One Little Word 2012 | The Words

Thank you so much for sharing your words in the comments of my first 2012 One Little Word post.

The comments, as always, are so uplifting and inspiring. If you don't see your word included below please leave it in the comments and I'm happy to add it to this list.

Here's the collected words for 2012 (updated 11pm Pacific on 1/2/11):

abide

abundance

accept

achieve

acknowledgment

act

action

active

adapt

adventure

ahead

alignment

anew

animate

anything

aperture

apologize

appreciate

aroha

art

artful

assuage

attention

attitude

authentic

awake

balance

bathroom

be

be

begin

behold

believe

better

bloom

blossom

body

bold

brave

bravery

breakthrough

breathe

bright

build

butterfly

calm

can

care

carpe diem

celebrate

challenge

change

changes

charge

cherish

choice

choose

clarity

clean

clear

closure

comfort

commit

commitment

complete

confidence

connect

conscientious

consistent

content

control

core

courage

create

cultivate

curious

dare

decide

dedication

deep

deeper

define

deliberate

delight

deserving

design

determination

develop

direction

discipline

discover

distance

do

document

dream

easy

economical

efficient

eliminate

embrace

emerge

empower

energy

engage

engender

enjoy

enough

equilibrium

everyday

evolve

exercise

exhilarate

expand

experience

explore

express

faith

faithful

faithfulness

family

fear

fearless

feel

find

finish

fit

float

flourish

flower

fly

focus

forge

forgiveness

fortify

forward

free

fresh

fulfill

fulfilled

future

generous

gentle

gift

give

glow

go

goal

grace

gracious

grateful

gratitude

gravity

grow

gumption

happiness

happy

harmony

heal

healthy

heart

hello

help

home

hope

hopeful

humble

ignite

illuminate

imagination

imagine

improve

in

inspire

integrity

intent

intention

intentional

intuition

invigorate

invite

involved

join

journey

joy

jump

kindness

kitchen-table

laugh

leap

learn

less

life

lift

light

lighten

limitless

listen

live

lose

love

loved

loving

loyalty

madness

magic

magnify

make

manage

me

melt

mind

mindful

mission

moderation

moment

money

more

move

nature

nest

new

nourish

now

nurture

occupy

one

open

order

ordinary

organic

organized

overcome

pace

passion

patience

pause

peace

perseverance

persevere

perspective

place

play

pleasure

polish

positive

positivity

possibilities

possibility

practice

praise

pray

prepare

preparation

present

preserve

pretty

pride

prioritize

progress

project

promise

proof

prosper

purpose

purposeful

pursue

push

quest

quiet

reach

ready

real

realistic

reason

receptive

reclaim

reconnect

reconstruction

record

redemption

redirect

rediscover

reduce

refine

refresh

rejuvenate

relationship

relax

release

release

relinquish

relish

remember

renew

resolve

rest

restore

resume

reverent

revitalize

rhythm

rise

sail

satisfied

savor

scarcity

scatterjoy

scrapbook

search

season

see

selective

self

self-control

selfless

serenite

serenity

service

share

shift

shine

simple

simplicity

simplify

smile

soar

solid

soul

sparkle

spirit

stand

start

steady

story

streamline

strength

stretch

strive

strong

stronger

sufficient

support

surrender

sweat

talk

tend

thankful

thanksgiving

thanksliving

think

thrive

time

together

tone

transcend

transform

transformation

travel

treasure

true

trust

truth

try

unclutter

uncomfortable

understanding

unencumbered

unity

unlock

up

uplift

value

variety

venture

view

vigor

visible

walk

well

well-being

wellness

whatever

whimsical

whole

wholehearted

wholeness

wisdom

within

wonder

work

worship

write

yes

yet

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  1. amanda*rose

    2012-01-13 03:39:50 -0800

    My one*little*word: {movement}.
    blogged about here:http://amandaroseblog.typepad.com/my_blog/my-one-little-word/
    :)

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  2. SeaLass

    2012-01-13 08:50:24 -0800

    Hi,
    My word is "discovery".
    Today is my 50th (ouch) birthday and One Little Word is a special gift to myself.
    I am very excited about the "discovery" of this class...and about the discoveries I will make throughout this year!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  3. Kathleen Brown

    2012-01-15 00:23:11 -0800

    My word is Wish!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  4. Kathleen Brown

    2012-01-15 00:37:33 -0800

    My word is Wish....

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  5. Word of the Year – Link Party (2012) | The Lettered Cottage

    2012-01-16 06:48:02 -0800

    [...] 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 [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  6. Lori Williams

    2012-01-16 11:22:45 -0800

    This is great!! Thanks! My word for 2012 is "Endure". I have had a really rough 2011 and 2012 is not starting out so good, in my finite mind anyway. But God has promised that "blessed is He that endures" and that the Lord will endure. So, because of Him, I can and will endure this year, with all its trials and difficulties. Thanks!!

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  7. 2012 One Little Word: RENEW « Got My Reservations

    2012-01-17 18:42:32 -0800

    [...] it wouldn’t matter if I had a coughing fit, I met a new reader who introduced me to the One Little Word family — thanks, Merrick – and I have chosen RENEW for my 2012 word. There’s [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  8. Nancy Shohet West

    2012-01-18 07:54:36 -0800

    I'm a little late to the game as always, but my word for 2012 is "walking." Blogged about it here: http://www.nancyshohetwest.com/lifes-a-streak-run.php (1/18 entry)

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  9. One Little Word 2012 « Laura TWO Tina

    2012-01-20 08:37:48 -0800

    [...] Ali Edwards has developed a simple project that we would like to hop on board and ride.  It is called “One Little Word”. She has been doing this project and actively engaging her readers since 2007.  As quoted from her website: [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  10. Natalie

    2012-01-23 08:59:06 -0800

    I just joined your class and the word that I have chosen for 2012 is loyalty.
    Please add to the group.
    Thanks!
    Natalie

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  11. Brianne

    2012-01-24 05:35:08 -0800

    Hello, Ali. Let me first say that it is amazing how the universe works in such a way that thoughts and ideas permeate without us really knowing why. However, it is always exciting when what you think is your unique thought or idea is found in the "world" of many. I made the commitment to keep to a "word" this year and post each month to that concept. And, in the last week or so I found blogs speaking of choosing words of the year. It wasn't until this morning that I found the connection to you. Yeay! Here is my word of the year -- Gypsy. If you would like a meaning, I give a little reason for choosing this word under the picture of the Gypsy on the upper right hand side of my blog. Enjoy your day. Peace. Brianne

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  12. Becca

    2012-02-07 11:26:39 -0800

    My word came to me a little late this year. I decided to go with fruit. I like fruit- it's sweet, fun to pick and eat. It reminds me to produce and really make this year. It also gives the credit to God. I'm using Matthew 3:8 to bear fruit in keeping with repentance. It reminds me why I am doing what I'm doing and where my source of strength comes from.

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  13. Wemdu

    2012-02-08 07:38:07 -0800

    Hello Ali,
    I have been following your blog since starting One Little Word and I just wanted to tell you how much you have inspired me. I love the One little Word project and have started my own version of one little week. Thank you for giving me an avenue to express my creativity.

    My word is Grief I would love to see it on the list.
    Sincerly Wemdu AKA Wendy Marshall

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  14. CereusArt: One Little Word 2012 « CereusArt

    2012-02-10 08:35:16 -0800

    [...] play, peace, and nurture.  (You’ll find more information about one little word (olw) here and [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  15. Roni Hunt

    2012-02-13 09:05:34 -0800

    My word is here. I've been in since this started and don't know how I forgot to post it! I need to remember to not rush through life to worrying about what I have to do next or where to go tomorrow. I need to stay in the moment and enjoy exactly what I'm doing instead of being there physically but some where else mentally. In having this word for 2012, I am trying to balance and not over do...trying to subtract the negative and keep things that will help me to be a better version of me.

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  16. Tari

    2012-03-09 13:12:44 -0800

    My word would have to be "rebirth". I suffer from PTSD and recently started a program that has made a HUGE difference in my life...hence the word rebirth :o)

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  17. Lyfta. » Monnah

    2012-07-03 10:37:56 -0700

    [...] Mitt ord för det här året är LYFTA. Tanken är att det ska finnas med som en god vän, att det är ett ord som ska genomsyra allt jag gör på ett eller annat sätt. Jag har hängt med i Ali Edwards utmaning i rätt många år vid det här laget och mina ord har kommit att betyda mer eller mindre för mig. Lyfta känns redan som ett viktigt komplement till allt annat som jag gör för att må bra. Ni får hålla till godo med en sned och suddig sida fotad i morgonmörker. Ska se om jag kommer åt att fota i bättre ljus senare. Ibland blir jag galen på Sveriges otroligt långa mörker. [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  18. This Grateful Season – Trust « Allowing Myself

    2012-11-01 20:40:14 -0700

    [...] a list here and start thinking about your own OLW for 2013. You may be surprised when it finds [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  19. Inspiration for 2012 — Carolyn Rubenstein

    2012-11-29 09:50:58 -0800

    [...] meaning over the past year. In 2012, my one word is confidence. Ali Edwards recently posted a roundup of “one words” chosen by others that your future self may enjoy perusing [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  20. A New Year’s Resolution: One Little Word « Ellie Boggs

    2012-12-26 16:21:32 -0800

    [...] not sure what I’d like my word to be for 2013, but I’ve been visiting Ali’s list of words post to get ideas and [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  21. One Little Word: 2013.

    2013-01-03 16:44:30 -0800

    [...] was an idea passed to me by Miss Brianna who chose LOVE in 2008.  She found the idea on Ali Edwards‘ blog… if I have the story [...]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  22. Chanel

    2013-01-30 09:33:48 -0800

    This was AMAZING ! It really helped, thank you <3

    - Chanel <3

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  23. And so it stayed. | digginginthemud

    2014-01-28 06:07:45 -0800

    […] Interested in trying this for yourself? There are some resources here, here, here, and […]

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  24. ziad abdelnour

    2014-02-13 04:48:37 -0800

    nice collection,

    “There's a story behind every person. There's a reason why they're the way they are. Think about that before you judge anyone.”

    Thank you

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
  25. Eden

    2014-02-26 13:06:16 -0800

    I'm a bit late from 2012 but I just found this and I think it's perfect! I don't think the word that I'll use is up there but I think it's going to be always..
    I find it's a very versatile word and can be applied to most situations such as always be kind respectful loving etc.. Always remember to appreciate all of what you do have and remember what you once had before, always wear a smile, always believe, you get the point but yeah? I can't write inspiring stuff because I'm basically illiterate- sorry... Anyway to all of you becautoful people if you happen to see this, I wish you every happiness:) xo

    * edited 08/11/14 04:35AM
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