One Little Word® 2017 | The Reading Of The Words

One of the traditions that has been built over the last few years surrounding One Little Word® is the reading of the words by my friend Liz Lamoreux

This year she asked me if she could read the words out of order and I said, "Go for it! Let's mix it up.

If you are still pondering a word for yourself for 2017 I highly suggest you push play, close your eyes and listen. You might connect with a word you hadn't considered previously. Please note that Liz is reading from the list of words I compiled from my previous blog post (collected up to a certain point in the day yesterday). If we missed your word it was unintentional.

Listen to Liz read a list of the words here.

If you don't see your word listed below feel free to add your word to the comment section of this post: 

Accept

Accomplishment

Acknowledge

Action

Active

Actuate

Adventure

Alchemy

Align

Artist

Attention

Audacious

Authentic

Awaken

Awareness

Awesome

Balance

Be

Becoming

Begin

Believe

Belong

Brave

Bread

Breathe

Bring

Build

Calm

Calme

Care

Change

Cherish

Choose

Circle

Commit

Commitment

Compassion

Complete

Connect

Content

Courage

Courageous

Craft

Create

Cultivate

Curious

Dance

Delight

Desire

Develop

Discipline

Embrace

Engage

En marche

Enough

Exert

Explore

Faithful

Fascinate

Fill

Find

Flourish

Flow

Focus

Forty

Forward

Free

Fresh

Fun

Gather

Gift

Grace

Grateful

Gratitude

Grow

Growth

Habit

Happy

Harmony

Heal

Health

Heart

Home

Hope

Hygge

I am

Imperfect

Invest

Invigorate

Invite

Journey

Joy

Kind

Lean

Learn

Less

Leven

Light

Lighten

Listen

Live

Look

Loslassen (German “let go”)

Love

Magic

Make

Me

Mindful

Moments

More

Move

Nest

New

No

Notice

Nourish

Now

Nurture

Open

Pace

Passion

Patience

Pause

Peace

Play

Poise

Possibility

Pray/Prayer

Present

Press

Progress

Prosper

Purpose

Quit

Radiate

Reach

Ready

Rebel

Relax

Release

Replenish

Reset

Respect

Restore

Return

Rise

Routine

Safe

Seek

Self-compassion

Self-Discipline

Self-love

Serve

Share

Shift

Shine

Simple

Simplify

Soar

Space

Sprout

Start

Step

Stories

Story

Strengthen

Strong

Success

Surrender

Sustain

Tend

Thankful

Thrive

Time

Today

Tranquil

Transform

Triumph

True

Trust

Truth

Try

Unfinished

Unfold

Up

Vibrant

Vitality

Voice

Walk

Well

Whittle

Whole hearted

Wild

Wisdom

Words

Work

Worthy

Yes

The word I'm holding in my hands at the top of this post is from my friend Colleen Attara. She's been supporting this project for a number of years by bringing wholehearted goodness in the form of words made from reclaimed materials and I'm happy to continue sharing her talents with you. 

As many of you know I am also offering custom acrylic words (hand-drawn by me) in the shop in two sizes. These are the same acrylic material that we include in my monthly Story Kits™. People have been ordering family names, places, and other special words as well as their word for 2017.

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. Please note that although the main kit we were offering this year is sold out, it is absolutely not a requirement for the class and that I will be providing you the downloads necessary to work through the prompts just like I have in previous years. 

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  1. cynicked says…
    01/05/2017

    My word for 2017 is REVEL. Revel in the great things, the challenges, the opportunities and the obstacles. Revel in life! The reading was beautiful!

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  2. Minamoo41 says…
    01/05/2017

    My word this year is Give. I want to give my self permission to be myself. To find a cause and teach my kiddos what it means to give to others. I want to give more of myself to my family and to put my phone down. I love this idea of giving.

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  3. Diane2017 says…
    01/05/2017

    I have 2 words for my first time, Intentional and Joy being intentional in my goals for the year and to find Joy in them

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  4. RhondaStoddard says…
    01/05/2017

    boundary

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  5. snhackett328 says…
    01/05/2017

    My word for 2017 is "do."

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  6. sheric says…
    01/06/2017

    Remedy

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  7. Vicki_Gelberg says…
    01/06/2017

    Freedom

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    1. CharlotteElvedal says…
      01/09/2017

      I had Free in 2016, it is a wonderful postitive word to reflect on. Enjoy!

  8. shirra says…
    01/07/2017

    My word last year was clean - this year it is Uncharted :)

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  9. earlystepper says…
    01/08/2017

    My word is Compass

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  10. CharlotteElvedal says…
    01/09/2017

    my word is Dare. Wich includes courage.

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  11. Ladydidi says…
    01/09/2017

    Bond

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  12. Laraco says…
    01/10/2017

    My word is SEASON

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  13. Susieqqq123 says…
    01/10/2017

    Uncover :)

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  14. AnnetteH says…
    01/10/2017

    I absolutely love hearing Liz read the words. Thank you for doing this! xoxo

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  15. thenerdnest says…
    01/11/2017

    My word this year is REFLECT! Thank you so much for this wonderful course, Ali.

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  16. nashonne says…
    01/13/2017

    This will be my first year....my word is IMPROVE.

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  17. DeniseCB says…
    01/18/2017

    This is my first time doing this, and I am looking forward to it. My word is ACCEPTANCE.

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  18. Wowva says…
    02/07/2017

    Practice. And I love both sizes of my acrylic words, thanks Ali! ;-)

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  19. djruffing says…
    01/10/2018

    My word for 2017 was love. It worked for me with my two grandchildren that live with me...not so much otherwise. I have chosen a word that I have more control over...I hope. It is priority. I have just discovered I have kidney disease stage 3. I now have to DO all the things I have worried about for 45 years. And I have to do them now...especially the photos organized and scrapbooks done. Yesterday I only did one page and half of another. This will not work. It is hard with journaling...I prefer typing and the printer is banding and it is new. It is terrible to be 64 with a disease that they say you will die from when you thought you were well. I have never drank and no diabetes. I will be seeing new doctors...and did not follow my word yesterday and use priority to plan the doc visits. : ( Geesh I hope I do better at this.

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  20. terivoyna says…
    02/04/2018

    My word is light. I want to be a light, to reflect His light. I want to fill my life with more service and do a better job of encouraging, lifting, and strengthening those around me

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  21. rushilr_ says…
    01/07/2019

    My word for 2019 is proceed. I've gone through a lot of stuff in life, including the death of three of my grandparents, one of which was my idol and hero. For a while, I was depressed not only because of that, but also because of my stress in school, and my teacher who made my life hell. In my religion, you have to stay where your relative died for thirteen days for ceremonies. A year after their death, you have to do another four day ceremony. There was one at my house (for my grandma) last year, so that made things even harder for me. Now that chapter of my life is over, and I want to become a better person. I want to heal, and be happy for myself.

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  22. ba0153 says…
    01/14/2019

    let's get this bread guys

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