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Today, on my 21st birthday, my dad, who is one of the most positive role models in my life, shared a dark secret with me. He showed me the suicide letter her wrote 21 years ago, five minutes before my mom called him to tell him she was pregnant. MMT

Today, after a long battle with cancer, my grandma passed away at the wise age of 88. She was the most amazing chef. This evening the light in the kitchen burnt out of my grandpa’s and grandma’s house. My grandpa needed my assistance changing the bulb due to his age and the high ceilings. I asked him how he had changed this bulb himself over the years, and he said, “You know, I was thinking it was kind of strange, but I haven’t changed that bulb in almost 20 years.” MMT

#16746 (1) - Oct 1, 2012 by benno - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (610) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, my inept social worker said, "Your father can’t possibly be abusing you that bad,” as he stared in disbelief at the 4.0 GPA on my latest report card. MMT

#16741 (5) - Sep 29, 2012 by Bran - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (792) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, on his first night out of the hospital since his stroke, I washed my dad’s hair for the first time. MMT

#16725 (0) - Sep 22, 2012 by harri - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (316) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today, I attended my friend's wedding a few months after my husband passed away. Watching her father/daughter dance brought me to tears thinking about how my daughter will never get that chance. My husband's best friend came up to me and said she may not have her daddy, but she will have a line of 'uncles' waiting for their first dance with her. I hope so. His comment MMT.

#16721 (0) - Sep 21, 2012 by nadia - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (811) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, when the pastor told the congregation to "speak now or forever hold your peace", it took everything I had in me to not scream out how much I love you, and beg you to give me another chance. MMT

#16673 (0) - Sep 20, 2012 by usedtomemine - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (593) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, in his final moments, my dad was too weak to speak, so he took the pen and notepad off of his nightstand and wrote his final note to me: “Always hear the music in your life.” MMT

#16637 (1) - Sep 17, 2012 by Vic0 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (547) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I said goodbye to my brother for what could be the last time as he left for his second deployment overseas. Being an Army Sister is the hardest job I've had in my entire life and it's nothing compared to what he faces on a daily basis. My brother's strength and pride of service will always MMT.

#16632 (3) - Sep 16, 2012 by Bee517 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, when I visited my cousins, I figured out quickly that they abused and neglected their new dog. I don't have the time or money to take care of a dog, but a friend of my friend does, and she loves dogs. When I took him out for a walk, I said he ran away. But truth is my friend picked him to up to take him to his new home. And, as expected, my cousins didn’t even seem too worried. MMT

#16631 (6) - Sep 15, 2012 by JJB - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (739) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today over Google Talk, when I congratulated my student who won Best Smile in this year’s yearbook, she said, “Thanks. But just remember that those who smile and laugh the most are sometimes the ones who are struggling the most. Because laughter isn't only the best medicine, it's also the best disguise. I should know, of all people.” MMT

#16630 (2) - Sep 15, 2012 by anon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (569) - No, that made me sleepy. (48)

Today, had I gone back to sleep when I saw his number, he'd be dead, but I still feel like a bad friend for putting him on the back burner recently and letting things get to this point. MMT

#16625 (0) - Sep 12, 2012 by alovesj - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (315) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today I write this from Cyprus, returning home from Afghanistan where I was a Marine pilot. 5 days ago my close friend and ramp gunner was killed by a sniper as he pulled a wounded Royal Marine onto our helicopter. 2 days ago I found a letter to his parents in his bunk that said how he felt he’d let himself down by not saving anyone’s life anyone the 9 months we were here. The soldier he died helping is today doing well and should return to his new-born son soon. MMT

#16611 (1) - Sep 7, 2012 by FlyingIsMyLife - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (776) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, it has been exactly 365 days since my doctor at the cancer treatment clinic gave me 1 year to live. And although I’m still very sick, I’m just happy I made it to today. MMT

#16610 (2) - Sep 7, 2012 by lorenclaire - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (781) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, my friend got married. She lost her mom to cancer a year and a half ago. When her father walked her down, everyone was in tears. My father left when I was a teenager, and my mom raised my siblings and me on her own. In that moment today, I could relate to the sadness of losing a parent. But no matter how sad losing a parent is, it doesn't compare to the gratitude for the one that’s still around to share life's most memorable moments with. The strength of her dad and my mom MMT.

#16597 (0) - Sep 2, 2012 by Grateful - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (360) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today I sat in the hospital with my entire family to say goodbye to my uncle. We were all suffering and saying goodbye in our own way, but I fell apart when I witnessed his ex wife saying her goodbye. The look of pain and regret on her face was overwhelming. Now I can’t stop thinking about my husband, with whom I have been separated for two months. MMT

#16591 (1) - Aug 31, 2012 by Katie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (439) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today my autism was both burden and gift. I had a meltdown with my husband and our best friend when they forgot something that is important to me. I cried alone in my garden and cursed myself for the way my mind is wired - that these things hit me so hard. I said to the flowers I was cutting, "Why can't my autism be a gift, like others say theirs is?" Just then a hummingbird flew out of the blueberry bush and hovered over the bouquet in my hand for a full minute. It calmed my mind and MMT.

#16589 (0) - Aug 31, 2012 by Martian - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (437) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, as I smiled, I realized it was strange, really. A year ago when he passed away, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could. MMT

#16588 (0) - Aug 30, 2012 by AChange - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (332) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, a decade later, the cruelty of 16-year-old girls from high school is still unmatched in my life. MMT

#16586 (0) - Aug 29, 2012 by Stillbroken - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (440) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I honestly had no idea it was our CEO in the car next me when I flipped her off, but my boss was still forced to fire me anyway. MMT

#16585 (4) - Aug 29, 2012 by dumbgirl - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (274) - No, that made me sleepy. (431)

Today, I got suspended from my high school for finally sticking up for myself and punching the bully who has been tormenting me daily since the 4th grade. MMT

#16581 (5) - Aug 27, 2012 by Beau - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (750) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

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