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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! (803) - 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! (452) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

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! (807) - 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! (690) - 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! (565) - 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! (462) - 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! (729) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

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! (1063) - 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! (461) - 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! (560) - 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! (604) - 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! (631) - 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! (482) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, it’s been 47 years to the day when, in a drug induced rage, I held that loaded gun to my head and pulled the trigger. I celebrate this day every year – my second life. The fact that the gun jammed the way it did still gives me the chills and MMT.

Today, on New Years Eve, at 11PM it will have been exactly 58 years since that night I was sitting at a beach watching the fireworks alone. I was crying because the father of my unborn child left me. A man walked up to me, sat down, and said, "I don't know who made you cry, but I would make them cry if I could." It was a corny line, and there was lots of other small talk. But we married a year later and lived a happy life together, until this morning when he passed away at the age of 78. RIP Richard. Your love will always MMT.

#17176 (2) - Dec 31, 2012 by lifeistooshort - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (890) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I miss you holding my hand while walking down the street. I miss you singing for me even you’re out of tune. You always do everything for me to make me happy. I wish you were here with me now for the holidays. To be so far away overseas from you is killing me. But to think it will be all worth waiting, it’s giving me strength everyday that I will see and feel your embrace again in the New Year. I hope you stay safe over their soldier. MMT

#17141 (4) - Dec 26, 2012 by Elyn - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (376) - No, that made me sleepy. (72)

Today I am alone on Christmas Eve. Last year, I got engaged on Christmas eve. We got married on July 27th and after being together for nearly 6 years, he left me and moved to a different province 53 days after our wedding. Yet, for the first time in 6 years, I am happier to be alone with a fresh start for the New Year, rather than denying my unhappiness as I have been for a long while. MMT

#17138 (0) - Dec 24, 2012 by aloneatxmas - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (404) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, I started my goal of performing 26 Random Acts of Kindness in honor of the twenty precious children and the six adults whose lives were cut short at Sandy Hook Elementary. The fact that I only knew these incredible children and teachers through a horrible catastrophe is devastating. Imagining the impact it could have on society if everyone deliberately performed acts of kindness every single day for the next year in their honor MMT.

#17128 (7) - Dec 21, 2012 by Lex - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (444) - No, that made me sleepy. (89)

Today, I received a phone call from my dad who is deployed overseas. I heard popping and yelling in the background. When I asked what it was he jokingly said, "celebratory fire, no big deal, but I have to go." MMT

#17126 (1) - Dec 20, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (566) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

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