What Do You Have to Say for Yourself in Six Words?


When someone comments on one of my posts, I usually go to their blog to look around too.  Mommybee left a comment yesterday, so when I went to her blog, one of her posts talked about six word memoirs and referred the reader to another blog, which referred you to another blog, and that blogger had gotten the idea from NPR.  (It’s so interesting how that “blog hopping” works!)

Thank you mommybee for stopping by AND giving me an intriguing idea for a post.

When someone asked Ernest Hemingway to write a six-word story, he wrote this.  For Sale:  Baby shoes, never worn.

My favorite one I read was: 70 years, few tears, hairy ears. 

The one I came up with was:  God leads, we follow, peace results.

What six-word story would you write?

19 Responses to What Do You Have to Say for Yourself in Six Words?

  1. cathy says:

    Phone rings. Grandkids call. I run

  2. Linda says:

    God’s best is worth waiting for.

  3. Janet Ruth says:

    Alarm rings, new day … Praise God!

  4. Linda says:

    This reminds me of something we used to do occasionally in Sunday evening services at a church I once attended. It was called “popcorn praise.” One at a time, people would stand and say, in one word, something they were praising God for. It was inspiring and encouraging.

  5. Beth says:

    I loved the NPR story! I just listened to lit last week.

    Here are mine:

    Kids fill hearts and empty wallets.

    Please read my blogs. Pretty please? 😉

    We’re a cord of three strands. (Pilfered from Ecclesiastes.)

    Nonsense baby babbles make me smile.

    My daughter’s stubborn. I’m more so.

    Penny in piggy bank–toddler smiles.

    And lastly–

    This six word game is addictive.

  6. Sandra says:

    Amen, Cathy. No one can “pull our strings” like our grandkids, can they? 🙂

    Amen, Linda.

    Janet Ruth — Yours reminds me of a quote I found, and featured on a post, that was something like this: “I want to be the kind of woman who when she arises in the morning, the Devil shudders and says, ‘Oh no, she’s awake!'” A woman who awakes with praise for God on her lips, surely makes the Devil shudder!

    Linda — Wow! That’s a great idea. I hope lots of groups are doing that right now. We all need the reminders!

  7. Sandra says:

    Beth — Your mom and dad must have given you “creative pills” when you were growing up — you have such a fertile mind. I love all of those! 🙂

  8. Dina says:

    A dash of insanity brings creativity.

    Squirrel scampered. Dog dashed. Toddler tripped.

    One memory. One revelation. One song.

  9. Sandra says:

    Oh, Dina. I love those too!

    I feel so blessed by the creative minds of those of you I’ve met through blogging. Thank you.

  10. I love the Ernest Hemingway one. That man could tell a story!

    I passed an award on to you, you, so come by when you have a minute. 🙂

  11. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Lynn. That is so nice! Now, all I have to do is figure out how to put it on a post! 🙂

  12. Amy O says:

    I love the idea but the creative juices are not running today.

    Wonderful kids, tired Mom, life’s journey?

  13. Sandra says:

    Amy, that’s great! See, even when you’re tired and out of “juice” you are still able to come up with something that certainly tells a story. Good job! 🙂

  14. Pamela says:

    I wish truthfully that I followed and had that peace. Sigh.

    But, I did this meme sometime ago. You can find it here

  15. Sandra says:

    Pamela — I wish it for you too. Following is the only way I know how to be happy. I am such a “mess” without Him.

  16. Julie says:

    Hi Aunt Sandy
    I think I figured out my life story in 6 words:

    Learning to be content in all things.

    (Although I do like Amy O’s 6 words. That definitely describes me in the stage of life I’m in right now.) 🙂

    Hope you are doing well….

  17. Sandra says:

    Hi, Julie!

    I like yours. That applies to any time in our lives!

  18. Denny says:

    Jesus died, rose again, He’s Alive!!!!!!!

  19. Sandra says:

    Denny — Amen.

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