One Little Word : 2010 Word List

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I spent a couple hours yesterday going back through all the comments listing your one little words and the reasons/thoughts behind them. It's always so cool to see all these words listed together. I am working on a layout for my word this year and hope to share it next week.


Below, the words. If I accidentally missed yours please add a comment below and I will add it to the list (I am updating throughout the day). These words are beautiful and powerful and subtle and really can make a difference in your life. Cheers to 2010.


Abide


Abundance


Acceptance


Accomplish


Achieve


Act


Action

Active

Adore

Adventure


Alive


Angels


Appreciate


Attend


Authentic


Authenticity


Awaken


Aware


Awareness


Balance


Be


Beauty

Become


Begin


Believe

Beloved


Best


Better


Blessed


Blessings

Bliss


Blossom


Brave


Breathe


Brighten


Bring (It)

Build


Calm


Can


Capture


Celebrate


Challenge


Change


Charity


Cherish

Childhood


Childlike


Choice


Choose


Clarity


Clean

Comfortable


Commit


Commitment


Compassion


Complete


Completion

Composure


Confidence


Connect


Connection


Consistency


Consistent


Contentment


Control


Courage


Create


Dance

Decrease


Dedication


Deliberate


Delight

Details


Determination


Determined


Diligence


Discipline


Discover


Discovery


Do


Document

Domesticity

Downsize


Dream

Ease

Educate


Effort


Embark


Embrace


Encourage


Endeavor


Energy


Engage

Enjoy


Enlightenment


Enough

Equipped


Essential


Everyday


Excellence


Expand


Experience


Explore


Faith


Family


Fearless


Fearlessness

Find


Finished


Fire


Fit

Flexible


Flourish


Flow


Flower

Fly


Focus

Follow


Follow-Through


Forgive


Forgiveness


Forward


Free


Freedom


Fresh


Friendship


Fulfill

Fun

Future


Gajillion


Gather


Give


Glee

Go


Grace


Graceful Productivity


Gracious


Grateful


Gratitude


Grow


Growth


Habit


Handmade


Happiness


Harmony

Healing


Health


Healthy

Heart


Him


Home


Hope


Hopeful


Horizon


Humble


Humility


Illuminate


Imagine

Important


Improve

In


Indeed


Inspiration

Integrity


Intention


Intentional


Intentionality

Invest


Invigorate


Invite


Involved


Jesus


Journal


Journey


Joy


Joyful

Just Do It


Kindness

Laughter

Lead


Leap


Learn


Less


Letting Go

Lighter


Listen


Live

Look


Lose & Replace


Love


Loved

Lucky


Magic


Make

Manage


Marisa

Mastery


Maturity


Me


Mend


M.I.L.K.

Mindful


Mission

Model


Moment


Mommy


More


Move


Move Forward


Near

Neat


Nest


New

No Excuses


Now


Nurture

Observe


Open


Optimism


Order


Organization


Organize

Otheres


Overcome


Passion


Passion(ate)


Patience


Pause


Peace


Persevere


Persist


Persistent


Photography


Place


Play


Ponder


Positive


Positivity


Possibilities


Possibility


Potential

Practice


Pray

Precious


Prepare


Present

Preserve


Prioritize

Proactive


Productivity


Progress


Promise


Pull

Purge


Purpose

Quality


Quiet


Re-direct


Reach


Real


Really


Reclamation

Reconciliation

Reconnect

Record


Recreate

Rediscover


Reduce


Refine


Regain Control

Relationships


Relax


Relaxation


Release


Relish


Remember


Renew


Resilience

Resolve


Resource

Rest


Restoration



Restore


Rethink


Rhythm


Risk


Routines

Sail

Satisfaction


Save


Savor

Seek


Self

Self-Esteem


Serenity


Serve


Service


Share

Shed

Shelter


Shine


Shoot


Silence


Simplify


Slow


Smile


Sooner

Space


Spirit


Stability


Start

Steadfast


Steer


Story

Streamlined


Strength


Stretch

Strive


Stronger

Student


Study


Success

Sunshine


Surrender


Survive


Sustain

Tell


Thankful


Think


Thoughtful


Thrive


Time


Today


Today Matters


Together

Tone


Tranquility


Transform


Transformation

Transition


Treasure


Trust


Truth


Unclutter

Unfold


Unity


Vision


Vitality


Wellness


Whisper


Wholehearted


Wholeness


Will

Wisdom

Wonder

Words


Worth


Write


Dottedline


One of the big things I noticed as I read back through all the words
yesterday is that most people want to make some sort of change in their
lives such as a subtraction or an addition. You might be interested in checking out Leo Batuba's (Zen Habits) new blog about habits
called 6 Changes.

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  1. Jackie Robinson

    2010-01-07 11:56:40 -0600

    Wow - this is really powerful - I haven't previously submitted a word and was reading the list to select one and was really considering DO I have lots I want to DO! But while trying it on for size and reviewing my personal resolutions I decided a better word for me is actually DONE -- I do lots of things more accurately I start lots of things. For 2010 I need to get things DONE -- either finish things I have started or let them go and be DONE with them -- my goal in this is less clutter in my home and mind.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  2. Adrienne

    2010-01-07 12:55:33 -0600

    Mine is Simple Joy!
    ~Adrienne~

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  3. Amybug

    2010-01-07 13:58:48 -0600

    thank you Ali, that is so cool!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  4. Corissa S.

    2010-01-07 16:18:46 -0600

    Thanks to an idea from my friend I am celebrating a letter instead of a word. The letter F: FAITH. FAMILY. FRIENDS.
    She is celebrating L: LOVE. LAUGH. LEARN.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  5. Heids in South Africa

    2010-01-07 18:14:13 -0600

    "Tenderness"
    Towards myself, my babies, my family, my life, my decisions, my thoughts, my words, my world around me ...

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  6. Meagan

    2010-01-08 00:28:28 -0600

    This is such a cool idea! My word is niche. I have found where I belong socially and romantically, and now it is time to embark on the solo journey of choosing a fulfilling career for myself that will make me happy in years to come. 2009 was a terrible year for this, so I hope that 2010 brings with it self discovery and awareness that will help me realize my potential.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  7. [email protected]

    2010-01-08 01:57:02 -0600

    Hi Ali
    My one word for this year is DARE. I have lived in a safe little boxed life for so long I want to do big and dream big this year.
    Becky

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  8. Lonely Scrapbooker

    2010-01-08 02:14:34 -0600

    Here's my layout with my word ENERGY.
    Just words plus a picture. True Ali style.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    http://wickysticket.blogspot.com/2010/01/jump.html

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  9. Emily

    2010-01-08 07:28:12 -0600

    My word is UNDAUNTED. I think I submitted it too late.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  10. jennyjones

    2010-01-08 07:51:36 -0600

    my word is YES..being such an organized crafty fanatic..i structure myself into corners that squelch my thinking and dreaming heart and cause me to fear. so, YES is my word--to walk in truth, YES-- to live and not be afraid, and YES-- to jump into the spontaneous unknown even of I didnt schedule it on my calendar :)

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  11. Lydell Quin

    2010-01-08 09:34:44 -0600

    Hi Ali. I have been following your blog since the beginning of time (or so it seems!!!!)I have chosen a word each year, but with little ones under foot, I have never managed to do anything with my word. This year, my baby girl goes to school....No kids at home (goodness, what will I do?) so my word is 'rejuvenate' Finding myself again!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  12. Erika Melnychuk

    2010-01-08 16:21:46 -0600

    Thank you Ali for valuing our words! Mine was ENOUGH and it was so neat to see it on your list :) It's amazing to me the power that one simple word can have to motivate! And, thank you for the beautiful wordle image you made - so very neat! Will there be a printable version???

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  13. Trudy

    2010-01-09 07:13:13 -0600

    This is very inspiring...my word was "mother (v)"

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  14. Andrea D

    2010-01-09 08:14:49 -0600

    Thanks for this idea and the word list. I'm still trying to decide on my word for the year, so this really helps! :)

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  15. Angela F.

    2010-01-09 16:48:08 -0600

    WOW! What a list!!!!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  16. Ellen

    2010-01-10 02:14:49 -0600

    While copying this list into a small journal I discovered some word combos that needed to be shared...
    complete composure
    determined diligence
    everyday excellence
    open optimism
    positive possibilities
    proactive productivity
    and
    wellness whisper

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  17. Candace

    2010-01-10 11:16:07 -0600

    Hi Ali,
    THanks again for doing the word of the year...this is my 4th year doing it (i think!) and I just love it!
    So...with a new baby in the house, a new house, and so much going on...my word for 2010 is Simplicity. It was a tough choice between that and plain Simplify...but I like the beauty of the word Simplicity. That not only does it encompass "simplify" but also encourages me to love a more simple existance. Not only to enjoy the little things...but the freedom to get rid of the things that clutter up my life. From boxes that have moved and moved and still aren't open. To the extra baby items that we just don't need. I will win the war on clutter...and I will enjoy a more freeing, simple kind of life. :)
    I wish you and your beautiful family love and happiness this upcoming year!
    Smiles, Candace

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  18. krista

    2010-01-11 11:30:21 -0600

    My word for 2010 is stretch.
    You can read about it here:
    http://www.scrapsinbloom.com/blog/?p=1971
    Thanks for your inspiration!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  19. Mindy

    2010-01-11 14:11:31 -0600

    I had an immediate list of about 8 words - but it took a friend suggesting one that really hit home. CULTIVATE. It's what I do. It's what I love. I teach, coach, mentor, sponsor - in the professional world and in my own hobby world. This will be a great chance to really focus on it with clear vision and notice and maybe even measure what gets cultivated throughout the year.
    Thanks so much!!!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  20. mariam

    2010-01-11 15:49:21 -0600

    mine is Evolve. here's to 2010

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  21. Jen Chesnut

    2010-01-12 07:18:50 -0600

    Re-direct. That is my word for 2010

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  22. Jen Chesnut

    2010-01-12 07:20:06 -0600

    Never mind Ali, I found it...it was before everything else because of the "-"
    thanks!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  23. Donna

    2010-01-16 16:11:44 -0600

    I have chosen .. participate.
    I have found myself retreating more and more from being involved and taking part in many aspects of my life; instead, allowing life to just meander along without very much input from me at all.
    So I am choosing to make a conscious choice to participate more in the day-to-day things going on around me.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  24. Katrina and Ewan

    2010-01-20 08:50:46 -0600

    Our word is healthy! I just posted it on my blog... www.babylohman.blogspot.com. Thanks for being an inspiration!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
  25. Lety

    2010-03-20 16:41:30 -0500

    REFLEXION

    * edited 08/11/14 07:49AM
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