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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Reminding myself, I can't fix others.

by marymc on July 22, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My broken friend contacted me after blowing off a breakfast and letting weeks go by. He wanted to get together. I call (and leave a voicemail) and text, "Come to dinner. 6:30". Nothing. I emailed him, letting him know that he's not making this easy. When do you give up on someone? I've heard through the grapevine his one other good friend gave up a while ago and expressed concern for me.


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