Six word memoirs…what’s yours?

I’m part of a teacher-leadership program, and we all had to submit a six word memoir–the story of our lives. Yes, six words! Well, mine has always been to go through life with the intent of making the world a bit of a better place than it was before (which, I think, is almost an arrogant goal…like how could one person actually make the WORLD a bit better?). I’ve also believed that part of that has to include passion. I know as a teacher (or a mother or a friend or a runner or whatever) that I can reach far more kids if I am passionate about my job (whether it’s being passionate about the students themselves or about the literature or about my belief that they will have better/more joyful lives if they can read and write with depth and breadth). 

Finding my “six word memoir” was surprisingly easy…BUT I left out the part about passion, so it should have been easy, I suppose, because it’s not really my six word memoir. It’ll have to due, though: “Make the world a better place.”

This is something (the meaning of life) that my students and I talk about. I hope that, in some small way, even that could potentially make the world a better place. Remember, these kids will one day be in charge of the city, the state, the country, and I take that knowledge very seriously. 

People don’t generally respond to direct challenges, so I am not doing that, but if anyone has a good six word memoir, feel free to add it.

 

 

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4 comments on “Six word memoirs…what’s yours?
  1. Wow! Six words? Let me try…… (Spiritual being living life on purpose!) GREAT POST

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  2. theveganmuffinwoman says:

    Interesting idea! This has got me thibkibg!

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  3. hmmm, gonna work on mine 🙂

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  4. Maybe this one: Everyday leader taking intentional steps daily
    (There’s a great video about “Everyday Leadership” on TED by Drew Dudley. Check it out!)

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