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Word of the Year Generator

Looking for a fun way to choose a Word of the Year for 2024? Try this fun Word of the Year Generator! Find your perfect word at the click of a button. Read also: How to Choose a Word of the Year.

Looking for a fun way to choose a Word of the Year for 2020? Try this fun Word of the Year Generator!  Find your perfect word at the click of a button. #wordoftheyear #newyear #happynewyear #newyearswithkids

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A Fun New Way to Choose a Word of the Year

I love choosing my Word of the Year! I started this tradition back in 2015, although I arguably cheated by using one word two years in a row…

Why choose a word of the year? It’s really just for fun, but I find picking a word can help me focus on a way of living that I want to emphasize in a coming year. Here’s how past words of the year have impacted my life.

My word for 2015 was BOUNCE, because I was ready to bounce back from the upheaval my life was thrown into when we moved from Massachusetts to California in 2013.

In 2016 things we’d started to feel established in California, but things were still up in the air, including finding a place to live in California that would work for us long term. I picked the word LIVE to help me focus on living in the moment, despite uncertainty.

I loved that word so much that I repeated it for 2017.

In 2018 we were finally moved into a gorgeous house. My kids were growing and changing, and that meant my life was also growing and changing. I picked EXPLORE.

WONDER was my word for 2019. I’d loved reading the book Wonder with my kids the year before. I felt a bit jaded, and I wanted to recapture everyday joy.

CONNECT was my 2020 word of the year. I want to make sure I continue to build strong relationships with my children as they grow older. I also want to connect with more people in my community, and with opportunities to learn and grow as a human being.

My 2021 word of the year was NOW. It worked well for the uncertainty of the year. Focusing on the present really does help when there are a lot of unknowns that are out of your control.

I picked HEAL as my 2022 word of the year. It definitely matched how I felt coming out of the pandemic, and a fall traveling with my family offered all sorts of relationship healing.

Still thinking about how this yearly word game works? Read my post on how to choose a word of the year.

Luckily I found some delightfully nerdy ways to procrastinate. First I wrote yesterday’s post with the printable word list. Then my friend Andie created this fun printable Word of the Year activity.

Word of the Year Generator

Then I decided that it was time to dust off my oh-so-dusty coding skills (from the one programming class I took back in 2000) to use to create a custom word generator just for you!

Mama Smiles Word of the Year Generator

Your word of the year is

Word of the year generator

This generator is super easy to use! Click the button below and you’ll get a word! Don’t like the first word? Click again and you’ll get another word.

Mama Smiles Word of the Year Generator

Your word of the year is

The words are selected at random from a list I put together, so you might get the same word more than once, but there are a lot of words to choose from!

Find your word of the year at the click of a button!

Pair Your Word of the Year with a Great Book

Looking for a great read to go along with your Word of the Year? Try Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.

I usually use Happy Planners, but this year I splurged on an Agendio planner. It came custom printed with my family birthdays, important events, and to do lists I created.

What word did you get using this Word of the Year Generator?

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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

14 thoughts on “Word of the Year Generator”

  1. Wonder what it means when you don’t get a Word of the Year. Is this the end…I won’t make it throught this year? :-(

  2. Jessica May Lance

    My word of the year for 2022 is “finish.” I think it will be very fitting:
    1. I will be finishing up my 3rd Masters.
    2. I should finish with scrapbooks I have started.
    3. And hopefully this is the year the pandemic is finished!

  3. I got open using your generator…. I’m not quite sure what I might pair that with, it’s rather, wait for it, open-ended.

    I figured out part of the way through the year I forget about my word of the year, and just leave it sitting there lonely and forgotten, so I quit picking one, but I always enjoy seeing what others pick.

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