Me in the Middle of World Records (#6Words)

Guinness Book of World Records


Eli, Coach Daddy, compiles a monthly post called ‘6 Words’.  Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in six words. He asks bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.

Here’s the prompt:

Imagine you made it into the Guinness Book of Records. What did you do to get your name in there?  See #14 for my 6 *Sarcastic* Words here!

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I coulda been in the Guinness book.

GAD GRAPHICNo, really. My plan: To coach soccer for 24 hours straight. Twenty-four one-hour sessions, with kids signed up around the clock. (I’d get college kids to fill the overnight hours.) One boy on my team wanted to camp out and participate in as many hours as possible.

It never happened.

We’d planned it as a fundraiser for a teammate who’d been diagnosed with leukemia. The Guinness folks said if it was tied to a charity, it wouldn’t count. And that’s okay. That teammate? He went into remission.

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Me in the Middle of Giving

‘In the shoes of the other, we learn to have a great capacity for understanding, for getting to know difficult situations.’

~ Pope Francis ~


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“There are many excuses” to justify why one does not lend a hand when asked by a person begging on the street, he said. Some may think, “‘I give money and he just spends it on a glass of wine!’” Pope Francis said.

But, he joked, a “glass of wine is his only happiness in life!”


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I like the pope’s nonjudgmental approach to the growing crisis of homelessness.  My fixed income as a retiree makes it difficult to give a lot in donations.  The local programs that are addressing how to ease this crisis deserve our support even though I know some people reject that help and prefer to be on the streets begging.  It’s tough to just walk or drive by and not acknowledge their presence.  I’ll keep my loose change handy so when the opportunity arises I’ll be ready to respond.


Coach Daddy ~ It’s all about fatherhood, futbol and food has asked the million dollar question.  Who would you give it to?  In six words, let me know your thoughts in comments below.

The fine citizens listed below in this post, however, know just what to do with a million dollars. In six words. I asked strangers, friends, and strange blogger friends, “If you had $1,000,000 but you had to give it to other people, who would you give it to?”

Click Here to see all of our great answers


Who would you give it to??


Linda G. Gill on Compassion

“Are we more likely to share with those who we have things in common? Yes? Why? How do we draw the line, when we consider everyone to be equal in our humanity? We all deserve to live. We all deserve what we work hard for. Yet sharing and compassion is what separates us from animals. It’s what makes us human.”

To read Linda’s post click here…..

Our Unsafe Histories, in 6 Words —




Bloggers living dangerously!!

 Coach Daddy invited me and 38 other bloggers to submit a 6-word-story.  

June is National Safety Month. Tell us about something you did decidedly unsafe – in six words. It could be from any time in your life. Think “Rode Big Wheel off garage roof,” or “Wore Georgia gear in Florida section.” 

This is becoming one of my favorite blogging events and I get to meet other bloggers.  Click on the link below to read this month’s post.  I’m #30!   “Wild Speed Boat Ride With Stranger”  (Very scary!  I thought I was going to flip out of the boat he was going so fast!)  

What would your 6-Word-Story be?  Share something you did that was decidedly unsafe (from any time in your life) in the comments below.


We operate on CD time around here. You know – Coach Daddy time. A to Z Challenge? Few days behind. Photo a Day Challenge? Hell, June’s almost over, and it feels like I have a week of photos to take. So it stands to reason we’d recognize National Safety Month – June – On June […]

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