My one little word for 2017 – positivity

My one little word for 2017 - positivity At the beginning of every new year, I choose one little word to guide me through the year. Sometimes it is one I want to focus on more, one I want to introduce into my daily life or one that inspires and motivates me. Choosing one word is different to new year resolutions. It’s more like an overall theme for the year. And for 2017 I choose positivity

noun [ U ] /ˌpɒz.əˈtɪv.ə.ti/ /ˌpɑː.zəˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/

  • The quality of having a positive attitude:
    I’m a great believer in positivity.
  • Positivity is staying positive even when you find a really good reason to be negative.


My one little word for 2017 - positivity



What my one little word means to me

Be as you wish to see! That’s one of my favorite quotes of all time.

I’m a happy kid. (Not when I’m hungry, or tired, or cold! Then I’m a real grump.) But I love to smile, connect and make things happen.  And if you’re kind and good to people they’ll be kind and good and wonderful to you.
So, that’s why for 2017 I seek to be a nicer, more positive person.

Am I a homebody who doesn’t like crowded places? YES!   (By crowded I mean more than 6 people. Haha).   But I still can improve my outlook.  I want to positively influence my little tribe and people around me. And be a more chilled, happier being for myself.

  • Smile more
  • find inner peace
  • see the good in EVERYTHING (at least try to)


Life can be tricky sometimes. Relationships, work, money, dreams… but I’m keeping positivity in the forefront of my mind. To remind me that everything will be ok.
I don’t need to grump or worry so much. Because stuff will work out when you hustle and believe in yourself.


My one little word for 2017 - positivity

My one little word for 2017 - positivity

My one little word for 2017 - positivity

My one little word for 2017 - positivity


What is your mantra for the year 2017?

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Much love, Ilka x




  1. 24. January 2017 / 01:59

    Very inspiring post. This is something that I will definitely use on a daily basis. Positivity is the way to be every day.

    • Ilka
      24. January 2017 / 10:33

      Thank you. I’m glad you find the post inspiring.
      Yes, positivity is the key for happiness.
      Much love, Ilka x

  2. 19. January 2017 / 21:42

    The small little things do matter. Really sweet post 😉 -Jocelyne from

  3. Adrienne
    19. January 2017 / 00:40

    Positivity can and will change the world. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ilka
      19. January 2017 / 08:44

      So true Adrienne. Thank you for commenting. I’m glad you liked the post.
      Much love, Ilka x

  4. 19. January 2017 / 00:20

    positivity is so important! Cute pictures also! <3

    • Ilka
      19. January 2017 / 08:43

      Haha, thank you Bobby.
      Much love, Ilka x

  5. 18. January 2017 / 19:25

    Haha… too cute. Great word and message to spread. Thanks for spreading the good.

    • Ilka
      18. January 2017 / 19:44

      Haha, I’m glad you enjoy it. 🙂
      I wish you all the best for 2017. Much love, Ilka x

  6. 18. January 2017 / 19:05

    Yes to positivity. It can be so hard some days to remember to remain positive! Keep it going in 2017!

    • Ilka
      18. January 2017 / 19:43

      Oh yes, it really can!! Haha.
      I wish you all the best for 2017.
      Much love Ilka x

  7. 18. January 2017 / 18:48

    Awesome post! I also choose a word (rather than a resolution) for the new year. Positive is such a good one! Mine is “focus” for 2017 : )

    • Ilka
      18. January 2017 / 19:41

      I’m glad you like the post. Oh, focus is such a good one. I hope you stick with it! 🙂
      All the best for 2017 for you. Much love, Ilka x

      P.S. I have a few ‘resolutions’ aswell. But my main goal for 2017 is positivity.

  8. 18. January 2017 / 18:46

    I like your word for the year. This year my word is: forward.
    May I suggest you read “The Happiness Project”? It will tie in nicely with your word and you hopes for the year.

    PS: I’m a real grump when I’m hungry too!

    • Ilka
      18. January 2017 / 19:37

      That’s such a good word too.
      Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll order it on Amazon immediately 🙂

      Haha. Being hungry sucks. Much love, Ilka x

  9. hannah
    17. January 2017 / 18:54

    I need to be better at being positive too! Great word,

    • Ilka
      18. January 2017 / 18:34

      Me too. Haha. I’m glad you like the post.
      Much love and stay positive, Ilka x

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