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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. sue says…
    01/02/2012

    Empower

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  2. sue says…
    01/02/2012

    scrapbook!

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  3. marie says…
    01/02/2012

    My word for 2012 is already on the list....TIME. I read a quote on a blog about time and then three days later my pastor shared an awesome message that confirmed tome that TIME was the word of choice for me this year. This is the third year I've had "One Little Word" and I want to thank you for the encouragement I received from your blog. It's been a good habit to get into.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  4. Erika Hayes says…
    01/02/2012

    thanksliving -- not thanksgiving.. thanksliving! cause that is how I am going to live this year!

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  5. Jacky says…
    01/02/2012

    My word for 2012 is TRY!

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  6. kelly says…
    01/02/2012

    hi ali, this is my first year to participate in OLW and my word is TRY. this is the year to try new things and explore the possibilities. thank you for the inpsiration! :) happy new year! love, kelly

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  7. Peg says…
    01/02/2012

    I did wind up with Flourish. It's working great! I have just opened the OLW classroom but saving the video for later today when I get my 'work' done. :)

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  8. Raylene says…
    01/02/2012

    Wow! Just working on my first class of OLW 2012 . . .so many unexpected surprizes in store. My word is FOCUS and it really chose me. I'm finding out why!
    Last year I didn't take the class, and may I recommend not missing Ali's class to all you ladies. My word was significant for me last year, but now I wish I had been able to explore it more . . . it would have been very powerful! ah . . . hindsight!

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  9. Flamingo Scraps says…
    01/02/2012

    The first time I have done this -- but comes at a perfect time in my life -- my word is RELEASE! I must let go and let God, and let me!!

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  10. Lis says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is MOVE - I'm moving house, moving on with my studies, moving jobs and trying to move more (exercise)

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  11. Heather says…
    01/02/2012

    Yay, my OLW is in the list - what a powerful list, by the way. Love how there are so many of us all striving for a better life and though we are all far apart, we are all in this together. Thanks Ali for facilitating such a great thing.

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  12. Darcy says…
    01/02/2012

    Vigor. This year I am working on my personal health. Lessening my stress and keeping my mind and body healthy and happy. :) Happy 2012!!

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  13. Alicia says…
    01/02/2012

    Mine is fearless! And I'm fearlessly sharing it!

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  14. Melissa N says…
    01/02/2012

    The word I pick for this year is Artful.

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  15. Shanie Christian says…
    01/02/2012

    I don't see mine on the list...new. Thanks for this very fun thing! :)

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  16. Linda says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is CHOICE! I want to remember that I always have a choice; that I have chosen to do what I am doing.

    Happy New Year!!! The best is yet to come!

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  17. Leah says…
    01/02/2012

    I'm still trying to decide between "praise" and "compliment".

    (Which one is more opposite of "criticize"?)

    I'll decide soon and be back! (smile)

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    1. Leah says…
      01/07/2012

      Praise it is! This is my first year to focus on One Little Word!

  18. Kim says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is ACHIEVE. Hope you like it. There are so many things I would like to achieve, that I would hope my kids can achieve, also things that I am happy my hubby has already achieved, etc. I think this is my word for 2012. It is great for motivation as well as looking back.

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  19. Inspiration for 2012 « A Beautiful Ripple Effect says…
    01/02/2012

    [...] 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 [...]

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  20. Kimberlee says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is going to be ATTENTION. :)

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  21. Megan (meganmecrazy) says…
    01/02/2012

    I'm a newbie to OLW! My word is also not on the list...it is CONFIDENCE.

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  22. Lee Ann says…
    01/02/2012

    Ordinary... that is my word for Twenty Twelve... Inspired by Katrina Kenison and The Gift of an Ordinary Day... "It has taken awhile, but I certainly do know it now- the most wonderful gift I had, the gift I finally learned to cherish above all else, was the gift of all those perfectly ordinary days."

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  23. yolanda S says…
    01/02/2012

    It is always so inspiring to read all these uplifting words! My word (not on the list) is INVIGORATE. I played around with a lot of words, but kept coming back to this one. I want to invigorate and pump some energy into my life, my crafts, my home, my health. I want to shake things up and get energized!

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  24. Jean S says…
    01/02/2012

    apologize

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  25. Denise A. says…
    01/02/2012

    My word is "energy". As in: I plan to make choices that foster positive energy (both physically and mentally).

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