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Today, on my 83th birthday, a year after my husband passed away, I realized that our choice to not have kids was indirectly a choice to celebrate the rest of my birthdays alone. MMT

#17797 (3) - Oct 2, 2013 by missyb - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (503) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I was talking to my 9-year-old nephew when I asked him a question about his soccer game that he told me about yesterday. He looked completely shocked, smiled and said, "You were listening to me!" It was a harsh reminder that my sister and her ex-husband had a major falling out, and my nephew has been caught in the middle, and neglected as he splits time between two unhappy households. MMT

#17787 (0) - Sep 22, 2013 by Miriah - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (581) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, he died in a car accident on the way to my apartment. I asked him to hurry over right after work because I wanted to tell him I’m pregnant. MMT

#17786 (2) - Sep 21, 2013 by moniquefc - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (893) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, if I had known that the time we spent bickering this morning would be my wife’s final hour, I would never have spent a millisecond arguing with her about saving more money for our retirement. MMT

#17785 (0) - Sep 20, 2013 by OLS - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (530) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, after injuring my back, losing my job because of it, being evicted from our apartment, and being forced to move in with my wife’s parents until my back heals, I was sitting on my in-law’s back porch, watching my son play in the back yard, and feeling sorry for myself when one of my good college buddies called me hysterically crying and said, “My-my-my, my baby girl, Sara… she-she-she, she just died in a car accident.” And suddenly, as I struggled to find a word to speak, I felt like the lucky one. MMT

#17781 (0) - Sep 16, 2013 by AWatte - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (664) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

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! (562) - 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! (567) - 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! (630) - 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! (372) - 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! (467) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

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! (462) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

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! (594) - 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! (672) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

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! (480) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

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! (440) - No, that made me sleepy. (76)

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! (425) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

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 (5) - Aug 23, 2013 by LamChop - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (371) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

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! (274) - No, that made me sleepy. (288)

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! (504) - 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! (272) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

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