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January 6, 2010

One Little Word : 2010 Word List

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Image created via Wordle.

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.

Comments

  • 1.
    jeni said…

    My word for 2010 is IMPORTANT. It’s not on your list. I LOVE papercrafts, cooking, decorating, going to the gym, sewing,the list goes on…I wake up everyday so excited to do something I love to do. But sometimes it’s overwhelming…my husband constantly reminds me to do what is important…the gym is my most important of all things to stay healthy to be able to enjoy all the rest. Yesterday I cleaned, cooked a yummy dinner out of my daughters new High School Musical cookbook, croteched at basketball practice, made it to the gym and was happy helping my kids after school with their homework…I did everything that was important to me for yesterday and my family.

  • 2.

    I love this! I love the power of a blogging that bring everyone together for the better. best of luck to everyone. I hope that everyone find a way to remind themselves of their word :)

  • 3.
    margaret said…

    Thanks for posting the “cloud” of words. Can we use it in our own journaling? I have a vision of that as a background……. with my own word superimposed over it. Again, thanks for all the inspiration.

  • 4.
    Barbi said…

    Love this!

  • 5.
    MichelleG said…

    I love when you post this list. The words are powerful and inspiring. Reading them makes me excited for the possibilities changes can bring.

  • 6.
    Tracie said…

    I don’t think I submitted prior, however my word for 2010 is build. I used the word build throughout my goals this year. (Build relationships, knowledge, strength & endurance, my business, balanced meals, and an organized home.) Thanks for the continued inspiration. I’m publishing a blog post later today.

  • 7.
    maren said…

    So fun & creative!

  • 8.
    Sarah said…

    Streamlined…..that’s my word. a little odd, but that’s it.

  • 9.
    Marcia said…

    just LOVE Wordle! Now you need to incorporate that into a layout :) ) Wordle word clusters make AWESOME photoshop brushes !

  • 10.
    Colleen Molen said…

    My word is ‘enjoy.’ My sister made a comment on Christmas about me, saying, “I don’t think I know anyone else who hasn’t changed since childhood when it comes to Christmas.” I took that as a compliment. I may be past my 20′s with children of my own, but I still wake up early, excited to see what Santa brought and jumping with joy at the thought of seeing everyone open their presents.
    My goal this year is to find that excitement in other areas of my life, not reserving it for once a year… to truly enjoy life!

  • 11.
    Deb said…

    My word is “Integrity.” Being forthright and honest, with others, with myself, and always being true to myself. Living a life that I can be proud of.

  • 12.
    Lori S said…

    LOVE IT! :)

  • 13.
    Kim Faucher said…

    Wow, how amazing to see all these powerful words in one place.
    Thank you for bringing this together every year. I love the “extra” links you have given us… esp the making your word into action type ones…
    I have already begun this year with a fresher outlook and passionate journey approach to life.
    Thanks Ali!
    Kim

  • 14.
    ichie said…

    Wow! Thanks for listing my word in there! So cool to see my word in your artwork. It would be so great if you could give it away for free! Haha.

  • 15.
    Eryn said…

    Ali, Could you add my one little word? I chose Celebrate. On my blog, I’ve used your ideas as well as those of Christine Kane to start better exploring my word. I think I’m getting somewhere and have been looking into ideas to “do more” with my word. I hope I can be a help to someone in 2010. There are lots of reasons to Celebrate!

  • 16.
    Jen said…

    Wisdom…as in “the Wisdom to know the difference” I am a bit high strung, and have really been trying to focus on the Serenity prayer over the past year. I have come to realize that last line is really the most important – all the serenity and courage in the world does you no good if you don’t know when to use which. So this year, Wisdom is my prayer and my focus.

  • 17.
    Debbie Comish said…

    My word for 2010 is heart. One thing I learned while taking your yesterday and today class was that when I looked back at my scrapbook pages the journaling was very info related. There wasn’t a lot of “me” on the page. So this year my goal is to get whats in my heart out there. Whether it is on my pages, through my actions or in my spoken words.
    How inspiring to see all of these words grouped together – like a cloud of support and unity.
    Thanks Ali.
    Debbie.

  • 18.
    Marie said…

    That’s awesome!
    I thought I had commented with a word before – but maybe not. If it’s not too late please include my word – it’s REST.
    There are so many aspects of that word I want to explore this year. So many aspects that I need to focus on for my life.
    Thank you!

  • 19.
    Leslie said…

    Hi Ali. You’re terrific. What a great motivator and life guru you are for all of us. Will you add my word—SEEK. This year I want to seek understanding, seek knowledge, seek my path, seek all that’s good in life, seek…
    Thanks. You’re the best.

  • 20.
    dawn said…

    Thank you so much for doing this Ali;)

  • 21.
    gail lindekugel said…

    Cool!!!
    Ali you inspire!

  • 22.
    Joyce said…

    I’ve told everyone else but not you that my word for 2010 is Manage…I need to manage my time, health and home better. I wrote a blog post with a link back to you and I’ve had a lot of comments from friends and family who are participating in one way or another. One of my friends decided that her word for the year was shopping…I laughed and said that might not qualify! I love your blog and the insight and creativity you bring us! Happy New Year Ali!
    Joyce

  • 23.
    Aimee said…

    My word is Follow: following Jesus every day to love and serve and give to others.

  • 24.
    Leora Henkin said…

    What a great list. Thanks for putting it all togehter.
    Leora

  • 25.
    Susie Leggett said…

    A little late, but my word for 2010 is ACTIVE. More active physically, more active in church, more active in our business. I must get into shape physically and spiritually this year. Thanks for the wordle image – it is wonderful. Best wishes to everyone for 2010.

  • 26.
    Sarah L. said…

    I didn’t add mine before, but this year, I’m focusing on the word downsize. I’m applying it to my life – weight, negativity, as well as my possessions such as kids’ toys and clothing, household items – stuff that can be donated. I’d like to focus on downsizing my spending as well – there are so many ways to apply it to my life right now ;-)

  • 27.
    Mel said…

    Oh wow, Ali – what a lovely thing to do, thank you so much for taking the time to do this :-) My word is there. Anyone else get a little thrill of excitement when they spotted their word?!

  • 28.
    Lynda p said…

    My word STRIVE

  • 29.
    Loral (Loralyn) said…

    I forgot to add my word…SHELTER. I want to focus on my home and the atmosphere in it in 2010. Thanks for the compiling the list, what a great inspiration!

  • 30.
    griffin said…

    Thank you Ali…just reading all of these words gave me goosebumps. This is going to be an amazing year of action and change for so many people.

  • 31.
    Karen said…

    My word is {Life}…its not up there. Such a great list of words!! I think I’m going to come back to it again. Even though they are not my words, they are great ones to reflect on and see how they can apply in my own life. Thanks for the list, Ali! :>

  • 32.
    Karen said…

    Oh yea! Almost forgot….thanks for the wordle link!! I used to use it quite a bit several months ago and then I forgot the address and have been trying to remember all that time. Thanks for putting one of my marbles back in my marble jar! :>

  • 33.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Updated to here :) .

  • 34.
    Tappin' Tamara said…

    Hi Ali! I love the word art! May I copy the image and use it on my blog? Giving credit to you, of course!

  • 35.
    Smahrty said…

    Love the word cluster! Thank you so much for listing all the words, that could not have been an easy task, but so neat to see them all together.

  • 36.
    Caryl Hope said…

    I LOVE being a part of this tradition and it is amazing to see all the words put together!
    Last year my word got lost in the hulabalo of life, so this year I created a mini-book to jot down the little things that brought me little & big joys… an everyday JOY (If you are interested I talked about it in my blog).
    Thanks Ali for the inspiration!

  • 37.
    Tenny said…

    MY word is Quality. as in quality versus quantity- in life, relationships, and simple things like food.

  • 38.
    Tini said…

    RESOLVE – I love that it’s a noun and a verb, and such a strong word …

  • 39.
    carla stolte said…

    Wow…that is one powerful list.

  • 40.
    Mary Patterson-Ezzell said…

    love this ali – my word for 2010 is laughter. this year i want to really focus more on being happy and enjoying all of the simple little things and expressing myself through laughter! happy 2010 ali. smiles, m-

  • 41.
    Jeni said…

    Hi Ali – Love the word collage. My word for 2010 is FUN.
    (I posted it on the day when you asked about the one action we would take but I didn’t post it on any other day.)

  • 42.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Sure – I think you just need to say that it was made in Wordle and link to them :) .

  • 43.
    Jingle said…

    That looks amazing! I actually had a hard time choosing a word this year. I think I have decided on BECOME. It works well with the ideas I’ve had bouncing around lately.

  • 44.
    Gwen said…

    I love Wordle!!!!!!!!! I’ve never seen it and love it.

  • 45.
    Lauren said…

    Great list. I’m doing “healing.” or “heal” would work! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • 46.

    Wow, seeing the list is very powerful. I am so happy to be a part of this list! I have used a word before but putting it out there for all to see gives it more weight.
    Thank you for doing the list….so many words and so much strength!

  • 47.
    Julie P. said…

    Love the words. My word is flexible, I had shoulder surgery in October and want to gain back the full use of my arm and also the word flexible means to me to be more relaxed laid back about things going on in my life.

  • 48.
    Jules said…

    Oh, Ali, how I love the complete list of ONE LITTLE WORD(s). Last year I used this list as my source for “One Word” blog posts in which I randomly selected one each week and pondered it in a short paragraph. The series petered out before the year ended, so this new list has revived that intention for 2010! I so appreciate all of the words submitted and especially your own dedication to posting them and encouraging all of us as we embrace our words throughout the year. You are a treasure!
    I have been pondering my own word for over a week now, just trying to get a sense of its impact, and have decided to use SAIL as my one little word for this year. It comes from a prayer made back in early December by a minister friend: “Lord, fill my sails in 2010.” As I thought about those words and how to create action from it, I decided that 2010 is here for me to set out without restriction, to hoist my sails and allow God to take me where He will, to not attempt my own direction or fight the winds of change but rather sit back and SAIL along at God’s pace.
    Thank you, everyone, for sharing your own stories and dreams. Here’s to a rich and purpose-filled new year!

  • 49.
    Corie said…

    Hi Ali, My word is Adore. Adore my hubby as we enter our 10th year of marriage, adore my son more so that when he’s challenging it doesn’t leave us feeling so rotten, and adore my daughter so I don’t take her super pleasant stage for granted. And probably hardest of all, try to shed a little adoration on myself from time to time.

  • 50.
    Michelle J said…

    Love the list. I already have an idea for next years word, previous years were Simplify and flourish, but this years is a phrase “Just Do It” or “Jump In”.
    After a difficult health year, I took last year to live and enjoy and flourish. Then I started taking piano lessons, now I’m working out again, going vegan (at least for awhile), taking a photography class, looking at lots of things to fix up if we find the perfect house… and limited time before my youngest sweetie goes to Kindy and I need to start earning money for retirement and weddings and colleges… No more adding things to a list to do “when I have time”.
    So Just Do It it is!

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