Here’s the challenge: capture the essence of your healthy living experiences…in only six words.
I was having trouble falling asleep last night, so I pulled this fun little read off of my bookshelf. Have you heard of it?
Not Quite What I Was Planning is a compilation of six-word memoirs. Yes, just six words. It was inspired by the legend that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in six words. Not surprisingly, he rose to the occasion, writing:
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Wow. The lesson? You really can tell a whole story in six words!
Some highlights from the book:
“My second grade teacher was right.” - Janelle Brown
“Danced in fields of infinite possibilities.” – Deepak Chopra
“When all else fails, start running.” - Dean Karnazes
“Brought it to a boil, often.” - Mario Batali
“Lucky in love, unlucky in metabolism.” - Leah Weathersby
“In a Manolo world, I’m Keds.” - Colleen Cook
“I colored outside of the lines.” - Jacob Thomas
Of course my brain started spinning with what my six-word memoir would be in regards to healthy living. I couldn’t pick just one! (I guess writing multiple memoirs kind of defeats the purpose of only using six words, but whatever! )
My Six-Word Healthy Living Memoirs
On Healthy Eating
- Ate real food. Felt much better.
- I found balance amidst the extremes.
- Thought I couldn’t. Then I did.
- Learned to love moving my body.
On Balancing Body, Mind, and Soul
- Started living when I stopped obsessing.
- I hope God knows I tried.
- So grateful for my undeserved blessings.
- Trusted in Jesus’s message of love.
- I finally realized perfection is overrated.
Just For Fun
- Loved God, cookies. In that order.
Can you relate to any of my six-word memoirs?
If you decide to write your own, feel free to share it in comments!