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Today, as I plan my wedding, I can't help but resent my loving sister just a little bit, because she had our father walk her down the aisle and I won't be able to. MMT

Today, I am reminded that my elementary school years have almost completely shaped who I am today. A bunch of kids who couldn't have realized the effect of their words and actions destroyed my sense of self worth so completely that it took me years to even begin to get some of it back. And today I look back and realize that despite the fact that I still have scars, I can barely remember how I got them. MMT

#18126 (0) - Oct 7, 2014 by Maggie - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (134) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today I realize life is just so weird, ya know? Today lost a good friend to cancer. Then, I saw the most beautiful photo ever, the first ultrasound of my daughter. MMT

#18110 (0) - Aug 14, 2014 by Claire - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (226) - No, that made me sleepy. (59)

Today, at 6:21AM my sister who is only 5 months older than me gave birth to her first child. Just after she found out she was pregnant, I found out I would never be able to give birth to my own child. For the last 9 months I thought I had succeeded at making myself believe I never wanted children. After gazing at my sister's beautiful little angel for the first time, I truly realized how much of a blessing it is to create another human being, and it hurts. MMT

#18109 (3) - Aug 12, 2014 by aleo13 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (297) - No, that made me sleepy. (60)

Today, I told my therapist how guilty and horrible I feel about cutting my parents out of my life. It took me 21 years before I realized they were abusive alcoholics and I did it so my 8-month-old son wouldn't have to witness the terror they put me through every day when I was growing up. It is just so hard. But friends and family encourage me and say I did the right thing. I hope so. Their support and my guilt MMT.

#18108 (0) - Aug 11, 2014 by Pinky - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (185) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, as my dad was struggling in his 4th stage of kidney cancer, my daughter was born just down the hall in the same hospital. This evening my dad held her and said, "She looks just like you, Karen." It ended up being his final coherent words. He passed away suddenly just before midnight tonight, and my husband and I named our daughter Ryan, after her amazing grandfather. MMT

#18102 (0) - Aug 5, 2014 by cureforcancer - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (248) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

Today, after a 5-year-long emotionally abusive marriage, and standing by as your second choice, you called me a "worthless whore" and I refuse to believe you. I matter. I am important. I have a purpose, and my purpose isn't you anymore. She can have you. I deserve better and I'm glad your abuse finally MMT.

#18088 (1) - Jul 21, 2014 by myla - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (299) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, as she rested in the hospice, my mom insisted that Mozart be played in the background. And just before she dozed off to sleep for the last time, she whispered to me, “Always hear the music in your life, honey.” MMT

Today, I made her a card that said, "Congratulations on the extra six months they’re giving you!" and watched her smile for the first time in two weeks. MMT

#18069 (0) - Jul 1, 2014 by sismay41 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (183) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, as I cried over him again, my mom said, “Kate, when you are important to another person, they will always find a way to make time for you – no excuses, no lies and no broken promises. You can’t hold on to someone if they’ve already let go of you.” MMT

#18057 (0) - Jun 19, 2014 by katecrown - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (318) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, my 7-year-old daughter said, “Daddy, I know you’re upset about losing your old job because of money, but I get to see you more now with your new job and I really like that. I used to feel like mom and I were always alone.” MMT

#18054 (0) - Jun 16, 2014 by farfar - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (265) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, I realized that I don’t really hate you, even though I’ve said I do for the past two years. I just hate the fact that you don’t love me the way you love him. But I’m trying to be OK with it for our two daughters. MMT

#18049 (0) - Jun 11, 2014 by JSway - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (184) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, it’s been seven years since husband was killed in Iraq while serving his 2nd tour of duty for the US Army. He was shot and died as he was carrying two children from a building that was wired with a bomb. Since then I have received several dozen emails from one of those two kids. Again and again, she thanks me and wishes me a blessed day. And in a way, it really helps me. MMT

#18039 (0) - May 31, 2014 by Nell - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (382) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, after spending fifteen minutes or so assisting a blind customer find what she needed, I rang her up at the cash register, and she smiled and said, “Thank you so much. Your kindness is the only sunshine I’ve seen all day.” MMT

#18033 (0) - May 25, 2014 by maam - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (323) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, it occurred to me that my mom and I stopped having new daily bruises on our bodies once I hit my alcoholic father back in the face as hard as I could last year on my 17th birthday. MMT

#18029 (1) - May 21, 2014 by anon - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (373) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I just re-discovered my journal from when I was 17, and the last thing I wrote in it was, "I just wish I had one more chance to tell my mom how much I love her." And now, 40 years later, I still agree with my 17-year-old self. MMT

#18026 (0) - May 18, 2014 by dayna - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (240) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I have French and Cherokee in my lineage. Many decades ago, a French immigrant joined a foreign naval force, jumped ship in America, nearly killed a man while defending himself in a street fight, was sent to a chain gang for five years in the south, then fell in love and was nurtured back into society by my Cherokee great-grandmother. MMT

#18023 (0) - May 15, 2014 by mason - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (193) - No, that made me sleepy. (129)

Today, I knew he loved me when he admitted his refusal to let me sleep by the window was for fear of a stray bullet. And sadly, that’s how he became a widower ten years ago tomorrow. MMT

#18018 (0) - May 10, 2014 by Jan - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (263) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, like any other day, I never thought about how great my life is and how much I have to live for, until my doctor told me the lump is cancerous and scheduled me for emergency surgery tomorrow morning. MMT

#18015 (1) - May 7, 2014 by rachel - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (258) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, after nearly a year of hardcore diet and exercise, the only person who has complimented me on all the weight I've lost and muscle I’ve gained is my 7-year-old nextdoor neighbor. MMT

#18014 (1) - May 6, 2014 by DareBear - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (358) - No, that made me sleepy. (53)

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