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Today, William, who failed 8th grade last year and was constantly in trouble and suspended, came up to my desk with three of his pieces of writing I had just handed back, a 95%, a 92% and a 100%. He said, “When I look at these grades I feel so proud of myself. I think I might have potential after all.” I told him he did, and he said, “Yeah, and with my potential, I want to be a teacher too someday and help people in the same way you have helped me.” MMT

#15839 (0) - Dec 20, 2011 by jennifero - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1031) - No, that made me sleepy. (39)

Today, my friend told me about her ongoing battle with depression and how she doesn't want to tell our other friends. I told her about my anxiety and how I usually don't tell people about it. We sat in the park for hours just talking about our problems. We used to fight all the time, but our new-found ability to connect and help each other MMT.

#16293 (0) - Jun 7, 2012 by rk - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (301) - No, that made me sleepy. (15)

Today, my old boss at the depression hotline where I worked for four years when I was in college eight years ago, still forwards me a thank you email at least once every few months from a person I helped while I worked there. MMT

#17425 (1) - Mar 2, 2013 by JPiere - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (441) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

Today, I’m still waiting and praying that nothing bad happens. Every 5 years since I was born something bad has happened. It sounds crazy but it’s true. I was born in 1990. In 1995, my older brother committed suicide. In 2000, my father committed suicide. In 2005, my grandfather who raised me passed away. Now we’re getting close to the end of 2010, and nothing bad has happened yet. MMT

#11350 (9) - Oct 30, 2010 by KatKatrina - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1259) - No, that made me sleepy. (221)

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! (1047) - No, that made me sleepy. (102)

Today, my brother looked at me through the prison visitation window, crying, and said, “I'm so jealous of you, and people like you, who can so easily say no to drugs.” MMT

#6508 (4) - Apr 17, 2010 by eliza - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2370) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

Today, I recognized the guy I served at the soup kitchen for the needy. His name is Mr. Jansen. Fifteen years ago, he was my high school physical education teacher. I had heard through the grapevine that he had been laid off several years back. MMT

#17686 (1) - Jul 10, 2013 by bcsoftball13 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (372) - No, that made me sleepy. (21)

Today, I stood beside him as his best man and listened to him recite the most beautiful wedding vows to a lovely woman he met five years ago at work. And as I stood there smiling, I thought about the first time I met him nearly twenty years ago. It was when I offered him my raincoat and lunchtime leftovers, after watching him attempt to move a shopping cart full of his possessions out of the pouring rain. MMT

#18025 (1) - May 17, 2014 by Cole - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (427) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, as I walked away from the airport gate alone with my head held high and eyes beet red from crying, I knew at that moment what it meant to be a military wife. MMT

#11653 (7) - Nov 26, 2010 by btown - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2056) - No, that made me sleepy. (100)

Today, as I was driving to work a police officer was trying to take a right onto a busy one-way street (he did not have his lights on). I stopped and signaled for him to merge in front of me. This afternoon I was running late to a meeting at a client’s office, and legitimately speeding to get there on time. The next thing I know flashing lights went on behind me. It turned out to be the same exact police officer I let merge in front of me this morning. He recognized me and let me go with just a verbal warning. MMT

#15942 (0) - Feb 6, 2012 by maj - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (506) - No, that made me sleepy. (85)

Today, I saw a girl was being bullied and teased for her appearance. She was sobbing when her older sister came to her and said, "The ugly things they say about you doesn’t make them any prettier. Ignore them. The weak say these things to make themselves feel stronger." MMT

#16069 (0) - Mar 29, 2012 by homelessrunaway - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (642) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, I don’t want anything more than to be wanted. And I don’t need anything more than to be needed. I’d give it all up for just a small taste of that again. MMT

#9938 (0) - Aug 29, 2010 by aky - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (771) - No, that made me sleepy. (133)

Today a classmate confused the terms 'mentally impaired' and 'mentally ill', and I called him on it (my sister has a mental illness). He argued that there wasn't a difference, and that they were all people he didn't want to talk to. My teacher sent him to the dean's office. A shy boy in my class thanked me later and said people say the same thing all the time to him, about his schizophrenia. The difference a few words makes MMT.

#16285 (3) - Jun 5, 2012 by sockmonkey - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (447) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today I was diagnosed with cancer. Yesterday I retired after being ultra frugal for 40 years and saving diligently for my retirement. MMT

#6277 (5) - Apr 8, 2010 by storyofmylife - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1546) - No, that made me sleepy. (63)

Today, I am a crime scene officer. I responded to a woman who was badly beaten by her husband. Taking pictures of her battered body we talked about her next steps and how there are people more than willing to help her. She said I was her angel. Just earlier today I watched as a chaplain comforted a grieving husband whose wife committed suicide, thinking I could never do that, but in a way I did without even initially realizing it. Making a difference MMT.

#16296 (0) - Jun 8, 2012 by casper - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (307) - No, that made me sleepy. (16)

Today, I was at the beach with my family when I saw an elderly woman struggling to take down her big beach umbrella. Just as I was about to get up, a group of teenagers came over and helped the woman. MMT

#16513 (0) - Jul 28, 2012 by Leah - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (338) - No, that made me sleepy. (34)

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! (401) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, as a 28 year old woman, some people think it’s kind of strange that my best friend – the friend I vibe with better than anyone else, and hang out with all of the time – is my grandmother. She also happens to be my maid of honor when I get married next month. MMT

#11970 (4) - Dec 24, 2010 by dale - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1995) - No, that made me sleepy. (82)

Today, my little sister called. She's excited because a professor asked her to switch out of a class she's in and into the graduate level of the same class, saying she's too advanced for the lower leveled class. She's taking this class in the summer, meaning it crams 16 weeks of school into 6. She's 19. At the end of our talk, she said, "Keep this on the DL, okay? I'm doing this for me, not to show off to the world how smart I am." We grew up in a rough neighborhood, in a broken home with almost no guidance at all. My sister’s intelligence and drive MMT.

#16238 (2) - May 25, 2012 by sister - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (483) - No, that made me sleepy. (29)

Today, my mom buried her childhood best friend because of breast cancer. At the funeral, she turns to me and says, “Text your friend and tell her how much you love her because life is short and although you think you guys will grow old together, we never know what life’s true plan is for us.” Hearing her say this with tears in her eyes MMT.

#16268 (0) - Jun 1, 2012 by Lifeistooshort - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (482) - No, that made me sleepy. (10)

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