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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.

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  1. joanne smith says…
    01/04/2011

    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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  2. Quiet « Guiding Beauty says…
    01/04/2011

    [...] January 4, 2011 by jennifertobler Leave a Comment A couple of years ago, I ran across a post that wasn’t your typical New Years Resolution type posts.  Instead of focusing on a goal, the post encouraged people to focus on a word, or a theme if you will, for that year.  (This year’s post can be found here). [...]

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  3. Lynn Wigren says…
    01/04/2011

    I don't see my word on the list - illuminate

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  4. Suzette says…
    01/04/2011

    my word is charity.

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  5. tammy g says…
    01/04/2011

    Loved the Wordle. Just made a family poster with all of our favorite words.

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  6. Sue says…
    01/04/2011

    Didnt see my word up there.. I picked Altered as my word, I love to alter things and feel this will be a be impact for me in 2011!!

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  7. Patty says…
    01/04/2011

    Hi Ali,
    My 2011 word is "Smile"

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  8. pam says…
    01/04/2011

    I LOVE this Ali. Thank you. I'm so excited about my word this year. Thanks again for sooo much..."You're my inspiration!"

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  9. Yolanda S says…
    01/04/2011

    ooooo, I love Wordle, it's so much fun to play with! So wonderful to read all these words, knowing there is so much emotion behind each and every one.

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  10. Gerrianne Clare says…
    01/04/2011

    Thanks Ali. I am so thrilled to have identified my word as confidence. It is already bringing me more confidence as I own this is what I want to manifest in 2011. You are an inspiration. thanks
    Gerrianne

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  11. Melanie K says…
    01/04/2011

    DECIDE is my word and I didn't see it - and I joined up for the class last night. How could I not take a class by my favorite artist? Especially when I saw it was only $36!

    By the way, I am the person who could barely speak when I saw you at Inspired last year. (I just like you knowing who I am!) I actually went to my workshop after that and started crying! LOL, I do have to say I am not normally that way ... but after a very intense creative day that is what happens when you see your 'hero' unexpectedly!

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  12. Deborah says…
    01/04/2011

    Dear Ali, I would love to take your OLW class but I can't. Because I don't have a word. I have searched and thought for weeks, been touched by the words of others, but have not found a word that honestly speaks to my own heart. I am certain that says something about me, but what that is, I am not quite sure. Maybe there's something wrong with me?

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    1. Julie L. says…
      01/04/2011

      Deborah I honestly considered decisive because I feel so indecisive about picking OLW. :) I'm sure with some more time you will find the word that speaks to you. Good luck in your hunt.

    2. Ali says…
      01/04/2011

      Oh Deborah - there's nothing wrong with you at all! I bet one will come to you - there's no hurry. Sometimes we also have to simply consciously choose a word and then just start moving forward and see how it ends up working on our lives.

  13. Candace says…
    01/04/2011

    I love this post every year!

    I'm struggling to choose between a few words this year:
    Productive
    Organized (organized time, organized work, organized life)
    Enjoy

    Perhaps I will pick Enjoy...with the idea that being productive and organized will help me enjoy my crazy life that much more! haha

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  14. Jocelyne says…
    01/04/2011

    My word for the year is memory.

    The first half of the year I will be working on soaking up as many memories with my now only child (age 6, almost 7). The second half of the year we will add a new addition (!!!) and will work on building memories as a family of FOUR! --- Our dynamics will be like yours - two kids 7 years apart. Not sure if I am having a boy or a girl yet (my current is a boy).

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    1. Heather says…
      01/04/2011

      Congratulations! My 2 kids are 5.5 years apart and the journey so far has been such a joy. For us it's been "just right" - not too close, not too far apart. :)

    2. Ali says…
      01/04/2011

      Congratulations! It's such a great spread :).

  15. DanaD@BoysMyJoys says…
    01/04/2011

    My word is: NO.
    This year I resolve to constantly remind myself that it's perfectly OK to say no to other obligations/opportunities in order to say yes to my husband, family, children, and even to say yes to myself!

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    1. Ali says…
      01/04/2011

      One of my favorite words :).

  16. Liz Ness says…
    01/04/2011

    This is AWESOME -- great idea with Wordle -- love the visual representation of our intentions. TRUE ART!

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  17. Damiane Lucas says…
    01/04/2011

    I submitted my word a few days ago, but I didn't see it on your list. My word is COUTURE. I plan to sew up a storm in 2011 and make cool garments.

    I've grown tired of looking frumpy (sweatshirts and jeans). And so, I wish to make cute skirts, dresses, and other surprises that my word will bring.

    Thanks for the joy, Ali.

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  18. lee says…
    01/04/2011

    I was late adding my comment to your previous post, so I'll include mine here, as well - my word for 2011 is wi$dom. =)

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  19. Michele says…
    01/04/2011

    Love that cloud...so cool. My word this year didn't make the list. Some are close in meaning though. It's UNTETHERED.

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  20. Shanti Johnson says…
    01/04/2011

    Thank u 4 this awesome project!!!
    My word 4 2011 is Uplift.
    It's what I want to do for myself & others!

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  21. carla stolte says…
    01/04/2011

    Wow...this is very, very powerful.

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  22. zoe says…
    01/04/2011

    love this and your inspirational postings! happy new year.

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  23. Jeanne M says…
    01/04/2011

    some great words up there. 2011, here we come!

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  24. KarinvdB says…
    01/04/2011

    Left mine in the class board but not here yet, my word is:

    Alive

    Really getting excited about this!

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  25. Jennifer Levin says…
    01/04/2011

    Thank you, Ali! This is so beautiful and inspiring. I just printed one for my office and one for my OLW album! I'm so excited!! ~Jen

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