Six-Word Memoir

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“Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow” I just read somewhere that those where the last words of Steve Jobs…well, I guess not literally but on record, perhaps his last words at a public function. In Six words Steve gave a memoir – his mini Autobiography and it speaks of amazement and awe!!! But wait a minute, isn’t that exactly what we remember him with today? The ‘I-’ family from the pods to the pads and more still leave us going oh wow, oh wow, oh wow.

That  got me thinking of a devotional I read a few days ago…now let me give you a summary… 🙂

King Solomon…was one of the greatest men to have ever lived, blessed with Riches and Wisdom like no man had before him…and maybe not after him – yet 🙂 I am sure if Solomon had lived in this generation, he would have been a blogger…I am a great fan of two of his books…Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. While Proverbs is full of wise sayings, Ecclesiastes is mostly known for the frequency of the word “vanity” in it highlighting Solomon’s disillusionment about life.

The comparism is so glaring…while at the beginning of his life Solomon got all his priorities right and his words were wrapped with wisdom which gained him worldwide recognition and respect, I can’t help but notice the disappointment coming from Solomon’s words in Ecclesiastes. One man two books, two messages. “God has given me great wisdom” would have been an apt memoir for Solomon at the end of Proverbs. Coming to Ecclesiastes however, Solomon had a completely different experience as he captured his conclusion on matters with these words “…Fear God and Keep His commandments…” this he said is the whole duty of man…I can’t agree more. Somewhere in between Proverbs and Ecclesiastes Solomon might have had his focus blurred and lost his bearing…but he made a 360 degree turn and found his focus again hence these great six words in his conclusion – words I am sure are worth heeding by you and I.

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I read of an online magazine which invited its readers to submit six-word memoirs that describe their lives (I call it a mini auto biographyJ) …the responses were as varied, interesting, inspiring and shocking as the readers were varied… 😀

Now I present you with the opportunity to write your six-word memoir too….you just might inspire someone or get inspired by someone … 🙂

Get writing friends 🙂

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