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January 4, 2011

One Little Word 2011 | The Words

The 2011 words:

Abide
Abundance
Accept
Acceptance
Accomplish
Achieve
Achievement
Act
Action
Active
Alive
Allow
Altered
Anyway
Apply
Appreciate
Art
Athlete
Attitude
Authenticity
Awake
Aware
Awareness
Babysteps
Badassery
Balance
Basic
Be
Beauty
Become
Begin
Believe
Belonging
Beloved
Better
Blessed
Blessing
Bliss
Bloom
Bold
Bounce
Brave
Breath
Breathe
Build
Calm
Can
Capable
Capture
Care
Celebrate
Challenge
Chance
Change
Charity
Chef
Cherish
Choice
Choices
Choose
Clarity
Clean
Cleanse
Clear
Cliffjumper
Colorful
Comfort
Comfortable
Commit
Commitment
Community
Compassion
Competent
Complete
Completion
Confidence
Connect
Connection
Conquer
Consistency
Consistent
Content
Contentment
Control
Conviver (Portuguese for live together)
Courage
Courageous
Couture
Create
Create Joy
Creativity
Crescendo
Cultivate
Dabble
Daily
Dance
Dare
De-stress
Decide
Declutter
Deliberate
Delight
Detail
Details
Determination
Determined
Develop
Devote
Devotion
Diligence
DIRECTION
Discipline
Discover
Discovery
Do
Downsize
Dream
Drishti (Sanskirt for vision, focus, point of view)
Edit
Educate
Elegance
Embrace
Emerge
Encourage
Endure
Energy
Engage
Enjoy
Enough
Enrich
Established
Esteem
Eucharisteo
Evanescence
Evolve
Excel
Excitement
Execute
Exemplify
Experience
Explore
Expositus
Express
Extra
Faith
Faithful
Faithfulness
Family
Fearless
Feast
Find
Finish
Firework
Fit
Float
Flourish
Flow
Fly
Focus
Focus Forward
Follow
Forgive
Forward
Free
Freedom
Fresh
Friendship
Frolic
Frugal
Fruition
Fun
Fundamental
Funny
Gift
Give
Go
Good
Goodness
Grace
Gratitude
Green
Groovy
Grow
Growth
Happiness
Happy
Harmony
Heal
Health
Healthy
Heart
Here
Home
Honesty
Hope
Humble
Ignite
Illuminate
Imagine
Improve
Incarnational
Initiate
Inspiration
Inspire
Integrate
Intention
Intentional
Invest
Invigorate
Involved
Iron
J.O.Y.
Journal
Journey
Joy
Kind
Laugh
Lead
Leap
Learn
Less
Let Go
Letting Go
Liberating
Light
Lighten
Listen
Little
Live
Lose
Love
Loving
Loving-Kindness
Luck
Magic
Make
Manage
Manifest
Marathon
Me
Memory
Merry
Mindful
Mindfulness
Miracle
Moderation
Moment
Momentum
More
More & Less
Motivate
Motivation
Mountain
Move
Movement
Moxie
Nest
New
No
Normal
Notice
Nourish
Nourishing
Nourishment
Now
Nudge
Nurture
Observe
One
Open
Openness
Opportunity
Order
Organization
Organize
Own
Pace
Participate
Passion
Patience
Pause
Peace
Peacefully Clear
Perceive
Perceptive
Persevere
Persistent
Perspective
Place
Plan
Plant
Play
Pleasure
Positive
Possibilities
Power
Practice
Pray
Prayer
Prepare
Present
Preservation
Preserve
Prioritize
Proactive
Produce
Progress
Promise
Prosper
Prosperity
Prosperous
Purpose
Purposeful
Pursue
Push
Quench
Radical
Raise
RE
Reach
Ready
Realize
Rebuild
Receive
Recharge
Recommit
Reconnect
Recover
Rediscover
Reduce
Refine
Reflect
Reflection
Reform
Refresh
Rejoice
Rejuvenate
Relationship
Relax
Release
Relinquish
Relish
Remade
Remember
Renaissance
Renew
Renewal
Rescue
Resolve
Responsibility
Responsible
Rest
Restore
Return
Reunion
Revive
Revivify
Revolution
Rhythm
Risk
Risks
Roots
Routine
Sacrament
Sail
Satisfy
Savor
Seek
Self-Control
Self-evolution
Sensitive
Serendipity
Serenity
Seriously
Servant
Serve
Share
Shift
Shine
Should
Simple
Simplicity
Simplify
Slow
Smile
Soak In
Soar
Social
Solace
Song
Soul
Space
Sparkle
Spontaneity
Stabilize
Start
Steady
Step
Stewardship
Stillness
Story
Strength
Strengthen
Stretch
Strive
Strong
Succeed
Surrender
Sustain
Synergy
Take Care
Take Flight
Teach
Technology
Temple
Tenacity
Thankful
Thrifty
Thrive
Tillåt (allow in Sweedish)
Time
Today
Together
Touch
Tranquil
Transform
Transformation
Travel
Treasure
Tribe
True
Trust
Try
Two
Unburden
Unleashed
Untethered
Uplift
Value
Verb
Verve
Vibrant
Victory
Vision
Vitality
Wait
Walk
Walk On The Water
Warrior
Welcome
Well
Well-being
Wellness
Whole
Wholehearted
Willingness
Wi$dom
Wonder
Write
Yes
Zen

INSPIRING AS EVER! Thank you for adding your words. If by chance I missed your word or you posted it later in the day yesterday feel free to leave it in the comments here and I’ll add it to this list.

There’s still time to join the One Little Word class at Big Picture. Actually, registration will be open throughout the year for anyone who wants to join in 2011.

The word cloud above was created using Wordle.

Comments

  • 1.
    christy said…

    “edit”

  • 2.
    paula s said…

    what a clever idea!

  • 3.
    dawn said…

    This is so so very cool. Almost every letter of the alphabet is there. Thanks Ali, so inspiring just reading these words. Thanks for the link also.

  • 4.
    Haley D. said…

    What an amazing list! So many of these words are incredibly empowering.

  • 5.
    Susan said…

    So very cool Ali. Thank you for the class invite – I’m having a great time with it. It may only be days but my word GIVE is so alive in my life.

  • 6.
    Katy said…

    Love love this! I wish there was a way to print this as an 8 1/2 x 11 that I could post near my computer for inspiration. This is my first year doing this project and I’m so excited!

    • ….
      Nina said…

      You can save it as a jpg and use it however you like, Katy. Just right click the image and select Save As…

      Love it Ali. So inspiring to see everyone’s words.

    • ….
      Stacie said…

      Actually, if you click on Ali’s link it will take you right to it and there is a print option on the wordle site! WOOHOO!

    • ….
      dawn said…

      Thanks for letting us know this, will look so cool on my desk.

  • 7.
    Leora Henkin said…

    I love the word cloud and all the words. Happy 2011 to all!

  • 8.
    Narelle said…

    Ali, this is amazing, thank you.

    My word for 2011 is “welcome”.

  • 9.
    Lori P. said…

    My word is “light”–actually chosen (or should I say it chose me, on SO many different levels) well before Ali revealed it was her choice as well!!! So funny! Happy New Year.

  • 10.
    Lyndal said…

    Thanks for the inspiration. Hubby and our two kids get into it too…..it’s funny to see how we look at life differently.
    I’ve chosen BALANCE this year. Looking forward to making it part of my future.
    Thanks again.

  • 11.
    Stacey K said…

    Wow they are all awesome inspiring words, a few jumped off the page for me & I sent myself a text message with those words that spoke to me. I did notice that your word “Light” wasn’t on the list Ali. Thank you for taking the time to collate all the words. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION!
    On a side note I am now 1/2 way through my December Daily!!! Yeah me!

  • 12.
    amy said…

    I’m late…mine is “relationship” because I feel like I really need to work on relationships in 2011. Building some that are already there…growing others…finding new friendships. It’s great to see everyone’s words!

  • 13.
    Melenia said…

    I just wrote in one of your previous posts, Ali, that my word is GRACE. I don’t know if you noticed it, so I thought to repeat it here. I saw that you have included it twice in your list, I am just not sure if it’s “my” grace in it!!!

    Sorry for any possible inconvenience!!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi – thanks for letting me know it was one the list twice. I actually just list it once rather than include the same word for each person :) .

    • ….
      Julie L. said…

      better is on the list twice as well

  • 14.
    Pam said…

    Love your list. Love your blog!

  • 15.
    Sonya R said…

    “apply” because I seem to study things alot and have a wealth of knowledge but I have a hard time “apply”ing it to my life.

  • 16.
    madeline St onge said…

    How cool this is Ali

    • ….
      madeline St onge said…

      I am going to print this and put it in my album. You are so clever Ali

  • 17.
    christine said…

    My word was left out. It is “temple”.

    I’m loving class so far! Taking my time doing the prompts.

    One last thing, from one wordsmith to another…and I apologize if this is annoying, or if it has already been brought to your attention: there is actually an “h” in Edith’s last name. I noticed it because I love the quote you chose, and I love her work!

  • 18.
    gladdie said…

    I havent decided.. I love Embrace – and think that is my word for this year (Also loved the necklace with Grace on it!!!!)
    What a fantastic idea this is Ali – my thanks!

  • 19.
    Lucie Campeau said…

    My word for 2011 is Loving-Kindness.

  • 20.
    RobynS said…

    I posted this the other day…

    RobynS said…
    My word that keeps coming to me is GIFT.
    The gift of a new day, a new beginning in my life.
    The gift of my husband, children, family and friends.
    The gift of being able to make choices in the country that we live in.
    The gift to exercise now when I was unable to before due to injury.
    The gift to watch the sunrise at the beach.
    The gift to feel 100 degree days.
    The gift to love my dogs and have them love me so unconditionally.
    The list goes on. I think GIFT is my word.
    Thanks Ali.

  • 21.
    Kris said…

    so very cool to see all of our words converge. Love it.

  • 22.
    Nicky said…

    Hi Ali
    I am late to add my word but it has been on my heart for a while. “Promise” is mine for 2011. I am also embracing “purpose” and “intention” as I think the three (for me) are so tightly entwined. I was so excited to see the OLW class this year and signed up as soon as I could, I can’t wait to explore and dig deep and see where this all ends up. Thank you, oh so much, for your encouragement and inspiration, it goes well beyond pretty paper, photos and words. I found my life and thought processes significantly changed as I joined in the last “Yesterday and Today” and I know that the OLW class will help me continue to transform. Thank you again.

  • 23.
    Suzanne said…

    Oh gosh…I chose HAPPY…which I so want this year…HAPPYNESS:) I posted about it a few days ago but now I love 47 other words or so on your list. My ADD is kicking in. lol Thank you so much. I’m really excited:)

  • 24.

    Hi Ali, love One Little Word so much. Am going to embrace my word this year….progress. Can’t wait to see your take on your word, light. So inspiring. Was wondering if you have a sidebar blinkie for One Little Word that we could add to our blog. I picked up Becky’s for Project Life and would love yours to be snuggled right there up to Becky’s. :)

  • 25.
    Sharon C. said…

    I smiled to see my word RELEASE on this list. I forgot to add it to the original post list, but I now I feel like I have a kindred spirit(s) in the person who also chose this word. Maybe we can send any other some subconscious support from time to time? :)

    • ….
      Lynn Y. said…

      happy to, Sharon. That’s my word as well. : )

    • ….
      Keri Tate said…

      mine too! I need to release a lot of things, but also some negative attitudes, old resentments, bad memories, and outdated routines. This year it’s not about resolutions, it’s about resolve!

  • 26.
    barbi d. said…

    Wow, Look at all those wonderful words!! Mine is Emerge which I forgot to post on the original post but no worries. So fun to be part of this I am so looking forward to a year with this word as my focus and the one little word community online and at BPC.

  • 27.
    Sandy said…

    “whole”

  • 28.
    Mary Sara P. said…

    All these wonderful words. I am still torn between two words – Change and Hope. Hope keeps coming up but so does Change. I feel this is a year of change but I’m hopeful about a number of things, so it’s a toss up. How do I decide?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I vote for just starting the year off with two words if they both really seem to be speaking to you. Throughout the year one might speak louder than the other…there’s no rules with this…only possibility :) .

    • ….
      Mary Sara P. said…

      Thanks Ali!

  • 29.
    Ruth said…

    Love the Wordle ~ pleased to see my word, better, is fairly prominent!

  • 30.
    Stavit said…

    My little word for 2011 is creativity

  • 31.
    Crystal said…

    “extra”
    in the giving and receiving way… This is going to be a fun one.

  • 32.
    Angie H said…

    Hi Ali,

    My word is FIND. (And, I read a post yesterday from someone using SEEK – which kind of goes along with FIND!)

    Thanks!

  • 33.
    Lynette said…

    After a very difficult year…the only word that came to mind is “breathe”. So that will be my word…I want to take time to breathe and enjoy this journey called life.

  • 34.

    MOXIE.

    i’d have shared earlier, but my word finally caught up with me yesterday :)

  • 35.
    Stacey Lopez said…

    So cool! I am just loving the “lift” this class is giving me; totally stumbled upon it January 1st and immediately knew my word was REALIZE. So impressed with how you’ve organized the class, as I can see HOW MUCH WORK had to go into preparing all of those materials – well done!

    • ….
      Lisa Hankins said…

      Your word just totally inspired me Stacey, thank you!!

    • ….
      Stacey said…

      Lisa: Awesome! You’re welcome!

  • 36.
    J Allen said…

    Love this, thanks so much!
    >J<

  • 37.
    paula said…

    my 2011 word is “new”….

  • 38.

    Oh, I love this cloud of words. So inspiring!!

  • 39.
    Vanessa said…

    WOW! All those words are very inspiring. My is there and so true: HEAL! Thanks, Ali

  • 40.
    Jan Davis from Canada said…

    Cleaver girl :) nice collage of words..

    Enjoying OLW and discussing everyone’s chosen word and its significance.

    Cheers,
    Jan

    • ….
      Jan Davis from Canada said…

      oops, I meant clever girl.. cleaver girl sounds rather scary!

  • 41.
    Jan Davis from Canada said…

    oops, I mean clever girl, Cleaver girl sounds kinda scary..

  • 42.
    Ali said…

    Updated the words listed above!

  • 43.
    Janet Ang said…

    hi Ali, you forgot my word “vision”! I also signed-up for the Big Picture class and already enjoying the first project for January. Thanks!

  • 44.
    Jaque said…

    WOW! Wonderful job!

  • 45.
    Marie-Pierre said…

    Am I the only one who changed her word every day since the 1st of january?? I would love to have 3-4 words, but I know that by sticking to just one, I’ll have more chances to make it work. :)

    My word is now: Take care
    Take care of my kids, my spouse, myself, my house…
    And I plan to make it stay so until the end of the year!

  • 46.
    TracyBzz said…

    You missed mine, it’s ACCOMPLISH.

    I’ve known what I want my word to represent. I want it to help remind me to excerise and eat healthy, to keep up with my bookwork (we own our own business and I work from home), to stay on top of keeping the house organized and clean. Stop procrastinating and do things.
    I thought of do, but that sounds bossy and negative as in do this, do this, do that. I saw the word become as in become the women, wife, mother Im meant to be but that sounds quite big and daunting.
    So I finally decided on ACCOMPLISH. I know that everday I by doing small things I can ACCOMPLISH my goals and become who I want to be. At the end of the day I can think of all the small things I can ACCOMPLISH everday and feel happy at the end of each day.

    • ….
      Kim said…

      Great word Tracy! Still trying to pin mine down. :)

  • 47.

    It’s great to see all of them together. Powerful and inspiring. Great energy going on here. I like it! Cheers for doing this. X

  • 48.
    Sandi said…

    Amazing group of words.Good luck to everyone!
    Thanks Ali!

  • 49.
    Charity said…

    Never posted my word, but I see other’s have also chosen it: achieve.

  • 50.
    joanne smith said…

    thanks ali!! i didn’t post my word, but i do see it there!
    it’s so fun to see everyone’s choices. after reading other people’s blogs about their word, i’m discovering that while our words are different, so many of our goals & hopes are the same. i just think that’s so cool. we’re similar but different.
    can’t wait to see more of everyone’s work in the gallery!

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