Six Word Memoirs

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I recently read a magazine article that talked about a challenge a writer gave to his readers, it was to write your life story and pare it down to six words. Boiling down my life story to its essence was thought provoking, and I had fun with it. My six word memoir: Family, Friends, Faith, Fun, Fashion, Future!

Family: My childhood was wonderful, didn’t have or need much. Met a man that loves me, respects me, with the same values and goals. Was home to raise my children, open to them, listened to them, respected them, and now they are open, listen, and respect me. Friends: I love being around my friends as I am a very social person and couldn’t make it a day without them. Faith: Church has always been a part of my life. God has truly blessed me and I am grateful to him. Fun: I am naturally a happy person, my life isn’t perfect but I am positive and have fun. Fashion: It is my pleasure. Looking well put together is one way I express my confidence.  Future: I look toward to the future with open arms. Change is something I embrace.

Now, give it a try with your life story. Not sure where to start? Take your time, it took me three days. I wrote a long list of adjectives describing my life and finally came up with my six words. During this process, I came up with four that all started with the letter F, and I decided to continue the pattern.  

To check out other six word memoirs you can visit I hope you enjoy finding the words that describe your life journey. Think about your life story. What is your Six-Word Memoir? For more information check out the book, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Larry Smith.

Autumn in Southwest Colorado

Welcome to Moments with Mary

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Mary and husband in the snow


Welcome to one of my New Year resolutions…to start a blog. Several of my friends have told me for years to write stuff down that I tell them, maybe even write a book. After much persistence and encouragement from my friends, here goes. I will try to keep it short so that it will only take a moment of your time, hence Moments with Mary. The ideas I share are my thoughts and are meant to be helpful, enlightening or thought provoking in some way. My Christian views will influence what I speak or write and everything comes from my heart. What I write could be something I’ve learned or experienced and want to share. There will be posts on such things as traditions, organization, helpful hints and more. Hope you come along with me on this journey. You’ll get to know a little about me but more importantly, learn something along the way. I will try to post once a week, so keep reading.