Yesterday afternoon, after the tragic news out of my home state of Connecticut, I was in desperate need of some solace, humor, and a reminder that people are inherently good. So I turned to the 1,468 entries we received in our giveaway of a NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill. Short yet so powerful, these 6-word sentences proved time after time that there are so many clever, creative, and caring people in this world. Just as had happened the first time I read through them, tears sprung to my eyes--sometimes from laughing, but more often because I was moved.
Dimity and I combed through the entries with a fine-toothed comb, and we still couldn't decide on a single winner. And, no, sorry: giving away more than one treadmill isn't an option. Plan B: have the tribe decide. We chose our six favorites, and want you to vote on which 6-worder you like best. If one of the six 6ers is yours, feel free to virtually stuff the ballot box: Encourage your friends, family, running partners, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, ex-boyfriends from 9th grade, and more to vote for your entry.
Here are the entries, in order received. Cast your vote by Thursday, December 20th at noon MST, and we'll announce the winner on Friday, December 21st. (Promise!)