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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. CaroleenD says…
    01/01/2013

    Hello

    My word is HABITER, French for INHABIT. I want to work on occupying my body, my apartment and my life.
    Thanks for the inspiration !

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  2. LCSmithSAVED (Leslie) says…
    01/01/2013

    Tidy

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  3. Sarah B says…
    01/01/2013

    My word this year is SELF.

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  4. Maura says…
    01/01/2013

    Healthy

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  5. Alane says…
    01/01/2013

    my word for 2013 is Journey :)

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  6. Liz Nelson says…
    01/01/2013

    I choose Sparkle. Time to bring the sparkle back in me.

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  7. So This is the New Year | she likes stripes says…
    01/01/2013

    [...] felt compelled this year for the first time ever to jump on the “one little word” bandwagon. At the end of an exhausting year, having an intention for this new year feels [...]

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  8. BarbaraB says…
    01/01/2013

    My word caught me, or should I say CAPTURED me and won't let me go! It fits in with my desire to capture better quality photographs and capture better use of words in the writing I do. (and it will even help me capture and reduce clutter on my desk at work.)

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  9. Paige says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is build. I just kept coming back to it. We are literally working on plans to build a new house this year but it also emcompasses a lot of other things I want in 2013...build stronger relationships with my friends, strengthen my family unit, build upon my knowledge and continue to push myself to learn new things, create new projects from ideas I find and create, build a stronger body for myself and a stronger inside as well.

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  10. Barbara says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is truth, as I need to be truthful in all aspects of my life. I loved reading this list, and also found myself drawn to nourish; all the words are awesome!

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  11. Lisa says…
    01/01/2013

    Complete is my word. It is from looking back and feeling complete from previous successes. Friendships, projects, ideas. I would like to bring this goodness into the new year.

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  12. Holly says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is CONFIDENCE. In myself, my body, my abilities.

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  13. Tracey says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is 'MAKE' - I can apply it to each of the goals I've set for the year, and its also a call to action for me. this is my first OLW and I am sooo excited!

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  14. Kari says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is "Anticipate". I will not fear anymore. I will "anticipate" with joy. I will not just react. I will be ready for anything - with something. I will "Anticipate"

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  15. Mary Cardini-Anderson says…
    01/01/2013

    I'm just now getting around to participating in your OLW 2013. This year I have chosen the word "smile". I use that word at the end of my blog every time I post. Sadly, I have been guilty of not smiling as often as I should have. So Smile is my word and I intend doing so every day and ofen. :) Thank you Ali for hosting your OLW every year.

    Mary

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  16. Annie F says…
    01/01/2013

    Faith is my word for 2013. Just need to remember to have it, live it, believe in it.....

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  17. Laurel says…
    01/01/2013

    I am choosing EXPAND. Thanks, Ali.

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  18. Betsy says…
    01/01/2013

    I hope to live each day finding my PACE.

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  19. Rachael says…
    01/01/2013

    Content is my word for 2013. "....I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength."
    Phillipians 4:11-13

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  20. Teri H. says…
    01/01/2013

    What a breathtaking list!

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    01/01/2013

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  22. Lisa says…
    01/01/2013

    This is my first year participating in OLW, and I have chosen the word

    CHALLENGE

    I will be challenging myself, as well as facing new challenges (both known, and unknown) over the next year, so I thought it was fitting. Since signing up a few weeks ago for the class other words have floated by as possibilities, but none sticks out so strongly as this one. So I am going with it!! The word gods have spoken! :)

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  23. Carolyn says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is "Progress" it came to me just today as I had a totally different word picked out and ready to go, then suddenly "progress" hit me like a ton of bricks. You see, last February I had weight loss surgery and while I've done well I haven't seen the progress I'd like to have seen, so this year I'm ready to really make it happen. Progress in my health, my mental image, my self esteem, my life. Thank you for the inspiration Ali.

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  24. Su Gould says…
    01/01/2013

    my word is completion. I need to start completing what I start.

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  25. Shannon says…
    01/01/2013

    Rise.

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    1. Kate says…
      01/03/2013

      Hi Shannon and Ali,
      After much thought, I chose "rise" and was pleased to see another had selected it too, the why is not clear right now...looking forward to the year nevertheless.
      k

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