Monday, June 23, 2008

6 word meme

Here goes another tag. My friend tagged me and it has taken me a few days to come up with what I wanted to share. Here is the info from her blog about the "rules" about what you are to do...

This meme originated over an idea that was prompted by the book written by Larry Smith & Rachel Fershleiser, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure. It’s a compilation based on the story that Hemingway once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. His words were, “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.”

1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it to your blog including a visual illustration if you would like.
3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blog sphere.
4. Tag 5 more blogs with links.
5. Don’t forget to leave a comment in the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

So, here we six word memoir:

Look at me, don't notice ME.

Let me explain a little. I desire that when ever anyone see me, they don't see ME, but that they see Christ. I do however want others to look at me. I want people to see how I behave, interact with my family, include others...what ever I do, I want others to be pointed to Christ.

So as it is with any of these tags, I want to hear from a LOT of you. This time I am going to tag:







K-Sue said...

Sometimes it is good not to have a blog - no tags!

A 6-word memoir? And here I was concerned you would be computerless. You were just involved in coming up with a wonderful motto.

Since I'm reading this with a thunderstorm-in-the-area headache, all that comes to me are 3- to 7-word quotes with a negative twist:

- Cliff Hanger

"Captain, she can't take much more!"
- Scotty, Star Trek

"She's dead, Jim."
- Bones, Star Trek

Annie said...

This is an AMAZING one. I wonder the origin. As I began to ponder my own six words, I found myself remembering some words that have long woven round my mind - author Leo Tolstoy's last words: "All for others; mostly for myself." I've always loved those words because they require you to think about them. They could be taken a few different ways. Here is what I think - He tried to grow in love and in doing so worked to sacrifice himself for others. But, in doing so, paradoxically it was he, himself who benefitted, not the least because he could now face death unafraid of judgment.

OR, a non-Tolstoy lover might think that he was admitting that he had failed in being all for others, and suddenly realized that really he had always been selfish. I sure hope not! What a desperate epiphany that would be.

Chuck said...

Ok... I love stuff like this, so I've been thinking about it for a few days. -- I also have trouble picking just ONE favorite (for anything!) -- So here are a few that I jotted down in a spreadsheet to ponder...

- Always tried to exceed people's expectations.
- Failure is simply not an option.
- Imagine if I'd reached my potential!
- Being creative on schedule ain't easy
- The best is yet to come.
- Plan your work, work your plan
- Worked hard. Played hard. Trusted God.
- With cool hair, I'd be famous!
- I wanted to hear "well done."


Shaleen said...

I just saw Chuck's "With cool hair, I'd be famous." I totally LOLed. Chuck! You crack me up!!!!
I checked out the link to KidMo. It is so you. Congratulations again.

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