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Today, when I told my dad that I hated him before I left for school, I didn’t think there was a possibility that I wouldn’t be able to take it back. But now as I stare at him lying here, hooked up to feeding tubes and a breathing machine, I’m dying inside too. MMT

#17401 (2) - Feb 18, 2013 by Afg.Girly - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (641) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I kept the Skype chatbox open even though he logged off. It was the first time in almost 30 years that anyone has called me a "pretty." MMT

#17651 (2) - Jun 20, 2013 by Elizabeth - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (350) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, our daughter turned three years old. Today also would have been our four year wedding anniversary. My wife died on our one year anniversary giving birth to our daughter. But seeing my daughter's smile every morning reminds me that she's still here with me, and that life is a miracle. MMT

#14515 (1) - Jun 11, 2011 by DC - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1401) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, my 17 year old daughter slit her wrists and nearly bled to death on our kitchen floor – I came home early by sheer luck, applied pressure to her wounds and called 911 in the nick of time. This morning the two of us got into a huge fight I told her that I doubted she would ever be as successful, academically, as her older brother... I forgot to mention that this was OK. The doctors just told me she would be fine, but the effect of my careless words MMT.

#17245 (5) - Jan 10, 2013 by Jai - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (686) - No, that made me sleepy. (44)

Today, I met an active duty Marine Corps Colonel who moonlights as a clown at children's parties when he's on leave. MMT

#3388 (2) - Dec 28, 2009 by galey - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1623) - No, that made me sleepy. (81)

Today, my parents bought their second boat. Growing up they lived in a rough neighborhood and had little money. My dad spent 20 years serving his country and qualified for welfare at one point. He never spent a dime and worked all his life for his dream. He now owns his own small business, which is still growing despite this recession. Even though he works constantly, he has never missed one of my field hockey games, and he is always smiling. My dad is my hero. He MMT.

#16617 (0) - Sep 10, 2012 by Riss - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (493) - No, that made me sleepy. (19)

Today, I thought of the promise I made to teach you how to solve a Rubik's cube after we got through our surgeries together. You never made it through, and I've cried every night wishing I could have kept my promise to you. MMT

#16346 (1) - Jun 19, 2012 by Will - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (383) - No, that made me sleepy. (12)

Today, every time I visit his grave I cry for at least an hour. I still regret throwing the keys on the sidewalk and screaming at him to leave my house that night he came home drunk. MMT

#17940 (2) - Feb 22, 2014 by anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (397) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I asked my baby sister if she knows what city we live in. “New York,” she replied – which is the wrong answer. Then she continued, “Bart Simpson lives in Springfield.” So she knows where a cartoon character lives, but not where we live. MMT

#1411 (1) - Sep 20, 2009 by AmericanGirl - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (871) - No, that made me sleepy. (590)

Today, our biological son and daughter (ages 6 and 7), who constantly bicker at each other, came into our bedroom together this morning, quietly, to say “good morning” to our new 11 month old foster baby. Then they went the rest of the day without arguing because, according to my son, they “don’t want to scare their new baby sister.” MMT

#14250 (0) - May 21, 2011 by Caroline - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1740) - No, that made me sleepy. (66)

Today, I'm 21 and have never had a boyfriend. Every day I see happy couples, people who find wonderful significant others. All I can think about is how happy everyone else seems and how every single day I get sadder and more depressed; I feel like there's something wrong with me. I don't know what's going to happen, I just don't want to be alone forever. MMT

#16413 (14) - Jul 4, 2012 by sadnlonely - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (515) - No, that made me sleepy. (87)

Today, nearly 15 years after he passed away in a car accident on our three-year anniversary of dating (which also happened to be our high school prom night), his mom, who I have remained in touch with, showed up at my door with an engagement ring she found under a floorboard in her son’s old bedroom. Along with the ring were several hand-written notes detailing his plan to ask for my hand in marriage. MMT

#17417 (1) - Feb 26, 2013 by alyssa - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (941) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, my son graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree in accounting. He struggled with a reading and writing disabilities when he was younger. He spent kindergarten – 12th grade in ESE classes. During a parent/teacher conference when my son was 12, two ESE teachers collectively informed me that it was highly likely that my son would never graduate high school. MMT

#15810 (1) - Dec 6, 2011 by mayjay - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (788) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, I’ve been chemistry lab partners with one of the most beautiful (and popular) girls at our school since the beginning of the school year. And although I never would have had the courage to talk to her otherwise, she’s totally down to earth and sweet. We spend our time in the lab chatting, laughing, and getting A’s (she’s smart too), and just recently we started talking a little bit outside of class too. Last week when I heard that she didn’t have a date to our homecoming dance, I desperately wanted to ask her, but chickened out every time I was about to. Then this afternoon, at lunchtime, she ran up to me and formally asked me to ask her to the dance. So I did, and she kissed me on the cheek and said, “Yes!” MMT

#15764 (5) - Nov 17, 2011 by mikeymike - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1061) - No, that made me sleepy. (116)

Today, at the JFK airport a group of 15 soldiers got off the plane near the terminal where I was working. They were pretty quiet and minding their own business when everyone nearby – easily 100+ strangers - started clapping for them and thanking them. The soldiers just stood there with their mouths open and huge smiles on their faces. Good soldiers and thankful people MMT.

#17112 (0) - Dec 15, 2012 by Crucien - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (653) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, I’m marrying my hero. When I was 13, my mom was killed by a drunk driver, when I was 18 I was stuck in an abusive relationship with a man who hit me every day. Now at the age of 24 I'm marrying the man – my childhood best friend – who got me through all of it. I love you Riley, and your love MMT.

#16241 (1) - May 26, 2012 by Heart - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (611) - No, that made me sleepy. (8)

Today, I returned home to my hometown after almost 3 straight years of world travel (business and pleasure) to find out that my best friend had died in a car accident last night on his way home from work. MMT

#16478 (0) - Jul 18, 2012 by devastated - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (575) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, as I sat at my father’s wake, I realized that the only reason I showed up today was to visually confirm that the man who physically abused my mother for 20 years was finally dead. MMT

#2544 (3) - Nov 20, 2009 by Eliass - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3644) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, my boyfriend fell asleep in my arms, snoring just a little. It's crazy how happy it made me to hear him snore, sleeping peacefully. The room was all quiet, and there we lay. Him, snoring, and I, realizing just how much I love him. And that I’d rather be nowhere else. MMT

#1849 (9) - Oct 8, 2009 by Squiggy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1961) - No, that made me sleepy. (382)

Today, I walked my daughter down the aisle. Ten years ago I pulled a 14 year old boy out of his mom's fire-engulfed SUV after a serious accident. Doctors initially said he would never walk again. My daughter came with me several times to visit him at the hospital. Then she started going on her own. Today, seeing him defy the odds and smile widely, standing on his own two feet at the altar as he placed a ring on my daughter’s finger MMT.

#15083 (0) - Jul 30, 2011 by masonjay - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (2819) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

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