One Little Word® 2016 | The Reading Of The Words

As has become tradition, I've once again invited Liz Lamoreux to read the words for us. 

Click here to listen to Liz read the words for 2016.

I love hearing them all out loud. 

The large word in the main photo at the top of this post was created for me by my lovely friend Colleen Attara (my "Be Amazing" sweater is from Old Navy a couple of years ago). If you are looking for something smaller check out the custom acrylic words I'm offering (hand-drawn by me) this year in the shop - choose between white or black. People have been ordering family names, places, and other special words as well as their word for 2016. 

Also, there is absolutely still time to join the One Little Word® workshop if you are interested in making your word visible this year and sharing the journey with others. 

Here is the collected list as of the morning of 1/4/15: 

Accept

Acceptance

Achieve

Add

Adventure

Align

All in

Allow

Anchor

And/&

Awe

Balance

Be

Begin

Believe

Better

Bloom

Bold

Boundaries

Brave

Breathe

Bright

Build

Capture

Care

Celebrate

Challenge

Change

Cherish

Choose

Comeback

Committed

Compassion

Complete

Completion

Compose

Connect

Courage

Create

Cultivate

Dapper (Dutch for brave)

Decrease

Delight

Devote

Discipline

Do

Dwell

Embody

Embrace

Emerge

Enjoy

Enough

Epicurian

Experience

Experiment

Explore

Faithful

Flourish

Fly

Focus

Forge

Forward

Fountain, not a drain.

Free

Freedom

Fresh

Future

Gainz

Generous

Gently

Give

Go

Goals

Grace

Grow

Habit

Happiness

Happy

Heart

Home

Honest

Immersion

Intention

Intentional

Intrepid

Invest

Journey

Joy

Learn

Less

Light

Listen

Love

Magic

Make

Margin

Meaningful

Mercy

Metanoia

Mindful

Mindfulness

Misericorde (Mercy)

Moment

More

Move

Must

Myself

Nourish

Nurture

Open

Order

Patience

Peace

Persevere

Play

Positiv

Practice

Prayer

Prepare

Present

Progress

Purge

Purpose

Quiet

Reduce

Refresh

Release

Renew

Renovate

Reset

Revive

Rise

Saba (Hebrew for “to be satisfied”)

Seek

Selah

Self-love

Share

Shine

Show up

Simple

Simplify

Sing

Smile

Solace

Soul

Space

Sparkle

Speak

Stark (German for “strong’)

Strengthen

Strive

Strong

Surrender

Thrive

Time

Treasure

True

Trust

Understand

Value

Wander

wAnder/wOnder

Wellness

Whole

Wholehearted

Wild

Wisdom

Work

Wow

Zuversicht (German for Reliance or Confidence)

42 thoughts

  1. Afink26

    01/04/2016

    There is power in hearing these words out loud! Thank you Liz for reading them again!!

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  2. boopsnro

    01/04/2016

    Mine is Transform. I added it to the FB Group but never commented here!

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  3. mtercha

    01/04/2016

    Thanks Ali, for compiling the list and to your friend, Liz, for reading them. I agree it is powerful to hear them. Michelle t

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  4. Yuka

    01/04/2016

    My word is NOW and I'd like to enjoy my life fully and focus on happiness right in front of me.
    Ali, can I ask where the list of words above were collected? I wasn't sure where to mention my word to be in the list. Thanks!

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  5. happymomof3girls

    01/04/2016

    My word is healthy. I need to focus on getting my body and mind healthy this year. This is the perfect opportunity to do just that. I am so happy I found OLW.

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  6. pnorman

    01/04/2016

    My word is ACT. I put it on the FB group but not here.

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  7. Hollyjill

    01/04/2016

    My word is already on the list, nurture. I'm really looking forward to doing this project!!!

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  8. Philarney

    01/04/2016

    My word is AUTHENTICITY. I also added it to the FB list.

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  9. JulesG

    01/04/2016

    Hi Ali, I love seeing and hearing many different One Little Words. A few days ago and just in time for the new year, I first learned about your OLW project through Elise's podcast (it's my favorite :) ). I was stuck briefly until OLW hit me: Leap. I don't see it on your list, and that excites me AND freaks me out - ha! On my blog, I wrote about why I chose it and the excitement it's generated so far. I'm attempting to transition into a creative career as a solo-preneur, and I think "leap" will be the kick on the booty that I'll need - often - in 2016. I think I'll order an acrylic mini of it and maybe sign up for the class too so that I can give and receive support and share in the OLW journey with the community. Thanks for this. :) ~Jules

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  10. bbankhead

    01/05/2016

    This is my first time joining OLW, and I'm excited for the adventure. My word is Fearless.

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  11. teabiscuit

    01/05/2016

    Me too! Mine is healthy.

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  12. KirstenJ

    01/05/2016

    My word is confidence.

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  13. sustout

    01/05/2016

    My word is aim-so much symbolism and possibility in this word for me!

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  14. polepole

    01/05/2016

    Hello!
    My word? REVOLUTION! :)

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  15. shannon80

    01/05/2016

    It is amazing to hear all all of the words read aloud. Liz is very relaxing to listen to

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  16. Cendrine

    01/05/2016

    Hello Ali
    Mine is CARPE DIEM... I posted it in the forum but don't see it in the list;-) Thanks for this incredible course

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  17. louella333

    01/05/2016

    My word Is still me being torn between PROSPER and PROSPERITY. I wasn't going to mention it because I thought it would be on the list but it's not this year. I took a couple years off but am happy to be back!

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  18. PamBaldwin

    01/05/2016

    How on earth did I not think of getting other words/names as well?!? That's brilliant! Totally going to get my kids names for their baby books :)

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    • virginiegoujon

      01/05/2016

      Totally agree!!!!! Clever idea!
      Another Liam for me Ali!! :)

    • AliEdwards

      01/05/2016

      Awesome :)

  19. silvarerum

    01/05/2016

    It's like meditation to listen to Liz reading the words, - meditate - probably my word for next year. This year I registered the first time for OLW - my word is kindness. It makes already a difference to follow and work through the lessons. It's my first online-class, too and the content/videos/explanations are greatly prepared. I am really excited to be on this journey and hope to stay on track.

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  20. PoochPatrol

    01/05/2016

    Hi Ali,

    What a wonderful idea! I want to order 2 different words, but I seem to be able to only order them individually, thereby getting a double shipping charge. Is there something I am doing wrong? Thanks for your help.

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  21. charris

    01/06/2016

    What is the best way to adhere these acrylic words to a scrapbook page? Thanks all!

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  22. Cookingmylife

    01/06/2016

    My word, again, is space. I've made progress and I want to continue - clearing away the unnecessary for ..whatever may come!

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  23. linda56

    01/07/2016

    My word is "alive". I am in my late 50's and feel I have been numb for a number of years now, kids gone, hubbie busy, etc - now it's got to be about me and so I am choosing to wake up from my slumber and put my word into action. I AM ALIVE!!

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    • PoochPatrol

      01/07/2016

      Wow! I love that word. I too am in my 50's and feel the same way. I just may join you on that journey. :)

  24. Tinalouisewallace

    01/14/2016

    I don't know if this is not really the way it is supposed to be done but my word is "Complete". I would like to also use it in the contexts of completion and whole... I don't know if something like this has been done but if I can then that is my decision...I'm having problems getting the digital files, anyone else?

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  25. terrarium

    11/12/2016

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    your OLW project through Elise's podcast (it's my favorite :) ). I was stuck briefly until OLW hit me: Leap. I don't see it on your list, and that excites me AND freaks me out - gmail login
    ha! On my blog, I wrote about why I chose it and the excitement it's generated so far. I'm attempting to transition into a creative career as a solo-preneur, and I think "leap" will be the kick on the booty that I'll need -www.gmail.com

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