6 Words

I was reading about 6 Word Memoirs.   Their slogan is “One life.  Six words.  What’s yours?”

A little confusing?

Basically in 6 words, describe:

Happiness (6 words on the secrets to life and happiness such as “Break some rules. Enjoy the euphoria.”)

Love (6 words on love & heartbreak such as “caveat emptor. read the label honey.”)


I found that site based on Angela’s post about 6 word love stories.

So let’s play along, here’s some of my 6 word phrases about happiness and life:

Caramel machiattos on weekend mornings rock.

Life is what you make it.

Start living, stop whining, be proactive.

Sleep when you’re dead, live now. (Even if Item #4 goes out the window)

Enjoy the beach.  Wrinkles?  Who Cares.

Working out is fun, don’t overtrain.

Take time to enjoy chocolate treats.

Scottish, Irish, Steelcut.  All just food.

Not everyday is easy or fun.

Some days suck.  Some days don’t.

Life is a roller coaster.  Always.

Being grateful puts life in perspective.

Skylar makes me happy.  Forever, always.

Life is bigger than organic status.

Raw? Organic? Nice but just details.

Leftovers make life easier. Try them.

Happiness is a state of mind.  Usually.

Who cares if you use microwaves?

Here’s of few of my 6 words about love and heartbreak:

If you seek ordinary, look elsewhere.

Behind a great man is his wife.

Behind a great wife is housework.

You are a bastard. Go away.

I love you.  I need you.

I don’t need losers. I rock.

Oreo Balls never made me cry.

Tell your other girlfriend your problems.

Give love a chance.  Might blossom!

Unconventional, passionate, daring, wild, sensitive, complicated.

Better to love and lose than not.

Love is hard, beautiful, crazy, complex.

Loving Chocolate and Peanut Butter, always.

Growing old together can be beautiful.

Growing old alone can be beautiful.

Love is a journey, try it.

He’s not worth your tears.  Ever.

Love is worth fighting for.  Always.

Not always easy, always worth effort.

Love comes in many sizes. Shapes.

From my last recipe post about the Ketchup & Mustard Lover’s Protein & Veggie Mash, thanks for letting me know if you’re a condiment lover, and if so, which ones.   Lots of us seem to enjoy a little food with our condiments.

After all those deep 6 word descriptions, it’s time to rest my brain and turn the floor over to you.


1. Best thing you’ve ate or done so far this weekend?

I had a super productive errand running day and found some cute things while out.  Stay tuned. Hint: They have to do with Item #4 on my Wish List

2. Do you have Monday off for President’s Day?

No, darn.  Neither from my unpaid work as chef, mother, wife, butt-wiper, dish-do’er, nor from my paid work.

3. 6 Words.  You’re up.  Rattle off 6 words to describe life, happiness, love, heartbreak, loss, whatever you’re feeling inspired to put out there.

If you have more than 6 words and are feeling wordy, repeat.

Can’t wait to read your deep thoughts!  In 6 words.  Almost like Haiku, which I loved creating in 5th grade.

P.S. If you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here were mine since Friday.

56 comments on “6 Words”

  1. Amen for left overs — I think we should eat what makes us feel good — and some things taste better the next day — without the preparation!

    I do think I get a bit hung up on “organic” and “raw” — I know they’re just labels but I think I get a bit OCD about being “healthy”. My wallet doesn’t like it, either! But, again — do what feels good.

    This was so fun to look through.

    Here are some 6 word tidbits I thought of:
    When I’m stressing and being crazy, I tell myself these six words: “feel better. put things into perspective”

    How I met my husband: “it was love at first dance”

    And one for eating: “eat what makes you feel good”

    I’m lucky — I have this week off, since I’m a teacher. I plan on doing a lot of cooking and cleaning, though!

    Thanks for this, Averie — in a simple way it changed my perspective on a few things to read through your post and other’s comments — thank you for this breath of fresh air this morning!

  2. I too LOVED making haikus in 5th grade! The best thing I had to eat all weekend was everything! I could finally eat “regular” foods not on the restricted diet so it was great :)

  3. I enjoyed reading all of your 6 words. :D


    Is that snow outside? Yes, indeed.

    Mother Nature, you teased me. How cruel.

    I want Oreo balls right now!

    Yeah, too tired to be creative. :mrgreen:

  4. I adore this post. Your blog always gives me a good dose of wisdom!
    My six words:
    Run faster it’ll be over sooner
    never break your spirit. be strong
    chocolate cake cures all woes. always.

  5. It would be hard making so many sentences out of just 6 words..but you did so wonderfully, good job. I laughed at the “You are a bastard. Go Away.” one. :P

  6. Hey!! hope you had an amazing weekend! I think that the best thing that I ate this weekend was zuchinni noodles and a peanut sauce. So good! I ate zucchini noodles forever then I kinda got away from them. But now there baaaack! =)

    I am so at work all day today so no vacation for me! Oh well, cest la vie!

    Have a great day!!

  7. “Scottish, Irish, Steelcut. All just food.” That made me giggle.

    Life is short, try something better!!! :)

  8. Oreo balls never make me cry! Amen sister! I love this post!

  9. my six words are:

    Live, enjoy, savour, every single moment.

  10. LOVED this post, Averie! You’re so creative!

    Words for Life: You’re exactly where you should be. (My mom says this to me all the time! :)

  11. oh i LOVED this! i feel like i always catch your good posts just in time haha :) i think this was my favorite part:

    Some days suck. Some days don’t.

    because it’s SO true. it could be like the sum-up of life.

  12. This one: “Scottish, Irish, Steelcut. All just food.” made me snort out loud. I love you.

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  14. Great post, thanks for brightening days!

    Winter’s cold and I’m over it!

    I often struggle but I’m fighting

  15. “love, health, play, work equal happiness”

  16. Thanks, this is very inspiring.
    S – Sunday mornings
    P – Ponytails
    R – Running
    I – Indigo
    N – Newts
    G – Ginger
    It’s two days to spring!

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