In Six Words, What’s Your Happy Ending?

512px-SnowstormI recently read a great article on NPR, Editing Your Life’s Stories Can Create Happier Endings. The article offers great tips to help you through the leftover shame or bitterness or grief of your life’s traumatic events.

By working through the experiences of your past, you can give yourself a better ending; rather than succumbing to a situation, you can now find the perspective that helps you overcome it. Fascinating.

Let’s give ourselves a happier ending today. In six, what’s your happy ending? You can write a happy for an episode that occurred during your caregiving experience or during your life.

I’m in need of two happy endings: First, for a happy ending to our never-ending snow storms; Second, for a banking error I made yesterday. So, mine are:

I get exercise. It melts Friday.

Doing my best sometimes means mistakes.

Please share your six-word stories in our comments section, below.


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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

4 thoughts on “In Six Words, What’s Your Happy Ending?

  1. Avatar of CasandraCasandra

    Okay, so here are a couple six word happy endings of sorts… LOL I don’t know, I played along, though.

    Knowing my life has infinite possibilities.

    Remembering that I should come first.

    Not looking outside but going outside.

    Filling in the unknown with love.

  2. Avatar of PegiPegi

    A day without crisis or pain.

    Sleep all night with no interruptions.

    Husband’s health rebound, we can be active.

    A visit from son and family.


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