Story Starters to Get You Thinking

  • A day I will always remember was …
  • A funny thing happened when …
  • When I was younger, I got in so much trouble when …
  • One habit I’d like to change about myself is …
  • Some things I take too seriously are …
  • My craziest experience in a restaurant happened when …
  • Something this organization really needs is …
  • One think you’d never guess about me is …
  • We all make mistakes, even me. One mistake I made was …
  • Today I saw something good that should make the news, but it won’t …
  • There was that one time I really put my foot in my mouth …
  • Let me tell you about my kids …
  • Let me tell you about my grandkids ...
  • Budgets - constricting or freeing?
  • There’s the one thing I do differently than anyone else …
  • You have a time machine. What time period do you travel to and why?
  • There was a time when my family was really happy …
  • Everytime I hear that one song, it reminds me of …
  • What is the hardest truth you’ve ever learned?
  • If history repeats itself, then …
  • One skill I would love to master is …
  • One story about me I’d never want my mother to read is …
  • If my life were a newspaper or book title, it would be …
  • My favorite holiday memory would be …
  • The best advice my mother/father ever gave me was …
  • I wish I had taken my mother/father’s advice to me in that situation because …
  • When I think about love/anger/forgiveness/kindness/any emotion, this memory always pops up …
  • The craziest conspiracy theory I’ve ever heard was …
  • What I want more than anything in my life is …
  • This one experience I had when I was younger changed everything about me …
  • My first friend to die was …
  • If I could throw five things into a fire and know they would be burned completely, gone forever, for no one to ever see, I would throw these things in that fire …
  • The best meal I’ve ever eaten was so great because …
  • I named my first pet ________ because …
  • The one person who had the most impact on my life to date was …
  • I had no idea I was discriminating against or stereotyping someone until this happened …
  • The biggest “aha” moment I’ve ever experienced was when …
  • I wish I could get over my addiction to …
  • One lesson I wish I’d learned many years ago is …
  • I am a _________________ eater because …
  • When I am confronted with direct criticism, I respond ....
  • One thing my friends would never suspect about me is …
  • One time a fundamental belief I had was shaken happened when …
  • I learned I was completely wrong about something when …
  • One fear I can’t seem to get over is …
  • My life was suddenly divided into “before” and “after” when this happened …
  • The best book I’ve ever read was …
  • Every time I hear this song, I’m immediately transported to this memory …
  • One thing I’ll never quite trying to do is …
  • I believe it’s important to see things from another point of view than just my own because …
  • I think we should raise/lower the driving/drinking age because …
  • My most precious childhood possession was …
  • If I could return to this one moment from my past, I’d choose this one …
  • Some things I wish I had known when I was a teenager are …
  • I am most proud of  …
  • If I had the chance to talk to a groups of middle school kids about the future, I would tell them …
  • The older generation can learn this from the younger generations …
  • Something that made me feel more connected to my coworkers was …
  • I love living in a city/the country/suburbs because …
  • If I could move anywhere, I’d move to …
  • My dream job would be …
  • My dream home would be …
  • If my house caught fire, the first things I would save would be ...
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