What’s Your 6-Word Love Story?



Daily Glow Series: 1) What is Daily Glow?; 2) Graduation Fears; 3) The Silly Things We Say; 4) Do What You Can…Today; 5) Without self love, I have nothing.

I first heard about the 6-word love story on Valentine’s Day, when I read Tara Parker-Pope’s NY Times article.

The idea originates from Smith Magazine, home of the Six-Word Memoir Project. The website has all kinds of six-word memoirs on everything from teenagers to food. They asked their readers to offer six-word memoirs to describe both love and loss in their life.


Some of the replies include:

Hearts clubbed by diamonds in spades.

Passion, fireworks, good loving. He’s gay.

Apart now. Together in big picture.

Love yourself; all else will follow.

A new kidney from my brother.

Your new wife is too friendly.

I can’t walk; he doesn’t care.

Met at 16. Married at 55.

Lifetime love. Just six months done.

Finally found love, at age 41.

Note to self: avoid head cases.

Loved her madly — then went mad.

Pathology class, I saw her, forever.

Facebook stalked. Party meet. Love complete.

He interviewed me. Married twenty-one years.

She fed me. Me wed she.

Warning, love: I blog my breakups.

Suspending dreams now for our health.

Age 62: Match dot com successful!

In the morning, she made pancakes.

Fell in love. Then fell out.

If you are ever looking for something to pass time, there are over 1,000 more comments on Tara’s article!


I decided to come up with some of my own…

Me anxious tornado, you calm breeze.

Fire plus Earth, somehow it works.

Laugh lots, fight fair, forget often.

Showed me how to love myself.

Six foot two, he’s all legs.

Five foot four, she’s all heels.

Some things I can’t say here.

New girl at school. Eyes Met.

Admiration for each other, inspires change.

After eleven years, stomach still flips.

Will never understand men fully. Amen.

Mutual goal: To see partner happy.

Found each other. Split. Found ourselves.

Someday we’ll figure it all out.

I hope we never grow up.


If I could sum it all up I’d choose:

Respect, the foundation. Appreciate, every layer.

Me Anxious tornado , you calm breeze. is a close second though. Eric said, ‘I’ve never been referred to as a calm breeze before!!’ lol.

Eric said:

Stole My Heart With A Smile.


What would you write?

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1 Mary September 26, 2013

Jesus loving best friends on fire. :)


2 Sara March 3, 2013

Left my heart in Nashville hotel room.


3 Teri February 21, 2011

Love the pictures! You look so in love! Very cute! :)


4 Vanessa February 21, 2011

Chance meet, big leap, now complete.


5 Cheryl February 22, 2011

Lovely : ) x


6 Foxy February 21, 2011

Ahhh lump in throat reading this post!!! Will have to think about mine :)


7 L'Abeille February 20, 2011

You & me against the world


8 Allie February 20, 2011

Thank you for this post. My long-time-love, who’s also my high school sweetheart, is in Spain playing basketball so I’m always looking for interesting things for us to do together and we had a blast coming up with our 6-word-love story.

I said:
“He drives me crazy, stupid boy.”
“Volleyball player meets basketball player. Love”
“Love a thousand times over again…”

He said:
“Without rain, there’d be no rainbows.”
“My wife, the greatest conquest achieved” (We howled at this one)
“Don’t ask how, it just works.”


9 Ali @ Around the VeggieTable February 20, 2011

I said: “We laugh together every single day.”
He said: “She puts up with my insanity.”


10 Jaclyn February 19, 2011

He loves my quirks. Life’s good.

Best friends, travel companions, together forever.

College sweethearts, real life love always.


11 sarah February 19, 2011

Alone now. Not forever. Love awaits.


12 Cheryl February 19, 2011

mum,dad; my rocks, my friends

Donna, Jo, Katie, brighten my life

The One; are you coming soon?

Stunning Passion, Comfy Blankets; Beautiful Dreams?


13 Heather Dawn February 18, 2011

Free Spirit lost, his Love guides
High School Sweethearts, Forever Soul Mates

(My boyfriend of 6 years proposed on Valentine’s-our 6 year anniversary!)


14 Briana February 18, 2011

My soul mate, my last date.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful article and idea :-)


15 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day February 18, 2011

What a lovely , uplifting post!


16 Lisa February 18, 2011

He’s everything I want, plus more.
I knew he was The One.
Young lust turned into forever love


17 KaraHadley February 18, 2011

I don’t have a love story yet, but my autobiography would be “I don’t have my priorities straight.”
And I mean that in the best possibly way.


18 Kamaile February 18, 2011

This is cool!


19 Kyla February 18, 2011

You can stand under my umbrella.

Too true because this is how he fell for me, it was raining and we were on our way to a formal. I was getting my umbrella out of my bag and being the southern Illinois boy that he is, he offered to carry it for me. The dating didn’t start until 5 months later and a messy breakup for him.


20 Meaghan February 18, 2011

I honestly love everyones storys! This is such a good idea :) Here’s my attempt:

true love, from fifteen to forever <3


21 (what runs) Lori February 18, 2011

That was so cute. :) Thanks for sharing.

Love like that really exists, doesn’t it?


22 brianna February 18, 2011

living life by our own rules


23 Annette February 18, 2011

lovers and best friends for eternity
love is something cherished not judged


24 Doc (The Healthy PhD) February 18, 2011

This is fun. I loved reading through them!

I think mine would be

‘Daily adventures keep our hearts young’

Also, the fiance and I totally chase eachother around being vampires. Do you have a sound effect? We do :)


25 Ashley Walker February 18, 2011

We make each other better people.


26 Christine (The Raw Project) February 18, 2011

Wonderful post, I could spend hours reading them all. :-)

Acceptance leads to love and joy.


27 Jennifer February 18, 2011

Building on Coco’s 6 words:
Rebound. Won me over with cooking.

Been through hell but always together.

And finally:
Chose him to learn about myself.


28 Marjie February 18, 2011

He forgave me, our love lives.


29 Andrea B. @ Vegvacious February 18, 2011

Who knew it could be so hard to come up with the perfect 6 words!

Mine would be:
Laughs lots kiss often loves always

Great post Angela!


30 Leah @ Why Deprive? February 18, 2011

I love this!! I think my favorite is this one “After eleven years, stomach still flips” because tahts exactly what Im looking for.

Right now, I think mine is this – It will be worth the wait.


31 Karen February 18, 2011

Make him laugh with my burps.


32 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 18, 2011

So sweet! Reading these could easily take over my Friday workday. :)

My 6 words are:

Cheers to all the single ladies!


33 Celina February 18, 2011

You just made me cry, such beautiful words!

“Inner happiness finds outer true love”


34 Amber K February 18, 2011

Ugh, I am usually so wordy that I can never do these things! I’m trying, but my brain is drawing a blank!

Although I’m really enjoying reading those from others. You all are so creative!


35 Nadeanne February 18, 2011

Distance sucks but makes love stronger.
Gives me butterflies three years later.
Understands the weirdness. He’s weird too!
Melts my heart with dimpled smile.


36 brit February 18, 2011

love. long-distance. condo. ring. dog.

this is fun!


37 Shawna February 18, 2011

Our life goal: Coolest grandparents ever!


38 Amber K February 18, 2011

Ooh, I love that!


39 Sara February 18, 2011

In full disclosure this is adapted from the movie, “Rumor Has It”, but I just absolutely love it.

Can live without. Don’t want to.


40 Tiffany February 18, 2011

just relax and love him fully


41 Jazz February 18, 2011

Stole from Texas, not giving back!


42 Sarah February 18, 2011

This is a really fun idea! Here’s mine:

Fed the kitty treats before work.
We found each other at sunrise.

I really like yours: Found each other. Split. Found ourselves.


43 Lindsay February 18, 2011

Tailgating cheeseburger paradise, infinite delicate few

One of-a Kind, Partner in crime

Downward dog – Savasana, dedicated morning glory

Nurture self daily, forever open heart


44 Carly February 18, 2011

I love, love, LOVE this!!

I wasn’t looking, he blindsided me.
I’m not perfect, he doesn’t care.


45 Leanne (For Health's Sake) February 18, 2011

Showed me it’s okay to fall



46 coffeeaddict February 18, 2011

Cat person, dog person. It works!


47 Christina February 18, 2011

I love these!! And of course his six words probably just warmed every gals heart :) You guys have a special marriage. It’s so hard to think of some in only 6 words.

Love isn’t blind, it’s in us.
We have a unique melody together.
Souls that laugh together, stay together.


48 Alyssa February 18, 2011

10 years and still going strong!
My to good to be true!
Life blessed, then two perfect boys!


49 jenn February 18, 2011

friend throws party. i meet soulmate


50 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011



51 kristen February 18, 2011

Believes in me when I don’t.


52 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries February 18, 2011

Apart we’re good, together we’re great.


53 Anita February 18, 2011

Him movie. Me swoon. Party. “You!”


54 Nikki T February 18, 2011

This is my favorite Daily Glow!! So fun!

Learned to have fun with you
or maybe…
Silly boy, uptight girl, opposites attract!


55 Ali February 18, 2011

Together since we were only fourteen.


56 Alex @ Healing Beauty February 18, 2011

Not my time yet, keep waiting.


57 Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner February 18, 2011

I love this… I really liked “Laugh lots, fight fair, forget often.”


58 Roz February 18, 2011

Brings out the best in me


59 kate@ahealthypassion February 18, 2011

aww this is beautiful so creative and inspirational.


60 Jennifer @ keepitsimplefoods.com February 18, 2011

He’s not perfect. He is mine.


61 Ashley P. @ The Vegetable Life February 18, 2011

I love this post.

Together since youth, forever through life.
Total opposites create endless love together.


62 Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 18, 2011

Balance is key; strive for it.


63 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self February 18, 2011

A long time ago I actually wrote a blog post on “healthy living” 6-word memoirs. Here were some of mine:

•Ate real food. Felt much better.

•I found balance amidst the extremes.

•Thought I couldn’t. Then I did.

•Started living when I stopped obsessing.


64 Alex @ Healing Beauty February 18, 2011

I think healthy living memoirs is a great idea!! I really liked yours!


65 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011

that is a great idea!


66 Hayley February 18, 2011

Never thought we’d be here today.

Love this. Totally tearing up at 6:29am. :)


67 Jenny February 18, 2011

He has my heart, always, forver.


68 Marci February 18, 2011

That post was really beautifully written! Like elegant poetry. I need to think more about my six words.


69 Amanda February 18, 2011

I love this.
“our opposite worlds create happiness together”


70 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life February 18, 2011

What a beautiful post!!

Our journey, our story, our love


71 Anne P February 18, 2011

This is the cutest post EVER.


72 marla {family fresh cooking} February 18, 2011

This is such a sweet and uplifting post. 6 words can be so empowering and meaniful :)


73 Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) February 18, 2011

So cool! But I’m not very good at this, haha…
I think this is ours:

From miles apart to together forever


74 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011

I would say that is very fitting! :)


75 Brenda Fisher February 18, 2011

Shots in Killington, Chapel in Vegas


76 Kat February 18, 2011

He was God’s surprise birthday present.


77 Brenda Fisher February 18, 2011

eight little feet, tiny tickle toes


78 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011

awww love that


79 Edda February 18, 2011

my poor attempts :)
passion appreciation trust sincerity unlimited love
All the answers I’ll ever need


80 Emmanuelle February 18, 2011

Meet, doubts, love, laughter, hugs, life.

The Yogini and the Geek: adventure!

Live together, travel together, grow together.



81 Bronwyn February 18, 2011

Always looking still love not found.

Am I ready for complete commitment.

Never take for granted: friends, family.

Always coveting, never holding, will wait.


82 Marit February 18, 2011

Love happens when you don’t look.


Hope gone, then you turned up

og in 3 words
alone, together, quiet

or (because my daugther is the true love of my life…)

Being your mum is the greatest adventure


83 The Restaurant Manager February 18, 2011

You sum up was so perfect. I loved it. Time to send a tweet with that one! And a link to your blog of course! =)


84 Candy (Healthy in Candy Land) February 18, 2011

I love this! Here’s mine (though not very good!):

Madly in love since fourth grade.
He makes me a better me.
I make him eat healthy food.


85 JT February 18, 2011

Yours are just perfect.


86 Sabine @ thefruitpursuit February 18, 2011

I LOVED the one you posted on twitter but there’s tons of great ones out here! I’ll try and come up with some as well


87 Alaina February 18, 2011

So cute! :-)

Almost lost him, now together forever


88 Beatrix February 18, 2011

All things happen for a reason.


89 Deb February 18, 2011

I’ve learned to truly love myself.


90 Ashley February 18, 2011

High school sweethearts, still in love.


91 Kamaile February 18, 2011

The perfect gentleman took his name


92 Brenda Fisher February 18, 2011

reading down these quickly and had to stop at yours, so sweet


93 Maria @ Oh Healthy Day February 18, 2011

can hear your words, before spoken


94 Darla February 18, 2011

Love is better the second time.


95 DessertForTwo February 18, 2011

Hi Angela!

I just want to say that I just got into your website and I’m so happy I did. Now I wish I had gotten to meet you at the foodbuzz festival in SF :( Next time

I made your avocado lime black bean salad tonight and it was great! I’m going to tackle your quinoa maple cereal, vegan Parmesan and vegan Alfredo sauce this weekend! Wish me luck (mostly so that my honey doesn’t notice it’s vegan. He’s skeptical of veganism, yet he’s never tried any of the food. I think I can win him over with your food! I was reading Eric is 75% vegan? How is that going? Is it hard to have 2 different eating habits in the same house?) <—longest conversation in parenthesis ever!

Anyway, thanks for being great! :)


96 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011

haha you are cute! Thanks for your kind words. :) I’m glad you enjoyed the BBS!
Eric has no intention of becoming vegan but he is very open to eating vegan meals now which is great. He now only has meat maybe a couple times per week (at work). For a long time, I made two different meals, but he found out that he enjoys what I make now so he stopped buying meat for the house. He will probably buy it a bit more in the summer when he fires up the BBQ though.


97 Laughter-Loving Stacy February 17, 2011

He’s quiet, I’m loud: perfectly imperfect. <3


98 JenATX February 17, 2011

Ooohh thought of another one

Laugh together and you love together <3


99 JenATX February 17, 2011

i LOVE these. I started to comment on the ones I really enjoyed but there are too many.. i’m going to bookmark this page for when I need to smile. thanks angela & all the commentators

Mine is:
Him: annoying. Me: likes being annoyed ;)


100 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2011

haha I could add that to my own list too


101 Coco February 17, 2011

This is such an inspiring and fun post!

Hmm…mine would be:

He can cook. I was hooked.

hehe :-)


102 Heather ( All Sizzle No Steak) February 17, 2011

Passed ultimate test, can travel together.


103 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 17, 2011

haiku of the soul of sorts..i love this, Angela!

making my own path . come with
i am not ordinary. you’re warned.
want simple and predictable? look elsewhere

oh god…I could go on and on…

I plan to recycle this on my blog with full credit to you on a rainy day when I need a little bloggie-inspiration :)

I love all of your 6 words, too!


104 April February 17, 2011

He proposed four months in, yes.


105 Carolyn February 17, 2011

Always wanted him, finally with him.


We stopped running around each other.


106 Andrea February 17, 2011

married, three kids… what!!? crazy fun


107 Hannah February 17, 2011

Open my eyes; accept being me.


108 Ilana February 17, 2011

shots and sex, now best friends.
JK! (kinda)

for real:
It works. It shouldn’t. It does.


109 Coco February 17, 2011

HAHAAHHA i love this one


110 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter February 17, 2011

This is such a beautiful idea, I loved looking through all of them. Mine, addressing my Type A personality, and my past relationships, is:

You can’t try to predict love.


111 kristee February 17, 2011

Love this!

Everything I never knew I needed…


112 Lana February 17, 2011

Reading this made me really happy! Especially the one Eric wrote – “stole my heart with a smile.” You both have such a great way with words.


113 Nicole February 17, 2011

I loved this one you wrote- Found each other. Split. Found ourselves….SO good! love it!


114 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 17, 2011

Awe I love this!! I can’t wait to have a new man to write a six-word love story about:)


115 CathyK February 17, 2011

your heart always knows the answer


116 laurie February 17, 2011

Thirty Years of Joy and Adventure.
Seeing the World and Holding Hands.
Raising a Family and Loving life.
With You, My Life is Blessed.


117 Jaclyn Trecartin February 17, 2011

Makes me laugh even when mad.


118 Michelle February 17, 2011

Together we become our best selves. <3


119 christyn @ All Ways Nutritious February 18, 2011

love this one…true for me to.


120 Wei-Wei February 17, 2011

My friend still likes you. Darn.


121 Ashley February 17, 2011

He’s weird but I love him :)

He’s really not that weird, but it seemed fitting haha.

I love when you post Eric’s reactions, they always make me laugh.


122 rhonda February 17, 2011

best friends married. happily ever after.


123 Tracy @ Commit To Fit February 17, 2011

Six years, best friends, love always


124 Caitie @ The Caitie Experiment February 17, 2011

I so wish this weren’t true, but it really is the essence of our relationship!

Beers at bar. Sox win — yes!


125 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 17, 2011

haha nice!!!


126 stacey-healthylife February 17, 2011

That’s super cute.


127 cailen February 17, 2011

I am better because of him


128 jodie February 17, 2011

loving every year, day, moment – more


129 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 17, 2011

Never knew love was this deep.


130 Jacqueline February 17, 2011

I have goals, he does not.


131 Clare @ Fitting It All In February 17, 2011

“Wooed me on the dance floor”

It’s true!


132 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 17, 2011

va va voom!


133 Sabine @ thefruitpursuit February 18, 2011

ahhh same here hahah! to this day, I claim I walked up to him because he was dancing SO WELL (I love when guys can actually dance), he claims he had seen me all along and was dancing close to me on purpose hahahah. sneaky


134 jaclyn @ baking charms February 17, 2011

This is the sweetest thing :)


135 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 17, 2011

Awwwwwww, Eric’s reply is adorable!


136 Caitlin February 17, 2011

Not yet, but one day closer. :)


137 Sara February 17, 2011

I love this one!


138 Jenn from Much to My Delight February 17, 2011

Being friends first makes love last.
PS: I LOVE this.


139 Sarah February 17, 2011

Taught me how to love again.


140 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) February 17, 2011

Home is where we are together.


141 lauren @ spiced plate February 17, 2011

it was love at first dance


He was what I was looking for


142 felicia February 17, 2011

too tall, too short, logistics suck.


143 Liz February 17, 2011

He brings out the best in me.

For love: hug, kiss, forgive. Repeat.

Each day, a new wonderful discovery.


144 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 17, 2011

He’s my husband and best friend. :-)


145 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 17, 2011

I found what’s real with us.


146 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad February 17, 2011

How cute!

Dorks: we created our own guild.


147 Emily February 17, 2011

No one will ever come close.


148 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 17, 2011

Love yourself, all else will follow.


149 Lauren February 17, 2011

Heart melts with every single smile


150 Rachel February 17, 2011

Didn’t know it existed ’til now.


151 Kaitlin February 17, 2011

Angela I absolutely love your Daily Glow series. Each post makes me think introspectively and pursue the happiness I have within.

for my 6 word love story:
together at 14, together at 21. :)


152 Mimi February 17, 2011

Once storm clouds. Now silver linings.


153 Megan (Running Foodie) February 17, 2011

Perfect kind of weird for me. :)


154 Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans February 17, 2011

These are so nice!!

I think that mine would be:

Not quite perfect but perfectly flawed


155 JenATX February 17, 2011

aw i love this one too!


156 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 17, 2011

No words will ever explain it.


157 VeggieGirl February 17, 2011

Never knew how important he’d become.


158 Anna February 17, 2011

Still looking. Still trying. Still learning.


159 JenATX February 17, 2011

love this :)


160 David February 17, 2011

Love first. Life second. Happy always.


161 Aly February 18, 2011

Soft kisses. Big bear hugs. Sigh . . .


162 Baking 'n' Books February 17, 2011

When heart breaks, don’t break even.


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