It’s good to speak your mind.
So good, in fact, that a handful of bloggers, friends, strangers and strange blogger friends I presented this month’s 6 words prompt to declined – because they say what they need to say.
Ernest Hemingway inspired the idea 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.
July is Freedom from Fear of Speaking Month. I want to give people an opportunity to say something to someone – or the universe – that they haven’t yet, for whatever reason.
What would you choose to say, in six words? The topic is up to you.
Here’s what you all had to say.
1. The world doesn’t revolve around you.`
Jamie C., of PinkNoam blog
2. I still miss you every day.
Laura H., of Sprint 2 the Table blog
3. Speak Your Truth: Live Out Loud.
Leslie B., of Time Out for Mom blog
4. Your bigoted comments are NOT okay.
Emily, of Nerd in the Brain blog
5. Sunshine and Starbucks makes me happy.
Sarah, of Thank You Honey blog
6. Life’s short, eat the damn dessert.
Kelly M., of Just Typikel blog
7. It’s your problem. Fix it yourself!
Kathy G., of The Second Half of My Life blog
8. Watch your words, they are forever!
Mel, of According to Mags blog
9. Here and now: Love (or else)!
Ann K., of The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally blog
10. Nurses have job security: thanks, genius.
Kim, of Protean Mom blog
11. Blankety blank, blankety blank, blank blank.
12. Don’t stop believing in yourself ever!
Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic blog
13. I choose love and grace over judgment.
Beth C., of Dialysis Gal blog
14. Happiness is not in your wallet.
Yanic, of Family, Faith, Food and Fabric blog
15. Your beautiful sexuality is your own.
August M., of Girl Boner blog
16. A year is too long apart.
Jennifer O., of Mom Babble blog
17. To the universe: I love you.
Jenn S., of Miss LifeStyler blog
18. now you finally understand at last.
beth k., of i didn’t have my glasses on … blog
19. Let’s be kinder to one another.
Kristi M., of Mom’s Own Words blog
20. Today I had a favorite child.
Jen G., of Jen Groeber: Mama Art blog
21. Hey, I’m really boss at this!
Meredith S., of The Mom of the Year blog
22. Put electronic playthings down. Look around.
Erik W., of This Kid Reviews Books blog
23. Express yourself. Stand out. Be different.
Ashley T., of The Confessions of a Working Mum blog
24. Don’t let anyone dim your light.
Shannon A., of Radio Chick’s Reflections blog
25. Stop making stupid people famous now!
Gina V., of The Glorious Life of the Modern Day Soccer Mom blog
26. Be brave: speak, write, sing, dance.
Hayley K., of Books are Delicious! blog
27. I’m a person, not an object.
Ashley M., of Post-Grad Jitters blog
28. I’m sorry I told you first.
Kelly M., of Just Typikel blog
29. I am addicted to Facebook. Help!
Allison C., of The ABC’s of Life blog
30. Re-hire Pluto, it’s a real planet!
Tamara G., of The Three Gerbers blog
31. I am me because of you.
Mo, of Mocadeaux blog
32. Lost my focus. Will begin again.
Deborah W., of Temenos blog
33. Adopting or fostering pets = instant happiness.
Charlotte K., of My Pixie Blog
34. Don’t let fear hold you back.
Cynthia S., of You Signed Up for What?! blog
35. I appear timid, but I’m fierce.
Debbie T., of Heartbeats~Soul Stains blog
36. Our country is finally growing up!
Tiffany, of Sounds Like Life to Me blog
37. Start now, stay aggressive, never quit.
Lisa B., of Black Panty Salvation blog
38. Please. Stop with the selfie sticks.
Gina T., of Full of It blog
39. I know his secret. It’s bad.
Meg D., of Dear Crazy Kids blog
40. Such anticipation for my words? Breathe.
Jan M., of Jan Morrill blog
41. May all your dreams come true!
Rabia L., of The Lieber Family blog
42. I am enough- you’re missing out!
Meghan G., of Southern Belle Secrets blog
43. My marriage hurt, so I left.
Samantha J., of Samantha Jackson: Frugal-Turned-Lifestyle Blog
44. I made mistakes, want a do-over.
Penelope G., of Penelope’s Oasis blog
45. Please world, let me catch up!
Rena M., of Rena McDaniel blog
46. Six words. Life explained. No pressure.
Audrey K., of Writing of Many Kinds blog
47. Don’t ever give up on you.
Erin S., of Sugar Crumbs blog
48. I’m starting to feel less invincible.
Lauren B., of Lauren blog
49. The red octagonal sign means STOP!
Jenn S., of Jenn’s Midlife Crisis blog
50. The time to act is now!
Serins, of Serins Sphere blog
51. Love yourself or nobody else will.
Dana T., of The Kitchen Witch blog
52. Peace on Earth between all wo/mankind.
Susan S., of Garden of Eden blog
53. Please don’t bring your pecan pie.
Tony A., of The Plagued Parent blog
54. Chicken is not a vegan food.
Lisa L, of The Meaning of Me blog
55. Pay attention to the present moment.
Kathy K., of Amen Corner blog
56. I cannot be what I’m not.
Eli P., of Coach Daddy blog