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  • Name : Maggie Warren
  • City/Country : United States
  • Birthday : Dec 30, 1996
  • Gender : Female
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I'm Maggie. I'm a writer, Whovian, gamer, and musician. I love animals with all my heart, and this website helps me when I'm feeling really down.


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Today, in the grocery checkout line, it happened again, but I’ve gotten used to pretending I don't notice the way people look at me when they are trying to decide if I am a boy or a girl. MMT

#17903 (2) - May 23, 2010 06:29 PM by J - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (292) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

Today, after I cried to her about the bullies at school, my grandmother said, "Be thankful for all the rude, obnoxious, and difficult people you meet in life. They serve as important reminders of how NOT to be." MMT

#18117 (0) - May 26, 2010 05:12 PM by Frisk - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (610) - No, that made me sleepy. (132)

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) - May 4, 2010 04:48 PM by Bran - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (803) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, it's been just about a year since I found out the guy I was dating, and nearly in love with, was cheating on his long-term girlfriend, while I was just a fling on the side. Since then, every time I meet a new guy I can't help but worry that the same situation will happen again. Not knowing if I will ever be able to trust someone with my heart again, and reliving that pain when I try, MMT.

#16330 (1) - Apr 30, 2010 12:34 PM by brokenheart - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (279) - No, that made me sleepy. (79)

Today, as a motorcycle drove past me on the sidewalk and revved its engine, I thought about the hundreds of people - from co-workers, friends, family, to fellow motorcycle riders - who attended your funeral last week. I think about you everyday, and the fact that the line went out the door of the funeral home and wrapped around the corner MMT.

#16224 (0) - Apr 30, 2010 06:29 AM by Anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (263) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, a blind elderly patient of mine told me she could hear the song in my smile. MMT

#17802 (0) - May 21, 2010 09:49 PM by Emily Grace - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (474) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, on my 27th birthday, my father carried me into my old room and rested me on my bed, and cried as he tucked me in carefully, minding not to touch the bruises that were a road map of domestic spousal abuse I had hidden from everyone for almost three years. MMT

#18067 (1) - May 25, 2010 07:46 PM by Crystal - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (468) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, it’s been five years since I adopted a puppy from a high kill shelter that had no time left. Since then I have developed a moderate case of a neurological disease that causes seizures. Believe it or not, dog is able to detect my seizures before I know. She starts barking hysterically, and keys me into my episode before it starts. So today she is my service dog. The life I saved saving me every day MMT.

#16802 (1) - May 5, 2010 12:37 PM by swimfreak - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1039) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, at my mother's funeral, her best friend of 40 years came up to me and asked me how I knew the deceased. MMT

#18099 (1) - May 26, 2010 09:28 AM by Marissa - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (470) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, after seventeen wonderful years, I went to the vet for the very last time. MMT

#16573 (2) - May 2, 2010 01:50 PM by Keely - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (809) - No, that made me sleepy. (61)

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) - May 3, 2010 07:39 PM by usedtomemine - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (602) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, the hardest part of the whole situation was driving to my wife's funeral alone. MMT

#18084 (0) - May 25, 2010 11:31 PM by EpicTears - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (462) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, I looked into the eyes of the woman I love, and thought again how, although she's blind and cannot see me, she sees me better than anybody I've ever met. MMT

#16272 (0) - Apr 30, 2010 09:18 AM by jc - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (677) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, it's been five years since I graduated high school. I was voted most artistic by a landslide. Everyone told me I was going to be a promising artist. They "knew" I would be successful someday. Today, it's also been several years since I even picked up a paint brush. I had to get a "real" job, my parents told me. MMT

#18089 (3) - May 26, 2010 12:59 AM by artless - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (343) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

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

#18070 (0) - May 25, 2010 08:21 PM by AJC - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (351) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, I looked at a picture of us and cried. We were together for five years, but it's been seriously over for eight months. Even though I'm happier without you, and don’t love the person you have become, I still miss who you once were and what we used to be together, and it MMT.

#16320 (2) - Apr 30, 2010 11:58 AM by anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (424) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today I was asked, "Don't you remember me from your Life Skills class at the County Jail? You taught me how to live life happily without a drink or a drug." I expressed how happy I was to see her doing so well. She then turned to my girlfriend and said, "I'll never forget that face," as she pointed to me. "That woman saves lives!" MMT

#18066 (0) - May 25, 2010 07:45 PM by ckmarlowe - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (326) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, five years and five mobile phones later, I still import your number every time, just to remind myself of the beauty this planet is missing. MMT

#17699 (2) - May 19, 2010 11:55 PM by Love4ever - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (523) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, exactly 6 months after my wife of 44 years passed away at the age of 72, our son and I cleared out the final batch of her old belongings from the attic. In an old box, I found a diary I never knew she kept. One of her final entries, dated a couple days after I proposed to her, reads: “I’m pregnant now with my finance's child, so I will never get to be with the man who is the mirror of my soul.” MMT

#17894 (4) - May 23, 2010 04:45 PM by andycohens - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (688) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, at the funeral, the bloodied, cracked fingernails and torn knuckles of my sister's best friend spoke volumes about how she tried to release her only daughter from the noose. MMT

#18058 (1) - May 25, 2010 06:05 PM by bestill - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (385) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, after a week-long camping trip, disconnected from technology, I turned on my iPhone to find out that my brother was on a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot out of the sky for no reason at all. And nobody seems to be doing anything about it. MMT

#18086 (3) - May 26, 2010 12:16 AM by TKC32 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (378) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, as my dog of 17 years lay lifeless in my arms, I was crying his name so loud that I swear he could hear me on the other side, because he woke up for a split second and wagged his tail one last time. MMT

#17902 (1) - May 23, 2010 06:28 PM by macme - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (670) - No, that made me sleepy. (41)

Today, her final tweet read, “I remember saying ‘no.’ Why doesn’t anyone believe me.” She was only 14. MMT

#18073 (1) - May 25, 2010 08:45 PM by cowardly - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (364) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, after having a pretty rough day, I was sitting all alone crying at a coffee shop in downtown Los Angeles. There were people all around me. But not a single person said anything to me. MMT

#16643 (6) - May 3, 2010 06:01 AM by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (642) - No, that made me sleepy. (109)

Today, marks the five year anniversary of her death. And even though it's a beautiful warm and sunny day, and five whole years have passed, when I sit alone and think of her smile, it makes me cry. MMT

#16726 (0) - May 4, 2010 09:54 AM by Smile - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (475) - No, that made me sleepy. (13)

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) - May 4, 2010 06:14 PM by benno - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (623) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I saw that a fellow student of mine was a recommended friend on a social networking site. This girl sadly passed away this year, and was one the most kind and heartwarming person you could ever meet. She was always volunteering and helping others and was truly a beautiful soul. I looked at her page, and realized that even in her short 22 years of life, she has inspired and helped so many. That's why Karen Pohl Makes Me Think.

#16302 (1) - Apr 30, 2010 10:52 AM by hope.full - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (267) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, as she sat there on the couch, drunk again after being fired due to substance abuse from the second job in the past year, I realized the person she was died in the car accident that took our son’s life last summer. MMT

#16541 (0) - May 2, 2010 01:20 AM by la - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (683) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, it's been over a decade since he passed, but sometimes I still read his love letters like it's the first time I've ever read them. MMT

#16223 (0) - Apr 30, 2010 06:24 AM by Cori - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (532) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, I walked past a woman walking two dogs. One dog was missing a leg, but they were both limping. I asked what happened. She smiled and explained that the injured dog had lost his leg in a dog fight before she adopted him, and that her other dog oftentimes “mimics him so he won't feel alone and different.” MMT

#16723 (1) - May 4, 2010 09:29 AM by Reza - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1319) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, when I almost killed myself, you wagged your tail and licked the tears from my face, and singlehandedly changed my mind. Yes, there are moments I will miss too much to depart early. MMT

#16553 (2) - May 2, 2010 04:14 AM by matthewsmith7 - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (779) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, out of all the “thank yous” I’ve received from others in my life, when my once abused and very timid shelter cat snuggled up on my lap this evening, I realized it might be the “thank you” I'm the most proud of. MMT

#16578 (3) - May 2, 2010 02:58 PM by Molly - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (576) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, after my daughter’s funeral I was going through my phone deleting all the condolence messages. There were so many of them that I simply selected ‘delete all,’ but one message didn’t delete. It was the last message my daughter left me before she passed and it was marked as ‘new.’ Sometimes my voicemail forces me to listen to messages before I can delete them, so played it. She said, “Hey dad, I just wanted to let you know I’m okay and I’m home now.” MMT

#15625 (2) - Apr 22, 2010 06:18 PM by JSD - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (3072) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, I received a simple gift of human kindness. About a year ago, I spent a few weeks in a small village in Nicaragua - and upon leaving I forgot my baseball cap that I wore every day while I was there. Unknown to me, my hat was passed through the hands of several people to find my cousin who was doing research in a different part of the country (a few of the villagers had met him), so it could be brought back to me in US. Over a year later, my hat is home. It means so much that those with so little banded together to return my hat to me. MMT

#16220 (0) - Apr 30, 2010 05:58 AM by Neenee_bee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (724) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, at 4PM in the afternoon at the DMV, I smiled at the clerk as she was assisting me. Midway through the paperwork she was processing for me, she looked up and said, “Thank you. Your smile is the only sunshine I’ve seen all day.” MMT

#16732 (0) - May 4, 2010 12:48 PM by Kat - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (530) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, my 14-year-old sister who has been legally deaf since she was born underwent a new surgery which partially restored her hearing. And as she looked around amazed at what she could hear, she signed to my mom and me and said, “Your voices are as beautiful as I had dreamed they were my whole life.” MMT

#17788 (0) - May 21, 2010 04:59 PM by jerimiah - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (823) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, my grandma choked up as she said, "House plants grow better when the house is filled with love, and ever since your grandpa died, I've never seen the house plants grow as well as they have since you moved in last month." MMT

#16803 (0) - May 5, 2010 02:43 PM by nicole - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (647) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, at the scene of her son’s death, her bloodied, torn fingernails and fingertips spoke volumes about how she desperately tried to free her son from the noose around his neck. MMT

#17810 (3) - May 21, 2010 11:21 PM by dpd - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (592) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, my sister was in a severe car accident, and although she is expected to live, there are many unknowns at this point. A cab driver who had just dropped someone else off at the hospital, saw me crying outside the emergency room this evening and he stopped, helped me into the cab, and drove me to my house on the other side of the city free of charge. In broken English he said, “I can only accept a smile as payment this time.” And so I smiled, and he smiled, and I felt a little better. MMT

#17784 (0) - May 21, 2010 02:51 PM by tiffaneygil - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (681) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I witnessed a pretty bad car accident. Immediately following the collision, the woman who was rear-ended, and not at fault, jumped out of her car, and instead of screaming at the other driver, ran to his window and said, “Are you OK? Is everyone OK?” MMT

#17754 (0) - May 21, 2010 12:39 AM by Ebo - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (548) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)


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