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The words.

Went through all the comments from the last few days tonight and collected all the words. Reading your words + your reasons were uplifting + inspiring. Thank you for sharing. If I missed your word leave a note in the comments section and I will add it to this list.


And there is always time to choose a word if you have not done so yet.


Updated Friday 1/11 @ 1:55pm


Abide
Absorb
Abundance
Accept
Accomplish
Achieve
Act
Action
Active
Adapt
Adventure
Adopt
Ahead
Am
Ambition
Appreciate
Artist
Aspire
Attitude
Authentic
Aware
Balance
Be
Beautify
Become
Begin
Beginnings
Behold
Believe
Bethink
Blaze
Blessed
Bliss
Blog
Bloom
Brave
Bravery
Breathe
Brighten
Build
Calm
Can
Capable
Capture
Celebrate
Challenge
Change
Cherish
Choices
Choose
Clarity
Clean
Colour
Comfortable
Commit
Compassion
Complete
Completion
Confiance (confidence)
Connect
Conquer
Consciously
Consistency
Content
Contentment
Continue
Control
Courage
Crafty
Create
Cultivate
Dance
Dare
Dare to bare
Decide
Debt-Free
Deeper
Deliberate
Deliberateness
Delight
Delight in the Lord...
Deliverance
Detachment
Detail
Determination
Determined
Develop
Diligent
Direction
Discipline
Discover
Do
Dreams
Dwell
Embrace
Encourage
Endure
Engage
Energy
Enjoy
Enough
Enrich
Enthusiasm
Escape
Evolve
Execution
Explore
Exuberant
Fabulous
Faith
Faithful
Favorite
Find
Finesse
Finish
Flexible
Flourish
Flow
Fly
Focus
Focus
Follow
Follow-Through
Forgiveness
Forward
Foundations
Free
Freedom
Fresh
Fulfill
Geek
Genuine
Give
Go
Good
Grace
Grateful
Gratitude
Green
Grow
Growth
Gumption
Happy
Harmonize
Harmony
Haven
Heal
Healthy
Heart
Home
Honesty
Honor
Hope
Humility
Imagination
Immersion
Implement
In Time
Initiative
Inspired
Integrate
Integrity
Intent
Intention
Intentional
Intimacy
Invest
Journey
Joy
Joyful
Just Do It
Kind
Kindness
KISS : keep it simple stupid
Know
Laugh
Learn
Less
Let Go
Light
Listen
Live
Live, Laugh, Love
Look
Love
Maintain
Make
Manage
Me
Memory
Mend
Mindfulness
Miracle
Moderation
Modernize
Moment
Moments
Momentum
More
Mother
Motivate
Move
No
No rules
Nourish
Now
Nurture
Objective
Observe
Offer
Off-Road
One
One-Less
Open
Opportunity
Optimism
Order
Organic
Organization
Others
Pace
Passion
Patience
Pause
Peace
Perseverance
Persistence
Perspective
Play
Positive
Possibilities
Potential
Practice
Prayer
Prayerful
Present
Prioritize
Produce
Productive
Progress
Protect
Pure
Purge
Purpose
Pursue
Quality
Quiet
Question
Random
Reach
Real
Rebuild
Recovery
Redesign
Rediscover
Reduce
Reflect
Reinvention
Rejuvenation
Relationship
Relax
Release
Remember
Renaissance
Renewal
Resilience
Resilient
Resolution
Resolve
Respect
Resplendent
Rest
Restore
Revive
Richness
Sabbatical
Satisfied
Savor
Schedule
See
Seek
Selah (holy pause)
Selective
Self
Self-Sufficient
Serendipity
Serenity
Service
Share to care
Significance
Simplicity
Simplify
Slow
Slow Down
Smile
Soul
Space
Spark
Sparkle
Spirit
Spontaneous
Sprout
Squash
Stability
Stand
Steadfast
Stillness
Story
Strength
Strive
Strong
Stronger
Succeed
Success
Sustain
Tangible
Teach
The Year of the Do
Thrive
Time
Today
Together
Tolerance
Transformation
Tranquility
Triskaidekaphobia
Triumph
True
Trust
Truth
Try
Understanding
Up
Vibrance
Vibrant
Visualize
Vitality
Wait
Warm
Wellness
Will
Wisdom
Wise
Witness
Yes
Zeal

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  1. On the Eastern Journey says…
    01/07/2008

    Hubs and I finally agreed that this will be The Year of the Do. We're going to create a sign where we can write projects we...have started but have not completed...need to start...am really behind in...family albums...family videos, etc. Welcome to The Year Of The Do.

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  2. Artful Yogi says…
    01/08/2008

    After much consideration my word is
    Resplendent
    I'm not sure what book on CD I was listening to lately that used this word. I immediately wrote it down--in my car. Doesn't it connotate layers of splendid living? As a yoga instructor I hear words like harmony, balance, and equanimity often. I considered those words and realized no other single word has prompted me to find paper and write in the car besides this one. As I balance, teaching, art, and home life may my life and those around me feel the meaning of this one word. Even if things don't go as expected, I'm so grateful for the resplendent in life.

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  3. Amy says…
    01/08/2008

    My word....bethink.
    Grabbed it at the end of the year in my mind. I want to be the creative person I was, or at least develop more, since dealing with post partum depression.

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  4. Carole says…
    01/08/2008

    Hello. I found you through Heidi at Mt. Hope Chronicles. Anyhow, I am surprised that my word's not on the list (yet!). It is Quiet.

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  5. Tna says…
    01/08/2008

    so overwhelming to see so much words with their respective meanings to each one of us...congratulations, ali...and thank you...again, for being such an inspiration...

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  6. tonya says…
    01/08/2008

    My word most definately needs to be "mend". After 2 consecutive surgeries with a 3rd tomorrow and a 4th sometime this spring, I need "mend" in all senses of the word. Physical, yes, but emotional just as much.
    thanks, tonya
    PS - I never commented on your post about the moles and the scars, but I want to tell you something that happened to me once. I had a boyfriend who once commented about my scars not being sexy. I replied, "Really? You know what I think is sexy? Being alive." That's why I say I HAD a boyfriend...LOL

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  7. Melissa O says…
    01/08/2008

    This is a great list and I was sure someone else would have the same word as me but I don't see it. My word is CLEAN. As a working mom pregnant with twins I am in gread need of a cleaner environment, body and life. I want my body, home and scrapbooking to become cleaner and healthier for myself and my family.
    Thanks for sharing so much of yourself on this blog. You really are amazing :)

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  8. Lisa D. says…
    01/08/2008

    After a peak at Noell's (your Vitality Blog Entry Comment Section) paperclipping goals, I revamped mine in the same tone. My 2008 word is DEVELOP. I write about the details on my blog
    http://stamp-n-scrap.blogspot.com/2008/01/resolutions.html

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  9. Manola Chong says…
    01/08/2008

    Hi Ali, the list is awesome but my word I will be honouring this year is 'rediscover'. In May last year my younger brother passed away and the year seemed to literally fly by. So this year I am making myself rediscover the passion for my craft and of myself. There is so much emotionally, physically & spiritually that I will be focusing this year. Thanks for the inspiration. Cheers, Manola

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  10. Jess S says…
    01/08/2008

    I poured over this list. I debated and even discussed it with my husband. I decided upon balance. I need to find a way to balance my life. I need to worry less about my son , and balance the what I want to do and have to do.
    Thanks for this great idea. Jess

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  11. Jess S says…
    01/08/2008

    I poured over this list. I debated and even discussed it with my husband. I decided upon balance. I need to find a way to balance my life. I need to worry less about my son , and balance the what I want to do and have to do.
    Thanks for this great idea. Jess

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  12. stacy cartwright says…
    01/08/2008

    SUCCESS
    I want to have success with my goals for 2008.

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  13. Steph says…
    01/08/2008

    WOW, look at that list!
    I didn't share my word yet....
    It is RELATIONSHIPS....
    Now that my 'turning' 5-year-old son is cancer-free for a year, I have the time and realization and need to focus on the relationships with all 4 of my children, each day, ... with them all under 5 years old and everyone still at home (no school) I am busy....so....
    I will continue to build a strong relationship and foundation with each of my 4 children (turning 5, 3 1/2, 1 1/2, and 5 mo). I will spend some quality time one-on-one with each child each day. I will continue to allow them simple choices. I will ask them to help me with chores so they feel part of the process. I will help shape their creative thinking. I will help them to set goals for their educational and personal growth. I will have conversations with them; I will listen more than I will talk. I will be silly with them every day.
    I will renew my friendship with my husband....the past two years has taken a toll on our marriage of almost 8 years....at least once a week I will do something for us.
    Those are the 5 relationships I will focus on in 2008. Although I definitely could add more, I need to really drive to the heart of our immediate family....
    Thank you, Ali, for giving me this lesson in "one word," as I have never believed in "new year's" resolutions but to live and grow each day.
    Steph

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  14. Susan Alton says…
    01/08/2008

    Practice is my word for the year. I blogged about it already if you want to read why I chose that word. I'm excited about this!

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  15. Scrappyjen says…
    01/08/2008

    I've just decided my word is going to be "engage". I feel like I spend alot of time simply being a spectator to my own life. So for 2008 I want to actively engage in my life for a change. I want to consciously participate not just spectate. Set goals and complete them. Scrapbook and not just read my mags. Already this week I've set goals to take photos, do some sewing and clean up clutter that I've left sitting around for a while. And I actually did it! Yay go me.
    P.S. if tonya is looking for some help with keeping things clean she should really check out the Flylady at www.flylady.net

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  16. Jocelyne says…
    01/09/2008

    What a long list and a good choice of words!! I myself could use a combination of quite of few of those words. My choice though is Patience. I need patience with myself. When you have Fibro and a gazillion other things the docs throw at you, you always expect others to have patience with you but in reality, you need to have patience with yourself first. Something I aime to do this year. Who knows...it may open a new door for moi.

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  17. Noreen says…
    01/09/2008

    Thanks for posting the list!! I have been thinking of what my word could be this year. Originally I thought maybe DO because I tend to procrastinate and put off some important dos in my life but then I really thought about it and this last year has been about "do"-ing too much!! So much in fact that I have let some relationships slide and have not be intentional in cultivating them. Also, I have felt like my relationship with the Lord has suffered too from just wearing myself down to exhaustion. So the word for me this year will be RELATIONSHIP because for me there are so many facets I can explore. Take care~ Noreen

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  18. Shari says…
    01/09/2008

    What a wonderful list of words! I hadn't shared mine with you, but was glad to see it listed it's "simplify."
    Happy New Year!

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  19. leah says…
    01/10/2008

    Thanks for the inspiring list. I've finally settled on mine: strength. I've got a lot of things that I want to do this year that will take strength and confidence in myself. (starting a crafty business with a chic modern edge.) I just need to set aside my fears, and take the leap (with a little planning, of course!)
    Thanks for the push!

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  20. Patricia Chiszar says…
    01/10/2008

    I don't see my word: Strength

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  21. Danielle says…
    01/10/2008

    Hi Ali- Hope you have a wonderful New Year My word is CAN - so many times i just say i can't and don't even try this year I can and i will!
    Miss you thanks for being you!
    Elle from Saturday CKU Nashville 07

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  22. Deneal says…
    01/10/2008

    Just came across your blog, and this list yesterday. After some thought I decided my word for 2008 is "know". I'm looking forward to checking your blog often.

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  23. star says…
    01/11/2008

    I wasn't sure where to leave my word, so I left it in the visually insriped comment section. thanks

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  24. Kathleen says…
    01/11/2008

    I love this! What a scrumptious way to start out the new year! Thank you.
    My word is: Produce. As in produce, do, act, move, create change.
    and since I'm a Chef...produce: as in mangos, lychee, passionfruit, plump nectarines and bok choy, eggplant, ginger, lime and cilantro...
    My saying is: Chase down your fears.
    My number is one. Close your eyes. Call up the next dream on your list. Picture it in great detail. The colors, and textures, the people, the buildings, the smells and all the sounds. Open your eyes. Look into your hands. Do one thing TODAY to bring yourself closer to realizing that dream. Hold on. Own it. It's yours.
    My food is chocolate.
    My feeling is gratitude.

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  25. Kathleen says…
    01/11/2008

    I love this! What a scrumptious way to start out the new year! Thank you.
    My word is: Produce. As in produce, do, act, move, create change.
    and since I'm a Chef...produce: as in mangos, lychee, passionfruit, plump nectarines and bok choy, eggplant, ginger, lime and cilantro...
    My saying is: Chase down your fears.
    My number is one. Close your eyes. Call up the next dream on your list. Picture it in great detail. The colors, and textures, the people, the buildings, the smells and all the sounds. Open your eyes. Look into your hands. Do one thing TODAY to bring yourself closer to realizing that dream. Hold on. Own it. It's yours.
    My food is chocolate.
    My feeling is gratitude.

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