Update in op: Is anyone going to do the "One Little Word" exercise this year?

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Posted: 12/28/2012 2:50:53 PM
Mine is "forgiveness". The burden of someones hatefulness has really weighted me down this past year. My heart was heavy everyday. I have to let it go and the only way I know to do this is to forgive them. It may take a full year to do that!

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Posted: 12/28/2012 2:58:43 PM
I think I'm going to go with PEACE. I really need some in my life. I've been in a lot of turmoil recently.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:20:18 PM
[My OWL for 2012 was Happy. I did okay with it, better than previous years.

I originally picked Health for 2013 for several reasons but yesterday I had one of those lightning bolt moments and my word is going to be Live. Health will still be a part of what that word means to me but I'm choosing a bigger word that encompasses more of what I need to focus on this year./quote]

My word is also Live. I just want to live a better life! I think that I am going to get a necklace or a bracelet too!



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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:25:32 PM
I think mine is going to be REBOOT. Fresh start to health, my marriage, friendships, etc.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:32:24 PM
I didn't do such a hot job on this resolution last year so I think I'm going to stick to Project 365 and other commitments.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:40:09 PM
My word hit me like a freight train as I looked at the other words... mine is "relax". I need to do this in every sense of the word! I so suck at it. I am so tense most of the time. I'm loving this idea. I actually tense up when people tell me to relax but I plan to find a way to work around it.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:45:29 PM
My word for this year is "open." The last year and a half has been really rough, and I kind of closed myself off to a lot of people and things. I'm hoping now that things are finally looking up, that I can crawl out of my shell. This is my first year doing OLW, and I'm taking the AE's OLW scrapbooking class. I'm hoping this will be an enriching process.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:32:15 PM
I thought of my word as I was doing a little post-holiday shopping today. I saw a simple little ornament that said "joy". I like that for me...Joy is different than happiness or peace, just a steady joy in my life is what I need to work on.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:43:22 PM
Update: So, since I'm not good at completing projects, I put together a facebook page that will be a compilation of journaling prompts, OLW encouragement and the 365 Project . I've done parts of all of these for several years and I thought maybe we could encourage each other. Who wants to join in?

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Posted: 12/28/2012 8:09:38 PM
2010- Less
2011- Complete
2012- Strong

2013- undecided.

I've been thinking long and hard and it just hasn't come to me yet.

For those that are interested, I had a necklace made last year with my OLW from The Rusted Chain. It meant a lot to have the word close to my heart.

The word strong was very important while I was running, and I could literally reach up and hold onto the charm during my runs.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 8:45:28 PM
2011 - Me
2012 - Simplify

Not sure about 2013 yet. Freedom comes to mind, financial freedom which will give us the freedom to travel, saying no more to free up time for myself and the family. Feeling Freedom when I run, well Wog (walk/jog) LOL. Freedom from the confines of my weight.

Hey, thanks for the push!! I think I will go with Freedom


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Posted: 12/28/2012 9:32:56 PM
My word for 2013 is understand. For 2012 it was hopeful and for 2011, 1st year I participated, it was soul. So far I have really enjoyed this project - I haven't always kept up with all the prompts, but it has been very worthwhile for me anyway.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 9:53:44 PM
I've never done this before. My word for 2013 will be "unlimited."


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Posted: 12/28/2012 9:55:05 PM
I just signed up! My word is Reduce.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 9:59:36 PM

Mine is "clarity".

I kid you not, I totally read this as "calamity". I was all "What in the world??"

I love the project. I did the Ali E/BPS class and loved the chats. Did not finish the album, missed the last four prompts but I'm happy with what I did get done. Will probably sign up again! I really do love this project!

Last year's word was "mindful". This year I'm going for "engage". Maybe, I have to go look at some notes and see what my other options were. Words come to me and I write them in the margins of the book that I am reading at the time, so I then have to go back on Dec 31st and flip through everything I've read to find my options.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:03:55 PM
My word this year is BALANCE

2012: Completion
2011: Happiness

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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:27:59 PM
I'm considering it. If I participate I think my word will be "do" or "act." I have great intentions for so many parts of my life but when it comes to actually doing them I feel overwhelmed and wind up paralyzed. I WANT to change a number of things in my life but it just feels so big that I don't know where to start. Neither do or act feels entirely right though... I'm not certain what word will work best.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 3:02:09 AM

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Posted: 12/29/2012 4:53:17 AM
I think I might try it this year. I thought about it last year but never did get around to starting. I have no idea what word to use....maybe it should be "do" or "act" like someone else said. lol.... Well I'll think about it.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 11:34:03 AM
I'm doing it in 2013 too. I still haven't picked my word yet.

I also 'liked' the fb page too!


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Posted: 12/29/2012 12:39:25 PM
I never did this before but decided a few days ago that I would do it for 2013. I think my word would be savor. But I am still thinking about it.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 12:44:01 PM
Pleasure. I need to enjoy w/o guilt and w/o pressure.


I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?


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Posted: 12/29/2012 1:16:01 PM

I have made so many plans, lists, goals and not completely following through.

This year I will achieve.

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Posted: 12/29/2012 3:46:25 PM


2010 SAVOR

2011 RISE


2013 ????

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Posted: 12/29/2012 5:02:34 PM
I love all of the ideas for the OLW. I really embraced my word last year, "intentional" and it will be my main focus again because it's powerful to me...but I'm also adding "joy". Intentional Joy.

Lots of peas have joined the facebook page. I'm excited for it! I think every Sunday I'll post 3 reading prompts, a photo challenge for the 365'ers, and something to do with our OLW. You can pick and choose whatever you want or throw your ideas in as well.

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Posted: 12/29/2012 5:31:46 PM
My word for 2013 is LIGHTER.

2012 was DO (a great word, rat queen!)
2011 was STRENGTH.

I have taken Ali's class twice and loved it both times. I didn't get much done on the scrapbook this year, but did listen to all the prompts. It really helped me keep my word present in my life.

Dreamsbedreams, Ali's word is also OPEN this year. Will be fun to see her take on it. She's always so inspiring.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 5:59:29 PM
I always think I might do this but never get it started...I think I will give this a go....reading everyone words....my word for 2013 wil be
GROW...for many reasons...grandkids grow....DD getting married...family growing....other DD having second baby....many things will grow...so that is my word GROW...

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Posted: 12/30/2012 12:22:42 PM
A fun One Little Word Reminder!

Here are my journaling prompts and reminders for the week

3 Journaling Prompts:
Your top five short term goals.
A song from your childhood-what is it and why?
Your favorite quote and why it's special to you.

Find a physical reminder to help you keep your OLW in your daily life.

365 Project:
This week take a photo of something that brings you joy every time you see it.

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