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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. Life Through My Lens says…
    01/02/2013

    [...] choosing a word for 2013? Check out these blogs that have some great ideas: Ali Edwards’ Blog A list of words One Word-Journal Prompts One Word 365 My One Word Share this:Like this:LikeBe the first to like [...]

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  2. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says…
    01/02/2013

    I finally decided on my word! Yay! I've been thinking about it for a couple of weeks and just wasn't finding the right fit. I kept thinking I wanted to "not waste" but couldn't think of the right word. Turns out there's a Portuguese word that's perfect. (I learned Portuguese as a missionary almost a dozen years ago) The word is APROVEITAR and it means "to take advantage of" So I'm going to take advantange and not waste or take for granted the time, resources and relationships I have. Thank you!! (and just for fun, my words for the last two years were DO and RECLAIM and they were great)

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  3. Nancy M says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is FLOW. It's so perfect for me that I have to wonder what I'd choose if I do this next year? But life flows on.

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  4. Jen McD says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is "pure"--in body and mind.

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  5. Kim says…
    01/02/2013

    Love it. I always do.

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  6. Julie says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is PAUSE.

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  7. Becca says…
    01/02/2013

    Strengthen is my first one little word. I am so excited to be taking the class this year. Strengthen my home, body, mind, soul, family, friendships and several others.

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  8. Barb says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is FOCUS. I see that it's already on the list.
    I need to focus on my life. I've fallen into the roll of problem solver in my family. It's exhausting. So I'm going to FOCUS on what I need to be happy and not worry about everyone else. I've put my wants and needs on the shelf for many years and I think it's about time I review them and see what I can make happen in my future.

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  9. Simone says…
    01/02/2013

    My word ist STRAIGHT

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  10. Annalea says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is gently. My thoughts turned back to OLW after reading a post over at YourHomeBasedMom's blog when she talked about her word for 2013. It took a little while for the whisper to come, and just now I think it finalized itself. There's so much I want to learn, to become, to do, and ways I want to grow . . . but it all has to come gently. I have powerful habits to the contrary . . . whether trying to force things, or work too hard, or control things when I get out of control, and I just want, so much, to gentle myself, like one gentles a horse.

    Thanks so much for running OLW again this year. It's a wonderful thing, and I can't wait to do it!

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  11. Anna says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is Value.

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  12. Norine says…
    01/02/2013

    My word this year is USE;ful. I have been blessed with so much. Time, energy, even some talent. I don't want to be guilty of wasting anything. So I want to USE what I've been given to be a person of benefit. Someone who is USEFUL. If that makes sense.

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  13. Amanda Rose says…
    01/02/2013
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  14. brandy m. says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is "chances". I want to stop being afraid to try new things. I can live with the fact that I failed at something, but not the question "what if". I was going to go with "fearless", but I think it is OK to be scared as long as I face my fear head on. Besides, what is the point of trying something new if I am not even a little bit afraid of it!

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  15. Cynthia says…
    01/02/2013

    I chose the word "Conscious." I first latched onto intention, but that was a pretty ubiquitous word, and didn't seem to lend itself to the level of specificity that I wanted. "Present" was also fairly overarching and didn't speak to actually acting on what I want. I moved through "choice" (and it's siblings, "choose" and "choices"), and finally landed on CONSCIOUS.

    What I want is to be all of the things noted above (intentional, present, and making choices), which seemed to wrap nicely up into my word, CONSCIOUS. :)

    Thanks to everyone for sharing, this is beautiful.

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  16. Tabitha says…
    01/02/2013

    I choose the word RISE. To mean and do what I say I will.

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  17. Melissa says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is on the list ... FORWARD.

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  18. Denise says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is FULFILL. I am excited to FULFILL some dreams, goals and unfinished projects this year.

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  19. Kim says…
    01/02/2013

    My OLW is "you & me" for 2013.

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  20. Claudine Pepe says…
    01/02/2013

    I chose CENTER, which was inspired by the movie "Rise of the Guardians." This year I will attempt to define my own personal center, as a guiding focus for my life's work and purpose ...

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  21. Glenda says…
    01/02/2013

    FAITH

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  22. New Year, New Hair, New Word and New Project | Paper Glue Etc. says…
    01/02/2013

    [...] First Born helped me pick a word yesterday, RELAX is the word.  I love watching Ali Edward’s blog and seeing how everyone stays focused on their words and uses that “one little word” to [...]

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  23. Debbie says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is momentum

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  24. Vanessa says…
    01/02/2013

    My word is complete.
    Live a life that feels complete. Stop wanting more.
    Complete projects
    Complete goals

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  25. Kristen says…
    01/02/2013

    I got in on this a bit late... word of 2013: selfless. Can't imagine what God has in store with this one! http://babylindstedt.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/word-of-2013-selfless/

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