One Little Word® 2016 | The Reading Of The Words

As has become tradition, I've once again invited Liz Lamoreux to read the words for us. 

Click here to listen to Liz read the words for 2016.

I love hearing them all out loud. 

The large word in the main photo at the top of this post was created for me by my lovely friend Colleen Attara (my "Be Amazing" sweater is from Old Navy a couple of years ago). If you are looking for something smaller check out the custom acrylic words I'm offering (hand-drawn by me) this year in the shop - choose between white or black. People have been ordering family names, places, and other special words as well as their word for 2016. 

Also, 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 is the collected list as of the morning of 1/4/15: 

Accept

Acceptance

Achieve

Add

Adventure

Align

All in

Allow

Anchor

And/&

Awe

Balance

Be

Begin

Believe

Better

Bloom

Bold

Boundaries

Brave

Breathe

Bright

Build

Capture

Care

Celebrate

Challenge

Change

Cherish

Choose

Comeback

Committed

Compassion

Complete

Completion

Compose

Connect

Courage

Create

Cultivate

Dapper (Dutch for brave)

Decrease

Delight

Devote

Discipline

Do

Dwell

Embody

Embrace

Emerge

Enjoy

Enough

Epicurian

Experience

Experiment

Explore

Faithful

Flourish

Fly

Focus

Forge

Forward

Fountain, not a drain.

Free

Freedom

Fresh

Future

Gainz

Generous

Gently

Give

Go

Goals

Grace

Grow

Habit

Happiness

Happy

Heart

Home

Honest

Immersion

Intention

Intentional

Intrepid

Invest

Journey

Joy

Learn

Less

Light

Listen

Love

Magic

Make

Margin

Meaningful

Mercy

Metanoia

Mindful

Mindfulness

Misericorde (Mercy)

Moment

More

Move

Must

Myself

Nourish

Nurture

Open

Order

Patience

Peace

Persevere

Play

Positiv

Practice

Prayer

Prepare

Present

Progress

Purge

Purpose

Quiet

Reduce

Refresh

Release

Renew

Renovate

Reset

Revive

Rise

Saba (Hebrew for “to be satisfied”)

Seek

Selah

Self-love

Share

Shine

Show up

Simple

Simplify

Sing

Smile

Solace

Soul

Space

Sparkle

Speak

Stark (German for “strong’)

Strengthen

Strive

Strong

Surrender

Thrive

Time

Treasure

True

Trust

Understand

Value

Wander

wAnder/wOnder

Wellness

Whole

Wholehearted

Wild

Wisdom

Work

Wow

Zuversicht (German for Reliance or Confidence)

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44 thoughts

  1. linda56 says…
    01/07/2016

    My word is "alive". I am in my late 50's and feel I have been numb for a number of years now, kids gone, hubbie busy, etc - now it's got to be about me and so I am choosing to wake up from my slumber and put my word into action. I AM ALIVE!!

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    1. PoochPatrol says…
      01/07/2016

      Wow! I love that word. I too am in my 50's and feel the same way. I just may join you on that journey. :)

  2. Tinalouisewallace says…
    01/14/2016

    I don't know if this is not really the way it is supposed to be done but my word is "Complete". I would like to also use it in the contexts of completion and whole... I don't know if something like this has been done but if I can then that is my decision...I'm having problems getting the digital files, anyone else?

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  3. terrarium says…
    11/12/2016

    gmail.com login
    your OLW project through Elise's podcast (it's my favorite :) ). I was stuck briefly until OLW hit me: Leap. I don't see it on your list, and that excites me AND freaks me out - gmail login
    ha! On my blog, I wrote about why I chose it and the excitement it's generated so far. I'm attempting to transition into a creative career as a solo-preneur, and I think "leap" will be the kick on the booty that I'll need -www.gmail.com

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  4. cloudyya says…
    01/23/2017

    My word… I don't know yet. I want to join but haven't come across my word yet.. or better yet too many words have found me. I am wondering about the Facebook/chat part of the class i don't really use Facebook anymore, is there another way to chat or get the info?

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  5. Tracker says…
    01/22/2018

    Last year I chose to use the word “celebrate”, as I turned 60 and wanted to use the year to celebrate my year...it was an extremely wonderful year for me and I made choices and did things Ive always wanted to do. The official end to my celebratory year ended yesterday after I returned back to Vancouver after spending the past month in Adelaide, Australia visiting my family. Now I’m back dealing with jet lag and a cold (typical)...and now planning my next year. I came across “one little word” on FB which has given me a spark. Prior to departng Adelaide, I bought a hoodie that captured my imagination as the slogan on the front said “Never stop exploring”. and with that, my word for this year is, “EXPLORE”

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