To those of you who follow...and those of you who drop in from time to time, I'm sure it's become obvious that I'm dragging behind a bit on the daily 6-word entries here. My intention, from the outset, was to post daily for one year...which I marked on February 21, 2010. Since then, my love for the six word summary has waned a bit. Actually, it's just become stale. Perhaps you have noticed...
After pondering the thought of deleting the blog altogether today, I've decided to leave it up. There will be days when six words are exactly what I'll need to help me focus on the strength or the weakness of a given 24 hour period. So...occasionally, there will be a six word post and a photo.
Come back when you're in the mood. Create your own six word description of life. Leave it here as inspiration for me.
And be about the business of spreading the joy that lives in simplicity.
On February 21, 2009, I challenged myself to "journal" the remaining days of the year with six words posted here 313 times.
I am here to report the exercise was delightful. You must try it.
Not only did the Daily 6 call me to a moment each day to reflect upon the essence of my most present thoughts, the words also left a trail of stories from 2009 that I would certainly have otherwise forgotten.
I invite you to find a way to join in the fun.
Six word comments added here each day? Your own six word blog? A traditional pen and paper date?
When the world turns for the 365th time in 2010, you'll have a brilliant trail of bread crumbs to lead you through your own forest of a year well/recklessly/dangerously/lovingly spent.
I have borrowed the concept from a series of publications delivered to the world by Smithmag.net. It's an exercise in thinking concisely, precisely, creatively about life, love, happiness, sadness, the world we live in...in six words.
Six of your very own words...
Some days, I can tell you from experience, it will be all that gets you to the next day.