One Little Word 2012 | The Reading Of The Words

I'm so excited to have Liz Lamoreux join me again this year for a reading of the words. You can hear her read the 2011 list here.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Click here to listen to the reading of the words.

Liz is a dear friend, a wonderful retreat leader, and a jewelry designer. Check out her beautiful collection of soul mantras and other stories in her etsy shop. She made a new one for me this year (I like the locket style) that I'm adding to my necklace from last year.


Registration is still open for One Little Word (and will remain open throughout the year). The simple premise is to make your word more visible for you throughout the year with a single, focused creative prompt at the beginning of each month. Joining up is not a huge time commitment over the course of the year and you don't have to be into scrapbooking to participate.

31 thoughts shared

  1. Wendy O.

    2012-01-05 11:58:51 -0500

    I love Liz's voice. So peaceful!

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  2. jenn shurkus

    2012-01-05 13:07:37 -0500

    i love it ali ;) thank you for sharing!!

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  3. Lourdes

    2012-01-05 14:17:32 -0500

    I really like how you can hear the laughter/joy in her voice when she reads "bathroom".

    My word believe is already on the list and just 4 days into the new year it has already come through for me with the most interesting phone call yesterday.

    Thanks for the this reading! I enjoyed it.

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  4. Amanda

    2012-01-05 16:24:55 -0500

    For the past couple of years I've read blogs of people who have chosen one little word. I really liked the concept but couldn't see myself doing it. But lately, I find myself focusing on certain words to get me through. I tried choosing one word but wasn't able to choose just one. 2012 is a year where I need two words: hope and joy. I wrote about them here: http://ajigreer.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-have-two-words-for-you.html

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  5. Immi

    2012-01-05 18:04:59 -0500

    Loved listening to the list. Thanks!

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  6. Trina

    2012-01-05 19:51:47 -0500

    Hey Ali--was wondering if your readers are able to go back & see some of your original blog posts from when you first started? If so, how? Thanks!

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  7. Chris H

    2012-01-05 22:06:50 -0500

    One Little Word..Thank you Ali for your guidance, inspiration, motivation. This concept gives me guidance.

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  8. Brenda Brown

    2012-01-05 23:44:58 -0500

    Hi Ali, I was thinking about your word 'up' and thought of 'Ali up' as a play on words for the basketball term 'alley oop'. It says to me to look up And jump. Just in case you find yourself down. Maybe it will lift you. Cheers, Brenda

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  9. Gabriella

    2012-01-06 00:59:23 -0500

    What an absolutely perfect word choice. Never even thought of it but fitting it could be for so many people--"UP." Great idea.

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  10. Choosing my WORD for 2012 | Ann-Margaret's Visions

    2012-01-06 13:41:58 -0500

    [...] decide soon.  I think I have until February 1st to make it concrete…if going along with Ali Edwards fun site.  Good, a little more time…because right now I’m still a little divided as to [...]

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  11. Lisa R

    2012-01-06 15:13:24 -0500

    This was really neat, Ali. Thanks for posting this.
    Also, my daughter and I were watching Uptown Girls and at the end they said something that really resonated with me:
    "Every story has an ending. But in life, every ending is just a new beginning".

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  12. Bev

    2012-01-07 09:46:44 -0500

    By Word for this Year is Hope

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  13. Becky P.

    2012-01-07 17:53:47 -0500

    I enjoyed this and couldn't wait to hear my word :) Thank you!

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  14. Shelly VanWormer

    2012-01-07 19:29:39 -0500

    Ali, I thought you might enjoy this post about what she does with her OLW.

    http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/12/one-little-word-by-bethany.html

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  15. Clarice

    2012-01-07 20:40:11 -0500

    I really love "The reading of the words"!
    I accessed the post of the last year to hear Liz reading my Portuguese word (conviver) and I loved her laughing after reading the word. These words are music to the ears!

    Thanks, Ali and Liz!

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  16. Samber

    2012-01-07 21:51:53 -0500

    Ali. I love the way your mind works. My word for 2012 is 'cheer'. Read about it here:
    http://professional-sahm.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-one-little-word-for-2012.html

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  17. Michelle

    2012-01-08 19:01:43 -0500
  18. 2012 My One Word « Bab's Blog

    2012-01-09 13:00:24 -0500

    [...] Ali Edwards is sort of a scrapbooking rock star.  I’ve learned alot about journaling, art and seeing my world, just a little differently from her.  http://aliedwards.com/2012/01/one-little-word-2012-the-reading-of-the-words.html [...]

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  19. My “one little word” for 2012 « « Utah Mama Utah Mama

    2012-01-10 12:06:55 -0500

    [...] more preferred way to approach New Year’s Resolutions is a tradition I found on Ali Edwards a few years ago. Instead of (or alongside) New Year’s Resolutions, I select a word. “One [...]

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  20. Patty Rose

    2012-01-11 09:12:09 -0500

    I wanted to add my word to the list although it is already there...Imagine. This word really spoke to me for this year. Last year my word was Verve, and wow, what a year it was! Things I never imagined possible happened over and over again. I've decided that I'll focus on imagining the possibilities this year. The year will probably be off the charts! Thanks for an amazing experience last year and can't wait to begin the journey this year. All of your hard work to make this project possible is truly changing lives.

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  21. Ms. Kathleen

    2012-01-11 20:58:46 -0500

    My One Word is Contentment. I've shared about it at my blog and at UpLifting words - Stephanie has hosting a one word meme.

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  22. Word of the Year – Link Party (2012) | The Lettered Cottage

    2012-03-19 23:21:02 -0400

    [...] Over the past six years, I’ve held a single word close each year: play (2006), peace (2007), vitality (2008), nurture (2009), story (2010), and light (2011). My word for 2012 happens to be the same as Layla’s, and you can click HERE to read about why I chose the word up this year. You can also see a compilation of the words my readers chose for 2012 HERE, and you can listen to my friend, Liz Lamoreux, read all the words HERE. [...]

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  23. JessicaD

    2012-12-18 13:28:06 -0500

    Faboulous list! I don't rememebr reading this last year, but I found the concept of OLW through Layla Palmer.

    DH and I chose NOURISH. our marriage, our children, my health. It was perfect. I recovered my planner bc I did not like the front and I used fantastic epoxy stickers to spell it out on the front. Yesterday I recovered next years and was thinking about what word we might use, so I came googling to find the list I found last year. Still have not found that post (not yours) but I think I found our word for 2013. :)

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  24. Word of the Year 2013 {giveaway} - Tip Junkie

    2013-01-09 02:00:23 -0500

    [...] I first discovered the Word of the Year in 2007 by Michelle, Kristi, and Lisa and was immediately inspired by the idea originated by Alli Edwards: [...]

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  25. One Little Word 2013 | The Reading Of The Words | Ali Edwards

    2013-01-17 06:01:20 -0500

    [...] again for the third year in a row for the reading of the words. You can hear her read the 2012 list here and the 2011 list [...]

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