My 6-Word Memoir

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the 6-Word Memoir Project (started by SMITH Magazine Editor Larry Smith and inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s shortest of short stories, which said: “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”

After being inspired by the project, the Oprah Magazine staff asked readers to share their own 6-word memoirs on Facebook and Twitter. This month, there’s a little feature on them at, and upon browsing some of the memoirs this morning, I decided I wanted to create one, too. So, I grabbed the nearest scrap of paper and scribbled mine down.

Here it is (after being transferred from scrap to screen).

(It should sound familiar, as it ties in perfectly with my One Little Word for 2012.)

I suppose it’s a bit of a mantra and a memoir, but it’s the first thing that came to mind, so I went with it.

What’s yours? :)

4 thoughts on “My 6-Word Memoir

  1. Sindy says:

    I found your page by searching: “developing my own six word memoir mantra” I have been interested in the TM movement and upon searching found the article in Oprah Magazine about her trip to the TM Center in Fairfield Iowa. I am wanting to develop my own mantra. I already sit in stillness. I researched TM and found out that it is expensive. I am going rogue and sit with my own mantra in my own stillness. Thank you for yours “I am looking forward with hope”… it is a good start. Thank you, Sindy

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