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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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He did the best he could.

by chrisa on September 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My bi-polar, PTSD-suffering dad left our mom and the 5 of us for our babysitter in 1978. She eventually threw him out and divorced him. He is now suffering from dementia in a nursing home.

My sister was the first to utter these six words and after she said them, I realized that she was 100% right. And those words allowed me to forgive him for all his failings. He wasn't the best dad. He wasn't the worst. But through it all ...

He did the best he could.


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