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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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  1. Marygail says…
    01/02/2013

    My word for 2013 is felicity

    It means intense happiness and "the ability to find appropriate expression for one's thoughts"

    Thought it was pretty cool and different.

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  2. Sue H (Suedio) says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is . . . WORTHY

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  3. Angie says…
    01/02/2013

    I've chosen NEXT as my OLW for 2013. I am looking forward to what is next for me in all aspects of my life, as well as for my family. It's kind of my way of moving forward from the past.

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  4. Heather says…
    01/02/2013

    I have prayed about this a lit. 2012 was the year I lost my best friend love in a night when he slept. My body, my heart, my soul and my spirit had to rest. I rested for the first tune in 42 years for probably 6 months. It is hard to start and it is hard to be in 2013 where he never lived only in 2012.

    So my word is live. Both meanings: my soul is live. I live...
    For me the word is a line or a path I suppose. It brought me to 2013 without a "re-start" for a new year. That is because I live therefore I am here.

    Maybe it makes sense to others. It does in my life right now where my words of the past are so far away.

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  5. Wendy says…
    01/02/2013

    I love reading your list. Thank you for taking the time to make it! My word is MANIFESTO.

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  6. Brian McKenna says…
    01/02/2013

    My one little word is Quality.
    Didnt see it in your listing.

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  7. Jen says…
    01/02/2013

    My OLW is aspire for 2013. I can't wait to see what it will bring. I'm ready!

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  8. becki mcauley says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is WONDERSTRUCK...I want to live every day with more wonder in my life for my family, my friends, the world God created around me and the joy and miracles that I've spent far too long ignoring or sleeping through!

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    1. JennyB says…
      01/06/2013

      Hi Becki,
      you may already be familiar with this but I just started reading a new book, Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg. It sounds like it is right up your alley!

  9. Emmy says…
    01/02/2013

    REMEMBER. Looking forward to your class! My BFF, who I do DD and Week in the Life with, gave it to me for Christmas. We are taking it together. Can't wait! Always amazes me how my one little word can guide my entire year, and make me look for new ways to see things. Thanks!!

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  10. Karen says…
    01/02/2013

    Resolve (both verb and noun). There are several things in my life that I want to resolve and I'll need RESOLVE to accomplish them.

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  11. Donna says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is MAKE. Make things that matter. I need to MAKE an effort. Love this list! x

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    1. Donna says…
      01/02/2013

      That's so cool Amanda Rose :)

    2. Amanda Rose says…
      01/02/2013
  12. Mary Jo says…
    01/02/2013

    I have picked the word HUMOR as a result of this quote I found on Pinterest.
    "Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation, you win."
    And I think my 2013 can use a bit of humor and laughter. Some lightness :)

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  13. Marie-Pierre says…
    01/02/2013

    I've chosen Learning.

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  14. Janet says…
    01/02/2013

    It is truly hard to pick one word. But I think mine needs to be BLESSED. God has truly blessed me and I need to remember that daily!

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  15. Nanie says…
    01/02/2013

    I'm still trying to decide between "act" and "work".
    I travelled a lot last year, I discovered so many things, and I understood a lot too. Now I'm concentrating on my job, my professional life, and I know that I have to work to fulfill my ambitions and act because I want to do it abroad... lol !

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  16. Danielle says…
    01/02/2013

    I've been doing this challenge with you from the beginning..it has been life changing and truly an awakening for me...this year my word is FRUITION...

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  17. Carol S says…
    01/02/2013

    Essential. I feel the need to get "back to basics" in so many ways.

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  18. Regina says…
    01/02/2013

    My OLW for 2013 is Fresh. :)

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  19. Rebecca says…
    01/02/2013

    I have chosen the word 'order'.

    Thanks to YOU this is the sixth year I have chosen a word. Thank you! It has made a big difference in my life. Happy 2013!

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  20. JenCoen says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is POSITIVITY. Not sure if it's a real word, or another Jen-ism, but that's my word for 2013.

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  21. Giuseppina says…
    01/02/2013

    This is the first year where I'm going to participate and my word is content. :)

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  22. Ali Gitt says…
    01/02/2013

    I ended up picking HEART. If this year goes as "planned"I will pick HELLO for next year.

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  23. Amyd1971 says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is 'effort'... I need to make more of an effort at home. Whether it be deciding to stay up and scrapbook instead of sleeping or having a dance party with my girls instead of just watching tv, I need to choose the route with the most effort.

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  24. Jules says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is Strive. I want to strive to be better, to do more, to learn, to trust myself

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  25. shannon j says…
    01/02/2013

    me That is my word for 2013. It kept "showing up" to me in random ways, and I've decided to embrace it for 2013. I have been putting others (my husband and sons, etc.) first for several years now and they will still, obviously, be a major part of my focus. I hope this word doesn't sound "selfish" but I do truly need to focus on myself and doing more things that make ME happy this year in addition to making others happy. I think I lost a little part of myself along the way, somewhere after marriage and having kids, and I want 2013 to be the year to re-discover ME. One day into 2013 and I have already forced myself to not worry and make time for myself...a bubble bath, which I never get to do and I started reading a good book at the same time (which I also never seem to have time to do). Taking time for little moments like this every day are sure to make me a happier mom and wife and it will spill over again into the rest of my life.

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