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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292 thoughts

  1. musesof says…
    01/02/2012

    bonne et heureuse année créative et personnelle !!!

    pour moi ce sera : SERENITE

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  2. Karen P. says…
    01/02/2012

    Even though I posted my word, I don't see it listed. My word is explore. Maybe I'm the only one who has it this year?

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  3. Jamie says…
    01/02/2012

    I am so excited to do this project for the first time. My word is grow! I have so many ways that I want to grow personally this year, but I also chose it because we found out in late 2011 that our family will be adding baby number 6! So I thought I could also chart my growing belly and baby!

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  4. melissa says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is OCCUPY!

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  5. erin says…
    01/02/2012

    hi ali- my word this year is MAKE. i am really looking forward to exploring OLW with you again.

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  6. Kerstin says…
    01/02/2012

    Hi Ali, I love your One Little Word project! My word is not on your list yet, it's VISIBLE. All about expanding and being seen, very scary but also exciting. Thank you for all your inspiration :) Kerstin

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  7. Katie scott says…
    01/02/2012

    Bathroom?!? I want to see the title page for that one. Just Curious.

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  8. Tricia says…
    01/02/2012

    My word for this year is faithful.

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  9. Bea VT says…
    01/02/2012

    My chosen word is "temporary," as in "make the most of this momnent as it will pass for better or worse."

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  10. Carolyn HP says…
    01/02/2012

    Hi Ali, my one little word for 2012 is Achieve. I have many goals I am going to work on in 2012 and felt this word was more of an action word to help me move forward in my life.

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  11. Michaela says…
    01/02/2012

    I've chosen the word "Fulfilled." It speaks to me on two levels- one, feeling satisfied with what I have and where things are in the present, and two, fulfilling promises and commitments that I tend to avoid as a very talented procrastinator. Thank you for the inspiration and time you have poured into this One Little Word adventure for all of us!

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  12. Tinka says…
    01/02/2012

    Love seeing all the words! I had previously posted that "free" seemed to be my word for this year and after several days of trying on other words that is still the one that is ringing most loudly so I'll be sticking with it! To that end, over the weekend, I actually made strides in "freeing" myself of some of the clutter in my home. "Free" is also tying in quite nicely with my participation in CZ's Move More Eat Well class!

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  13. Laurie R says…
    01/02/2012

    I really need "Closure" this year - so that is my word.

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  14. Deanna says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is enrichment... it was hard to choose... so many good words out there

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  15. Melanie Kiser says…
    01/02/2012

    The word that keeps coming to me is LOSE.
    Yes, lose weight ... but lose self-doubt, lose the sadness and despair that sometimes overcomes me, lose the selfishness.

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  16. Sandy R says…
    01/02/2012

    My one little word is PRAISE. (I don't believe that I saw this anywhere on your list nor in any of the comments.) I want to praise God more for all of His blessings; I want to truly live a life of praise and I pray that it will effect every area of my life and touch the lives of my family, friends and others. :)

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  17. Winifred says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is gracious. I want to learn to be a more gracious person.

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  18. Joyce Doenges says…
    01/02/2012

    Thanks for sharing the list. My word for 2012: Pause.

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  19. Cynthia says…
    01/02/2012

    Hi Ali,

    I think what you are doing with OLW is so amazing.

    I changed my word from 'release' to 'invite.' I wrote about that here. http://www.cynthiacrysdale.com/?p=96

    I LOVE your word and I too hope that this year is full of UP for you too.

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  20. [email protected] says…
    01/02/2012

    Mine for this year is more a phrase than a word- 'choose happiness'. It is how we described the life my late grandmother lived. Despite having very little, aside from love, she was the happiest person I ever knew. She chose to be happy and positive. And we were all the wealthier for having been a part of that life!

    If I had to make it just one word, it would be CHOOSE! Life is full of choices. I want to choose wisely... I want to choose happiness!

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  21. Heather B says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is not there. i didn't post it anywhere else. my word is PAUSE. I need to learn to take a breath and just pause for a moment sometimes. I can't wait to get started.

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  22. Donna says…
    01/02/2012

    my word for 2012 is Rediscover.....I want to rediscover things I used to enjoy, old favorite recipes (perhaps with a healthier twist?), reasons why I live in Oregon, etc

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  23. Therese says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is steady.

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  24. Kathy L says…
    01/02/2012

    My word for 2012 is "money". I have always been pretty good with my money, but as I approach my retirement, I wanted to make it my "word" for 2012 and to really ENJOY making it my focus for 2012 and to make my budgeting sense even better. I absolutely LOVE my OLW...

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  25. Seana says…
    01/02/2012

    Word for 2012 : {Whimsical}. I am focusing on looking for beauty in everyone I meet + everything I see + especially in everyday life!

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