What Would Make You Smile, in 6 Words


When one of those days happens – you know what I’m talking about – I hope for one thing, just one, to turn it around.

6 words graphicJust one thing to make me smile.

Why condemn a whole day to something bad just because it got off to a shitty rocky start?

Every month, I compile a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in a six-word sentence. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.

May is National Smile Month. What’s something that would definitely make you smile – in six words?

What would make you smile – in six words?

cup of coffee

1. A freshly brewed cup of coffee.

Kisma, of Kisma’s Life blog

2. You. Me. Sunshine. Ice cream. Now.

Tamara B., of Tamara (Like) Camera blog

3. My poodle puppy’s antics and cuddles.

Megan W., of The Walker Fireside Chats blog

4. Watching babies laugh in YouTube videos!

Diane, of Vintage Zest blog

 5. My husband coming home right now!

Amber, of Airing My Dirty Laundry blog

6. Eating chocolate makes me smile, BIG!

Nancy, of Skinny Kitchen blog

photo credit: DSC_3932.JPG via photopin (license)
photo credit: DSC_3932.JPG via photopin (license)

7. Having my twenty something hairline back.

Laurie S., of The Adventures of Writing blog

8. Leisurely touring Europe with the fam.

Rosey M., of Mail 4 Rosey blog

9. Mother Nature is the supreme artist.

Carolyn F., of Frankly Creative blog

10. The wagging tail of a dog.

Earl, of Earl’s World blog

11. Dreaming big dreams and holding hands. 

Darcy B.

12. My children’s laughter, smiles and love.

Theresa M., of Theresa’s Mixed Nuts blog


13. Them looking at me looking, too.

Carlos A., of Big Brown Dad blog

14. Switch places with husband during pregnancy.

Jaime C., of The Fruitful Mama blog

15. Signs of life make me grin.

Erica A., of A Sign of Life blog

16. Love, peace, tenderness and animal crackers. 🙂

Bacon T., of Pig Love blog

17. Dropping pounds while enjoying ice cream.

Clay W., of Making the Days Count blog

18. My kids make me smile everyday.

Louida M., of Product Review Mom blog

kids compassion

19. My children’s compassion makes me smile.

Nicky O., of Little Family Adventures blog

20. Family, fairy cakes and hot chocolate.

Hannah B., of Cupcake Mama blog

21. Whole Foods Is expanding to Canada.

Lisa B., of Black Panty Salvation blog

22. children covered in mud and love.

beth k., of i didn’t have my glasses on … blog

23. Solid yoga practice including a handstand!

Meghan G., of Southern Belle Secrets blog

24. Summer vacation with my best girls.

Elle, of Elle Sees blog


25.  Faraway meaningful glances from your “Love.”

Kateri V., of Just Life: Take Two blog

26. An inspiring new job by September.

Jenn L., of That’s a Jenn Story blog

27. Puppy kisses as morning alarm clock.

Dana T., of The Kitch Witch blog

28. Magically emptied laundry basket, paired socks.

Greta F., of G-funkified blog

29. Babies, chocolate, Ellen DeGeneres, my husband.

Alison L., of Writing Wishing blog

30. Getting to meet Nicolas Cage someday.

Ellen P., of 15 and Meowing blog

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photo credit: float! via photopin (license)

31. Sunshine, pool, float, Coke, book, silence.

Sandy R., of An Honest Sinner blog

32. That is your baby’s heart beat!

Ashley T., of Confessions of a Working Mum blog 

33. Obedient children and a caramel sundae.

Stephanie L., of Kickass Problem Solver

34. Witnessing kindness done to a stranger.

Archita, of A Journey Called Life blog

35. All things baby – puppies, kittens, humans.

Deb, of Deb Runs blog

36. Having the metabolism of a teenager.

Andrea M., of About 100% blog


37. Family vacation: sun, sand, surf, peace.

Stephanie R., of So I’ve Been Thinking … blog

38. Having both college kids at home.

Kelly M., of Just Typikel blog

39. Daily happy hour on the beach.

Kim T., of Day with K-T blog

40. Spontaneous “mmmm” produced by ice cream.

Michelle T., of MamaMick blog

41. Creating cherished memories with my grandchildren. 

Cheryl W., of Plucking of my Heart Strings blog

 42. Photos lining my daughter’s bedroom mirror.

Tony, of The Plagued Parent blog


43. Late night sisterly conversations and giggles.

Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic blog

44. Smiling is looking at 80s hair.

Kristi C., of Finding Ninee blog

45. Hilarious tweets always make me smile.

Kate H., of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine blog

46. Unlimited beer and ribs, free, forever.

Jamie C., of Pinknoam blog

47. Rainbows never fail to trigger smiles.

Zee S., of Z.R. Southcombe blog

48. Replace regular by colorful paper, wait…

Tamara G., of The Three Gerbers blog

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photo credit: Man Utd V Everton-19 via photopin (license)

49. Manchester United returning to Premier League.

Ashley M., of Post-grad Jitters blog

50. Mix love, peace, comfort … and hugs.

Kir P., of The Kir Corner blog

51. Knowing that I changed a life!

Lindsay L., of The Lean Green Bean blog

52. No hunger, no hatred, just love.

Elizabeth, of Autism Mom blog

53. The sound of my kids giggling!

Rabia L., of The Lieber Family blog

54. All six kids having fun together.

Christine W., of A Fly On Our chicken Coop Wall blog

photo credit: Hugs and Purrs via photopin (license)
photo credit: Hugs and Purrs via photopin (license)

55. Purring cat cuddled on my lap.

Hilary, of Feeling Beachie blog

56. Our son returns from Uganda soon!

Gaye, of Calm.Healthy.Sexy blog

57. Books, tea, a notebook and pen.

Cristina T., of Faithfully Social blog

58. Discovery that chocolate reduces your waistline.

Melissa S., of Home on Deranged blog

59. Really, anything can make me smile.

Erik W., of This Kid Reviews Books blog

60. Many things bring joy: Share it!

Yvonne T., of Hello World blog

photo credit: Childhood via photopin (license)
photo credit: Childhood via photopin (license)

61. Proof that I wasn’t just dreaming.

Eli P., of Coach Daddy blog

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