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.

More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six.

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Nov 23, 2017
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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Nearing the end they revisit beginnings.

As I watch my father and in-laws age and listen to their stories, I'm reminded of how important early life experiences are, for as we reach the end of life they become the stories that matter.

They may live in the moment at the moment, but their stories reach a long way back to their early youth and the events...
 

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