My Word for 2016: Uplift

Hi friends! Have you heard of Ali Edwards One Little Word? If not you pick a word to focus on during the year, my word is uplift!

I’ll explain why in today’s video!

Do you have a word for 1016? How about goals? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to cheer you on! Happy crafting!

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  1. Your videos, Lindsay, are always uplifting and put a smile on my face.

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  2. My word is HOPE.

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  3. My word is kindness. Sherrism@ aol.com

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  4. my word–appreciation. BTY–watercolors by a musician. They are so interesting–his name is Rob Arthur and he is truly an artist with his music and art which was an afterthought because he wanted a certain painting for a poster, could not get it so did it himself. Can just google.

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  5. My word is peace, second choice us beauty.

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  6. What a great word, Lindsay. You are already a very uplifting person. My 2016 word is steadfast.

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  7. Productive is my word. I want to try to get more done this year instead of just thinking about getting it done. So I am going to think of all you do and get more done myself.

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  8. My word for the year is patients. Some times I get impatient with things (no matter what it is).

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  9. My word for 2016 is Peace. To find inner peace and pray for peace in the world. So if I’m hyper or angery I decided to repeat the word Peace to feel calm.

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  10. Lindsay, uplift is the perfect word for you! You have always said, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” This is my fifth year to choose ‘One Little Word.’ It has made such a difference in my life each year. I’m really excited about my OLW for 2016 ~ blossom. I can already tell that I am blossoming by the choices I am making. It’s fun to hear everyone’s words for the year! ♡

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  11. I like to make a plaque or small wall hanging with my word on it as a visual reminder to myself.

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  12. My word for 2016 is courage!

    Stef
    the Noveltea Corner

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  13. I think my word this is year is GRATEFUL! I have much to be grateful about in my life and need to stay focused on that rather than the negative things in my life! When yo stop to think about it, I have few negatives! I’m Grateful I found this site! I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed it and look forward to each day’s post. I have tried several of the crafts since joining!! I am Grateful for Lindsay!

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  14. My word is peace. Feel it, think it, say it when other thoughts or energy invade my peace of mind!

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  15. Kindness

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  16. That’s a great word Lindsay, think my word gose along with uplift mind is live better I mean by that is helping, carding, love, not so much in that order, help my family and friends, care and love them in what they do be there for them and your word Lindsay uplift them and encourage them just be a blessing to them!!! Thanks again for your uplifting word love it!!!!

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  17. Thank you dear Lindsay for that ‘uplifting’ word!
    My word is ‘GRATEFUL’…my husband has a terminal illness and I Want to be grateful for each moment we have together.
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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    • Jan, excellent choice. Make every minute count and spend as much time as you can while you can. Other things can wait. Being with him can’t. My prayers are with you.

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    • I’m so sorry Jan about your husbands illness……. I know you’ve followed this blog for a long time…….prayers and support thoughts to you…..💓-Lorraine

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    • Prayers and thoughts with you Jan and your family! Gods Blessings Hugs! x

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  18. I was thinking about my word this year and just couldn’t come up with what I have going on…and uplifting is the prefect word for me…so I;m borrowing your word to be mine …thank you for that…I want to be more uplifting in myself and others…pray more and uplifting prayers for others…so this is prefect…please stay warm…

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  19. What a good idea, Lindsay. My word has been on my mind for a while. It is HOPE.

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  20. Thank you for bringing this idea forward. My word is going to be “listen.” I love to tell stories but I think this year I need to just listen.

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  21. I lost my husband in October, so I am thinking of words like strength, courage, healing, faith, hope, peace. Not sure if I can choose one for the whole year. Might have to pick one a month to work on.

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  22. I am a big fan of yours! Glad you brought this up – my word for this year is “happy” and can’t wait to paint some of your happy pictures.

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  23. Lindsay, I love your spirit and energy. You uplift so many by just being you! My word is kindness, because I truly believe kindness begets kindness, and boy does this world need it. Happy 2016 to you and your family!

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  24. Hi LIndsay, The word “Uplifting” has been used for several years in UK, to mean “Recycle”. (The word recycle is fine to me !).
    For the last couple of years I have lived by 2 words, “Hands Full”. when ever I move about the villa, I pick up items & return them to where they should be. ie. cardigan from back of chair to wardrobe, Glass from bedside cabinet to kitchen, books to shelf etc. It’s amazing how clutter free I have become & less housework I seem to have to do !!
    I encourge my husband in this too. (It’s slowly getting through to him !) Thanks for sharing your blog, really enjoy it. Best wishes from Mary in sunny Spain.

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  25. I love your engery and you have helped me in art so much. I love your energy and I am going to take your advise and be creative for at least 30 min. a day if not more. Prays to everyone.

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  26. thank you for your “uplifting” sharing. I chose my word the other day at a ladies meeting at church, Our speaker also challenged us to choose a word for the year-I chose “diligence”. I intend to have more diligence in being more productive in completing and promoting my designs instead of wasting so much time. Your newsletters and videos are very helpful.

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  27. Uplift is a great choice! My word this year is Welcome.

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  28. Lindsey, UPLIFT is a perfect word for you as I always find you uplifting and welcoming.

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  29. Thanks Lindsey for making me think. My word is CHALLENGE. I will challenge myself to create, get tasks done, and loads of things that I can challenge myself with.

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  30. This is a great idea, Ii have never done it. I just retired 4 days ago and have big ideas of things to do, but I don’t start because I think I won’t have the energy to complete. So I choose STAMINA. I want to have the stamina to start and finish. I just did it with the tree. My helper decided to take a nap, so I did it myself. It seemed daunting, but it was not that bad.

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  31. Thank you for this post. As always you are an inspiration. My word for 2016 has to be peace. Peace in my personal relationships and for our society and the world. I think you have helped me to gain inner peace through stretching myself to try to watercolor and make cards. So many of my friends have been lifted up by my cards and a quick note and that helps them to have more peace in their lives. God bless you for reaching out and uplifting so many of us.

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    • You are so right! I also think being peaceful to ourselves is important too, which Lindsay is always telling us to do. One of the first things I heard her say was: “Just have fun, don’t try to be perfect!”. In fact, ever since I found out the less effort I make – the better the results!

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  32. Well, Lindsey I like your word Uplift. . . it’s a good word and you certainly have uplifted me many times. I’m having a problem coming up with just “One Word” LOL There are so many words that apply to me and to my life at this time and I need to focus on them but know I can’t b/c it’s only One little word, Uplift is a very uplifting word and I may just use it. I had no problem with my goal – none whatsoever-super easy for me My Goal:. I will take some time (a few mins each day) to play around with all my watercolor products and try this or that and maybe produce a fine project and if not I’ll have had some fun. My heart goes out to Jan and her family you’ve been added to my prayer list.

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  33. My word is FOCUS!!!!!!

    “Essence of Lindsay” should be bottled! You are a treasure. Right now in New Zealand roaring wood fires and hand knitted woolies are the furthest thing from my mind. It’s all tennis,cricket, swimming and staying cool.

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  34. Lindsey, my word is Faith, my mother went to her cancer dr last week for her 6month check up and they found a spot on her only lung. Right now its too small to test so they will wait 4 months to see if it grows or what. So my word has to be Faith. Faith in god that he heals my mom and shes still cancer free. Also my husband had a heart attack 2 years ago at the age of 45. And recently hes been having some problems with his heart. SO I have to have Faith that god will keep him healthy and here with me. So yep, my word is FAITH. (Its also my grand daughters Name and her birthday is Dec 25th.)

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    • Pray and thoughts with you and your mum and husband! Faith is a beautiful name my friends granddaughter called Faith! faith is a wonderful thing to have in God!

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  35. Patience

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  36. Emergence. I am coming out because of my art. Turning 68 and finding self.

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  37. I am definitely going with yours.

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  38. Uplift is a great word for you. You certainly do it for me when I watch your videos. You are so enthusiastic and “real”! That’s why I enjoy you so much. I don’t have a word yet, but I love the idea.

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  39. Patience! It’s gonna be a big challenge!

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  40. I went a little weird this year. My word is Joie de Vivre. To go with that, I skipped making goals and opted for a family bucketlist. It’s just places we want to go and things we want to do. We made a big “picture” to write our lists so we can see them as well as remember to support those plans.

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  41. My word improvement, of oneself, mentally, physically, spirituality. Allow myself to have fun. I lost my husband two years ago, and have lost myself. I want to become a new and IMPROVED ME this year.
    To all who read this, Happy New year, and continue on your new journey.

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  42. My word is positive. I want to see something positive in everything I hear, see or do.

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  43. My word is LIGHTEN: remove all from my life that does not bring joy (objects, toxic people, unsatisfying activities, judgement) and abandon myself to Art.

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  44. It’s funny that I came across this video on You Tube just this year I came across a devotional about One Word…to find out it is also a book One Word by John Gordon and other…..well I’ve kept trying to find a word that was witty, or sounded intelligent or even a cute or pretty word and all I could hear my word to be is FOCUS. I need focus on my family needs , focus for my small business (that is more like a expensive hobby). Focus on my church ministries and what God would have me place all my time, energy an effort into. Thank you for this post and other ones that are helpful and uplifting! http://getoneword.com/about-the-book/ Is the link to the book I mentioned. Have a great 2016 an happy crafting

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  45. That was awesome! My word for 2016 is “recreate” pronounced both ways. With a short e it tells me to get recreation – just take the time! – and with a long e, I hope I can revive my creativity.

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