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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

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346 thoughts

  1. Beverly says…
    01/01/2013

    In trying to live more purposefully each day and not be insane about planning the next day or week or month :) I chose the word TODAY!

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  2. Sue says…
    01/01/2013

    My word for 2013 is TRUST!!! I need to learn to trust God more.

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  3. Sue says…
    01/01/2013

    Thanks so much for posting all the words in a nice list. I copied the list of words and pasted them onto a blank document, printed them and cut them into strips, each containing one word. I put the strips in a pretty box and will draw one out each day. I hope to use them as a journal prompt, consider them like I would a tarot card and or just keep awareness of that word for the day.

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  4. Janet Carr says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is 'obedience'. To follow the path and plans that God has for me, not mine.

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  5. Kim says…
    01/01/2013

    I am choosing Rest.

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  6. ErinK. says…
    01/01/2013

    Mindful. Mindful of time, eating, moving, spending, and attitude!

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    1. Gen says…
      01/05/2013

      I chose mindful too Erin. You mention all the things I want to be mindful of! I want to also be mindful of how I interact with family/friends and aim to be present.

  7. Christy S. aka emeraldValerie says…
    01/01/2013

    I chose revolution. I want big changes in 2013.

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  8. Andi Walsh says…
    01/01/2013

    Mine is Walk. As in walk the talk, walk with God, walk away from negativity, walk toward the light, and just get out and walk! My word came to me a couple months ago. And I Love my word. This is my third year with One Little Word! Last year's was Calm. It grounded me through my divorce and all the scary changes I went through. I can't say enough about how powerful it is to choose a word for the year. Peace to you!

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  9. Denise says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is "sure". My husband passed away 2 years ago at a fairly young age. For 2 years I haven't done too much due to grieving, etc. When someone would ask if I wanted to do something, I usually said no because I just wanted to stay in my "comfort zone" at home.
    This year, whenever anyone asks if I want to do something, I plan on saying a quick "sure." I need to get out and learn to live once again.

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    1. L.M. says…
      01/02/2013

      I love this. I think you might also find its alternate meaning, being certain, popping up for you. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I hope this year brings lots of new experiences and possibilities as you embrace "sure". Cheers!

  10. Lisa McGehee says…
    01/01/2013

    Presence is my word for 2013.

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  11. Amy says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is PURGE :) Looking forward to it. Happy New Year!

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  12. Praew says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is PROGRESS.

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  13. October says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is 'Explore'

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  14. Heather Wilson says…
    01/01/2013

    My one word is INTENTIONAL! I am going to be more intentional about all areas of my life.

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  15. Joleen says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is FAMILY! <3

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  16. hannah says…
    01/01/2013

    I've been waiting for my word to pop into my head and reading this list helped so much...so many came close to what I was searching for but not completely, and then it flashed into my mind, out of the blue and I quickly scrolled to the end to see if it was there...it is not!

    VIGOR : physical/mental strength and good health

    Wishing everyone good luck and courage with their special word for 2013

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  17. Zoe says…
    01/01/2013

    My word for 2013 is 'Intimate'. I've come to realise I crave intimate honest meaningful connections and always have. (And I mean that in the most pure soul nourishing sense not the sexual sense). But for fear of failing, not being good enough, imposing on others or simply being rejected and hurt I've subconsciously always sabotaged any chances I might have had. But now I've been abandoned rejected and hurt in the worst way imaginable I've no longer got anything to fear. So this year I'm going to nurture my soul and allow myself to fulfil my desire for intimacy.

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  18. Krystal Arnot says…
    01/01/2013

    My 2013 word is mindfullness. It's something that has been lingering in 2012 and now I am ready to take charge and move foraward making it part of my everyday. I know it is alreay on your list, but I thought I would still share. (:

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  19. Margaret says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is perceive

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  20. veganspinster says…
    01/01/2013

    I've never done OLW before, but I've decided my word is AWARE.

    I want to be aware and pay attention to everything in my life & the world instead of sleepwalking through it.

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  21. Rachel says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is press. I feel like so any things in my life need an extra push to get to a new level. I'm looking to see some changes actually happen in a positive direction. And I know it's going to require some major effort and sacrifice to get there.

    Excited for your class and to keep focusing and applying my word this year.

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  22. Hilary says…
    01/01/2013

    Mine is PROGESS

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    1. Hilary says…
      01/01/2013

      PROGRESS even!

  23. Deborah says…
    01/01/2013

    Thanks for posting this list... so inspiring!

    Since my word is "WORDS", I'll be using many of these in a "word of the day" calendar and tying them to my "WORD" with a verse. (For example: "COMMIT" is the one little word of the friend who first told me about this class, and my verse for that word is Psalm 19:14 "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my hear be pleasing in your sight..." - Lord, I commit my words to You this year!)

    If you're interested, there's a picture of my calendar and the "prep" ideas I tried here:
    http://seekingonesgarden.blogspot.com/2013/01/one-little-word.html

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  24. Kendra says…
    01/01/2013

    I have chosen a word the paast few years, but have not let it thrive. So, after reading you last post, I decided to let my word "find" me....to let it speak to me. At first I thought it was INTENT. But the way I wanted INTENT to live would mean me living in a vaccuum. Wel....with a family, a job, a multitude of other responsibilities, I decided that was NOT the word. So...After a little more breweing, I heard ENGAGE. Almost heard it like on Star Trek "Engage!" I want to ENGAGE being a mother, ENGAGE being a wife, ENGAGE being a homekeeper (we have already MADE a home, now we just need to keep or maintain it), ENAGE in being a pharmacist. Maybe being better at each.

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    1. Anita says…
      01/03/2013

      I just laughed out loud to your Star Trek reference. Thanks, I needed that! And also, good word choice!

  25. Audrey Marshall says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is DRIVE. I want to have the drive to see things through like changing my diet and the drive to find a new job and do things I long to do and be driven from negativity.

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