Sum up YOUR life in Six Words

Several months ago I came across a fascinating blog post.  The author briefly discussed a trend (back-in-the-day) among writers/authors to sum up their lives, or in other words to succinctly write their memoir, using only six words.   

Here are a few examples he cited or I came across:

“For Sale: baby shoes, never worn”

            -Ernest Hemingway

 “Bumpy road, kissed toad, recovery mode!”

            -anonymous blogger comment

 “My flame flickers but never fails”

            -anonymous blogger comment

Now I didn’t come up with this idea, but I thought this would be so fun and insightful to do on our blog.  I love learning more about our community and seeing firsthand how much creativity and diversity we have in our group.

So here are a few of mine as of right this moment:

            “Loving this life –Longing for next”

           “Never forget–> the heart is resilient”

           “Big Heart. Bigger Dreams. Biggest Mouth”

So, if you had to sum up your life in six words and six words only, how would you do it?

A Postscript:  I will have you know that I could sit around reading these all day.  I have learned so much about so many of you through just six words.  For instance, we have among our blog community several two-time cancer survivors, a missionary to Thailand, and a 27 year old mother of one who is now expecting triplets (apparently the natural way)! How cool is that?!?  I loved all of your comments but I wanted to post a few that stuck out to me as a summary:

“Goodbye is sometimes the hardest word spoken”

“My Life- More than Six Words”

“Former Pharisee Striving to be Humble”

“Silly heart wants to dream again”

“Traumatized caterpillar peeking out of cocoon”

“He Loves Me…wish I could”

“Life is messy pass the mop”

“Tried to run, nowhere to hide”

“Brother’s May wedding: Need affordable Liposuction” (Hilarious!)

“All for Him and Him for all”

“I’m a big sinner Bigger Savior”

“Redeemed: From divorce court to pulpit”

“From trash to treasure through Christ” 

 “Screwed up Life never the same”

 “Seeing the Sacred in Ordinary Life”

Thank you to everyone who participated! I loved reading all of them- the hilarious ones, the sarcastic ones, and even the incredibly sobering ones!   


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  1. 151
    Kylie says:

    In Him no fear, loving freedom!

  2. 152
    Leah Gillen says:

    I live so others see Him!

  3. 153
    Dee says:

    I found the anchor of hope.

  4. 154
    PamN says:

    Jesus loves me, this I know!

  5. 155
    rdhmom says:

    Naive–crushed–healed–joyful– thankful–awestruck!

  6. 156
    Missy says:

    God take away my sorrow please!

  7. 157
    Ashley says:

    Two babies here, two in Heaven.

  8. 158
    Kristib says:

    learning to forgive have been forgiven

  9. 159
    Megan says:

    Everyone’s good time party girl RESCUED!!!

  10. 160
    Amanda says:

    Finally real grwoth, wanting Him more!

  11. 161
    Georgia's blog says:

    Praising, thanking Him for the Storm!

  12. 162
    Sandi C says:

    Striving to become more like Him

  13. 163
    godsgal says:

    Turning my mistakes… into a ministry!

  14. 164
    Anonymous says:

    I’ve been unfaithful but never unloved.

  15. 165
    blessednfavored siesta says:

    I was had – now I’m not.

  16. 166
    Meg-a-roooo says:

    Searching for truth and purpose everyday…

  17. 167
    Mitzi says:

    I’m late, but I really thought this through.

    Past- Pharisee
    Future- Proverbs 31 woman

  18. 168
    Tammy says:

    Husband suicide,
    Single mother,

    Take my hand, Don’t let go


    Daily Manna, Glorify God, Joy Cometh

  19. 169
    Anonymous says:

    MMF hey
    my life is short and sweeet

  20. 170
    Anonymous says:

    Pastor’s tired wife ~ asking God why?

  21. 171
    sharoni says:

    Finding the beauty in everyday things….

    (inspired by the fact that “ordinary life is artful…” A. Trigiani)

  22. 172
    Mary Bess says:

    Big girl panties = wedgies with lace

    In case the phrase isn’t familiar to all, “Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!” is the newest catchphrase to grace local t-shirts.

  23. 173
    Suzanne says:

    Tried own, gave up, let God

  24. 174
    Paulette Carson says:

    “His grace is sufficient for me.”

  25. 175
    ~Trina~ says:

    Seed planted, new field, waiting(to)bloom

  26. 176
    Anonymous says:

    Secure & Safe In His Love

  27. 177
    Anonymous says:

    My Life: Cleanup in Aisle Five!

  28. 178
    Armchair Housewife says:

    I’m sorry to be off-topic, but I really pray that Miss Beth can read this note today- I want her to know how much her teaching “Who do you trust” from Life Today is ministering to me in an area of deep worry and concern in my life right now. Thank you for this teaching, and know it is greatly helping.

    God Bless you all!

  29. 179
    Mally says:

    Letting go – Jesus take the wheel.

  30. 180
    Anonymous says:

    Brand New Carpet…Already Soot stained

  31. 181
    jami says:

    Want to be Mommy – still waiting.

  32. 182
    Jackie says:

    Saved, Served, Sinned,
    Repented, Restored, Rejoicing!

  33. 183
    Megan says:

    Born, adopted, loved, Aodpted, loves, eternally.

  34. 184
    Lucy says:

    Trusting Jesus to get me through!

  35. 185
    Darla says:

    Telling His Story with My Life.

  36. 186
    Trustin1 says:

    He the Potter, I the clay

  37. 187
    Julie Albin says:

    Child of divorce married 15 years.

  38. 188
    Cristina says:

    Present suffering leading to eternal joy.

  39. 189
    Becky says:

    mine come from the same song

    Jesus loves me this i know…

    they are weak-He is strong

  40. 190
    SPARKY says:

    constantly redefining as life keeps changing

  41. 191
    lee says:

    Loved beyond measure, hope for future

  42. 192
    BeccaM says:

    sowed with tears, harvesting in joy

  43. 193
    Anonymous says:

    Can’t choose just one…only Him!

    Susan k in Bradenton, FL

  44. 194
    Anonymous says:

    Cannot wait to see what’s next.

  45. 195
    Paige's Petals says:

    Cancer a gift…we are changed!

  46. 196
    Barbie says:

    Can never get enough of Jesus!

  47. 197
    Anonymous says:

    LEARNING to be content in HIM.

  48. 198
    Anonymous says:

    Sustained by faith, hope and love.

  49. 199
    Lisa Welch says:

    Hopes. Done some. Pray L-rd, favor.

  50. 200
    Nana Cheryl says:

    Cherished by God —
    Wounded Heart Healed.

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