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Today, he died in a car accident on the way to my apartment. I asked him to hurry over right after work because I wanted to tell him I’m pregnant. MMT

#17786 (2) - Sep 21, 2013 by moniquefc - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (939) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, she is my wife of 27 years, and this is our story: When, I was 11, I met a girl in school and she became my best friend. When I was 13 I moved with my parent’s to the other side of the country. Then when I was 14, I was sent to a young offender’s prison for a crime I didn’t commit. So consequently we lost touch. Due to the seriousness of the crime, a lot of people that had once called themselves my friend disowned me. I felt so useless and depressed, I often thought about giving up the fight to prove my innocence. Then one day, a few days after I turned 15, I was in my cell when I received a letter from her. In one line she wrote, “I would have written to you sooner, but I didn’t know where you were. I was worried and haven’t stopped missing you.” It dawned on me then that I still had a friend in this world. And she believed in me, and believed I was innocent. And the fact that one person believed me, made me want to carry on the fight. I had my trial and got out on my 16th birthday having been found not guilty. And we married four years later. MMT

#16967 (3) - Nov 9, 2012 by jeromeg - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (944) - No, that made me sleepy. (28)

Today, a close friend of mine passed away at the age of 25. And while I've spent most of the day crying, I’ve spent the last 3 hours thinking about the fact that our lives are sometimes much shorter than we expect them to be - that each moment is a gift. Obvious thoughts that never really sunk in until now. MMT

#2329 (0) - Nov 13, 2009 by Lola - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1169) - No, that made me sleepy. (79)

Today, after my father's arrest last night, for the first time in my life, I wasn't scared to go home after school. MMT

Today, I still wish I had taken the F instead of the A on the final exam I hurried to finish while my dad was taking his last few breaths at the hospital. MMT

#18020 (2) - May 12, 2014 by Daria - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (467) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

Today, the Salvation Army charity representative that collects money outside our grocery store told me that this past holiday season she received more ‘spare change’ donations from young kids and teenagers than she did from adults. MMT

#12149 (13) - Jan 4, 2011 by Brittany - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1467) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today was the final day of my nursing program, and a bunch of us decided to go out for lunch to celebrate. My husband has been out of work and finances are tight, so I didn't have the money to buy a meal. But I wanted to go with the group, so I just drank some water and talked with the others. When their orders came and they saw that I had no food they insisted on sharing with me, and everyone pitched in a bit of their meal. My generous classmates MMT.

#17173 (0) - Dec 29, 2012 by den - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (436) - No, that made me sleepy. (79)

Today, I am an alcoholic. My ex-wife is an alcoholic. Our oldest son is a high school dropout, sitting in jail for selling prescription medication in school. And our youngest son is a college graduate, an entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO of a successful non-profit in New York City that helps hundreds of drug addicts overcome their addictions every year. The way my son rose above the odds MMT.

#16844 (7) - Oct 28, 2012 by JoeyJ - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (932) - No, that made me sleepy. (18)

Today, somewhat as a joke since she tutored me throughout grade school, I asked my grandma to sign my yearbook. So she did. This was her closing paragraph: “The best thing that you can do in life is follow your heart. Take risks. Don't just make the safe and easy choices because you’re afraid of what might happen. If you do, nothing will ever happen.” MMT

#16019 (0) - Mar 9, 2012 by kgal - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (525) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today was my dad’s funeral. He past away suddenly last Wednesday night from a heart attack. When My English teach found out what had happened, she put together a fundraiser for my dad to have a proper burial and funeral because my mom and I couldn't afford one. The school raised more than enough money in just a few short days. My teacher and my fellow students who helped us brought tears of joy our eyes, even despite our tragic loss. They MMT.

#16826 (0) - Oct 22, 2012 by hereandgone - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (573) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, I spread my wife’s ashes on a secluded beach in Fiji. I traveled here alone on pre-paid airline and resort tickets that my wife and I bought three months ago before her accident. The trip was booked in celebration our 25th wedding anniversary, because Fiji is where we got engaged 26 years ago. MMT

#17577 (1) - May 14, 2013 by Lawa - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (656) - No, that made me sleepy. (17)

Today, I went in for an interview for a teaching position at a high school in South Florida. I felt like I recognized the male interviewer, who was the Math and Science department head. Then towards the end of the interview, after lots of small talk, it became clear that the interviewer was my biological father. My mom had taken me and abandoned him when I was 5-years-old, and it was the first time I’d seen him in almost 20 years. We went out for coffee afterwards and caught up. And I got the job, so now I’ll have a lot of time to get to know my father, MMT

#15902 (2) - Jan 18, 2012 by seth - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1202) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today I was waiting in the queue to pay at the parking meter when a lady at the front didn't have enough change, I reached into my pocket and handed over 50 cents so she could pay. Later this afternoon, as it was my turn to pay at another parking meter, I reached into my pocket and I didn't have enough change left. At that moment a lady behind me in the queue offered me 75 cents so I could pay. I've never lent money to anyone, or received money from a stranger like this ever before. Both happening on the same day MMT.

#16969 (0) - Nov 10, 2012 by Kristian - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (532) - No, that made me sleepy. (26)

Today, I realized the best way to appreciate my job is to imagine my life without it... so I turned in my resignation letter. I have no clue what I'm going to do next, but I'm excited and optimistic. MMT

#244 (4) - Aug 15, 2009 by Richard - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (964) - No, that made me sleepy. (84)

Today, my dog ran away in the rain. We live on the main road in town with cars speeding both directions. After 2 hours of searching, I finally came across a woman in a business suit bribing my dog with her breakfast in the pouring rain. We finally caught him and I graciously thanked her and offered to buy her another breakfast. She admitted that she was an hour late for work, but found him in the street and couldn't live with herself if she just let him keep running. MMT

#16839 (0) - Oct 26, 2012 by Anonymous - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (598) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

Today, on my lunch break I used a large Macy’s shopping bag to clean out all the miscellaneous garbage that had accumulated in my trunk over the last month. When I was done I sat the bag in my backseat so I would remember to toss it in the dumpster when I got back to my apartment. But on the way home I was stopped at an intersection and a thief reached into my back window, grabbed the bag and ran off. MMT

#14197 (5) - May 17, 2011 by ToiToi - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1240) - No, that made me sleepy. (85)

Today, my friend of 17 years called me. She said she needed to talk to someone, and that it was important. I told her I'd call her right back because I was in the middle of something. In reality I was playing Call of Duty. She killed herself approx. 15 minutes later. I called her back approx. 20 minutes later. Tonight, I threw out my Xbox 360, and can't stop crying. MMT

#16587 (4) - Aug 30, 2012 by Warrior - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1196) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, four months after the abortion, I still get upset and cry nearly every time I look at the would-be fathers picture, because his life has been completely normal since it happened. MMT

#17714 (4) - Jul 27, 2013 by Ab - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (342) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, I was feeling really down at my job as a cashier and just having an all around bad day. Just wanted to go home. Halfway through my shift a nice woman in my line, who's face I know but not her name, tells me how sweet I am and says "You must be the nicest, prettiest cashier they have here! I don't know why you're not out modeling." She made my night - made my week, really. The simple kindnesses that someone can bring to another MMT.

#16329 (0) - Jun 16, 2012 by derkriegervarg - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (351) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, almost 5 years after I stopped volunteering at the suicide prevention hotline, the new manager gave me a call. She said this afternoon they received a $25,000 anonymous donation to help fund the support line. Along with the donation they received an email that read, “Thank you Claire. You saved my life.” Apparently, I’m the only Claire who ever volunteered there. MMT

#15683 (0) - Oct 20, 2011 by Clairebear - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1513) - No, that made me sleepy. (20)

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