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January 5, 2008

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

Comments

  • 1.
    Autumn said…

    Wow! What an amazing list!
    You are truly inspiring.

  • 2.
    amy m said…

    That is a wonderful list of words.

  • 3.
    Susette said…

    Love your blog. This inspires me to find my own word now.

  • 4.
    Susette said…

    Thanks, love the list!!

  • 5.
    Ingunn said…

    Love this list!
    I have come to the conclusion that my word for 2008 will be “up”. :)

  • 6.
    Lanne said…

    I chose a word. It it exactly what I need but I haven’t blogged it or posted it.. because.. i think it could be seen as a negative word.
    So I was thrilled to see NO on your list. No is my word and I look forward to the benefits it will bring me, and my family in 2008.

  • 7.
    Hagit said…

    I have two: connect and “let go”.

  • 8.
    artistinme said…

    Stability is my word, Ali. Thanks for taking the time and emotion to compile this great list.
    Holly in CA

  • 9.
    Roberta said…

    Hi Ali, thank you for inspiring me to do a blog, I may have to kick myself in the butt to get scrapbooking now.
    My word is TEACH – I need to teach myself to learn new things such as technology. I have already started by teaching myself around blogging. ‘Teach’ in all aspects of my life. Teach myself new ways of doing things, teach my children, teach my students, teach each other.
    roberta

  • 10.
    Campagnolo Emeline said…

    Hey!
    I am a French Scrapbook girl who’ve just discovered your universe and who enjoys reading your blog. I am addicted I think! Your world is shiny, witty, yummy… I just love it! I think my word might be “imagination” as I am a beginner in scrapbooking, and my imagination seems to bloom again after years of sleep!
    Thanks for your blog anyway!
    Bye
    Emeline from Lyon

  • 11.
    PJ said…

    Hi Ali,
    My word for this year is SPACE… I did a lot of ‘exploring’ last year (that was my word for 2007) and now I hope to enjoy the SPACE I’ve created then… SPACE for me to grow as a person (and as a wife and mother, SPACE to enjoy my hobby and my new studioSPACE, SPACE to enjoy being a family…
    I’m planning to make some artwork today to display my word, so maybe I’ll be back later today to share that with you!
    Have a wonderfull 2008, you and your family!!
    PJ

  • 12.
    Mandy said…

    Hi Ali, thanks for sharing the list!
    I had not left a comment yet about my word. Like last year it needed some time. Because when i choose a word it seems to be about what i want. And if i think about it a little longer i realize what i really need. My first thought was “freedom”. But in order to sense freedom i personally need “TRUST”. Trust in life, in myself, in the future, and so on… so TRUST it is for me this year!
    Have a really good year Ali!

  • 13.
    Michelle said…

    Love, love, love that list…so inspiring and energizing! I’ve finished the cover to my “Thrive” journal and now I just have to do the blog post. Good luck to all with their plans/wishes/hopes/dreams for 2008!

  • 14.
    Zarah said…

    This is such an great idea!!
    My word this year, will be “continue”.
    I will continue the good I have started, I will continue to try and I will continue to love myself even when I fail. :)

  • 15.
    Lee Longmire said…

    Fabulous is missing Ali!! – I figured if I want this year to be ace I need to start postively, and finding the FABULOUS in things might be a cool way to go about it!
    Cheers,
    Lee in Australia.

  • 16.
    Kelly P. said…

    Hi Ali,
    CHERISH is missing. I just finished a canvas for my office/studio wall with my word. Thanks for always inspiring me!

  • 17.
    Dancinglydenise said…

    I did post my word, but I don’t see it on the list. The word was POSSIBILITIES>
    Thanks!

  • 18.
    Nellie said…

    my word is ‘stand’.
    this year, after finding truth in god’s word, i am chosing ‘stand’ as my inner strength to act on my knew found hope. standing for something – so i wont fall
    standing my ground…

  • 19.
    telisj said…

    My word for 2008 is “STORY”. I want to focus on the story/stories in my scrapbooking pages this year, to really make meaningful pages that focus on the story. My goal is to do one LO a week and I’ve already started to compile a “must-do” list.
    Thank you for the inspiration Ali!

  • 20.
    Colleen said…

    Ali – So cool.
    I didn’t get a chance to add my word before … PACE. To remind me to pace myself, so close to both Peace and Space.

  • 21.
    Aimee said…

    My word is RELEASE…last year it was embrace—embrace me, embrace imperfections, embrace what life has to offer—
    this year, release- let it go—don’t think so much- just be.
    it will be a challenge but i am up for it.
    thank you ali for your blog and for putting all these good vibes into the world.

  • 22.
    deb said…

    hi Ali :)
    my word is also HOPE. It’s such a little word, and at the moment, I have such a little hope. You see, my darling husband of 20+ years was killed in an accident last May, and I am only now starting to see feel that there is a little bit of HOPE for me. It’s a very hard road, but the little bit of hope in my heart is all I have to carry me through. This little bit of hope gives me strength each day, and I find the courage to face another day without him. I will cling to this small speck of hope, and cherish it, burture it, and trust it will grow and help me to be healed one day. I am ordering some large wooden letters and will decorate them and put on the kitchen window sill, to keep my hope right there in plain view.

  • 23.
    Gretchen said…

    What an amazing, inspiring list! Awesome stuff!

  • 24.
    Catalina said…

    Love it!
    I will add Light

  • 25.
    jennifer said…

    WOW! Doesn’t that list just blow you away?

  • 26.
    Sonja said…

    Love to see all those words, all kinds of stuff is racing through my head now!! My word is DREAMS

  • 27.
    Andi Sexton said…

    I guess I didn’t post mine before! I posted on my blog the day I saw yours…
    Mine is Spontaneous… I am such a take charge control freak who likes organization & lists … Should be an interesting year!

  • 28.
    KristinAnder said…

    Great list! Ali, will you be coming out with a 2008 calendar similar to the 2007 one?!?

  • 29.
    Aimee P. said…

    Wisdom. In 2008 I want to look for wise people to learn from, and soak up as much of it as I can. To do this I think I will need to stay in the present and take the time to hush, look, and listen.
    Thanks for the word list, Ali. Happy New Year!!

  • 30.
    Penny said…

    WOW. Outstanding list. I’ll be sure to check out this post NEXT year for inspiration on a new word. Thanks for consolidating and posting. I need to think of a good way to document putting my word, “modernize”, into action.

  • 31.
    Lisa said…

    Wow, that’s alot of words! Look how many people you are inspiring to seek a better us. Amazing.

  • 32.
    Leah said…

    Scanning the list, I laughed out loud when I got to “triscadecaphobia.” (I think it’s supposed to be “triskaidekaphobia” – fear of the number 13.) Anyway, thanks for the laugh, whoever you are!

  • 33.
    Sue said…

    Wowzers! That is quite a list and a great list to live by. Thanks for putting it all together for us Ali.
    Sue

  • 34.
    Megan said…

    My word for 2008 is productive

  • 35.
    Kim Bolyard said…

    I see my word is already on the list, but I wanted to share it with you and why.
    Finally got it…here is why…it may sound silly when you first read it and it took me a while until I read it somewhere and knew that would be my word.
    So this year I am going to “SPARKLE” That’s right….Sparkle. And not that I am going to walk around with body glitter ( although I do love glitter)….but I am going to be the best I can be….I am going to reach goals I set for myself…take better care of myself….get in shape….make a name for myself….I will shine and i will be happy….Sparkle.
    spar·kle : to be brilliant, lively, or vivacious.
    This is the definition of Sparkle that I am going to follow. there are goals I have set in the scrapbooking industry and my daily life and I want to make sure I sparkle when it comes to achieving the goals. Plus it just makes me happy when I say it!!!!
    I hope that will make sense to you…but as long as it makes sense to me…It is all good. Happy New Year
    peace
    Kim

  • 36.
    Alisa N. said…

    WOW!

  • 37.
    Sarah said…

    Thats awesome!! What a great list of words to look at and be inspired by!

  • 38.
    Julie said…

    My word is others. I want to go make something possible…for someone else. I want to think more of others and be kinder to others.
    Thanks so much for all of your inspiration, Ali! You’ve truly made a difference in my life.
    Julie in Ohio

  • 39.
    Denise Kashyap said…

    My word for 2008 is “favorite”. I’m going to focus on my favorite things this year, and get back in touch with what brings me joy.

  • 40.
    Rosa said…

    Amazing list, Wow, we can make a scrapbook just based on the words ,mine has to be “Conquer” is my purpose to master everything I put my mind and heart into, have a wonderful New Year Ali hugs,Rosa.

  • 41.
    Donna K said…

    Ali,
    I am sure I am late in adding my word but I would like to if possible. My word for the year is two words but they are what I am striving for. This is the year I want to get my finances in order. So my word is “debt free” I am working with a finacial advisor and have a plan to be out from under 40+ thousand dollars worth of debt by Jan 1 2009.
    Thank you for always inspiring me to try new things. I am currently doing the 365 challenge also.
    Donna

  • 42.
    Tina B said…

    Ali,
    That is quite a list of words and they are all wonderful there are so many words that I would love to use but I love my word and will try to live up to it

  • 43.
    Ellen said…

    I still haven’t decided between two- one is on your list, but the second is not.
    GRACE- I can be a sort of grab the bull by the horns, throw it to the ground, get in your face, let you know what I think kinda gal. I could benefit from some buffing around the edges. I know..
    My second word is GEEK. I would love to be a geek- knowledgeable in all things technology, digital and computer oriented. I am taking a digital photo class in May; I would like to venture into digital scrapping; and maybe I could create a webpage for my business…..

  • 44.
    Christa Huggins said…

    My word is Beautify–as in beautify my soul, my world, my home, etc. Love this idea–thanks!

  • 45.
    Kim Hacking said…

    I didn’t see my word, which is PASSION. Thanks for compiling this list.

  • 46.
    Karen said…

    What a fabulous list! I bookmarked it for reference–I’m sure I’ll be able to use them for more than one reason.

  • 47.
    Christine said…

    My word isn’t listed. INVEST. I’m not talking about money. Invest in my children by spending more quality time with them, teaching them. Invest in my marraige by connecting with my husband each day. Invest in myself by exercising and eating right.
    Thanks for all the inspiration Ali!

  • 48.
    Erin said…

    Thanks to the person that shared “ahead”…”in a forward direction” is exactly what I want to focus on this year. Happy 2008 everyone!

  • 49.
    Jolynn said…

    what a wonderful list! WOW!
    my word is “manage”, i didn’t see that one there. Obviously this word is going to (hopefully) change my life for the best. I have so much to manage in my life. Heres to a great start!

  • 50.
    Debby said…

    Wow, what a list. There are some inspiring words and thoughts here. I’m going to start a small scrapbook with the word Faithful and document God’s faithfulness to me and where God gave me stregth and wisdom to be faithful to all He’s given me. Thanks for the inspiration.

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