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Today, I was a parent chaperone for an elementary school field trip to the museum. On the bus ride there the kids at the front of the bus were being really loud and singing 'The wheels on the bus' as loud as they could. I was worried that the bus driver was getting irritated, but instead of scolding the kids, he beeped his horn, swished his wipers and sang along. Afterwards, with the biggest smile on his face, he told me the kids are the reason he loves his job so much. MMT

#15795 (1) - Nov 29, 2011 by paytonlane - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (970) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, I was able to pay for much needed dental work. I had recently exhausted every bit of extra cash I had and was still short. Last night my best friend found out I couldn't pay for it and knew how much pain I was in. She handed me the cash I needed to cover the rest of the bill without hesitation, and hugged me while I sobbed. She is struggling to make ends meet as well, but insisted that it was the best possible way she could "invest her money." Her generosity and heart MMT.

#16216 (0) - May 17, 2012 by Durango - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (431) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, it's been three years since I made the decision to end an arranged engagement, leave behind a community and forge a new path for myself. Although it's been a struggle at times, over the past three years I have had the most extraordinary experiences, and wonderful people have come into my life. I have no idea where I am going next. When I get scared or wonder what the next few years will look like, I look back at how far I have come, and it gives me hope and MMT.

#16407 (1) - Jul 2, 2012 by happia - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (316) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today I went for a walk with my mama. I was recently released from the hospital after my back/spinal cord surgery. Up ahead, a man walking his dogs moved over for me. We said our hello's and he asked me what was wrong. I explained to him that I had just had broken my back and was near being a paraplegic. He then told me to keep fighting because 3 years ago his son broke his back and is now completely paralyzed. The fact that I still have a chance MMT.

#16595 (1) - Sep 2, 2012 by jchung - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (362) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, I visited my grandpa at his retirement home. At 87, he always seems so happy. This morning I asked him, “How come I never hear you complain about your age like everyone else here?” He replied, “I have no complaints about growing old. Many folks are not fortunate enough to have the opportunity." MMT

#509 (1) - Aug 23, 2009 by Seven - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1467) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, I cried for my wife for the very first time, and I can’t stop. She took her own life nearly two years ago. I was so disappointed. So heartbroken. So confused. I don’t know how I made it this far without a tear. MMT

#18036 (0) - May 28, 2014 by widower - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (356) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, for two hours I stood next to a 50 something year old, burly biker looking guy at a Lady Gaga concert while he sincerely sang his heart out. MMT

#10670 (2) - Sep 26, 2010 by Susan - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1571) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, at my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary, my grandmother read us an entry from her journal that she kept while she was in college. It simply said, “When I tell people I'll be getting married at 20, they look at me as if they expected me to be more intelligent than that.” MMT

#16805 (2) - Oct 14, 2012 by andee - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (490) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, as I looked at my ex-girlfriend of almost 2 years from across the hall, I realized that it’s weird how we go from being strangers, to being friends, to being more than friends, to being practically strangers all over again. MMT

#12200 (4) - Jan 6, 2011 by jpaul - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2044) - No, that made me sleepy. (86)

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! (777) - No, that made me sleepy. (11)

Today, our motel room in the Republic of the Congo was burglarized, but the only thing stolen was a large box of canned goods. MMT

Today, I found out why my mortgage broker didn't show up for our meeting this afternoon. I am in the final stages of purchasing a house, so I was very angry that he was a ‘no call, no show.’ But it turns out, a day after scheduling our meeting, he unexpectedly passed away. MMT

#16179 (1) - May 6, 2012 by meldale8 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (409) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, it’s been two years nice my mom lost her battle with cancer. She was 40 at the time and I was 13. Since then her best friend, Joy, has treated me like her own daughter. She picks me up for school 3 days a week on the mornings my dad has to leave early, packs me lunches, takes me to doctor’s appointments, talks to me about the birds and the bees, etc. Recently I told her that I appreciate it, and she replied, “There’s no reason to thank me. As far as friends go, your mom was my soul mate. And although I decided to never have kids, I have one, you. I love you like my own daughter.” MMT

#15901 (0) - Jan 17, 2012 by daughter - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1257) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, I attended my very first homecoming dance. My grandson surprised me and took me as his date. MMT

#16738 (0) - Sep 28, 2012 by G.ma - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (823) - No, that made me sleepy. (23)

Today, we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We met in a physical rehabilitation facility where we were both learning to walk with prosthetic legs after loosing our legs in the same car accident, in different cars. MMT

#17557 (0) - May 4, 2013 by Kayla - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (619) - No, that made me sleepy. (14)

Today, a boy in my 9th grade home economics class brought in two dozen red roses and gave one rose to every girl in the class, then handed me the remaining roses and said, "These are for you." He did this following a conversation a few of my girls started in class yesterday about never receiving flowers from anyone. And they finished the conversation by asking me if had. I jokingly said, "It's been a long time." MMT

#15555 (0) - Sep 23, 2011 by raerae - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1220) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, even though you say I'm too thin, I still see a fat, disgusting slob in the mirror. And I wish I didn’t, for your sake; because I can see it’s tearing you apart, which tears me apart too. MMT

#16205 (4) - May 14, 2012 by missy - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (410) - No, that made me sleepy. (67)

Today, I was complaining to my little brother about the weather. I told him that I wished it was always summertime. He laughed and said, "No you don't. The reason you like summer so much is because it's NOT always summer." MMT

#3895 (3) - Jan 13, 2010 by Julia - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2104) - No, that made me sleepy. (149)

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) - Sep 22, 2012 by Reza - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1318) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, my brother came to me, crying. His girlfriend confessed that she was abused by her father when she was a kid. After talking for a while, he said this just made him want to marry her, to protect her from her father, who she admits is still sometimes physically abusive today. "You can't marry her just because of this," I said. "It's not just this," he replied. "I've had the ring for two months, but I was waiting for the right time. And now I realize that now is the right time." MMT

#16139 (1) - Apr 22, 2012 by Anna - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (842) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

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