One Little Word

One of the mamas that we love is Ali Edwards, an amazing artist! She recently blogged about choosing "one little word", a word to focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as we go about our daily lives.

Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2010?

Ali Edwards says:
It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.

One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities.

What is your word, mamas? Find a place to display it to be reminded daily of what this could mean for 2010! If you blog about it, share the link in the comments so we can watch your journey unfold... If you want to take your one little word into action, you can go the extra mile and explore it with this "word of the year discovery tool".

My word for 2010 ...



  1. My word for 2010 is appreciation.

  2. Neat idea...I'll let you know when I pick my word...

  3. I love this idea. It dovetails perfectly with a Facebook post that just captured my attention, "Are you a noun or a verb?" In that spirit, my word for the year is VERB.

  4. My word is savor. Savor the moment you're in. You're not getting it back. Savor that hug. Savor that glass of wine. Savor preparing that meal, because you know your ten year-old is going to whine later...Savor sitting in car line again? Hmmm...savor the solitude of that moment...soon your alone time is over and homework time is about to begin. I guess what I'm saying is I'm going to be trying to be more purposeful about what I'm doing. Life moves pretty fast. It's been moving by me pretty fast. Just finished three hectic years of working and am recently unemployed. Savoring homemaking again. SAVOR.


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