There’s something about the nature of change—whether it’s time passing, relationships evolving, or perspectives shifting—that effects us deeply. This week, Sixers shared their insights on change in its most intimate and reflective iteration: personal growth. From the playful (“Why not purple hair at 35?”) to the hopeful (“Lived past prognosis. Sky’s the limit.”), our memoirists found positivity in a process that might otherwise be daunting. Although transitions are inevitable, these Sixes emphasize that we should embrace those silver linings (“Stop counting minutes, start counting memories.”). —Caroline Goldstein
Most appreciative: “Lived past prognosis. Sky’s the limit.” —Happy_Traveler
Best rejuvenation: “Swam in mud. Recovered inner lotus.” —Amapola
Most grounded: “I bloomed where I was planted.” —liberata
Best shift: “Stop counting minutes, start counting memories.” —resigned_to_obscurity
Most expressive: “Why not purple hair at 35?” —renkathebrave
Healthiest perspective: “Change the world by changing perceptions.” —Artistgirl
Plus! We’re grateful for our robust community of inspired storytellers! Be sure to tell us “What You’re Thankful for in Six…” This SixContest ends Wednesday, 11/26 at 3pm ET.