2009 Words

I must tell you that I was so moved as I read through all the comments from the last few days regarding your words and the reasons for choosing them. They are so very powerful.


Abide
Able
Abundance
Accept
Acceptance
Accomplish
Accountability
Achieve
Acquit
Act
Action
Actualize
Adapt
Adjust
Adore
Adventure
Affectionate
Affirmative
Alive
Allow
Appreciate
Aspire
Attack
Attitude
Authentic
Authenticity
Aware
Awareness
Baby
Balance
Basic
Be
Beautiful
Become
Begin
Beginnings
Belief
Believe
Belong
Beloved
Best
Better
Blessed
Bliss
Blossom
Bottom
Bounce
Boundaries
Brave
Breathe
Brevity
Brighten
Calm
Can
Capture
Care
Carpe Diem
Celebrate
Centered
Challenge
Change
Charity
Cheerfulness
Cherish
Chill
Choice
Choices
Choose
Clarity
Clean
Clear
Commit
Commitment
Communicate
Compassion
Complete
Confidence
Connect
Conquer
Conscious
Consistency
Content
Continue
Control
Courage
Cozy
Create
Cultivate
Cure
Dance
Dare
Dash (It's All About The Dash)
Decide
Declutter
Dedicated
Deeper
Define
Deliberate
Delight
Determination
Determined
Devote
Devotion
Dignity
Diligence
Discipline
Disciplined
Discover
Disentangle
Divine
Do
Document
Dolce
Don't
Downsize
Dream
Dynamic
Edit
Effort
Elevate
Embark
Embrace
Emerge
Empower
Endeavor
Endless
Endurance
Energy
Enjoy
Enlighten
Enough
Enrich
Enrichment
Enthusiasm
Evolve
Example
Excellence
Execute
Explore
Express
Facilitate
Faith
Family
Fearless
Feel
Fierce
Find
Finish
Fit
Fitness
Flexibility
Flourish
Flow
Fly
Focus
Focused
Follow-Through
Footprints
Forgive
Forward
Freedom
Fresh
Frugal
Fruitful
FUN ("feeling undeniably new")
Gentle
Gentleness
Give
Glow
Go
Goal
Good Enough
Goodness
Grace
Grateful
Gratitude
Green
Grow
Growth
Half-Full
Happiness
Happy
Harmony
Heal
Healing
Health
Heart
Hold onto Love
Home
Honesty
Honor
Hope
Humility
I
I’m Okay
Idle
Illuminate
Imagine
Imminence
Independence
Initiate
Inner-Strength
Innovate
Inspire
Integrity
Intend
Intention
Intentional
Invest
Involve
Inwardness
Journey
Joy
Jump
Kindness
Laugh
Learn
Less
Let
Let Go
Life
Light
Lightness
Listen
Live
Love
Loving
Lucky
Marathon
Margin
Material
Matter
Maturity
Me
Memory
Mercy
Metamorphosis
Mettle
Mindful
Miracle
Moderation
Moments
Momentum
More
Motion
Motivate
Motivation
Move
Mute
Nascent
Nature
New
No New, Make Do
Non-Reactivity
Notice
Now
Nourish
Nurture
Observe
Open
Opportunity
Optimistic
Optimism
Order
Organize
Organized
Others
Overcome
Pace
Passion
Patience
Pause
Peace
Permission
Perseverance
Persevere
Perspective
Plan
Play
Positive
Positivity
Possibility
Potential
Pray
Prayer
Precious
Prepare
Presence
Present
Preserve
Prevail
Print
Prioritize
Progress
Promise
Prosperity
Pumped
Pure
Purge
Purpose
Purposeful
Pursue
Push
Quiet
Reach
Read
Ready
Realize
Reconnect
Rediscover
Reduce
Refine
Reflect
Regenerate
Reinvent
Rejoice
Relationships
Relax
Release
Relinquish
Remain
Remember
Renaissance
Renew
Resilience
Resolve
Resourceful
Respect
Restore
Results
Revitalize
Revive
Rhythm
Rise
Roll
Run
Sanctuary
Save
Savor
Search
Seasons
Seek
Seize
Self
Self-Assured
Self-Discipline
Sensitive
Serendipity
Serene
Serenity
Seriously
Serve
Shalom
Share
Shift
Shine
Simple
Simplicity
Simplify
Smart
Smile
Soft
Sparkle
Start
Stay
Steadfast
Step
Still
Stillness
Stop
Strength
Strive
Structure
Success
Support
Surprise
Surrender
Surround
Survive
Sustain
Sweeten
Tackle
Ten
Tenacity
Tenderness
Thankful
This is my year.
Threshold
Thrive
Time
Today
Together
Tolerance
Trailblaze
Tranquility
Transformation
Treasure
True
Trust
Truthful
Try
Turn
Uncomplicated
Understanding
Unfold
Unite
Unload
Unplug
Unwritten
Valor
Value
Vibrant
Vision
Vitality
Voice
Wait
Walk
Warmth
Warrior
Welcome
Wellness
Wonder
Worship
Why
Wisdom
Worth
Yes
Zeal


If you don't see your word in the above list just leave a comment and I will add it. Peace to each and every one of you in 2009.

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  1. Lisa Gallup

    2009-01-06 03:24:10 -0500

    My word for 2009 is RESOURCEFUL! :)

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  2. Ali

    2009-01-06 03:26:23 -0500

    Updated to here.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  3. Linda Beeson

    2009-01-06 05:27:14 -0500

    I had to think awhile to decide what my word needed to be. I was feeling rather lost as to where I wanted to put my energies. I finally landed on the word, "re-focus". I have a few things in my life that I find frustrating right now and the thought came to me that I need to "re-focus" to the positive side of a situation. When I am counting the bad things on the frustrating side, I need to stop and look to what is positive about the situation! Interesting exercise.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  4. Marie Sheil

    2009-01-06 07:39:17 -0500

    Hi Ali
    Yes you have our prayers for your melanoma's and for the safe arrival of your baby.. I ususally join in everything you do but never comment but i was interested to see that one lady's word was "Margin" in a form of saying NO.. My word for this year will be NO. I have never said NO to anyone and so have suffered 3 strokes and several nasty turns along with severe migraines. So this year my word is NO.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  5. Sarah

    2009-01-06 07:44:09 -0500

    This is awesome. I'm already inspired to print this words out and random select one as often as possible and scrap my own interpretation of it. I'll be so fun. Thanks for that.
    Happy New Year.
    Sarah in Tulsa

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  6. digitalscrap.net

    2009-01-06 08:02:12 -0500

    Deliver
    That is my word for the year!

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  7. Petra van der Ree

    2009-01-06 10:01:44 -0500

    Wow, what a fantastic list of inspiring words! It's very powerfull indeed to read though all of them! Mine is somewhere in there too... i choose GO GIRL!
    And i already made a special journal to keep record of all the special things regarding my word!
    Happy new 2009 Ali! May you and your family recieve lot's of joy, hapiness and love this year!
    PJ

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  8. Suzanne

    2009-01-06 15:11:27 -0500

    What a fabulous list. My word for 2008 was SIMPLIFY and this is going to continue to be my word for 2009. I didn't do a great job focusing on this word in 2008 and feel that it is the most relevant word for me still in 2009.
    Am I crazy to use the same word 2 years in a row?
    Thanks Ali - you are such an inspiration!

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  9. nessa

    2009-01-06 19:30:04 -0500

    I can add just two words in your list
    zen
    paper
    these two words mean so much for me in 2009.....

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  10. Sandra

    2009-01-07 04:02:51 -0500

    Teacher
    I fought being a teacher for years, but deep in my soul that is what I am. I fully intend to be proud of it and celebrate my profession and love this year.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  11. Michie

    2009-01-07 14:13:09 -0500

    I've chosen to use GOOD.
    I'm trying to "overcome" perfectionism, and I have decided I need to work on the idea that sometimes good enough is good enough. I also want to work on taking good care of myself, being good to myself and loved ones, and looking for "good things" in everyday life. 2008 was a tough year, and I want to work to make 2009 a GOOD one!

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  12. Carol Sloan

    2009-01-08 00:29:39 -0500

    Hi Ali
    I found a link to you at Inspired. I was reading some of your blog, sending a prayer your way for your health issues, your babies and your happiness in 2009. I would also like to give you one of my words for the year - Foster. There are so many things that we can foster...our families, our health, ourselves, our art, our prayer life, our world...I am looking forward to meeting you in May at the Inspired Workshop!

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  13. Alli

    2009-01-10 04:11:20 -0500

    I was sitting in church last Sunday and this word hit me hard...
    HEARKEN...
    It is now my word for 2009.
    Great inspiration Ali!
    Thank you!
    Great list too!

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  14. Stephanie

    2009-01-10 12:31:19 -0500

    My word for 2009 is SHE.
    She will thrive in 2009
    She will create in 2009
    She will inspire in 2009
    She believes in you!

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  15. fizzyfeline

    2009-01-10 16:10:25 -0500

    hey ali, happy new year! im still choosing between 'streamline' or 'simplify'. basically, i want my life to go back to basics, and what is significant

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  16. Sandra

    2009-01-10 16:43:47 -0500

    My word is serendipity. I also had all my Art Students choose words and many created beautiful art work around their words.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  17. chris wormald

    2009-01-11 14:26:39 -0500

    Agape-unconditional love! beautiful list

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  18. Donelle Macey

    2009-01-12 06:22:21 -0500

    Hi Ali hope all is well with you sending positive healing energy your way.
    I didn't see my word listed,I chose "ONE" as every obsticle can be overcome ONE step at a time. Every pound ONE pound at a time.To puposely be Greatful at least ONE time each day or Creative . There is so much power in ONE.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  19. Linda

    2009-01-12 07:47:46 -0500

    My word for this year is REST.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  20. Kathy

    2009-01-14 04:55:09 -0500

    My word is RECLAIM.
    As in reclaim my former pre-mommy self.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  21. Jamie

    2009-01-14 10:25:31 -0500

    This is a lovely list Ali! Thank you for putting it together. My word was NOW and it's already in the list so it's perfect! Have a wonderful day sweetie! Love, Jamie

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  22. Anne

    2009-01-18 09:07:28 -0500

    Mine is Intense.

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  23. Natalie

    2009-01-25 14:24:10 -0500

    My word is - HEALTHY
    a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  24. Rebecca

    2010-01-02 13:59:57 -0500

    I'm thinking that the words Recover and Recovery would be good for this list. There are a lot of things we can recover from . . . illness, addictions, break ups, divorce, financial troubles, lost relationships, etc. I am a recovering alocholic. I will celebrate a year of sobriety on February 16 so in a way my word last year was recovery. I haven't decided on my word for 2010 yet as I semi feel I need to wait until February 16 to decide. But I just wanted to drop you a line and see if perhaps you think Recover and Recovery could make your lsit.
    Thank you,
    Rebecca

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
  25. katie

    2010-01-07 16:39:52 -0500

    bloom
    blessing
    discover
    fortitude
    theosis
    oneness
    one little word is hard to find

    * edited 08/11/14 08:25AM
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