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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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346 thoughts

  1. Carrie says…
    01/01/2013

    WISH. :) 2013 is going to be full of them.

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  2. Kim says…
    01/01/2013

    My word is daily.

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  3. Becky says…
    01/01/2013

    I need to be more purposeful with my time outside of work. My word this year is allot to remind me that planning ahead will help me stay aware of how I use the time I've been given.

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  4. Cheryl SD says…
    01/01/2013

    My word this year is Nourish. The list is amazing - thanks for putting it together.

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  5. Angela says…
    01/01/2013

    Hey Ali---
    I didn't get mine posted and it's not here :) My word of the year is ABIDE.
    Thanks for compiling this list every year. This is my 7th year in choosing a word...it's become one of my favorite traditions.

    Here's why I chose this word:
    http://angelamoore.typepad.com/my_life/2012/12/2013-one-little-word.html

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  6. Nancy L says…
    01/01/2013

    This will be my first year participating in OLW even though I thought about it for the last three years. Last year I even picked the word BELIEVE but never followed through. This year I made the commitment. After signing up I made a list of words.....23! So far I have it narrowed down to two. LIVE and COMMIIT

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  7. Michelle Liimatainen says…
    01/01/2013

    My word this year....aspire

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  8. Laurely says…
    01/01/2013

    I choose JOY. Definitions I like are: 1) the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires 2) a source or cause of delight. Am looking forward to the class. Thanks!

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  9. Carmenb says…
    01/01/2013

    Greetings from Southern Oregon! Even though I have been following your blog since it's inception, this is my 1st entry. There are so many wonderfully inspirational words chosen by your readers, I wondered how on earth I could narrow my own selection to...1 little word. I think my word shall be...TRANSITION for 2013. I retired unexpectedly 3 years ago. With a 93 yo Mother who moved in with us and a husband whose diabetes is taking its toll, I struggle to make this TRANSITION gracefully.

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  10. Jess says…
    01/01/2013

    Ali, I have wanted to take your OLW class for several years and am excited to finally be doing it this year. This is my third year to select a word though. Looking forward to giving it deeper focus through your class. My word is not on your list yet. It is HIGHER.

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  11. Nicole H says…
    01/01/2013

    E X P A N D

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  12. sandy says…
    01/01/2013

    "persist" is mine for this year....

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  13. Happy New Year | OHScrap! says…
    01/01/2013

    [...] for those who say, my days are the same, my days are boring. I’ve also been thinking about my OLW (one little word) and there are just SO many possibilities to choose from. But the one that struck me today is HOME. [...]

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  14. Faith H says…
    01/01/2013

    My little word is recover!

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  15. Paula says…
    01/01/2013

    My OLW is understand.

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  16. Kelly says…
    01/02/2013

    My word, kindle, is not on the list. I want 2013 to be a year of small sparks.

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  17. Dawn mcc says…
    01/02/2013

    Patience is my word. It's cool to see everyone's word. Cool.

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  18. Kim says…
    01/02/2013

    My OLW for 2013 is "you & me". I want to focus on the relationship with my husband so we "live" instead of just exist with each other.

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  19. Steph says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is FUN!

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  20. Tinka says…
    01/02/2013

    I've been struggling with finding my word. I always have so many goals and projects but have not been very successful in seeing anything to completion. So I have determined that 20113 will be THE year to finally do the things that have been on my list year after year. There are several possibilities that I am considering but no single one that is really resonating with me. Hopefully one will become more apparent before too much time passes!

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  21. Sarah F says…
    01/02/2013

    My word this year is Confident. Because I know I can do so much more if I learn to believe in myself!

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  22. Kimmy says…
    01/02/2013

    My word for 2013 is blossom.

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  23. Favorite finds for starting the year with focus + momentum - Amber Housley says…
    01/02/2013

    [...] Ali Edwards’ One Little Word List – My word for 2012 was “intention”. I’m still narrowing down my word for 2013 and I love this comprehensive list of possibilities. [...]

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  24. Haley says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is ACTION!

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  25. Terry says…
    01/02/2013

    My word for this year is FAMILY!

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