A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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May 29, 2015
SAY IT IN SIX

HAPPINESS

SHARE YOUR SIX WORDS ON THE SECRETS TO HAPPINESS.

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About The Happiness Project

SMITH Magazine is teaming up with Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Project, as well as the popular daily blog, to ask readers to share their "Secrets to Happiness"—in just six words. Gretchen writes about happiness and how to take manageable, concrete steps to become happier in everyday life, and her own six-word Secret to Happiness is "Accept myself; Expect more from myself."

Visit The Happiness Project, join the happiness discussion on the Facebook Page, and follow Gretchen Rubin on Twitter.

 
 
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Shared tears with a WWII veteran.

Daughter and I were on a military base this afternoon shopping. While walking through where food vendors are, I saw a elderly man in a wheel chair fidgeting with something in his hands. He was alone, head down, cup of coffee in front of him, no one person paying any attention whatsoever.
When his head raised I noticed the wording...
 

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