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Top Six Words That Give You Hope


Our nutty notion was this: let’s kick off 2017 on a positive note! So for SixContest #90, we asked for Six-Word Memoirs on how you keep hope alive. You shared advice on staying optimistic (“Each day is a fresh start.” –WouldBeNovelist) and meaningful sources of inspiration (“When chemo works, then there’s HOPE.” –jl333). Some of these encouraging memoirs enjoyed widespread favor (“Hope whispers you’re worthy of success.” –@bookbabie) and many of you found promise in life’s little pleasures (“Hope arrives on little kitty feet.” –nsbpoet). Read these top six memoirs and you won’t stop believin’:

6. “We’ll laugh about this one day.” –Oh_Skinny

5. “People working on global warming solutions.” –JRE23

4. “Keeping glass full. Like bottomless mimosas.” –Susan_Breeden

3. “Transforming America from ‘me’ to ‘we.’” —@taralazar

2. “Hope springs paternal. Love my kids.” —tagishcharley

And the winning entry that is hope materialized…

1. “Teen battling cancer marries his sweetheart.” —Lori_Romero

Congratulations, Lori_Romero, and thanks to all who participated! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookInstagramTwitterTumblr or at—keep on Sixing!


  • tagishcharley
    January 15, 2017

    What hopeful company we keep here.
    Enjoyed the many, many great entries and a nice way to start the year.

  • Lori Romero
    January 16, 2017

    It is a lovely way to start the year!! Thank you!

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