What makes you think?
Today's Thought-Provoking Life Stories

Submit your story


Your nickname :
Categories :
Gender? :

Category:


Today, our retired next-door neighbor has been paying our rent for the last three months since my single mom lost her suddenly in a layoff. He has pretty much singlehandedly kept a roof over our heads and food on our table. MMT

#17525 (0) - Apr 19, 2013 by Baxt - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (546) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, when a confused elderly man got onto our school bus this afternoon, our bus driver spoke with him, realized he was lost and meant to get on the city bus, but drove him five blocks down the road to where he needed to go anyway. MMT

#17524 (0) - Apr 18, 2013 by SetMeFree - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (513) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I was only a mile down the street from the marathon explosions. I've always been to afraid to give blood but the marathon runners who crossed the finish line only to keep running to Boston hospitals to give blood for the injured really MMT.

#17519 (1) - Apr 16, 2013 by Sadday - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (530) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, my 89-year-old grandpa is sick in the hospital. It’s likely that these are the last days of his life. Thankfully he’s not in pain, and in fairly good spirits. This evening he hugged me and said, “After you graduate high school this year your options are nearly endless. Promise that you will create a life that feels right to you, not one that looks right to everyone else.” MMT

#17514 (0) - Apr 14, 2013 by RBE - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (596) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, I am widely accepted and respected at school. I have a mild case of autism, and I used to get teased constantly. But then the captain of our football team, Jason, started eating lunch with me out of the blue about two years ago. My entire social life changed. This is our senior year, and he’s even invited me to every graduation party/function the popular kids attend. I know I’m not one of them, but what he did for me still MMT.

#17513 (3) - Apr 14, 2013 by Kat - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (687) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today is the 10-year anniversary of the day my dad was given a clean bill of health after nearly a year of chemotherapy. It’s also the 10-year anniversary of the day he registered and started his own business building and selling custom motorcycles – something he had talked about doing since he was a kid. I remember his saying that he didn’t want to die with this dream still in him. And today the business is thriving. MMT

#17511 (0) - Apr 13, 2013 by bogie - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (360) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, seven years after his cancer went into remission, his entire life is different. He earned a college degree, started a successful small business, fell in love with a woman and now has a healthy one-year-old son. Every time I see him he’s smiling. And he always tells me, “I got a second chance baby! I’m living it!” MMT

#17510 (0) - Apr 12, 2013 by Hannah - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (371) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, after a brutal divorce four years ago, I find myself wrongfully doubting my boyfriend of two years on a regular basis. It creates stress in our relationship, and I know he doesn’t deserve it. When I asked my mother for advice this afternoon, she simply said, “Dear, The only way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” MMT

#17508 (3) - Apr 11, 2013 by Miaca - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (392) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I met a woman with a prosthetic arm rock climbing a 100 foot rock wall in Joshua Tree National Park in California. MMT

#17495 (0) - Apr 5, 2013 by cincylove - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (306) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, my dad is blind. He lost his sight in IED explosion in Iraq in 2005. But that hasn’t stopped my dad from making it to every single one of my basketball games for all four years of my high school career. MMT

#17492 (0) - Apr 3, 2013 by AJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (560) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I am now the person I wanted to be ten years ago when I literally almost pulled the trigger on myself. I'm so glad I put the gun back down and didn’t give up. MMT

#17489 (1) - Apr 2, 2013 by cedge - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (434) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, my guidance counselor spent four hours after school listening to me and helping me cope with all the family issues I’m dealing with in the wake of my parent’s divorce. Mrs. Jess, thank you for caring. You MMT.

#17488 (0) - Apr 1, 2013 by Nev - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (374) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, I found out that my 64-year-old employee’s wife passed away over a decade ago. This took me by surprise because he talks about her on a regular basis, and until now he had never mentioned that she was deceased. When he mentioned it, I said, “Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize she had passed away.” He said, “Oh, I don’t talk about her death often. I prefer to talk about the beautiful way she lived.” MMT

#17479 (0) - Mar 28, 2013 by Basete - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (814) - No, that made me sleepy. (7)

Today, a teenager knocked on our front door and returned my 74-year-old mother in-law’s wallet completely intact that she had lost at the mall, including the $380 in cash she had in it. My mother in-law was so appreciative, she gave the teenager $200 as a reward. Later this evening our doorbell rang and it was a flower delivery service with a dozen roses for my mother in-law. The card read, “On your ID I noticed it was your birthday yesterday. Happy belated birthday!” MMT

#17478 (1) - Mar 27, 2013 by Humbled - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1040) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, in Cambodia, three young boys who were starving to death when I arrived here last year for a 12-month humanitarian effort just received a clean bill of health from our staff doctor. They each put on roughly 40 pounds of weight. MMT

#17472 (0) - Mar 24, 2013 by ana - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (371) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, a fire broke out in the nursing home where I work. One of the male nurses carried 5 elderly men and women one at a time to safety all by himself through a smoke filled hallway while several other hospital staff members, including myself, panicked and waited for the fire department to arrive. MMT

#17469 (1) - Mar 23, 2013 by upsetatme - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, when I gave a homeless man my leftover half of a Subway sandwich, he ripped the half in half and gave a quarter to his dog. MMT

#17468 (0) - Mar 22, 2013 by EverydayKid - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (488) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I didn’t believe in miracles until my 19-year-old son who was diagnosed as ‘paralyzed’ from a car accident last year took his first unassisted steps around the rehab clinic with a huge smile on his face. MMT

#17467 (0) - Mar 22, 2013 by Rida - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (426) - No, that made me sleepy. (5)

Today, I have Stage 2 Lymphoma (cancer). This evening a good friend of mine – a girl I’ve had a crush on for 10 years (since 5th grade) – came to my hospital room with a movie and flowers. She snuggled with me and we kissed for the very first time. She said she’s sticking with me through this, and she made me promise to take her out of a romantic date as soon as I have my strength back. MMT

#17463 (0) - Mar 20, 2013 by Carl - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (684) - No, that made me sleepy. (6)

Today, my mom is paralyzed from the waist down. She has been like this for 17 years, after a car accident where she swerved her car to avoid young child who ran into the street. My mom lost control of her car and skidded off a hill hood first into a drainage canal. The little child is now 20-years-old and brings my mom flowers, mows my parent’s lawn for free, and offers other forms of assistance on a weekly basis without being asked. MMT

#17462 (1) - Mar 19, 2013 by KirbyStevens - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1007) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Your account
Username Password