illness related job loss last year, and a foreclosure last week, I had to break into my own home to get my medication that keeps me alive. MMT

#17850 (0) - Nov 24, 2013 by LittlGirl - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (444) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I passed out on the futon in my parent’s basement and woke up to a cop shining a flashlight in my eyes and telling his partner, “It’s looks like the gunman didn’t come down here." And now I’m sitting here in the ICU, hoping my mom makes it. MMT

#17847 (2) - Nov 21, 2013 by Gob - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (693) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, when my religious grandpa, whom I love dearly, told me that he thought it was "disgusting for gays to get married," I realized that he would never want to be my best man. MMT

#17845 (0) - Nov 19, 2013 by Larry - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (424) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, six months after my husband died, I realized I was lonely when I started kissing the sides of my fish tank to say goodnight to my fish. MMT

#17843 (0) - Nov 17, 2013 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today is my high school senior homecoming. When I was in 9th grade, he and I made a promise that we would go to prom together, and with no one else. I'm a senior now, and he died of leukemia in October of our junior year. He was only 16. I got asked to prom by a really nice guy last week, but I'm keeping my promise and going alone instead. MMT

#17841 (2) - Nov 15, 2013 by saraeads - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (522) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

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! (504) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

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