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One Little Word 2011 | A Reading Of The Words

My friend Liz did something special and unexpected for me yesterday: she sent me an email with a voice recording of herself reading all the 2011 words (listed on my blog up until about mid-day pacific time yesterday).

She decided to do it because she thought I might not have read them aloud (which I hadn't) and that it might be something I'd like to listen to while I work to soak up a bit of each word.

I pushed play and I was overcome with emotion.

Hearing all those words read aloud was just awesome. Imagining the potential of each of those words in each one of your lives was pure magic.

She ended her email by saying, "I love that your readers have created a poem of possibility."

Here's Liz reading the list of words (again, it's just the words listed about half-way through the day yesterday):

words from liz lamoreux (click to play)

Maybe we each need to take a couple minutes and read them aloud to ourselves as a way of really honoring the collective spirit of possibility.


Liz also makes awesome jewelry available through her etsy site. Check out the (whispered) soul mantra lockets like the one I purchased above. She's also got a great new book called Inner Excavation (which I mentioned I was reading last week) and she runs Be Present Retreats here in Oregon.

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  1. Beth says…
    01/05/2011

    What a great friend! How sweet.

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  2. Sian says…
    01/05/2011

    In a lovely coincidence "Inner Excavation" just arrived in the mail for me 30 minutes ago - so I will listen and browse Liz's gorgeous book at the same time. Thank you for letting me hear her voice.

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  3. creole wisdom says…
    01/05/2011

    What a thoughtful thing to do. I decided that my "theme" for the year is: Go Hard. I just had to do a phrase. I'll check back and listen for the full version, and I love that charm necklace!

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  4. jen says…
    01/05/2011

    Wow ... what a powerful message. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. MichelleGB says…
    01/05/2011

    What a wonderful, cool thing to do! I love it! And I love the expression "poem of possibility". It's beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing this!

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  6. Deb says…
    01/05/2011

    Such a great idea. What a great friend you have. xo

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  7. Dawn Nikol says…
    01/05/2011

    That was such a fabulous and thoughtful thing. And, can I just say, her voice is awesome!! I love the lockets too... love, love, love.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  8. scrappysue says…
    01/05/2011

    Wow, that was so lovely to hear. I love Liz's necklaces too; I had to order the raindrop one, it was totally calling my name!

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  10. Donelle says…
    01/05/2011

    How powerful to listen to all the words. Loved being inspired by everyones choices and hearing mine Momentum resonate from them all.
    The charm is just beautiful.

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  11. hannahk says…
    01/05/2011

    Liz's reading is awesome

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  12. Kirsten says…
    01/05/2011

    a poem of possibility and a reading of community. It's wonderful seeing the list but yes, hearing it read out loud makes me realize how much more we are all connected. Thanks for helping create this moment.

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  13. Karen M. says…
    01/05/2011

    I haven't had a chance to share my word yet. It's storyteller. My mother-in-law died a couple of months ago and I had this realization that we are now the oldest generation. She told me so many stories - and left me her pictures. My promise to the three generations that already follow her is to share her stories. And to share her pictures with context. And share my own along the way. I am a storyteller.

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    1. Kristal says…
      01/06/2011

      Love that, Karen. I feel the same way and I am the only person in my family who is passionate about telling the stories. So...the job is mine.

      Good luck with your storytelling!

  14. Marina Chiaradia Mendes says…
    01/05/2011

    Love it! So many hiden feelings...

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  15. Hee Jin says…
    01/05/2011

    What a wonderful friend and idea!

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  16. Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams says…
    01/05/2011

    Oh, I love this. Thanks for sharing Liz's voice with us!

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  17. Carrie Rosalind says…
    01/05/2011

    What a wonderful idea to read them aloud! This will be nice to listen to as I work today! :)

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  18. Maica says…
    01/05/2011

    Thanks to Liz and to you for share the sound of the poem.

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  19. Helen says…
    01/05/2011

    wonderful!

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  20. rkokes says…
    01/05/2011

    That was cool. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Nancy Jones says…
    01/05/2011

    That rocks!!!

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  22. Catherine says…
    01/05/2011

    Ali,

    How moving! I absolutely loved listening to everyone's words for 2011. Thank you very much for all of your inspiration and day-to-day ideas. My word for 2011 is "journey."

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  23. Jennifer says…
    01/05/2011

    As I listen, I have tears in my eyes. What a sweet idea. People are wonderfully amazing!

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  24. Jen says…
    01/05/2011

    Perfect! I love the poem of possibility. Thank you for sharing this story & recording, and thank you for the OLW experience. I am especially enjoying the BPS OLW experience this year. Let the journey begin!

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  25. dawn says…
    01/05/2011

    This is such a sweet thing for her to do for you. Our sound off the computer hasn't worked in a couple months so sadly I can't listen to it. Love love the locket.

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