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.

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Grief stages: she wants another fish.

by lillybrook on March 28, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Last night, Olivia said, "I want a new fish." It had been three days since her Sam-I-Am was found floating.

I told her that a new fish would not replace Sam, then she paused and said... "I know" in her little, sad 3 1/2 year old voice.

And all was quiet.


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