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Today, after raising her three younger siblings for the last year all by herself, while her single mom abused drugs and alcohol, my niece told me she forgets what it’s like to be a kid. She’s 16 years old. And as of this evening, I am the legal guardian of my sister’s four children. MMT

Today, my 8-year-old brother came into the living room crying as my parents and I screamed at each other again, and said, "I wish you all loved each other as much as I love you." MMT

#17428 (0) - Mar 4, 2013 by Cheesecake - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (705) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, as I sit here in the homeless shelter, slowly pulling my life together (I start a job working at a grocery store tomorrow), my greatest fear is that my unborn child will be raised in an unfit environment. But two weeks ago when I stared down at the adoption paperwork, I couldn’t let go and bring myself to sign it. MMT

#17424 (2) - Mar 2, 2013 by Jona - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (361) - No, that made me sleepy. (27)

Today, as I sat there staring at the loaded handgun in my hand, my 8-year-old son called me three times in a row from his father’s house. I picked up the phone on his third call and he said, “Mommy, I’m super excited to see you tomorrow!” MMT

#17421 (3) - Feb 28, 2013 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (947) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I work for a charity in greater San Diego near the border. I was finalizing the books for last year’s taxes when I realized that the largest sum of cash donations we received came from two men who have been in the local news recently as being suspected leaders in a drug trafficking operation. MMT

#17418 (0) - Feb 27, 2013 by clife - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (597) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, when I told him, “There’s so much uncertainty going forward. I don’t know what to do.” He looked at me and said, “I don’t have an answer for you, just a question. In your mind, when did the future suddenly switch from being a promise to being a threat?” MMT

#17410 (2) - Feb 23, 2013 by eds - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (438) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, I celebrated his life on the 20th anniversary of the night he saved my life. I knew him for less than a few seconds when he tussled with the kidnapper who pulled a gun on me in Mexico City. He was shot in the process and died a few hours later, but he will always be my hero. Every night just before I fall asleep, I think about him, and I can still see his face. MMT

#17404 (0) - Feb 20, 2013 by strangelove - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (810) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, my son, who has his Masters Degree in computer engineering, is the Vice President of my daughter’s successful web design company that she started right out of high school. MMT

#17400 (0) - Feb 18, 2013 by Nilly - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (457) - No, that made me sleepy. (57)

Today, 274 days after our son was conceived, and 273 days since your passing, I gave birth to our healthy baby boy. MMT

#17384 (0) - Feb 10, 2013 by Lonely - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (813) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, in what would be his final coherent moments alive, and without any further explanation, my dad looked at me and said, “I’m glad you were braver than me. I’m glad you came out, honestly. I was never able to. I hope I at least did right by your mom and you.” MMT

#17380 (0) - Feb 8, 2013 by kevin - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (695) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, almost 20 years after we broke up, we both have spouses and children of our own now. This afternoon we ran into each other and decided to grab lunch together. We chatted about old times and laughed. He was the first love of my life, but I was too young to commit and express myself back then. He’s one of those people from my past that I catch myself thinking about every now and then. And he kinda explained our situation best today when he said, “I loved you, but you kept me guessing for so long. I eventually found the answer somewhere else. But I’ve wondered, too, what could have been.” MMT

#17370 (0) - Feb 4, 2013 by Farrah - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (567) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, when I walked into my father’s nursing home room there was a body on the bed with a white sheet over it and nurses running frantically in every direction. Just as my heart dropped out of my chest, one of the nurses who recognized me quickly said, “Oh, no, no… wrong room, your father is across the hall now.” MMT

Today, when I heard my next door neighbor’s overbearing ex-husband screaming at her again when he came to pick-up the kids, he ended his nasty banter with, “You’ve changed!” To which she quickly replied, “You’re right. I like me a lot more now. Thank you.” MMT

#17364 (2) - Feb 1, 2013 by Kelly - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (464) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my son was diagnosed with Stage III Leukemia. After we scheduled his first chemo appointment for Friday morning, I cried all afternoon. My son walked in on me as I was drying my eyes before dinner and said, "Why are you crying? It's just another test from God. I will pass his test. I’m sure of it." His optimism and bravery MMT.

#17363 (2) - Jan 30, 2013 by Reese - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (734) - No, that made me sleepy. (64)

Today, an elderly man holding flowers came on to the packed city bus I was riding and was forced to stand. I offered the man my seat and he obliged and took a seat. A minute later he tapped me on the back and handed me the flowers. “I was going to give these to my wife,” he said, “but you are so generous, I want to give them to you as a gift.” He insisted, so I thanked him and took the flowers. He got off on the very next stop outside the local cemetery, and headed in. MMT

#17356 (0) - Jan 27, 2013 by condolences - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1068) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, it’s been three years since my cousin died in a car accident. Ever since he passed I have made it a habit to wear my seat belt every single time I get into the car (something I rarely did). This afternoon I was in a severe car accident that totaled my car. I am alive with minimal injuries because I was wearing my seat belt… because of what happened to my cousin. MMT

#17346 (1) - Jan 22, 2013 by SDkid - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (465) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, when I told the deaf patient I care for, who is an injured veteran of the gulf war, that I’ve read a lot of books and understand the brutality of war, he grabbed his notepad and wrote, “I believe your intentions are good, but all teachings from books are mere references. True knowledge is experience – in seeing the blood and hearing the cries with your own eyes and ears. Even the noblest of words about such events are only words, not knowledge.” MMT

#17343 (0) - Jan 20, 2013 by Kevin - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (561) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, my father, the man who used to mercilessly beat my little sister and me when we were kids, is in a nursing home and can barely move or speak. But my little sister still goes to visit him every morning before work. MMT

#17335 (1) - Jan 16, 2013 by Thesecondchild - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (605) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, after being single for 53 and 54 years, respectively, we both said “I do” to each other, even though cancer has chosen to only give each of us another 12 months, max, on this Earth. MMT

#17326 (1) - Jan 12, 2013 by AJay - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (633) - No, that made me sleepy. (6)

Today, as I cried to my mom after he broke off our 2-year engagement, I said, “I just can’t believe I can’t have that life anymore – the life I had envisioned.” She replied, “That’s not true. When someone tells you "no" in life, it doesn't mean you can't do it, it simply means you can't do it with them.” MMT

#17244 (0) - Jan 9, 2013 by JamieStyles - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (487) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

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