One Little Word® 2015 | The Reading Of The Words

I want to take a minute to thank everyone who added their word to the comments in my last One Little Word® post. I read through every single one and I love reading about your own personal reasons why. 

I invited Liz Lamoreux to read the word list again this year for your listening enjoyment. Here you go: 

Click to listen to Liz read the words.

There is absolutely still time to join the One Little Word® workshop if you are interested in making your word visible this year and sharing the journey with others. 

Here's the list of words shared from this post

Abundance

Accept

Acceptance

Accomplish

Achieve

Action

Active

Adventure

Aim

Align

Alive

Anew

Assurance

Attain

Attitude

Authentic

Awake

Aware

[email protected]$$

Balance

Base

Be

Becoming

Begin

Believe

Best

Better

Bloom

Blossom

Brace

Brave

Breakthrough

Breathe

Brilliant

Build

Calm

Can

Capture

Care

Celebrate

Challenge

Change

Charisma

Charity

Choice

Choices

Choose

Clarity

Cleanse

Commit

Committed

Complete

Connect

Connection

Connections

Consistent

Content

Conviction

Core

Courage

Craft

Create

Create

Crystallize

Cultivate

Dare

Dare

Decide

Deliberate

Deliberateness

Delight

Determined

Discipline

Disciplined

Discover

Do

Dream

Effective

Embrace

Emerge

Empower

Encourage

Endurance

Engage

Enough

Envision

Evolve

Exercise

Expand

Experience

Explore

Face

Family

Fearless

Fierce

Finish

Fit

Flourish

Flow

Flow/Fluir

Fly

Focus

Força (Portuguese for strength)

Fortaleza (Spanish for strength)

Forward

Free

Free up

Freedom

Fresh

Fulfillment

Full

Generosity

Geography

Give

Glow

Grace

Grateful

Gratitude

Grow

Gumption

Happy

Harmony

Haven

Heal

Health

Healthy

Heart

Hello

Home

Honor

Hope

Humility

Hygge

Immerse

Important

Improve

In

Incandescent

Initiative/Yozma

Inside-out

Intention

Intentional

Journey

Joy

Kind

Kindness

Leap

Learn

Less

Let it go

Light

Lighten up

Listen

Live

Live, Laugh, Love

Love

Magic

Make

Metonia

Mindful

Mindfulness

Moment

Motivate

Move

Navigate

New

Nonchalant

Notice

Nourish

Now

Nurture

Open

Optimism

Outlook

Over

Pace

Path

Peace

Peace within

Perseverance

Persevere

Perspective

Play

Pleasure

Positive

Possible

Praise

Prayer warrior

Presence

Present

Proactive

Progress

Project-50

Purposeful

Pursue

Push

Push

Quality

Radiant

Raum (German for room or space)

Real

Reconnect

Rediscover

Reduce

Reflect

Rejuvenate

Release

Renew

Replenish

Responsible

Rest

Reveal

Rhythm

Ribbistrate

Sacred

Savor

See

Seek

Self

Self-discipline

Serenity

Shake

Shalom

Shift

Shine

Simple

Simplicity

Simplify

Simplistic

Space

Spark

Sparkle

Start

Steadfast

Steady

Still

Story

Strength

Stretch

Strive

Strong

Surrender

Thankful

Thrive

Time

Today

Tree

Trust

Try

Unfold

Valor

Value

Victory

Voice

Walk

Watch

Whole

Wholehearted

Will

Work

Worth

Worthy

Yield

If your word doesn't appear above and you'd like it added I'm happy to edit the list. 

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  1. mtercha says…
    01/07/2015

    Beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to list them, and to Liz for reading them. And thanks also for being so welcoming and kind within your posts, prompts, handouts and videos. I really appreciate that. Michelle t

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  2. mimizuku says…
    01/07/2015

    Wow! This is so awesome.

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  3. carriecolbert says…
    01/07/2015

    I hadn't added mine yet, but fortunately it is there... My OLW 2015 = release

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  4. Lapetitefillebleue says…
    01/07/2015

    I've chosen Geography. I first met this word 10 years ago while studying for my exam to become a teacher. I was working on Elizabeth Bishop's book Geography III. It was difficult to understand the meaning emerging from all the letters, the signs. I let it go at that time (I was too far away from myself) but it came back to me last December when thinking about a word and I think I understand better: her work is an attempt to make sense of the things behind, of your hidden self. I want to map the "inside of myself". I chose Geography.

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  5. Gabriele says…
    01/07/2015

    My word is ribbistrate. You won't find it in the dictionary. My friend made it up. It is a verb and it means to jump with joy. I think it comes from the slang term in baseball, to hit in all the runners (ribbies) and the word monstare which means to show. To show the joy of hitting everyone home. I love a word that will evolve.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/07/2015

      Love.

  6. Michelle06 says…
    01/07/2015

    Awesome reading again Liz thank you! Got such a buzz hearing my word!

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  7. hesse_birgit says…
    01/07/2015

    I dove right into the class and totally forgot to leave a comment but was happy to see my word MAKE on the list. Originally I had picked LESS because I am so ready to have less, spend less, live with less, less clutter, less projects, less stress etc. but when I looked it up it felt so negative. So I just made a list with words that resonated with me and the second one was MAKE: make things happen, make room, make room to breathe, make things, scarves, snowflakes, make nutritious meals, make progress, make less, make more, make me happy, make my family happy, make connections ... I could go on and on. Some things might not make sense to anybody but me, but just typing these things make me realize how fitting it is. Thank you for being such a great inspiration every day. Birgit

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    1. clspillane says…
      01/07/2015

      Hi Hesse-Birgit,
      I chose MAKE also! It isn't the most poetic of words, but I find that it propels me into action: to make connections, make time, make nourishing meals, make beautiful things...I look forward to seeing where it takes us!
      All best,
      Cortney

  8. Nicolekarenschuster says…
    01/07/2015

    I can't believe I forgot to put my word on the last post! My word is REACH. Not the destination, but the movement. The action. I'm reaching for more.

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    1. marmalademeg says…
      01/07/2015

      Glad you commented here, Nicole. My word was originally STRETCH but I decided to change it to REACH and that one wasn't on the list yet! :)

  9. snb21011 says…
    01/07/2015

    My word is Pursue!

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  10. Inkfanatic says…
    01/07/2015

    I am going to listen to Liz read the words on my way home from work, as I can't do it at this moment. But I LOVE seeing the list and reading through them. Of course, it's very motivating to see my word listed (Choose)! Thanks for all you do with this project Ali! I am really, super excited about it this year!

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  11. kellyannlibby says…
    01/07/2015

    Interesting to listen to the words, to actually HEAR them and the little nods and smiles that came to me with certain words that resonated with me. Looking forward to the journey. After all, my word IS explore. :)

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  12. Amyamyctmh says…
    01/07/2015

    Ok...don't laugh...and please don't judge or be offended...my word is [email protected]$$...
    My 12 yr old said "Oh sure Mom...pick a word I cannot even say". To which I said "used in context there will be no punishment". When I see what my Mom has faced and defeated, with pride I say "My Mom is a [email protected]$$". You have to be tough to face adversity and be better than you were before.
    My word is to remind me that I have a choice. I can stand up for myself and not show fear, or I can hide and let it pass. I considered using FEAR as my word (Face Everything And Rise), but though it meant something to me, the negative connotation it presented at face value was not what I wanted for my first OLW adventure.
    My best friend brought me on this OLW journey, and I cannot wait to enjoy it!
    Hugs-
    Amy

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/07/2015

      I think it rocks.

    2. MrsKnight says…
      01/08/2015

      I do too!

  13. vbabin says…
    01/07/2015

    I'm running really slow, but my word is PEACE. My world keeps getting crazier so I really need to find some Peace in my life. Hoping to finish 2014 OLW and begin 2015 OLW book soon.

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    1. ktber says…
      01/07/2015

      I'm still finishing 2014, too, and my word is also peace!

  14. ddccfay says…
    01/07/2015

    Loved seeing everyone's words. This year, mine is Confidence and my besties is Determined. Somehow seeing that those hadn't made the list yet made them feel even more personal and "right". Thanks for OLW!

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  15. geordie281 says…
    01/07/2015

    My word is learn.

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  16. ChrisyC says…
    01/07/2015

    Whoops, missed the request for words and just noticed mine isn't on the list.
    My word for 2015 is evolve.
    Signed up for my fourth year of One Little Word and this time signed up my bestie as well. xx

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  17. wemdu says…
    01/07/2015

    guess I put my word in the wrong place
    my word for this year is Navigate

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/07/2015

      Oh I might have missed it :)

  18. Jeannew says…
    01/07/2015

    I just decided on my word yesterday:EVOLVE. My hope for the year is to make some positive progress toward reaching goals in creative, health and other life areas that I've been working on over the past few years. Emerge, expand, grow and unfold are synonyms and they all resonate with me. Looking forward to the process!

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  19. inkdeeve says…
    01/07/2015

    My word is rediscover.

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  20. Michellejeanne says…
    01/07/2015

    This years word appeared a few months ago and then went out of my head until last week: it seemed strange at first, and simple, but it definitely fits: New. I was surprised to NOT see it on the list yet!

    My first baby girl is a senior this year, graduating, and heading off to college - OH MY GOSH is THAT ever New! She was so excited when she realized "It is 2015! THIS is the year I graduate!" That is also new - even a year ago she was not so sure about going AWAY to school, much less leaving highschool or home at all... sigh.

    I am getting a new Kitchen (gutting it, 1933 built in cabinets) and an 85% new bathroom. The construction phase will also be new... It will be done before graduation, hopefully before prom so the same group of girls can get ready here one last time.

    I have joined the Biggest Loser challenge at my gym. These last 20 "Mommy" pounds being gone will certainly make me new!

    Only having 2 children at home next fall will be New... I love the organic way these words seem to come about and highlight the positives of the coming celebrations and challenges!

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  21. InspiredByD says…
    01/07/2015

    Optimism!!

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    1. ScrappinMyHeartOut says…
      01/08/2015

      That's a cool word to pick!

  22. Khaehl says…
    01/07/2015

    I too missed where to put my word. I chose HEALTH. In all areas. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and financial. It's a big commitment but one I'm determined to work on.

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  23. wendywhitten says…
    01/07/2015

    Missed adding my word - PRAISE.

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  24. PolkaDotCreative says…
    01/07/2015

    STRENGTH. I feel like a need to type and handwrite it in caps every single time :)

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    1. purplecrazymum says…
      01/07/2015

      I keep thinking the same of BRAVE every time I write it!

  25. Tinkerbeth says…
    01/07/2015

    I'm too late, too, but my word is on the list! :) : CLARITY.

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