Do you know what the best decision you ever made is? You might have to think about it for a while. What was the decision that directly changed your life for the better the most? Do you have one? It is a really hard thing to pick out that singular choice you made that transformed your life for the positive. But that is the question that the people of Twitter recently pondered together.

Nicole Cliffe is an amazing writer who also regularly gets people on Twitter to spill their guts. She asks the best, most nuanced and interesting questions about people because she is curious herself, and we all get to reap the benefits. Cliffe is the master of the human interest side of social media. Recently, the world has been on fire, so Cliffe decided she would ask people for a positive moment from their lives. She wanted to know the single best decision that people have made in their entire lives.

Here's Nicole Cliffe with the question that was heard around the world:

She got nearly 1,000 responses to this. People were eager to share the stories of the things they'd done right in their lives. Can you blame them? Here are some of our favorites.

Dumping the bad dude

It honestly takes so much courage to get yourself out of a bad relationship for so many reasons. But it's worth it when you do.

Replacing exes with dogs

Getting a dog is always a good decision. Always.

Mother's Day surprise

Nicole Cliffe responded to this tweet with "raining on my face," and honestly, same. So many tears.

New guitar teacher

Sometimes, teachers have the power to either make a kid fall in or out of love with a subject. I love that this person spoke up for themselves.

Dating your best friend

Oh, I just got chills. This is so sweet and perfect and oh man, what a good story. Be true to yourselves, people! Allow yourself joy!

Donating a liver

What a supremely selfless and generous act. This is true love, people.

Moving back

Look, one of the very first things I had knocked into my head repeatedly when I first moved across the country was that no matter when and where you move, you aren't trapped. You can change your life. Do what feels right.


I mean, this may be a joke answer, but I do not think of it like that. First of all, we all deserve a plate of warm brownies. Second of all, self-care is important.

Dropping out

Sometimes you make decisions that you think you should make or that really do seem right at the time. There is no shame in realizing what you actually want and reversing those decisions. In fact, it's really brave to do that.

New puppy

I mean, look at that face on that pup. How could you ever say no to that face? (You couldn't! It's impossible.)

Flying to Vancouver

This is like something out of a romantic comedy, starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks! This is adorable!


This is not a joke. What you sleep on makes a huge difference in your mood and the way you approach life. Get yourself a good mattress.


This is one of the hardest things to do. Bravo to this woman for being brave enough to leave.

Extra for guac

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, You have to treat yourself right! Stand up for yourself and allow yourself to enjoy things. Paying for guac is one of the ways you can do that.

To leave a marriage

To admit a mistake of that magnitude is so hard. But it's better in the long run for everyone in the situation. Even if it doesn't feel like it at the time.

30-day contract

You should always trust your gut. Once I left a full-time job for a week-long "trial run" at a company, and that company ended up hiring me for my first full-time gig as a writer.

Jumping ship

Hmmm, this is giving me ideas. I know a lot of people say they're going to leave the country when bad things start happening, but this person actually did it.


This is so powerful. To have the ability to forgive gives you all the power, not the opposite. It is a way to take control of yourself and your feelings.

High-school sweethearts

Oh, holy cow this is adorable. Sometimes, you just know. And when you know, you gotta do everything in your power to make it so.

Dog or therapy

These are both very admirable decisions but I would argue that getting a dog is a form of therapy. It is the best thing one can do for oneself.

Keeping the cat

I think, judging by this picture, that the cat also thinks you made the right decision. Now you get to look at that face every day!

Grad school

Sometimes the best decisions are the scariest (or the most expensive). But I would say this one paid off very well in the end.

Olympics job

Go with your gut, especially when it comes to professional opportunities. Don't just lean toward stability or more money.

Breakfast sandwich

Heck yes, a breakfast sandwich is always a good idea! Sort of like the time last week when I melted some smoked gruyere on crusty bread and then plopped an oozing fried egg on top. That was also a good decision.

Going to Chicago

I've never been to Chicago, but I feel like that city has that effect on people. I must visit, even if their idea of pizza is totally wack.

Public defender

A giant pay cut is totally worth it if you will be a thousand times more fulfilled and feel better about what you do when you wake up every single day.

Deciding to get help

This is a difficult decision to make, deciding that you should seek help. It's something to be very proud of.


When you know, you know! I love this romantic story.

Abandoning the Republicans

Heck yes! This one must be hard to admit, but this is incredibly admirable. Share this with someone who needs a burst of positive energy today!