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Today, I received the first payment from his $600,000 life insurance fund and spent most of it this afternoon on depression therapy. MMT

#12315 (3) - Jan 18, 2011 by anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1050) - No, that made me sleepy. (102)

Today, at 10AM, after struggling with a serious case of depression since my wife passed away earlier this year, I sat at my desk and stared down blankly at a large bottle of anti-depressants my doctor prescribed me. And just as I was considering swallowing them all, my daughter called to tell me she loves me. MMT

#9063 (4) - Jul 28, 2010 by winchester - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1156) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, I found out that the woman who I thought was a young mom of the 2 twin boys I have in my 5th grade math class is actually their 24-year-old half sister. Apparently, her parents got divorced and her mom had the twins with another man. Then 4 years ago, her mom and the father of the twins died in a car wreck. The 24-year-old daughter, who was 20 at the time, took over as their legal guardian and has been raising them ever since. MMT

#13920 (3) - Apr 19, 2011 by GiGi - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2131) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, the surgeon informed my wife and I that our 4-year-old son’s only chance for survival is a heart transplant. And that he’s first on the donors list. And that the heart will likely come from another child in the same age bracket who dies from causes unrelated to a heart condition. MMT

#7160 (9) - May 8, 2010 by bennos - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1957) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, an elderly woman came through my register and literally spent 5 minutes showing me pictures of her grandkids. It was adorable. Then a teenage kid came up after her and said, "It must seriously suck to work here." Little did he know, that woman's joy made my night. MMT

#750 (1) - Aug 30, 2009 by AH - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1036) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today, I have severe PTSD from being in a physically, verbally and emotionally abusive relationship for three years. Most of the time it feels too hard to move on with all the night terrors, flashbacks, triggers, etc; however I’ve met someone who makes things a little easier and who makes me feel like maybe one day I’ll be okay again. My friend and my new found faith in humanity MMT.

#16003 (2) - Mar 1, 2012 by Trey - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (422) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, I find myself thinking back to something I saw on the local news about a year ago. A teen football player had died in a car accident. The cameras showed all his friends after the funeral - these big hulking guys, all in tears, saying, “I loved him. We all loved him so much.” I started crying, too, and I wondered if these guys had told the football player they loved him while he was alive, or whether it was only with death that this strange word, love, could be used. I vowed then and there that I would never hesitate to speak up to the people I loved. They deserved to know they gave meaning to my life. They deserved to know I thought the world of them. MMT

#17452 (4) - Mar 14, 2013 by tonig - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (469) - No, that made me sleepy. (55)

Today, when I asked my 5-year-old daughter what she wants for her birthday, she said, “I want you and daddy to stop fighting.” MMT

#9148 (1) - Jul 31, 2010 by Courtney - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1126) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I was putting quarters into a parking meter for my parking spot downtown when a homeless man asked me if I could spare some change. I actually had a lot of coins in my purse, so I handed him about five dollars in change. The meeting I attended downtown ran about two hours longer than I had expected it to, and about an hour longer than I had paid for on the parking meter. But when I got to my car, the homeless man I had given change to earlier was putting a quarter into my parking meter. When he saw me, he said, “Oh good, you’re back. A little while ago the meter maid was ticketing cars with expired meters, so I’ve been slowly putting some change into your meter to keep you out of trouble.” MMT

#15811 (0) - Dec 6, 2011 by BBee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1843) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, after struggling to recover from bulimia for the past three consecutive years, with the regular help of two doctors, I finally ate three healthy meals, without purging, for the first time in nearly ten years. And I feel good. MMT

#17732 (8) - Aug 7, 2013 by lovefora - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (442) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, after I picked up my son (who is a straight A student) from after school detention after he punched a bully who was picking on him, he said, “I hate school! I love to learn, but school is torture!” I desperately wanted to tell him I agree, but instead I said, “It gets better.” But I know it doesn’t - I used to get picked on too. MMT

#17537 (0) - Apr 24, 2013 by krem - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (469) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

Today, my company employs 130 intelligent individuals and turns a net profit of nearly $500K a year. I started this company 10 years ago after I was laid off by IBM. If they hadn't laid me off, I might still be working in a cubicle at IBM today. MMT

#16 (7) - Jul 26, 2009 by Bill - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (3253) - No, that made me sleepy. (242)

Today, as I cried in my best friend’s arms after I found out my boyfriend was cheating on me, I said, “Love hurts.” “No, love doesn’t hurt,” she replied. “Lying, cheating and screwing with people’s feelings and emotions hurts.” MMT

#15786 (0) - Nov 25, 2011 by shaela - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (795) - No, that made me sleepy. (225)

Today, after my best friend’s surgery, she couldn't even speak, and she looked barely awake. But she still remembered my birthday, even though my mom and stepfather forgot. MMT

#16577 (1) - Aug 25, 2012 by Sean88 - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (584) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, my husband had experimental tests done on his eyes. He has an eye condition, somewhat like being colorblind, that only allows him to see various shades of gray. Some of the medications the doctors tested on him today allowed him to see colors intermittently. During one of these intermittent moments of color, he sat up and stared into my eyes for several seconds straight without saying a word. “Are you okay?” I asked. “Yeah,” he replied. “I just want to make sure I can always remember the exact color of your eyes.” MMT

#15751 (0) - Nov 11, 2011 by torilee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1266) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I’m a maid at a fancy hotel. Although I try to look presentable at work, the baggy grey maids uniforms we’re required to wear usually make me feel inferior and unattractive. But this afternoon I was sweeping in the lobby when I overheard a little boy say to his mom, “The key cards for the rooms all look the same. How do the hotel workers know which room card we should get?” His mom laughed and said, “The hotel fairy tells them which key card to give us.” The little boy then pointed to me and said, “Is she the hotel fairy? She looks like one.” MMT

#15812 (0) - Dec 7, 2011 by alyssa - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (967) - No, that made me sleepy. (56)

Today, four days before my 8-year-old son and I would be evicted from our apartment, a family owned hotel and resort hired me and gave me an unexpected $3500 signing bonus - the exact amount I needed to avoid eviction. The owner delivered the bonus to me personally. She said, "All the people I talked to during your background check had great things to say about you, except your landlord. I know what it feels like to be out of work. I was once in your shoes. Welcome aboard." MMT

#15093 (0) - Jul 31, 2011 by lilah - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1597) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, my grandfather held my hand, listening intently to me complain about how much I hate the bullies at school. When I was done, he said, “Before you waste any more of it on anger, resentment, spite or envy, think of how precious and irreplaceable your time is. I wish I had more of it.” MMT

#18119 (0) - Aug 30, 2014 by JJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (601) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, while I cried, my dad came into my room, sat next to me, put his arm around my back and said, “We may do the wrong things sometimes and cry for the wrong reasons. But these mistakes eventually lead us to the right things.” MMT

#13936 (0) - Apr 20, 2011 by maki - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1052) - No, that made me sleepy. (143)

Today, after spending the last year working 60 hours a week in an attempt to give my family a more comfortable life, I forgot about my son's 14th birthday. My son told me what the family really needs is more of me at home. MMT

#4689 (4) - Feb 7, 2010 by bad dad - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1426) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

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