The words.

Went through all the comments from the last few days tonight and collected all the words. Reading your words + your reasons were uplifting + inspiring. Thank you for sharing. If I missed your word leave a note in the comments section and I will add it to this list.


And there is always time to choose a word if you have not done so yet.


Updated Friday 1/11 @ 1:55pm


Abide
Absorb
Abundance
Accept
Accomplish
Achieve
Act
Action
Active
Adapt
Adventure
Adopt
Ahead
Am
Ambition
Appreciate
Artist
Aspire
Attitude
Authentic
Aware
Balance
Be
Beautify
Become
Begin
Beginnings
Behold
Believe
Bethink
Blaze
Blessed
Bliss
Blog
Bloom
Brave
Bravery
Breathe
Brighten
Build
Calm
Can
Capable
Capture
Celebrate
Challenge
Change
Cherish
Choices
Choose
Clarity
Clean
Colour
Comfortable
Commit
Compassion
Complete
Completion
Confiance (confidence)
Connect
Conquer
Consciously
Consistency
Content
Contentment
Continue
Control
Courage
Crafty
Create
Cultivate
Dance
Dare
Dare to bare
Decide
Debt-Free
Deeper
Deliberate
Deliberateness
Delight
Delight in the Lord...
Deliverance
Detachment
Detail
Determination
Determined
Develop
Diligent
Direction
Discipline
Discover
Do
Dreams
Dwell
Embrace
Encourage
Endure
Engage
Energy
Enjoy
Enough
Enrich
Enthusiasm
Escape
Evolve
Execution
Explore
Exuberant
Fabulous
Faith
Faithful
Favorite
Find
Finesse
Finish
Flexible
Flourish
Flow
Fly
Focus
Focus
Follow
Follow-Through
Forgiveness
Forward
Foundations
Free
Freedom
Fresh
Fulfill
Geek
Genuine
Give
Go
Good
Grace
Grateful
Gratitude
Green
Grow
Growth
Gumption
Happy
Harmonize
Harmony
Haven
Heal
Healthy
Heart
Home
Honesty
Honor
Hope
Humility
Imagination
Immersion
Implement
In Time
Initiative
Inspired
Integrate
Integrity
Intent
Intention
Intentional
Intimacy
Invest
Journey
Joy
Joyful
Just Do It
Kind
Kindness
KISS : keep it simple stupid
Know
Laugh
Learn
Less
Let Go
Light
Listen
Live
Live, Laugh, Love
Look
Love
Maintain
Make
Manage
Me
Memory
Mend
Mindfulness
Miracle
Moderation
Modernize
Moment
Moments
Momentum
More
Mother
Motivate
Move
No
No rules
Nourish
Now
Nurture
Objective
Observe
Offer
Off-Road
One
One-Less
Open
Opportunity
Optimism
Order
Organic
Organization
Others
Pace
Passion
Patience
Pause
Peace
Perseverance
Persistence
Perspective
Play
Positive
Possibilities
Potential
Practice
Prayer
Prayerful
Present
Prioritize
Produce
Productive
Progress
Protect
Pure
Purge
Purpose
Pursue
Quality
Quiet
Question
Random
Reach
Real
Rebuild
Recovery
Redesign
Rediscover
Reduce
Reflect
Reinvention
Rejuvenation
Relationship
Relax
Release
Remember
Renaissance
Renewal
Resilience
Resilient
Resolution
Resolve
Respect
Resplendent
Rest
Restore
Revive
Richness
Sabbatical
Satisfied
Savor
Schedule
See
Seek
Selah (holy pause)
Selective
Self
Self-Sufficient
Serendipity
Serenity
Service
Share to care
Significance
Simplicity
Simplify
Slow
Slow Down
Smile
Soul
Space
Spark
Sparkle
Spirit
Spontaneous
Sprout
Squash
Stability
Stand
Steadfast
Stillness
Story
Strength
Strive
Strong
Stronger
Succeed
Success
Sustain
Tangible
Teach
The Year of the Do
Thrive
Time
Today
Together
Tolerance
Transformation
Tranquility
Triskaidekaphobia
Triumph
True
Trust
Truth
Try
Understanding
Up
Vibrance
Vibrant
Visualize
Vitality
Wait
Warm
Wellness
Will
Wisdom
Wise
Witness
Yes
Zeal

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  1. JillS

    2008-01-11 23:34:31 -0800

    my word is BALANCE which is supported by the word release (as in control). I can't continue to take on everyone else's tasks (and wonder why I don't have time for a pedicure!) and when I don't take on the tasks I can't be unhappy with the way they are completed.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  2. Pat

    2008-01-12 10:20:11 -0800

    I'm a little late jumping on the band wagon, but would you please add my word to the list?
    There are so many things I want to LEARN this year - some that I should have LEARned long ago - how to take better care of myself,
    how to better manage my time, how to listen to my inner spirit, how to control my tongue! I hope to LEARN that you are never too old to LEARN!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  3. Donelle Macey

    2008-01-13 01:16:01 -0800

    Without knowing I chose RENEW or maybe it chose me, I used it in a scrapbook page yesterday. I love this idea and will incorporate my word. THANK YOU for the inspiration.
    p.s. I love your blog

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  4. Peg

    2008-01-13 01:35:04 -0800

    Here's my visual cue that I made last night for my word 'ADAPT'. I love the way it came out:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/772260?cat=500&ppuser=117084

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  5. Deanna

    2008-01-15 00:27:21 -0800

    Thanks for the boost! I had this on my list of things to do for 2008 and this word list helped make it happen! My word is Forward. Why I selected it is today's blog post.
    Thanks for the endless inspiration!!! I'm off to buy Gel Medium today as well! ;)

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  6. Lisa (spikesmom)

    2008-01-15 02:56:15 -0800

    My boyfriend has decided to have a word this year too. Mine is going to be "change", and his is going to be "acceptance". Thanks Ali!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  7. Ashley

    2008-01-15 23:50:12 -0800

    Hi Ali~
    Thanks for all the beautiful words. Mine will be two. One: Light and Two: Beauty
    Light because of my Mimie. When she passed on in 2005, I feel like a little piece of myself was lost. I want to shed some light back into my life.
    Beauty because my husband has called me beautiful since the day we met. He keeps telling me that so that one day I'll believe him. It's time to start believing.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  8. cate

    2008-01-16 04:16:51 -0800

    Hello, thankyou for sharing the list. what a wonderful idea. i've thought a bit, and the only word that returns is DEDICATION.
    i've spent the last year learning to explore my creative energy, so now i want to dedicate myself my creativity, dedication to projects, to following through, to honouring creativity in myself as well as everyone else. thankyou

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  9. Katie Nott

    2008-01-17 09:33:23 -0800

    Oh gosh, this year's word was hard to come up with for me! I finally decided on rejuvenate. Here's my blog entry about it:
    http://www.peacefulbend.com/kT/?p=238
    Thanks for the challenge Ali!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  10. emilyhope

    2008-01-17 11:44:42 -0800

    Ok, it has taken me quite some time, but I have finally chosen my word. My 'word' for 2008 is FLOW.
    Flow means to proceed continuously and smoothly; to proceed steadily and easily; to exhibit a smooth or graceful continuity; to hang loosely and gracefully.
    I have been trying to become stress free or at least have less stress in my life. To not think that everything needs to be perfect. Just go with the flow. I would like to get organized and have my life running more smoothly, steadily, easily.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  11. flapsi hapsi

    2008-01-19 19:35:42 -0800

    Well it's also taken me a while to work this out. I thought of a couple of words like 'focus' and 'finish' but they seemed kind of nagging words (although I do need to focus and finish things off!), and then it came to me (or more accurately it was pointed out to me by my sister) that my word was 'epiphany', a moment of insight or realisation. So this year I am going to have and pay attention to, all these epiphanies!
    Will need to go and blog it now!
    http://www.scrapsbyflapsi.blogspot.com
    Flapsi x

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  12. Doreen

    2008-01-21 11:20:37 -0800

    Not sure if I am doing this right. But the Word I pick for 2008 is Obedience,this is what i need more of. Thank You

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  13. Chrys

    2008-01-27 07:26:43 -0800

    On my birthday in August I named this year The Year of Recovery, following what had been a very difficult year. While I am not done with that process, I like the idea of starting the new year with a new focus. I chose 2 new words: RENEW from your list, which is related to my original thought yet seems more hopeful. And JOURNEY. We are all on a journey. I believe the struggles I have had this year are part my journey, and the reasons are not always evident. Sometimes there are small journeys within the larger ones.
    Thanks for this list, and for everyone sharing their words and journeys.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  14. Marla Gillespie

    2008-01-27 09:19:44 -0800

    I think I'll have to select "let it go" I'm trying to clean out cabinets and let go of things- I've been a pack rat my whole life and I learned by example from my parents. I'm working on it day by day. I also have a huge mess in my scrap room that I have a path to my desk and a tiny space to work on- it's crazy! I have twin boys that will be 4 in March and I'm working on not stressing so much with them either, so... let it go! ;) Marla in KY

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  15. Lisa T

    2008-01-27 23:12:10 -0800

    Well, this has taken me a r-e-a-l-l-y long time, but I've chosen the word SIMPLICITY for 2008. (And, given how much time & effort it takes me to make a decision, this is a good word for me!)
    How I am applying SIMPLICITY:
    - Paring down my stamping/crafting supplies so they are easier to keep neat (so I can spend time creating instead of looking for supplies!)
    - Learning to say no to things so as to not wind up overscheduling myself. (I had several days last fall where I was so tired I really, literally wanted to cry.) This can be no to a volunteer project, no to my kids (that one's hard!), no to something I want to do but know that I really don't have time to do.
    Thanks, Ali!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  16. michelle

    2008-01-28 00:01:56 -0800

    Little bit late -- my word for 2008 in "Wellness" -- I am working on losing all my maternity baggage (after having 2 babies)and rediscovering what wellness actually is to me and to recapture my body, mind, and spirit. Not only will I benefit but my wellness journey will trickle down through my husband, daughter and others that I cross path with throughout the year. This is my year!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  17. Donna

    2008-01-28 02:55:17 -0800

    Ali I am so excited and looking forward to this year...my only child has left for college leaving me in search of my new identity...so my word is going to be seek! Thanks for the inspiration, it is so refreshing!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  18. Deborah

    2008-01-30 03:50:32 -0800

    My 2008 word: Spunky

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  19. Deborah

    2008-01-30 03:51:19 -0800

    My 2008 word: Spunky

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  20. Michele

    2008-01-30 08:12:53 -0800

    This has been a great and inspiring read, and I think my word will be CARE-
    I want to really show more care and kindness to myself and family, and handle everything I do with care and consideration.
    Thanks all!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  21. bob

    2008-08-21 02:57:12 -0700

    fortitude, tenacity, and zest

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  22. Amanda

    2008-10-21 23:59:04 -0700

    I love this!
    My favorite word is Merry as in Be Merry.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  23. Adri

    2008-10-31 02:33:12 -0700

    I choose 'one word' for a year, but I go from birthday to birthday instead of the calendar year. The new word for my 40th year is MUSIC. I don't see it on your (fabulous!!) list so I thought I'd send it in :)
    Previous words: 39--SAVOR and 38--SIMPLIFY

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  24. Karen

    2008-12-04 21:07:36 -0800

    Four of the most beautiful things in the world that I hope to work in 2009 -
    peace (which we need more of),
    hope (which we should never let go of),
    love (which we should always give in abundance) and
    dancing (which we should do to our heart's content)!
    Thanks for your uplifting posts everyday!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
  25. hannah

    2009-01-11 07:19:50 -0800

    2008 has been a year of Happiness.
    2009 is to be a year of Victory.
    :)

    * edited 08/11/14 07:55AM
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