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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Honorary member of the Soup Club.

by DynamicDbytheC on December 22, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The first week that James was in the hospital, a co-worker delivered homemade soup to my home. I had casually mentioned to her that with James in the hospital, I hadn't found time to get groceries. A week later, another co-worker showed up with soup. A week later, another co-worker made soup for us. When a fourth co-worker asked what type of soup James could eat, I finally figured out that they were in cahoots. They saw me struggling and jumped in with soup buoys. If love and kindness could only cure his cancer.


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