22 CommentsChallenge, Life, New Year's

Here’s an interesting concept. Instead of making complicated New Year’s Resolutions, how about just a single, POWERFUL word, to describe what you wish to do this year?

Hubby and I have been feeling our ages lately,

(over-the-hill and sliding down the other side),

and are determined to lose some weight and improve our physical conditions. Apart from general good health, the big motivation here is to be fit and limber for our trip to Europe in September. We’ll be exploring the ancient ruins of Greece, among other places and it certainly wouldn’t do to be knocked down by fatigue. To that end, my one word for this year is:




  1. Make (someone or something) look or feel younger, fresher, or more lively.
  2. Restore (a river or stream) to a condition characteristic of a younger landscape.

What one word do YOU choose to inspire you this year?

Here’s some good advice from One Word 365

Thanks for commenting!


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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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22 thoughts on “ONE WORD CHALLENGE 2013

  1. Hey Debbie,

    Just one word! Huh… I think I’ll just stick with “productive”. I have some things on my plate I want to accomplish this year so that would be a word that I would definitely use to get me there.

    Good luck with your health plan and I wish you the best. That’s a great inspiration since you’ll be visiting Greece. What fun!


    1. Hi Adrienne; Productive is a great word, especially since you have so many wonderful goals. Thanks for visiting and for your good wishes. Here’s to much success in 2013! 🙂

  2. Great word, especially after the holidays! 🙂

    I think my word would be mischief – cos it’s my favorite word!! Tee Hee

    Hope you’re having a fun day 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  3. I live in Crete, Greece so you will be visiting a wonderful country 🙂
    I think we all feel the pains of growing older LOL
    My word has to be success as I would like my business to more successful this year.
    I found your blog through Adrienne, I love to find new blogs don’t you?
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Crete must be beautiful! Thanks for visiting, Pauline. Do you have a blog yourself that I could browse? Yes, I too love finding and following new blogs and Adrienne has done much for me with her wonderful advice. I wish you much SUCCESS for 2013 and beyond. 🙂

  4. The only word that inspire me for 2013 is the word BETTER! 2012 sucked and I only want 2013 to be better!
    How nice that you’ll travel in Europe. I hope you’ll also see some of the northern part, that is beyond beautiful.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment!

    1. I hope that 2013 will be BETTER for you. Susanne. Thank you so much for the return visit. 🙂 I was actually born in Germany and have travelled as far north as Copenhagen, but, not Sweden or Finland.

    1. Thanks for visiting, Mayura. Rich is an excellent word – encompasses so many things. I wish you much success for 2013 and beyond. 🙂

  5. Happy New Year 2013 to you too Debbie and yes a good word there, and now for the slimming down and getting fit bit, I too will be joining you, noooo not in Greece but on the road to a better fitness plan 🙂 😉 Actually if you are taking in the sights of Greece then you must jet into Corfu, just hold on to your pants as you come in to land though as the runway is a bit of a tight one over the ocean 🙂 lol Have a lovely day today my great friend 😉

    Andro xxx

    1. Happy New Year, Andro and much success with your fitness plan. Corfu would be great; it’s not actually on the itinerary now, but, I will look into it. We will be doing a Classical land tour plus an islands cruise. All the best for 2013! 🙂

  6. Sounds like an awesome trip! Found you through Only a Breath. My one word for 2013 is NEW. Ready to move onward and upward!

  7. What a super idea…and yes I have requested my own OneWord2013 badge…I love your chosen word…for me, the inspiration I need is JOY…I need to bring more joy back into my life this year…Thank you for sharing this

    1. You’re very welcome. JOY is something we all need in our lives, Gizmo and I certainly hope you get your fill this year. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful 2013! 🙂

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