How We’d Improve Ourselves, in 6 Words


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Ever look up, and see that the month has passed you by?

6 words graphicSeptember was supposed to be self-improvement month. Thirty days has September, as the rhyme goes … which means today’s D Day for the month. How’d you grade out?

Me? I’m about as far from ending the Month of Self Improvement on a good note as the Colorado Rockies are to meaningful October baseball. I’d so like a do-over.

Y’all did good, though.

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.

September is Self-Improvement Month. What’s one thing you’d like to upgrade about yourself, in six words?


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photo credit: Pinheads ( #cc ) via photopin (license)

1. Be patient! You will get there.

Sandra, of A Momma’s View blog

2. Remember patience, gratitude, joy and magic.

Brenda H., of Friendly Fairy Tales blog

3. SRtop wasting time, finish that novel.

Nicola Y., of Nikki Young Writes blog

4. So many things, can’t choose one.


5. Remember to take time to breath.

Tiffany M., of Sounds Like Life to Me blog

6. Be comfortable in my own skin.

Debbie T., of Heartbeats~ Soul Stains blog

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photo credit: Keyboard via photopin (license)

7. Practice being impeccable with my word.

Britt S., of Britt Skrabanek blog

8. I need to start with heart.

Tamara B., of Tamara (Like Camera) blog

9. Dad bod out, killers abs in.

Eric W., of All in a Dad’s Work blog

10. Losing pounds while still enjoying pizza!!!

Tamara G., of The Three Gerbers blog

11. A sense of direction…forever wandering.

Darcy  B.

12. Flatter stomach and less flat chest.

Jennifer L., of That’s a Jenn Story blog

13. Improve my workout regime to daily!

Alyson, of The Shitastrophy blog

14. Hibernation. I will simply skip winter.

Jess W., of Jess Witkins’s Happiness Project blog

15. Learning patience while having fun, too.

Robin C., of Witless Dating After 50 blog

16. Laugh everyday – it’s good for you.

Ashley M., of Post-Grad Jitters blog

17. More patience and tolerance, less cookies.

Melissa S., of Home on Deranged blog

18. Live as if tomorrow doesn’t exist.

Megan W., of The Walker Fireside Chats blog

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photo credit: The art of being happy… via photopin (license)

19. More happiness, more health, more wealth.

Kelly W., of The Centcible Life blog

20. Wish I could volunteer more often.

Becca H., of It’s Yummi blog

21. Chocolate, ice cream, Cookies. NO!! exercise.

Rebecca B., of Everyday Life blog

22. My upgrade: More Jesus; less Paige.

Paige H., of Tales From the Laundry Room blog

23. Less unworthy worry, more sincere engagement.

Kelly M., of Just Typikel blog

24. Stop speaking negative words over myself.

Lyn C., of The Call of the Pen blog

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photo credit: You know why this balloon is in such a good mood? via photopin (license)

25. Happy people take risks. Maybe me?

Kathy G., of Kissing the Frog blog

26. Stress less and have more fun!

Lori C., of A Day in the Life of Patooie blog

27. Develop a better sense of direction!

Susan F., of The most — of Every Moment blog

28. Live more intentionally, not by default.

Hallie S., of Hallie Sawyer blog

29. Sleep! No blogging late at night.

MaryAnne, of Mama Smiles blog

30. Pull on jeans without breaking sweat.

Meredith S., of The Mom of the Year blog

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31. Not flat, just smaller stomach, please.

Sarah N., of The Momisodes blog

32. Time to tighten those bingo wings!

Mary W., of Outmanned Mommy blog

33. Smile more. Laugh more. Just be!

Ashley T., of The Confessions of a Working Mum blog

34. Time to downsize my dress size.

Cassandra, of The Next Delusion blog

35. Less belly, less telly, more Shelley.

Momus, of The Next Delusion blog

36. Learn to say NO to Nutella.

Marcia D., of Menopausal Mother blog

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photo credit: Yoda HDR 1 via photopin (license)

37. Try not. Do or do not.

Les B., of Ink Interrupted blog

38. My catchphrase from wicked awesome to…

Kerri A., of Undiagnosed and Still Okay blog

39. Fully trust my head and heart.

Rachael B., of Three Boys and a Mom blog

40. Confidence to be myself without apology.

Laurel R., of Alphabet Salad blog

41. Go to bed earlier, rise later.

Deb, of Deb Runs blog

42. To find more faith in myself.

Tammie B., of The Graying Chronicles blog

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photo credit: via photopin (license)

43. Regain the focus I once had.

Stephanie L., of Kickass Problem Solver blog

43. Even adventuring expats are human, vulnerable.

Britta B., of It’s a Britta Bottle! blog

44. Replace anger with love, compassion, humour.

Ann, of Grubbs and Critters blog

45. “ENGAGE MEMORY” switch for my brain.

Mo, of Mocadeaux blog

46.  Accept what will be; no worries.

Janna T., of Janna T. Writes blog

47. Better hair that doesn’t puff out.

Amber M., of Airing My Dirty Laundry blog

48. Fastest zombie 5K time: Not eaten!

Kim, of Protean Mom blog

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photo credit: some lovely hand writing, on queen west via photopin (license)

49. Patience and grace with my family.

Jennifer K., of Jenn Kehl blog

50. Patience for big and small things.

Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic blog

51. Learn something new and take risks.

Dana H., of Kiss My List blog

52. Anxiety about things I can’t control.

Sara L., of Sara Letourneau’s Official Website & Blog

53. To be a better Human Being.

Laurie S., of The Adventures of Writing blog

54. Find the joy in the rush.

Christine C., of The Mom Cafe blog

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55. More time doing what I love.

Julia T., of Diary of a Word Nerd blog

56. Love myself more, inside and out.

Tania, of Tania 2 a Tee blog

57. Less guilt and shame. More love.

Ann K., of The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally blog

58. My metabolism needs a turbo boost.

Andrea M., of About 100% blog

59. Take better care of my health.

Ellen, of 15 and Meowing blog

60. I’d upgrade my voice and SING!!

Lisa W., of The Golden Spoons blog

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photo credit: Dashing Fast via photopin (license)

61. To experience life through others’ eyes.

Cathy J., of Just My Thoughts … and a Cup of Tea blog

62. Dominion, Time, Learn, Write, Grow, Flourish!!

Vicki R., of Horses Dirt and Motherhood blog

63. I can pick only one thing?

Lisa L., of The Meaning of Me blog

64. Fewer affairs with Henry (O Henry)!

Jenn S., of Jenn’s Midlife Crisis blog

65. Forget the body, fuel the brain.

Lisa B., of Black Panty Salvation blog

66. Remember that my mess won’t endure.

Eli P., of Coach Daddy blog

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