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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! (897) - 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! (378) - 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! (572) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today marks 31 months since I lost my most cherished bond. My dad was the only person to tell me he loved me every time we left each other. It didn't matter if we were getting off the phone, going to bed, or leaving each other for just a few minutes. Him having such an immense amount of unselfish, sincere love for me MMT. And wondering if I'll ever feel love like that again MMT.

#17125 (2) - Dec 20, 2012 by hayhef91 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (355) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today it's been almost a year and a half since I graduated from my eating disorder treatment program, after battling bulimia and body dysmorphia (among other depression-related illnesses) for over 8 years. No matter how much happier and healthier I am now, I sometimes appall myself when I see a photo of me from that period of my life and I catch myself wishing I could go back to being that skinny. MMT

#17123 (5) - Dec 19, 2012 by operadiva31 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (287) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I am friends with many kids at school who have autism and varying degrees of down’s syndrome. Yesterday, an autistic girl told me that I was her best friend. She said, "You don't talk to me like I'm a baby like everybody else. I like having good conversations." I only talk with her once a week at the most. MMT

#17096 (0) - Dec 7, 2012 by amadar - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (641) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today was the one year anniversary of my best friend’s death. She died of cancer last year. I’ve been feeling really depressed lately, because I miss her so bad. Before she died she gave me a stuffed animal that had been her favorite since her childhood. Five minutes ago I found a note sticking out of one of the torn seams of this stuffed animal. For some reason I never noticed it before. It reads, "Live your life. I'll be watching over you." MMT

Today, I work at a teddy bear shop where we build custom stuffed teddy bears for people. This morning a little girl came in to make a bear for her dad who was leaving to head overseas with the Marine Corps for 11 months. When it came time to put the little heart patch on the bear (something every bear we make has), the girl asked to use my scissors. She wanted to cut the heart in half so as to put half on her dad's bear and keep the other half for herself to remember him by. When I saw the half heart sitting in the little girl’s hand it MMT.

#17074 (3) - Nov 26, 2012 by Kayla - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (698) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I'm breaking into pieces on the inside, and it seems like no one else can see the cracks. All they see is the perfect college basketball star, the perfect student, the perfect son, the perfect friend who has local fame. But I’m constantly unhappy, my eating disorder that no one knows about is getting worse, and I rarely have a moment to myself… to simply be myself. I don’t know how much longer I can handle the pressure. I wish they would just stop telling me that I'm perfect; I'm not. MMT

#17072 (20) - Nov 25, 2012 by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (659) - No, that made me sleepy. (81)

Today, it’s been exactly five years since my mom took her own life. I was 12 and my older brother was 16 when it happened. We hadn't spoken about her in detail for several years, but last night I was visiting my brother at his new apartment and he began to cry about her. He is 21-years-old now. We sat up until dawn, while we poured our hearts out to each other. MMT

#17064 (1) - Nov 21, 2012 by Just Me - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (534) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I am a special needs nurse for adolescents. I hate when I hear people use the word "retard" negatively. Special needs kids are the sweetest, most loving, innocent people ever. The fact that anyone could talk negatively about such kind people makes me sick. These kids are so much better than us in so many ways. We could learn something from them. MMT

#17058 (7) - Nov 18, 2012 by mossynurse - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (499) - No, that made me sleepy. (109)

Today, at an intersection, the light turned green and I began to move forward, but caught a glimpse of a pedestrian about to cross the street in front of me, so I slammed back down on my breaks in frustration. And just when I did, a white Mustang barreled through the intersection going at least 70 MPH, trying to beat the red light, but obviously running it. Thank you random pedestrian, I think you saved my life today. MMT

#16972 (0) - Nov 11, 2012 by trynsmile - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (767) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, as I overheard my employees gossiping about how I "need to get out, get laid, and learn to have a better time," I had to wonder, would that prescription change if any of them knew I am a recovering alcoholic and sex addict who spent nearly his entire youth crawling home from nightclub after parties in Manhattan. MMT

#16966 (3) - Nov 9, 2012 by neveragain - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (734) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, after my father's arrest last night, for the first time in my life, I wasn't scared to go home after school. MMT

Today, after an ultrasound showed a solid mass in my left breast, 7 hours later a biopsy revealed that the mass was benign. For those 7 hours, the whole world looked different through my eyes – far more beautiful than I have ever realized. MMT

#16961 (0) - Nov 7, 2012 by StepheeGee - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (586) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I realized that being away from someone you care about is sometimes how you realize how much you love someone. I'm sorry I took the proximity of my house to yours for granted. And I'm sorry that only now, as I live thousands of miles away, do I realize how much I love you. Thank you for being the reason I live. Thank you for your undying faith in me when I needed it most. Irony and how you don't realize what you have until you don't have it MMT.

#16960 (2) - Nov 7, 2012 by ImissYou - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (337) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today I had a conversation with my brother about our respective relationship troubles. We were sitting on the same sofa, but we had the entire conversation on Facebook chat because our parents were in the room and they don't know he's gay… yet. MMT

#16957 (0) - Nov 7, 2012 by tr91 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (750) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

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