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One Little Word 2013 | The Words

Thank you so much for sharing your words in the comments of my first 2013 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 as it's totally possible we missed one or more were added before we developed the list. Last updated 1/6/13.

abandon

abide

abundance

accept

accomplish

accomplishment

achieve

act

action

active

actualize

adventure

aim

air

alive

allot

anticipate

anything

anyway

aproveitar

archive

art

aspire

assert

authenticity

author

aware

balance

be

become

becoming

begin

beginnings

believe

benvenuto

better

blessed

blessing

bliss

bloom

blossom

blossom

bold

boundaries

brave

breath

breathe

bright

build

cadence

calm

capture

captured

care

celebrate

center

challenge

chances

change

cherish

chill

choices

choose

clarify

clarity

class

clean

clear

closeness

color

commit

compete

complete

completed

completion

concept

confidence

confident

connect

conscious

consistent

content

control

corner

count

courage

crabby

craft

create

cultivate

curate

curiosity

daily

dare

declutter

deep

delight

design

detachment

determine

develop

devoted

different

diligence

direction

disciple

discover

distance

do

document

dream

drive

dulce

ease

effort

Embrace

endeavor

endurance

enduring

energizing

engaged

enjoy

enough

enthusiasm

essential

evolve

expand

experience

explore

faith

family

favor

fearless

feast

filled

finish

fit

flexible

flourish

flow

focus

forgiveness

forward

free

freedom

fresh

fruition

fulfill

fullfillment

fully

fun

generosity

gentle

gently

get

give

glow

go

good

grace

grateful

gratitude

grief

grow

grow

habiter

handmade

happen

happiness

happy

harmony

heal

healed

health

healthy

heart

herz

higher

home

hope

hopeful

humble

humor

illuminate

imperfect

improve

in

inhabit

inspire

integrity

intent

intention

intentional

intimate

invest

journal

journey

joy

joy -ful

jump

ken

kind

kind

kindle

laugh

leap

learning

less

light

lighter

listen

live

live

living

look

love

lovely

lucky

magic

magical

maintenant

make

manifesto

manner

margin

me

measles

mindful

mindfulness

mingle

miracle

moderation

moment

momentum

more

move

moxie

neat

nest

new

new

next

nourish

now

nurture

obedience

onward

open

order

organize

outside

ownership

pace

paramount

patience

patients

pause

peace

perceive

persevere

perspective

place

plan

play

pollyanna

positivity

powerful

practice

prayer

prepare

presence

present

press

prioritize

progress

proof

prosper

pure

purge

purposeful

pursue

push

quality

quest

reach

real

rebuild

reclaim

reconnect

recover

reduce

reflection

refreshed

rejoice

rejuvenate

rekindle

release

relinquish

remember

renew

resilience

resolve

respect

rest

restoration

revel

revive

revolution

rhythm

rise

risk

satisfied

save

savor

say

see

seek

select

self

sense

serve

shed

shift

shine

sideways

silent

simple

simplicity

simplify

smile

soar

song

source

space

sparkle

sparkle

speak

spirit

stand

start

stay

steadfast

steps

still

stillness

stop

story

straight

strength

strengthen

strive

strong

structure

sure

surrender

survive

taste

tend

testify

there

thrift

thrive

tidy

time

today

together

transform

transition

trust

truth

try

understand

unoffended

unstruck

unsubscribe

up

useful

value

view

vigor

virtue

vital

vitality

vivacious

wait

walk

wander

weight

welcome

whimsy

whole

wholeness

wish

wonderstruck

words

words

work

worthy

write

yes

zen

zip

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  1. Cary Brunett says…
    01/07/2013

    My word is CHEER :) For feeling good and appreciating all the little things that make my life a blessed one. And, for being able to support my kids in their endeavours (hockey, dance & everything else). We've also started a cheer jar - where we note things that make us happy and put them in. On Dec 31, 2013, we'll sit down and read all about our amazing year of cheer :)

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  2. Kristen says…
    01/07/2013

    My word is limitless!

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  3. Michelle says…
    01/07/2013

    Hi Ali,
    I did not initially respond to the OLW posts bc I had decided this year I would not do it. It wasn't working for me and I could not think of a word. Nothing meaningful came to me at all.

    Now I have changed my mind. I wrote a whole (long) blog post on it if you want to read it. But my word is NURTURE.

    It's funny, when you google images for "nurture yourself" you get a lot of yoga and bubble bath pics. But that is NOT the meaning I am ascribing to nurture. The short story is, a had a conversation last week that included this gem:

    Everything that is good in life comes with an element of suffering.

    It blew my mind. And we talked about NURTURING vs INDULGING. For me, I love to indulge myself by lazing around and doing other things that are fine in moderation, but have negative effects over time. Relaxing, eating whatever I want, reading a book instead of doing laundry, etc are not, for me "nurturing" activities. They are indulgent things.

    Nurturing, in this sense, is doing things that take care of yourself and have positive long term effects (for some people that might include relaxing with a good book, just not for me). Nurturing is going to the gym. Nurturing is doing my laundry so I have clothes for work. Nurturing is saving money instead of blowing it.

    There's more at my blog post but that is the gist, My word is NURTURE.

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  6. Vada says…
    01/08/2013

    My One Little Word, is actually a Big Word for me. It's time for a CHANGE in my life.
    I'm not a big fan of change, but I just think it's about time for a change.
    Thank you Ali, for opening my eyes to One Little Word.

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  7. Janet says…
    01/08/2013

    I retired 9/30. And love the idea of One Little Word as my life becomes my own after 68 years. After discarding invent, re-invent, and discover, I chose ADAPT, with Create a secondary word to accompany the project that comes along with OLW. I'm adapting the project too; I'm done with scheduling my life :) I will focus on one task each month, develop a page, and at the end of each month choose one word to summarize the month. I wish everyone happiness with your words.

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  8. lori says…
    01/08/2013

    This year my word is BOUNCE. To me it means to BOUNCE back when things get me down, to get more active and to have more fun.

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  10. nanasloves says…
    01/08/2013

    My word is on the list - Steps. Last year my word was choices. I feel it was a word I didn't live up to as far as making wise choices - not in things like relationships but in the way I ate, my choices to stay active, keep busy etc. It overwhelmed me and made me feel like a failure. I'm not sorry I mad a one little word choice it taught me a lot. Thus steps. I learned I can't always just jump in. Sometimes we have to take steps toward our goals rather than the goal just be met instantaneously. I am looking forward to seeing my "steps" take me where I need to go in this new year.

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  11. Donna C. says…
    01/08/2013

    For most of December I was pretty sure my OLW would be YES. Late December however I had a feeling that my word should be ASK for 2013 Yesterday I became sure of it, so I decided that my main word would be ASK and I may use YES as a secondary word.

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  12. Steph Bonjour says…
    01/10/2013

    Stretch
    Stretch my body
    Stretch my mind
    Stretch my boundaries
    Stretch my soul
    Stretch my limits

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  13. Tracy says…
    01/12/2013

    Positive

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  14. Carolie says…
    01/12/2013

    Visible
    Realizing that for much of my life I lived to be invisible.

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  15. Angie says…
    01/14/2013

    Such an empowering list!!! I love everyone's words. Mine word of the year is Glitter Filled!!!

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  16. Kelly says…
    01/14/2013

    My word for the year is FOCUS! It took me a few weeks to nail down, but I'm finally happy!!! :)

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  17. kathy says…
    01/14/2013

    refine.

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  18. Nanette says…
    01/14/2013

    My One Little Word this year is : PROSPERITY.

    My husband and I have had some financial blockades this past year and prosperity was the perfect word for a new year!

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  19. cindy says…
    01/14/2013

    my word is "find"

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  20. Jennrene says…
    01/15/2013

    My word is SELFLESS. Already...I have been challenged to serve & move outside of self.

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  22. Rebecca says…
    01/17/2013

    My 2013 word is Possibilities.

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  25. Valeria says…
    01/24/2013

    My word is amazing. I am going to look for it everyday. In the little things, in the big things, in the not-so-nice things, in myself.

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