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  • Frank A Casciani - November 5, 2013 - 1:18 am

    This one is meant for me is it still available…?

  • Artist Dreama Tolle Perry - November 5, 2013 - 12:38 am

    Nurturing November–Five Thousand, Three Hundred Comments that ended with this post 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - December 1, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Had to add one: Thankful that my father-in-law came through cardiac bypass surgery well!!! vicki morganReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 11:41 pm

    I’m grateful for my 5 grandchildren, the 3 older ones decorated my Christmas tree for me today.
    Etta HermannReplyCancel

  • Pat Washington - November 30, 2012 - 11:25 pm

    I’m here late today! Tonight I am grateful for my big, cozy bed because I’ve had a crazy day and I’m tired.

    Thanks, Dreama, for hosting this gratitude adventure. It’s been fun!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Beck Lobos - November 30, 2012 - 11:20 pm

    Thank YOU for all you do Dreama!!!! This has been a wonderful adventure.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:55 pm

    I am grateful for this amazing journey – this month, the nine years I’ve been painting, this day spent painting, my life. Thank you for this very special month of gratitude, your inspirational writings, your ability to touch so many with your insight. I look forward to your email each day, all year, they’re always a joy to read.

    Judith BReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - November 30, 2012 - 10:54 pm

    I am grateful for the gift of time; taking time this morning to make homemade chocolate chip pancakes for my family, lunch time spent with an artist friend, time for an art date, and taking time to write in my gratitude journal and on this blog and reflecting on all of the things I am grateful for each and every day. When those bits of gratitude are all strung together, I realize how much bigger and better life is when you have an attitude of gratitude.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:22 pm

    I’m grateful to connect with friends today.
    Jan ClemensReplyCancel

  • Ruthie Carlson - November 30, 2012 - 10:12 pm

    Today I’m thankful for Icee day. When I used to drive carpool we made friday Icee day! It was a special time for me with my children. When they started driving themselves they continued the tradition. Today my twins came in the back door after school with an icee for me. I love icee day!ReplyCancel

  • Debra Bryant - November 30, 2012 - 10:05 pm

    Today I am grateful for this month of retrospective on my own gratitude adventure. As with Dorothy, I had it all along, I stepped back and took a fresh look. I am most grateful for my husband’s love and support…God’s gift to me and souls entwined forever.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    Thankful and grateful for another day full of friends, family and God’s protection and wisdom
    Laine FrancisReplyCancel

  • Tania Bogenschneider - November 30, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    I am grateful for this wonderful holiday season that we are entering into, and the peace and joy that fills our hearts especially at this time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:13 pm

    I am so thankful for my ex-in-laws. They help me so much in so many ways. No matter how small they may think their help is, it means 100 times that to me each and every time. Thank you for your gratitude journal idea! I think it’s fabulous as it helps to keep us focused on the good instead of the negative… thank you! Monica AvilaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 8:05 pm

    I am greatful for artists who teach classes and share their knowledge with all of us who want to learn a new way of expressing ourselves!. Thank you Dreama for opening my eyes to see the wonder of all things all bright and beautiful! Barb McClure

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 7:40 pm

    I am especially grateful to those who are supporting me emotionally during a difficult family transition (moving our matriarch into assisted living). Soon we will be grateful for the caring staff. Barbara VaterReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 7:21 pm

    I am grateful for your words of inspiration. They have come at a time that I needed them the most.
    Pat KreppertReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Wilson - November 30, 2012 - 6:49 pm

    As I sit here, at the hospital, by my mothers bedside I can’t help but feel grateful for the doctors and nurses who are working to keep her with me just a little longer. I know her time is near and I am grateful for her love and care that she gave me throughout my life. I am also grateful that I can now give my love care to her. Life is strange in the way that the parent becomes the child and the child becomes the parent.ReplyCancel

    • June - December 1, 2012 - 5:54 pm

      Lighting a candle and offering a prayer of comfort and love for both of you, Kathleen. God bless you and help you through this difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - November 30, 2012 - 6:41 pm

    I will be eternally grateful for sharing this month of gratitude with you all. I have learned and been deeply touched by your comments and feel even stronger ties to my tribe of fellow artists. We see and feel the world differently and aren’t afraid to express those feelings. This has been an inspiring journey that is only just beginning. The ripple effects will be felt far and wide like waves in a lake. We have looked inside ourselves to uncover our own gifts, some of which we never knew we had. In turn, we will reach out to others as well as pursue our passions in life. Yes, Dorothy said “There’s No Place Like Home”. It starts here and now within us, and who knows what amazing things we can accomplish! Thank you Dreama for your vision, wisdom, and most of all – FUN! The Universe is waiting to hear our shouts of Joy! Rock on!ReplyCancel

  • DMannion - November 30, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    Thankful for artists like Dreama who share the wisdom of Indian Yellow.

  • Fuzz - November 30, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    Today I’m grateful for my warm bed and seven warm cats.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 5:49 pm

    Thank you for this opportunity to get to know you and all of the other lovely artists that have participated in this wonderful gratitude event. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Tidings to all of you. Merry LundReplyCancel

  • Carol Kershner Pighin - November 30, 2012 - 5:49 pm

    I am grateful to have had the afternoon free to try all of the free samples that I received last night from Binders Art Supplies in Charlotte. What a fun afternoon I had.ReplyCancel

  • Fay Terry - November 30, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    I am grateful for this gratitude adventure and for all the comments I had the chance to read, plus all your beautiful paintings and posts, Dreama.
    Thanks for making this so special and meaningful!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Cook - November 30, 2012 - 5:10 pm

    Dreama, this month of gratitude has been the best, thank you so much for doing this, just more evidence of what an amazing person you are. 🙂 I’m grateful for my eyesight, and the ability to hear. Something I take for granted every day but would be so lost without.ReplyCancel

  • Joy - November 30, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    I am grateful for my job as a social worker which is very fulfilling. I get to meet some very special people and it is great to be able to be in a position to offer help and support if that is needed.ReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn - November 30, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    Thank you Dreama for the month of gratitude. It has been fun!
    I am thankful for the strides my great nephew (7 1/2 months) makes in his journey to heal and grow with his birth defects ( transposed heart,no holes in his nose to breath,hearing loss and the growth delays because of them) that are slowly being corrected through the fabulous doctors at Cincinnati Children’s and prayer. #teamjudahReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bowron - November 30, 2012 - 4:20 pm

    Grateful I followed my intuition and signed up for one of your classes next year even though I’m not painting right now! I definitely think it’s the right thing to do even though I can’t explain why!ReplyCancel

  • margaret - November 30, 2012 - 4:17 pm

    So grateful for the quiet moments in my studio, brush in hand, dog asleep on my foot.
    What on earth could be better than this?ReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - November 30, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    I am grateful for the thoughts, kind words read and shared in this forum for a month of gratitude!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    I am so grateful for your Gratitude Project! It is an inspiration to read what others find grateful! We often take so much for granted. Thank you Dreama!
    Carol MorrisReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    I am grateful for and dearly love my cat Lucy. She has trained me well and I am careful to keep to her schedule. She makes me laugh, and I wish I could paint her moods as you do Eddie. You are a true inspiration, Dreama. Lucy appreciates you, too.
    Mary MoranReplyCancel

  • Jan - November 30, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    I’m grateful to live in America, with all its freedoms and bountiful opportunities. I’m grateful that the general consciousness finally seems to have been raised about caring for our planet. I’m grateful for the Internet connecting people in ways one could never have imagined, and especially for all the kindness, caring and openness to sharing thoughts, methods, and incredible talents it has demonstrated in people everywhere! I’m thankful the beauty and bounty of Nature and the mini-paradise that is my home place. I’m grateful for all of my senses, which have served me well these many years. I’m grateful to be alive!ReplyCancel

  • SCCatlover - November 30, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    I am grateful to be able to walk four miles without pain. Last year at this time, I wondered if my knee surgery would keep me from those glorious long walks. Thank you Dreama for such much inspiration with your quotes and writings and most of all your paintings. Happy Holidays!

  • June - November 30, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    What a beautiful painting to end this entire amazing month’s worth of giving, sharing, love, kindness, joy and gratitude. One of my favourites.

    I#d like to say thank you to Karen, for sharing the link from the ArtNetwork website you told us about last week, and specifically, the pastel artist Richard McKinley’s post, about the art of seeing.

    I have what would be considered quite poor eyesight, but thanks (eternal thanks!!!) to modern medicine and some amazing eye specialists/surgeons (and my parents who brought me to these specialist and surgeons), after two eye operations when I was a child, and with the lifelong help of glasses (and contact lenses when I turned 18), my eyesight is ‘good enough’ to where I can see, read, write, draw, paint, drive, ride a bicycle, walk in the countryside or along the beach and see all of nature’s awesome beauty.

    I am and will be forever grateful for the gift of sight and vision – to be able to see my beloved husband’s face each mornning – especially his eyes, and his beautiful smile, and also my sweet cats playing, and also to be able to see my friends’ faces when they laugh or smile when we meet up for a girls’ night in (or out).

    To be able to go to a museum or a gallery and behold and be inspired by all the amazing works of art (and craft) that are being exhibited. To be able to see colours – glorious, vivid, luscious and delicious colours – like the ones in your amazing paintings, for instance!

    Not a single day goes by when I don’t give thanks – I will always be grateful for the precious gift of sight.

    Oh! And your idea for the Gratitude Drop Box is a brilliant one! I love it! There is truly so much to be thankful for and grateful for – we need only stop for a moment or two to see it and feel it…ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Janecka - November 30, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    I am grateful for so much, not enough room on the internet for it. I will say that top of the list is my family and friends (especially my artist friends). I have to make special note of my furry friends, I had to put to sleep one of my best buddies, Fatboy a couple of weeks ago and he has left such a huge hole in my heart. I am grateful for the 7 years of love, companionship, and wonderful memories of the silly things he did to make me laugh. I will miss him forever.ReplyCancel

    • June - November 30, 2012 - 2:28 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss, Barbara. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose our beloved furry companions. I don’t know if you know about the Rainbow Bridge, but reading it has helped me and has brought me comfort each time I have had to say goodbye to my bloved pets over the years. May your sweet Fatboy ‘run free’ over by the Rainbow Bridge.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - November 30, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    Today I am grateful for another internet sale!! Yipee -the internet really is grand at bringing artists and art lovers together in a most interesting dance.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen A. - November 30, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    I am most grateful for the Mindfulness you have given me and all of these contributors to your blog.
    Merry Christmas Dreama. Thank you so very much!! I have had a wonderful visit here.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 1:10 pm

    today is so beautiful and just what I need to start painting again after the holiday break…. It is that still small pice inside that I must listen to then my spirit rest and then it soars… Thank you for this beautiful journey. Martha Elder Chattanooga, TnReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 1:10 pm

    My pug, moose, is grateful every minute of every day for my attention. Haha. So is my husband. Therefore, my gratitude is given freely.

    Sharon smithReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - November 30, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    I am grateful to you and your readers for the daily inspiration you have provided me to move forward with my creative endeavors! May the spark never go out!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - November 30, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    Today I am grateful for my red shoes!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    Today I am grateful for being able to video chat with my new grandbaby in Honduras! The thought of not being able to see him for three (3) weeks was more than I could bear! Thank goodness for technology at times like this! I am still warm and smiley 🙂 from seeing my precious little boy!

    Linda Perrin

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    I am grateful for the Gratitude Month of November. I will keep on this wonderful idea of feeling gratitude every day from now on. For years I have counted my blessings of the day in my prayers at night and quiet moments during the day, but doing it in the morning seems to open windows to things unforseen.
    Lori AndersonReplyCancel

  • Gail Storti - November 30, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    As this wonderful gratitude journey comes to a close, I have to thank you, Dreama, for all your inspiring words each day and for making us think about all the blessings that surround us. You also remind us to remember all the positive and good things that we can do for ourselves and for others. So today I am most thankful that I have had this amazing experience with you and all of those who follow you. May the holiday season fill you with joy and the coming year be all that you desire.
    XO ~ GailReplyCancel

  • julie harris - November 30, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    I am grateful for such a beautiful week in the desert to have had time to enjoy the full moon, mountains,sunshine, exercise and to understand that the power of the universe is within each of us and to learn to trust our intuitions and ideas and act upon our inspirations and as Helen Keller said “Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all”


  • Art World - November 30, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful November month and reminding me to be thankful for the simple things in life. -gigiReplyCancel

  • FCP - November 30, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    #30…grateful to read and share epiphanies and moments of awe and wonder with the wonderful community you have gathered, Dreama!
    faye christian phillipsReplyCancel

  • Mary Kosary - November 30, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    I am graateful for the warm Florida air today and the beauty of the tropical plants.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Tresslar - November 30, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    I am grateful for getting Dreama’s inspirational emails every morning. I am also grateful for a wonderful yoga class this morning with friends.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    Thank you Dreama for all your inspiration each day!!! In this world of not so nice things being reported on the news tv, newspapers etc.. It’s wonderful to have a place to go with positive input! I have a journal I have written in since 7th grade english class! One favorite quote I have kept is “If the dog bites the man that’s not news , but if the man bites the dog that is news”. I love your Wayne Dyer quote today I will keep that one!!! Your painting today is so peaceful and beautiful with perfect colors to match! Today I’m grateful for having gone on this journey with you and all who shared in it too. God Bless all of you. I too will keep up with this through the year/ years!!! Nancy PirosReplyCancel

  • Kathy Johnson - November 30, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    Thanks for reminding me that my intuition is my guide. When I listen and follow it’s advice I have a smooth ride — when I don’t pay attention to it, I get into trouble every time.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - November 30, 2012 - 11:59 am

    It has been so delightful to be transported each morning to a place of gratitude and inspiration. I truly hope that it is habit forming because it is a place of growth and encouragement. With or without a blog I shall do my best to give art a bigger part of my life. I am grateful for the opportunity and for the encouragement of family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Tracy - November 30, 2012 - 11:49 am

    I am thankful for my life…my unpredictable, magical, tragic, wonderful, challenging, beautiful, twisty-turny life that is mine, all mine.ReplyCancel

  • Monica Burnette - November 30, 2012 - 11:42 am

    I am thankful for red — red shoes, red flowers, and red PAINT!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 11:29 am

    I am grateful for my daughter who treats me like a best friend . . . :-))

    Cathy JReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 11:27 am

    I am grateful to my mother for being so selfless and unconditionally loving me. 10 years ago she donated a kidney to me without one milisecond of hesitation. This is one of the most self-sacrificing gifts I can imagine giving to another. She is an inspiration and motivates me to live each and every day to it’s fullest. She has also inspired me to tap the artistic side of my brain and taught me to paint at a young age. Although a hobbyist, it is extremely cathartic and all these years later I am enjoying sharing photos my art via Email with her. If I won the gratitude giveaway, I would no doubt offer her an original “Dreama” work of art! Blessings, CindieReplyCancel

  • Dana - November 30, 2012 - 11:24 am

    I am grateful for the internet’s ability to open portals for me to share in the wisdom and talent of other artists in this journey we call artistic expression. Thank you, especially, Dreama, for the inspirational signposts you are putting up along the way!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Grateful I am making headway in ‘clearing out’
    my art studio…and came across this quote:
    “The choice for gratitude rarely comes w/out
    some real effort. But each time I make it, the next choice is a little easier, a little
    freer, a little less self-conscious. Because
    every gift I acknowledge reveals another and another
    until finally, even the most normal, obvious,
    and seemingly mundane event or encounter proves to be filled with grace.” Henri Nouwen
    But you knew that, Dreama — it’s what
    you paint… grace-filled subjects, isn’t it?!!
    Blessings! Monica DahlReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 11:21 am

    I am grateful to have been a part of this gratitude journey. Thanks Dreama for thinking of it and implementing it. It is so important to realize what we have rather than what we don’t – something I am going to try to remember going forward. Thank you!
    Sue van T.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 11:20 am

    I am grateful for the Gratitude Adventure, and I will use the Gratitude DropBox, because I like thinking about what I am grateful for each day. The experience has brought new awareness to my world. I am also grateful for Red Shoes, the gentle reminder that I am special just as I am, even though sometimes I need to see the shoes in my closet to remind me.
    Karen GiffordReplyCancel

  • Kikiblanca - November 30, 2012 - 11:19 am

    Am grateful that our good friends are in town. Looking forward to shared laughs and memories.ReplyCancel

  • Pat Fiorello - November 30, 2012 - 11:16 am

    I am grateful for friends that encourage me to push a little out of my comfort zone, even when I don’t think I want to.ReplyCancel

  • C-Rae - November 30, 2012 - 11:13 am

    I am grateful for the power of renewal that a good nights sleep will give you. Everything looks different in the morning. New possibilities that you never imagined just the day before.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:59 am

    I’m grateful for . . . . Ah Ha! The red shoes! I’m grateful for the red shoes!

    With love, Carol ArgueReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:59 am

    I am thankful to God for prayers answered.
    Beth StewartReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:53 am

    Hooray! I am so excited and GRATEFUL to be a part of this new community of gratefulness. It will be such a pleasure getting to know everyone and giving thanks.
    Dana BurtonReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - November 30, 2012 - 10:48 am

    I am grateful for you, my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila Tansey - November 30, 2012 - 10:47 am

    What a great idea…a gratitude dropbox! Thanks for creating this journey for us Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Teri Towse - November 30, 2012 - 10:42 am

    I am still very grateful for high speed rail. Jobs, travel, adventure. Thank you for taking me on this journey Dream and friends.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Grateful for this entire month to be part of sharing what I am grateful for .Thank you so much Drema.
    I’m looking forward to using the new Grateful DropBox.
    Linda WhiteReplyCancel

  • Evelyn Oldroyd - November 30, 2012 - 10:35 am

    I am grateful for the feeling of calmness that comes over me with listening to that inner feeling of intuition. It is the knowledge that painting every day is a good thing and I will eventually be good enoughh to start showing my work! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Carey MacDonald - November 30, 2012 - 10:32 am

    Oh, Dreama… I guess what I am truly grateful for, and still struck dumb by sometimes, is the Help that is extended when I least expect it. Help from family, for direction and support, help from friends, to get through difficult times and have a clarity of vision, help from my wonderful extended artist circle (which you are included), who are so generous with their time, information and enthusiasm, and from my furry family for their unflagging love and constance, and the way they know what I need and supply it with a warm snuggle…. thank you Dreama, for sharing, for your lilting laugh, for your endless supply of on-point quotations that give me many ah-ha moments, for your quiet friendship and your gorgeous, inspiring artwork. xoxo love you!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Leeder - November 30, 2012 - 10:30 am

    I am grateful for the internet. It has allowed me to connect with so many more people than I otherwise could have!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:28 am

    I am grateful to my optometrist son who is giving a complete eye exam and glasses to a teenager that is going through some major health challenges as my Christmas gift. Plus I am grateful to work with him everyday! Ginger jepsonReplyCancel

  • Cathleen~ - November 30, 2012 - 10:25 am

    So very grateful for this month of sharing my own gratefulness for this bounty of feelings, of family love, sights, sounds, colors that make my life so very joyful! It has meant soo much to capture these moments of gratefulness & share them here & in my own heart!

    Grateful too Dreama to have read your sharings that are so inspirational!
    You have given so much, not the material, just sweet goodness through who you are!!!

    Cathleen Perkins~ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:23 am

    I am thankful for this beautiful time of year and for Jesus Christ, the real reason for the season.
    Linda WillReplyCancel

  • Connie Cuthbertson - November 30, 2012 - 10:22 am

    I am grateful for making it over chemo hump #5 and will be celebrating with a brush in hand today. Life really is an amazing adventure!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - November 30, 2012 - 10:22 am

    I am grateful for my family and good friends. I am spending today with a wonderful friend and on the weekend I get to see some of my family and speak to others on the phone. I am so grateful that we are able to keep in touch with each other even if distance separates us.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:21 am

    Today I am thankful for my mother who was perfect for me. Lorraine KendelReplyCancel

  • Patty Schwarz - November 30, 2012 - 10:21 am

    This is such a beautiful scene Dreama. You do beautiful work. Congratulations
    Patty SchwarzReplyCancel

  • Linda - November 30, 2012 - 10:20 am

    I’m thankful for the parents, siblings and extended family I was fortunate to grow up with and give me the example I took to share and teach my own family. I am grateful for meeting a man who is my partner, husband, best friend and father to our children who also comes from a good family with good values and loving ways. We are lucky to be surrounded by loving and supportive people who we just happen to be proud to call family! Linda, NevadaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:20 am

    Thanks be to God.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:19 am

    Today I am grateful for being retired and getting to just hang around with my husband.
    Barb KrellReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 10:18 am

    I am grateful for a new friend at work who is a pure delight and she is helping me with weight loss. She is always happy and makes me happy too.ReplyCancel

  • myra - November 30, 2012 - 10:09 am

    I’m grateful for my mother who is always encouraging me at anything i do.

    At my age, most of my friends’ parents have already passed away and they tell me how lucky i am to still have my mom around.

    Thanks mom.ReplyCancel

  • myra - November 30, 2012 - 10:09 am

    I’m grateful for my mother who is always encouraging me at anything i do.

    At my age, most of my friends’ parents have already passed away and they tell me how lucky i am to still have my mom around.

    Thanks mom.ReplyCancel

  • myra - November 30, 2012 - 10:09 am

    I’m grateful for my mother who is always encouraging me at anything i do.

    At my age, most of my friends’ parents have already passed away and they tell me how lucky i am to still have my mom around.

    Thanks mom.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:53 am

    I am grateful for a home, however humble it may be. Cindy KReplyCancel

  • Linda M. Brandt, Artist/Author/Speaker - November 30, 2012 - 9:53 am

    What a joy to be alive and to have food, shelter and love!!! Thank you for this
    awesome project of gratitude. I’ve been
    a proponent of that attitude for many years!
    Your paintings are beautiful, BTW! Thank
    you again for devoting 30 days of your life
    to gratitude!ReplyCancel

  • Susan in Texas - November 30, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Grateful for our health and for the time share with a friend who is ailing.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Darling Handler - November 30, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Always grateful for your inspiring writing and your wonderful colorful paintings. Grateful that I have a place in your Marco Island Workshop and a nice sounding place to stay there with my dog Barry!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:51 am

    How can anyone view your paintings and/or read your meaningful, wise, inspirational,fun words without being grateful to the max? I know I can’t! What a wonderful month and idea to continue the joy. Thank you,thank you, Dreama. SheriReplyCancel

  • Lori Goggans - November 30, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Just Happy that today is a day to enjoy! The sun is shining!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:42 am

    I’m grateful for this gratitude project, the woman who created it and all who have posted comments! Also, I’m grateful for the wood fire I enjoyed last night – love the crackling sounds and warm flames that are soothing to the soul after a very long day at work.
    S. SimpsonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:38 am

    What a beautiful painting, Dreama!I’m so grateful for all my painting buddies. Jaquelin PerryReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:37 am

    Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us.
    Brenda GibbsReplyCancel

  • Cathye - November 30, 2012 - 9:30 am

    Dreama, thanks for sharing all of your collected quotes.
    Thought I’d share this one as well: (my gratitude reciprocated):
    Cathye Edwards

    “Happy are the painters
    for they shall not be lonely.
    Light and colour, peace and hope,
    will keep them company to the end of the day.”
    Winston ChurchillReplyCancel

  • Ruth Roberts - November 30, 2012 - 9:24 am

    What a joy the Gratitude Challenge has been. Grateful for you, Dreama, for putting me to the task.ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Steed - November 30, 2012 - 9:21 am

    Grateful for a life with just enough trouble to truly appreciate the sweetness, but with plenty of love and kindness received and shared…. Sort of like a conduit for happiness. Happiness shared multiplies it exponentially, (as we’ve seen here!) Dreama, thanks for the inspirations and shared goodness!ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - November 30, 2012 - 9:16 am

    Today I a grateful for all the teachers in my life who have poked me and prodded me along the way. Like the red shoes I may have had it in me but sometimes it was difficult to get it out and to the surface(and sometimes still is).ReplyCancel

  • Pattie Wall - November 30, 2012 - 9:13 am

    Thankful for your challenge Dreama, I have written 31 days of thankfulness, and it has me back in love with writing on my blog. Today I am thankful for the readers of my blog and the friends that I have made on the internet. It’s an interesting feeling having virtual penpals. It has made the world a bigger place..it helps me stay connected and most of all, it has given me (us) a collective, yet individual voice. Thanks Dreama, have loved reading your posts each day. You are a very giving person!ReplyCancel

  • jamie Gaviola - November 30, 2012 - 9:11 am

    Greatful for music, for Hope, for the warmth of the sun.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Eckmier - November 30, 2012 - 9:08 am

    Grateful for health and a warm home 🙂ReplyCancel

  • DLPBR - November 30, 2012 - 9:07 am

    Years ago I wanted to be dead, life held no purpose. NOW in my old age I can’t believe I ever felt that way. Life is so precious.ReplyCancel

  • Janvangogh - November 30, 2012 - 8:59 am

    Grateful for mild winters.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Your thoughts are an inspiration! When we remember to be grateful it brings even more joy to us and those around us! Thanks again!! FrancieReplyCancel

  • 4suchatimeasthis - November 30, 2012 - 8:57 am

    (I have really enjoyed your paintings in this series – thank you!) Today, I am thankful for the beautiful sunrise!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 8:55 am

    Today I am grateful for cough drops! Contracted this awful “bug” that is going around and if it is not gone soon I will be contacting my doctor! At least the sun is shining and we are to have spring like weather this weekend! You wouldn’t know it is December in KY! Sherry Crouse sherrycrouse@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Rene' - November 30, 2012 - 8:54 am

    I’m thankful for this beautiful cold crisp morning and a warm cozy house.ReplyCancel

  • Bulldog Pottery - November 30, 2012 - 8:52 am

    I am grateful to be making a living with my husband doing what we love to do and that is to make pottery and work in clay.

  • Susan Costa - November 30, 2012 - 8:49 am

    I am grateful for windows that let in beautiful sunlight; what an inspiration to wake up to a beautiful sunrise! ~sueReplyCancel

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  • Susan Wymola - November 30, 2012 - 8:48 am

    This landscape is very different from many of your other paintings. Your work is amazing. You are a great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Wymola - November 30, 2012 - 8:48 am

    This landscape is very different from many of your other paintings. Your work is amazing. You are a great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 8:48 am

    I am grateful that God whispers to us through our intuition, and sometimes through others as well. He has guided me well when I have paid attention.
    M.B. HarrisonReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - November 30, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Thank you for such an inspirational month!ReplyCancel

  • LeAnn - November 30, 2012 - 8:46 am

    Grateful for my red shoes – took a while to dust them off and “trust” them, but they are now my most comfortable pair.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Jardine - November 30, 2012 - 8:39 am

    I am grateful that I had the opportunity to paint yesterday and that painting helps connect me to beauty of color, vision and all around me.
    Also grateful to be reminded by your blog to focus on all that transforms me, to see the glass half full again, maybe even overflowing!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie Phillips - November 30, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Instincts! Follow your instincts! Gut! I’m grateful that generally I can do that and always with reward! Thank you for reminding us that it’s ok to be OURSELVES,!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Stoudt - November 30, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Dear Dreama,

    Thank you to the moon and back for giving me this opportunity to take time for introspection
    and realize hoe very fortunate I am in a gazillion ways. God Bless you and your family
    including Eddie and Eddie Pierre.ReplyCancel

  • Nora Mackin - November 30, 2012 - 8:32 am

    Thank you Dreama for letting me express how grateful I am for such a wonderful life I live.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Benik - November 30, 2012 - 8:29 am

    Grateful today to have discovered Dreama’s blog and to be able to participate in this month of gratitude. I’ve now developed a positive habit – taking a moment at the start of each day to acknowledge the gifts in my life. Thank-you, Dreama 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 8:22 am

    I am grateful for you, Dreama, and your beautiful art. Your blog is inspiring! I want to meet you at a workshop this next year. Hope it comes about!
    Carol HickersonReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - November 30, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Dreama, this has been an incredible journey with a lot of grateful and caring people. Glad it will not end. Hugs to you for the concept.ReplyCancel

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  • Jill Hailey Randall - November 30, 2012 - 8:07 am

    I am grateful for the whole month of November. It has been a wonderful month. I look forward to December and will continue being thankful for all my blessings. The Lord loves a thankful heart.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 8:06 am

    I am grateful for finding Dreama’s website! I have had so many aha moments and learned so many life lessons! Today I’m grateful for Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - November 30, 2012 - 8:05 am

    I love your Dropbox idea and can’t wait to receive my digital copy of all your gratitude posts…you are way cool!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - November 30, 2012 - 8:05 am

    I love your Dropbox idea and can’t wait to receive my digital copy of all your gratitude posts…you are way cool!ReplyCancel

  • Andrée Casaubon - November 30, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Thanks to Dreama for the opportunity to express our gratitude every day! It would be an enormous pleasure to have one of your joyful paintings hanging somewhere into my house…ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 8:02 am

    What a joy this has been. A positive focus early each morning is a lovely way to begin the day. Gayle NunnReplyCancel

  • Sonia Kane - November 30, 2012 - 7:58 am

    Thank you, thank you, Dreama, for such an encouraging month of wisdom and joy! Today I am grateful because it is Friday morning and I love the wonderful women in my Friday morning Bible study.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 7:53 am

    So thankful for this opportunity to focus on my blessings and share them with others. The cup is at least half full! and usually overflowing with good. Thanks Dreama for encouraging all of us to acknowledge the good and perfect gifts we have from God.
    Sue LepschReplyCancel

  • Carol DeMumbrum - November 30, 2012 - 7:47 am

    Grateful I am able to do what I love and have such a supportive family and wonderful friends backing me all the way.ReplyCancel

  • Mike Moyers - November 30, 2012 - 7:44 am

    I am grateful for my wife and three kids. Their love and support give me the courage to be a painter.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - November 30, 2012 - 7:44 am

    It’s been wonderful to start each day this month here reading your blog and all the comments. Today I am picking up a friend to go to lunch, and when we arrive at the restaurant, there will be eight more people to surprise her for her birthday! I’m grateful to live in a small community with a circle of friends who know and care about each other. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Terri L. West - November 30, 2012 - 7:43 am

    I am grateful for this little bit of sanity that comes in to my email box every morning. Thanks Dreama and all for being inspiration and hope for so many. I think the ebook will be wonderful for the beginning Advent season.


  • Marcia - November 30, 2012 - 7:42 am

    I am grateful for your month of Gratitude! It has been a good jumpstart to reminding me I have a lot to be thankful for. It was such a nice way to get us all thinking! Thank you Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Nickles - November 30, 2012 - 7:36 am

    I am grateful for my good health, and that of my husband’s. Without good health, we have nothing. Once again, thank you Dreama for the gratitude project; it’s been amazing. Looking forward to the gratitude drop box. How cool!ReplyCancel

  • cardinal - November 30, 2012 - 7:32 am

    I am so thankful for my BFF. She listens to me when I need a sounding board without judging me. I go to her for good advice, which she offers lovingly. We’re headed out this afternoon to do one our favorite things……..to see a movie! Can’t wait, love my BFF.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 7:26 am

    At age 10, I was desperate to learn to sew. I am so grateful that my Mother, who did not sew, was willing to lie and say I was 12 in order to get into the Singer Sewing Machine store’s sewing classes. Eight blissful Saturday mornings! And a lifetime of enjoyment and pride since! Thanks, Mom!
    Veronica CareyReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - November 30, 2012 - 7:23 am

    I happen to be wearing red pants today so I loved your message today about the red shoes!! I feel like I’ve been on a wonderful retreat this month with all my new gratitude friends! Maybe we can start a new wave of gratitude with the drop box and keep it going all year! I definitely would love to keep reading your quotes and inspiring thoughts! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - November 30, 2012 - 7:19 am

    Grateful for you and the whole month of soul searching, inspiration hunting, looking and trusting within month of November. What a wonderful way to start each day…thank you for all the time it took and for giving back to us this way and sharing. Love the Gratitude Drop Box concept…now that we are all addicted- we can keep it going! Smiles and hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Flatley - November 30, 2012 - 7:12 am

    I am so grateful that I can help make some dreams come true.ReplyCancel

  • Twinkle Nelson - November 30, 2012 - 7:10 am

    I’m grateful for the silver lining that is forming on the clouds over the ocean right before my eyes. Also, that my husband survived a terrible fall yesterday. Thank you, Dreama, for a fabulous month and for continuing this sharing among artists.ReplyCancel

  • Durinda Cheek, Fine Artist - November 30, 2012 - 7:04 am

    I am grateful for…
    my parents who nutured me and gave me wings. Not a day goes by that I don’t wish they were still here. How fortunate I am that God gave me them as parents.ReplyCancel

  • baciocco1 - November 30, 2012 - 7:00 am

    Dreama thank you for this month of gratitude reminders! And today’s post…with so much noise around us every day, that wee small voice inside us often doesn’t get the attention we need to give it…thank you for the reminder to listen!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Grilli - November 30, 2012 - 6:45 am

    I am grateful to have been given the gift and opportunity to be an artist, be creative and to share that we people who care. It has made my life richer and in turn I hope to make other lives richer. Thank you Dreama for this month of Gratitude!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Morris - November 30, 2012 - 6:38 am

    I am grateful for the daily reminders to be grateful – how about that?! Thank you. You have inspired me to create a family “Gratitude Jar”. We now have our own family Gratitude jar set up with a little cup beside it that holds pieces of colored paper and pens. Everyone in the house (family and friends who stop by) are encouraged to drop in a note of gratitude (sign and date). We will do this throughout the year and open them next Thanksgiving! Thanks for the idea!ReplyCancel

  • Sea Dean - November 30, 2012 - 6:36 am

    Today I thank all the collectors that have supported my Artistic life. Each creation is woven with love and gratitude and sent out into the world to give joy. Thanks especially to all those patrons who are helping me study in Paris, your generous purchases sustain and uplift me every day. Sea DeanReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 6:07 am

    What a beautiful month of sharing. I am so grateful for this experience This Sunday we are having an open house for our art class, I remember so well when a got brave enough to take the first step and take a class. Thank goodness I did not quit. I brought home a painting- so I thought and my son’s comment was “oh Mom looks like somebody in kindergarten did this”. Needless to say this fired the old girl up. So grateful I listened to my gut and kept plugging away. Happy Xmas to all.

    Sarah Davis

  • it"s me - November 30, 2012 - 6:02 am

    Painting is sheer bliss for me.I am totally lost in the moment when I paint. I am grateful that I am creative and for the joy that painting
    brings me.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 5:55 am

    Grateful for a week with a few “people surprises” – out of the blue contacts that enriched my life and made me even more grateful for my relative good health and ability to still make a small contribution or two. And, of course, for this wonderful adventure, Dreama!

  • Meredith Adler - November 30, 2012 - 5:53 am

    I am grateful we all took a month to consider all we have to be grateful for. Thank you, Dreama, for thinking of a new way to keep it going.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - November 30, 2012 - 5:47 am

    I am grateful for this month of inspirational messages and beautiful art from the very talented Dreama. I have enjoyed the journey!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Baldwin - November 30, 2012 - 5:40 am

    I’m always grateful for a good night’s sleep & a new day ~ReplyCancel

  • Bon - November 30, 2012 - 5:35 am

    I am grateful for people like you in the world that have such a gift and a soul large enough to reach out and share your gifts with the world. Thank you Dreama for your inspirations and insight!ReplyCancel

  • Karla - November 30, 2012 - 5:25 am

    Today I am grateful for the courage to have heart-to-heart talks with loved family members. Something I have avoided in the past, but have learned that when done with love healing can happen and relationships can be restored. Thanks Dreama for this great journey!ReplyCancel

  • Unknown - November 30, 2012 - 5:14 am

    I am Grateful for my four furrkids that help to keep me grounded. Teresa, San DiegoReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 5:11 am

    I am grateful for life and health today as every day, as well as the peace God has granted me, and the freedom and time to paint what is in my soul. Arleen TurzoReplyCancel

  • Bruce Bingham - November 30, 2012 - 4:13 am

    It’s such a great adventure to discover/uncover who we really are. Like- Surprise! It’s me, I wondered when you’d show up! I’m so greateful that I get to paint in France with Dreama this June. It was one of those things that just felt RIGHT- you know what I mean?ReplyCancel

  • KarenMarie - November 30, 2012 - 3:42 am

    I love that! Intuition is God speaking. Brilliant. Dreama, thank you, for coming into my life this month. You are incredibly inspirational. I am and will continue to be a better person myself, as a result. My very best wishes are sent to you with pleasure xReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 3:17 am

    Thank you, Dreama, for sharing your beautiful art and writings and wisdom with us! I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to write what I feel thankful for. I applaud your wonderful idea of continuing this in the Gratitude Box! The joy continues…
    Alma MarshallReplyCancel

  • Cindy Williams - November 30, 2012 - 3:05 am

    Thank you Dreama for the month of posts on gratitude.ReplyCancel

  • M. J. Muir - November 30, 2012 - 2:53 am

    Well… I am grateful for the whole darn month of November because you set this gratitude idea up and combined it with so much inspiration and wisdom and of course your beautiful paintings all along the way. Thank you for doing this and for taking all the time and effort to make it happen.ReplyCancel

  • Rettakat - November 30, 2012 - 12:46 am

    Since discovering your blog and gorgeous paintings several months ago, I can’t recall even one time that they didn’t bring a smile to my face when I saw them. What a gift you have! Thank you for sharing that gift with all of us. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Teddy Jackson - November 30, 2012 - 11:48 am

      Well said Rattakat. I awaken each morning eager to read Dreama’s writing of the day.
      We have all been so blessed.ReplyCancel

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  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:24 am

    Grateful for a month of gratitude with everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 4:04 am

    Heavy rains pelting the windows.
    Gutters overflowing.
    Winds downing leaves and clogging drains.
    But inside it’s warm and peaceful.
    A warm dry home is a gift everyone should have.
    I am truly grateful for mine.
    Fran C. San FranciscoReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - November 30, 2012 - 12:14 am

    I’m grateful to you for giving us all the chance to win these wonderful prizes! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 12:13 am

    I am grateful for surprises. Thanks Dreama for all the fun and suspense this month! Ginger jReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - November 30, 2012 - 12:10 am

    I am grateful when my nine-year-old, fussy-eater son eats a good dinner!ReplyCancel

  • Laine Francis - November 29, 2012 - 11:14 pm

    I’m thankful for the stillness of the quiet time just before bedtime. Seeing the full moon above and remembering all that God showed me today.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - November 29, 2012 - 11:07 pm

    Today I am grateful for organic farmers who respect the earth enough to provide us with healthy food, while not harming the environment.ReplyCancel

  • Starr Hull - November 29, 2012 - 11:04 pm

    I am thankful for several days in a row of sunshine. Everything looks brighter when the sun shines.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 10:49 pm

    Grateful for my son and daughter who will make me a grandmother again.

    Joanna CranfordReplyCancel

  • dancingravenstudio - November 29, 2012 - 10:13 pm

    I am grateful for my friend Barb who is strong and brave. And I am really thankful for the -30 weather as this means lots of sunshine…at least when the sun is up over the horizon! 😉 ShawnaReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - November 29, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Gratitude for art in my life and the struggle to silence the crtitic in my head and listen to my heart. Your month of gratitude has helped that excericise greatly.ReplyCancel

  • cardinal - November 29, 2012 - 9:40 pm

    I am grateful for Christmas twinkling lights, they warm my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:30 pm

    I am grateful for the post today, especially the quote from Michael Beckwith – take the brakes off and throw away the rear view mirror! It has taken me an inordinate amount of time, but I can finally say I have made progress in the forward moving process, which makes me quite joyful.
    Karen GiffordReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:44 pm

    I am grateful for my Thursday painting class. Not one of my better paintings, but a good learning experience with a great group of artist friends.

    Judith BReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn - November 29, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    Thankful for a good day at school.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Rupard - November 29, 2012 - 8:25 pm

    Hi Dreama, I am thankful for Family & Friends.

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    Thankful for my 2 daughters, my son and my son-in-law and for my beautiful grandson! vicki morganReplyCancel

  • Marcia Fox - November 29, 2012 - 7:39 pm

    Today I’m grateful to be looking forward to a fun filled week-end. Baby shower for our first granddaughter! Can’t wait! She’s due Feb. 27th! Little Brianna Lynn!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Collins - November 29, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    I am grateful that I had the courage (gulp!!) to enter three pieces into the Randy Higbee 6″ Squared Show and even more grateful that two of them were chosen to be in the show.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 7:27 pm

    Thanks for my daughter in law
    Frances TheresaReplyCancel

  • SCCatlover - November 29, 2012 - 6:58 pm

    I am grateful for the SC weather. We have so many sunny days to get out and enjoy walks and talks.ReplyCancel

  • Laura A. Pace - November 29, 2012 - 6:57 pm

    I am grateful that I am able to be present in the moment. These past 14 and a half years have taught me that. Though it was really a specific moment in time that clarified it for me. Then just practice practice practice. But the being grateful for each living breathing moment no matter how painful, no matter how wonderful, no matter how boring, no matter how just there it is. That is what I am grateful for.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Spivak - November 29, 2012 - 6:24 pm

    I am grateful for a God who knows me and loves me!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - November 29, 2012 - 6:18 pm

    Today I am grateful for the internet -what an amazing source of inspiration!! However, my lack of time control is an issue -I get all inspired and by then there is little time to actually make it into the studio 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Tracy - November 29, 2012 - 5:15 pm

    I’m thankful I just found out I’m going to be a GRANDMOTHER!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndy-in-VT - November 29, 2012 - 5:11 pm

    My mother-in-law and our whole extended family are grateful we live in a country with such excellent medical care. Mom, at the age of 86, will be scheduled for open heart surgery sometime in the next week. We are also grateful God hears our prayers!

    Cyndy AllenReplyCancel

  • Sheila Tansey - November 29, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Thanks for such a wonderful month of gratitutde Dreama! I a grateful that I found you in cyberspace and got to meet you in person! You are a gem!ReplyCancel

  • MDS - November 29, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    My gratitude today goes to: coffee, warm bread, and good quality chocolate!ReplyCancel

  • Joy - November 29, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    I am grateful to having a happy and supportive team enviroment at my work.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    I’m thankful for all the people that ART has brought into my life over the past 8 years… new friends to paint with, and many artists I’ve discovered online by trolling for images that reach out and inspire me. That includes Dreama! 😉
    Lin HaaksmaReplyCancel

  • Vicki Brevell - November 29, 2012 - 4:31 pm

    I’m thankful for receiving your beautiful paintings every day. Did you know that your cat and my cat could be twins?!

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 4:23 pm

    I am grateful for the little moments when an angel helps me to connect the dots…..the ‘Aha moments”, when you look at your life and say wow, now I get it, just for today…….

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    I am thankful to have been a part of a most inspirational journey to restore my inner self. Thanks a million,Dreama.
    Annette ProimosReplyCancel

  • Kathy Johnson - November 29, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    I love all your quotes. And this month of gratitude has been a helpful journey inward to reconnect with what is really important.ReplyCancel

  • Fay Terry - November 29, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    Today I am thankful for Dreama’s generosity in sharing her inspiration and making so many people happy with the wonderful gifts she has given each day of November. It has been something I’ve looked forward to each day and she has certainly made a difference in my life by doing this! Hugs, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Kane - November 29, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    One of the reasons I am most grateful is that I am married to my best friend. 30 years and he still makes me laugh 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    A very frazzled shopper at BB&B complained to strangers about “so much money being spent for just one day” (Christmas). Today I am thankful that our family is doing a Secret Santa (buying for only one person with a set $ amount). It’s been fun this year!
    Fran C. – San FranciscoReplyCancel

  • june - November 29, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    I so very much needed and am grateful for this very special and important to-do list. This entire month of gratitude has been so inspiring, so uplifting, so encouraging. But also, it is so very special because it’s from you, from your heart and from your generous and loving spirit.
    Thank you so much for all that you have shared with us Dreama – your words, your beautiful art and all these gifts you have given to each of us. I am grateful for you!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Morris - November 29, 2012 - 2:20 pm

    I am thankful for the participation of my soul when I paint! She gives me red.ReplyCancel

  • Art World - November 29, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    Thankful to be 🙂


  • Gail Storti - November 29, 2012 - 1:59 pm

    Today I am most grateful for my wonderful husband and 25 years, today, of wedded bliss! I am so blessed not only today, but everyday to have him in my life!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Pierce Thurner - November 29, 2012 - 1:53 pm

    I’m grateful for other artists who are brave enough to be truthful, and wise enough to be kind with their critiques.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    I am so thankful for the gift of life, and the uncertainties that it holds!
    Brenda SmithReplyCancel

  • Peggy in NC - November 29, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    I am grateful for the gift of good healthcare for my children.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Eaton - November 29, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    I am grateful for the leafless trees – the way the sunlight catches the twists and turns of the branches as they reach toward a clear blue sky. Marvelous!ReplyCancel

  • Diana - November 29, 2012 - 1:25 pm

    I’m thankful for the sunshine coming thru the window right this very second. love,DianaReplyCancel

  • Debra - November 29, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    I am grateful for your site Dreama, that I know will always bring a smile to my face.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    I am grateful for long time friends. Friends that knew my parents and I knew theirs.
    Barb KrellReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 1:14 pm

    My husband and I are grateful everyday for each other. Sharon smithReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Hester - November 29, 2012 - 1:11 pm

    I am grateful to still have my parents alive and well. Dad is a WWII veteran and plays golf a couple of times a week.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Tresslar - November 29, 2012 - 1:07 pm

    Today I am grateful for having an entire day to spend in my studio, even if I spend it cleaning.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    Today I am grateful for this dark, stormy day! Perfect for staying indoors and creating a beautiful work of art!

    Linda PerrinReplyCancel

  • Marcia - November 29, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    Grateful for the birdies outside my window. They make me smile when they come to eat and play at the bird feeder there.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne - November 29, 2012 - 12:45 pm

    Today I am grateful, as ever, for Dreama and her wonderful art and blog that shares with us daily. Today, point number 3 really struck home: Take Your Foot Off the Brake. I have made the commitment to keep moving forward even when others might think me foolish. Thanks Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - November 29, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    I am grateful that yesterday I had one on one time with my daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 12:16 pm

    Today I am grateful for uplifting music and the ability to hear it!
    Charlotte StewartReplyCancel

  • Kikiblanca - November 29, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    Today I am grateful for having the freedom of self expression. There are many who do not have that freedom around the world to say what we want, write want we want and paint what we want.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Romanovsky - November 29, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    I’m thankful that I don’t fall into the trap of “I don’t have enough time” to paint or be creative. I hear that a lot from artists or in general and wonder how much time that person spends watching tv and on the internet. 🙂 i’m grateful I carve out time to do the things that really matter to me.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Kosary - November 29, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    I am grateful for the opportunity we have present always…that is to pray to God.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Goggans - November 29, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    Grateful for friends! The seeds in the garden of life!ReplyCancel

  • Roseanne Campagna - November 29, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    I am grateful that I recently became very aware that most artists, if not all, sense a connection with God when they perform their craft. This is probably the most exciting realization possible.ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - November 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    I’m grateful to be learning to play the piano my mother and aunt learned on. I am grateful to my Grandmother “Nana” (who was from Ft. Thomas, KY) who gave me the piano. I am also grateful to have a wonderful piano teacher and friend in Arleen!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    Today I’m most thankful for my new phone& my husband who bought it for me! I have had several phones in the past but I couldn’t figure them out. This phone is “user friendly” and put my in touch with you first thru a simple “friend request from me”. With this artist friendly phone with “icons” I found myself” blogging” for the first time. I have only known Dreama since. November. 21st or so. I love waking up to find what wonderful words of wisdom and beautiful colorful painting to inspire me for the day. You are a precious gift from above to many people. To quote Robert Schuller”God loves you and so do I.” Thank you Nancy PirosReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 11:58 am

    I am grateful for Lilly Rose, who squeezes in
    the chair next to me while sending this email
    (she likes looking at the pin up photos of
    Eddie haha)… but most of all, grateful for
    a such a true post…and the reminders of
    how much good there is — if we but listen.
    Monica DahlReplyCancel

  • Jolene Gailey - November 29, 2012 - 11:47 am

    time for me to say how grateful I am for you, Dreama, for the beautiful person that you are that shows up in every brushstroke. Your paintings, your inspirational thoughts, both quoted and original, give me so much every day. They lift me up and encourage me on.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 11:45 am

    I am grateful for the many birds at my feeder who give me great joy. Lorraine KendelReplyCancel

  • Dana - November 29, 2012 - 11:29 am

    I am grateful for Annie-in-and-out, our fabulous Manx cat who keeps our barn rodent free and our hearts full of love!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 11:16 am

    Thank-you for your timely inspiration. I am grateful for my family, friends and health.ReplyCancel

  • julie harris - November 29, 2012 - 11:10 am

    Grateful for the late round of golf yesterday to see the sun set over the San Jacinto mountains and watch the sky turn every shade of purple, lavender and pink you would ever want to paint. The mountains are breathtakingly beautiful.
    Maybe that is why Dr. Seuss said,”You’re off to great places, today is the day; your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 11:08 am

    I am grateful for this moment when I can read what fellow artists are grateful for and to review my own gratitude list.

    Carol ArgueReplyCancel

  • Dianne Kern - November 29, 2012 - 11:03 am

    I am grateful for all the inspiration you have shared with us. I look forward to another day of painting. My list of ideas keeps growing. Dianne KernReplyCancel

  • Julie Messerschmidt - November 29, 2012 - 11:00 am

    I am grateful for this wonderful month of inspiration you have given us. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 11:00 am

    I am grateful for today’s post because it reinforces my efforts of meditation. I am finding many benefits. Thanks for your beautiful words.
    Mary MoranReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 10:51 am

    I am thankful for a whole month’s worth of encouragement and inspiration sent to me by you, Dreama. Thank you!

    Susan JohnsonReplyCancel

  • Ellen A. - November 29, 2012 - 10:49 am

    I am enjoying your blog so much. I am grateful to you for taking the time to remind us to look inward and think about each of our moments spent here on this earth and in the company of others. Happy Holidays to you all.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 10:47 am

    Thankful for the comforts of a warm home.
    Brrr… it is cold outside.

    Etta HermannReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 10:46 am

    I’m thankful for the little boy who dreamed of being a doctor and grew up to be the surgeon that saved my mother’s life.

  • Bulldog Pottery - November 29, 2012 - 10:36 am

    I am thankful for Christmas songs, they give me good feelings and memories of my childhood growing up. Another thing I am grateful this morning is that I love waking up in the mornings after good dreams of being in my grand parent’s homes.

  • Christine Allison - November 29, 2012 - 10:36 am


    I am grateful for such a BEAUTIFUL morning, today’s post and for you. You are a bright spot for so many people with your positive attitude and words of encouragement. It takes so much time just to put together a blog but you have taken yours a step further. You have filled it with love, commitment and effort and you have done it well. And now you have topped yourself by actively getting others to join in and become aware of the things in their lives for which they are grateful but that we usually just take for granted. And todays quotes were just what I needed. They reminded me to let go and let God.

    I would in turn like to leave you with a quote from one of the smartest and most influential women in my life, my grandmother. One of the many things she used to tell me was, “Don’t ever feel sorry for yourself because no matter how bad you have it there is always someone that is worse off than you and you don’t have to look very far to find them.” ~ Mary Boor And after all these years she still helps me to keep my life in perspective.

    So thank you for the morning inspiration. What a way to start the day! :o) (Sorry this is such a long post but…….you inspired me! :o)


  • Susan Costa - November 29, 2012 - 10:34 am

    I am thankful for young men and women who risk their lives to protect our freedom. SueReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 10:23 am

    today I am thankful for good friends to share a meal together, play games, and celebrate the Christmas season.
    Linda WhiteReplyCancel

  • Tracy Verdugo - November 29, 2012 - 10:22 am

    I am grateful for you Dreama and for five months of adventure travelling around this wonderful country teaching people to loosen up and find their Paint Mojo and for my wonderful husband who was ok with me spreading my wings and fulfilling my dream even though he has been lonely without me and my two beautiful girls who inspire me and for my home and my own bed waiting for me when I arrive back next week :)))ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 10:19 am

    I am thankful for a sunny morning at home, perfect for painting.
    Barbara Vater
    Middleton WIReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Wilson - November 29, 2012 - 10:13 am

    Today I’m grateful for the nurses and cna’s that take care of my mother. She has been in a nursing home for 7 yrs and her health is slowly deteriorating. Without the attention and care of the staff I would not have the time I have had with her.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Kirkland - November 29, 2012 - 10:13 am

    I’m grateful that both of my children are married to ( and will marry) their best friends.ReplyCancel

  • Pattie Wall - November 29, 2012 - 10:11 am

    Wow – #3 is my favorite today! Thanks for these reminders. Today I am thankful for a warm bed to sleep in each night, a bed that I know the mattress and the pillow for optimum rest and the warmth of the blankets – and the warmth of my DH and my critters that sleep with me. I am thankful for the chance to be cozy.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie Leatherwood - November 29, 2012 - 10:06 am

    grateful for new unexpected opportunitiesReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 10:03 am

    I am grateful today that I have the time and the space to invite friends over for a Christmas get together and that I am able to go to the church to help set up for the Christmas bazaar. I am grateful each morning when I check to see what inspiration and wisdom your site will give to me. Thank you Dreama! And, lets not forget Eddie for the laughs he provides! Jane A. WalkerReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 10:00 am

    Grateful for 2 friends of 56 years….getting together today…friendship is a gift…

    Cathy JReplyCancel

  • Teri Towse - November 29, 2012 - 9:59 am

    I am grateful for GRAND children. They help me see the way.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Leeder - November 29, 2012 - 9:48 am

    I am grateful that my calendar is clearing and I can slow down and enjoy life a bit more.ReplyCancel

  • Pam Holnback - November 29, 2012 - 9:46 am

    I am grateful that we live in the blogosphere and have all gotten to know each other!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Roberts - November 29, 2012 - 9:44 am

    What a beautiful list, Dreama. Today I’ll just be grateful for that.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:43 am

    I am grateful for you Dreama. I feel very fortunate that our paths crossed several years ago. You were then and continue to be an inspiration not just as an artist, but also as a human being. Eddie continues to be a source of amusement. Please thank him for me! S. SimpsonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Today I am thankful to live in modern times – having access to so much on the internet, being able to connect with people you might not ever meet otherwise, all the great restaurants we have access to, etc., etc.
    Sue vanTReplyCancel

  • margene parker - November 29, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Thank you for your words, I am so thankful I found your page, great way to start my day.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - November 29, 2012 - 9:38 am

    I’m grateful for playfulness.ReplyCancel

  • Joan Terrell Art - November 29, 2012 - 9:36 am

    Numbers 3 (take foot off brake) and 7 (let love guide you) rang especially true with my heart. Thank you for these.
    Today is a wonderful day and I am grateful for so many choices and opportunities in my life as well as for being open to unseen guidance.
    Joan TerrellReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - November 29, 2012 - 9:27 am

    I think I am going to repeat myself but today I am grateful for the wonderful people at my church that put on funeral lunches. This is the fifth one this month. A team is on for a month at a time. They set up the room, prepare some of the food (some is donated by parishoners)and clean up. They are there a good portion of the day. Today when I dropped food off they were hard at work getting things going. My family has benefitted from this service twice and I know from personal experience it is appreciated. So to all who provide this service “THANK YOU!!!!”ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn Oldroyd - November 29, 2012 - 9:27 am

    This morning I have decided to be grateful for the paper delivery car with the noisy muffler that wakes me up at 5:30a.m. because it means an early start to a day of painting and reading inspirational quotes on this blog! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:26 am

    I’m grateful for morning coffee and another day in the warm desert. I’m also grateful to hear all the comments in this collective gratitude journal; what a unique and wonderful way to appreciate our lives.
    Janet ClemensReplyCancel

  • C-Rae - November 29, 2012 - 9:24 am

    Grateful that I am a part of a fabulous group of ladies that meet each month for book club. We have been at it for 6+ years. It is always a boost to spend time with a group of ladies!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:24 am

    I am thankful you have given us this opportunity to say what we are grateful for. I know we can do it anytime, anywhere we choose, but this helps us to remember that. I hope to keep up this habit.
    Brenda GibbsReplyCancel

  • Nora Mackin - November 29, 2012 - 9:20 am

    I am grateful today for finding this blog and enjoying all the adventures of EddieReplyCancel

  • Rosie Phillips - November 29, 2012 - 9:14 am

    Thank you for the adventure! I am grateful for every day!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Washington - November 29, 2012 - 9:10 am

    This morning I am grateful (okay…I’m really trying…) for the five loads of laundry waiting for me to fold and put away, because it means that the kids and I have clean clothes and linens. Further, I’m grateful that I have a working washer and dryer and enough money for water and detergent. Even further, I’m grateful that my body (my knee, my back) has healed enough so that I can get up and down the stairs and do the laundry. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:09 am

    Today I am grateful for my husband!
    Sue Taylor!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:06 am

    Grateful for a fellow artist who could spend the night and paint morning, noon and night with me. Friends are so necessary for my growth and for my giving. Yea for sleepovers.
    Sue LepschReplyCancel

  • Christine Debrosky - November 29, 2012 - 9:04 am

    This woman is grateful for someone who takes the time and effort to help keep others positive and inspired. thank you, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • NJ Darling - November 29, 2012 - 9:02 am

    So grateful that my furnace is working again and that the warranty covered it!ReplyCancel

  • Andrée Casaubon - November 29, 2012 - 8:58 am

    I am grateful today for that wonderful adventure of Gratitude. Staying in present is the only way to happiness, the past is over we do not have any control to change it,and the journey to come is not yet there so why to be worry about,everything can change in a second anyway whith or whihout our control.
    So the only the only thing to remimber is : Don’t worry, be happy at this minute!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Benik - November 29, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Grateful today to have excellent preventive health care.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:50 am

    I am grateful for the people who have commentented these past thirty days. I can feel my heart warm as I read through the list. And I have enjoyed visiting their blogs. Very inspiring.
    Dana BurtonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:50 am

    I am grateful for your Gratitude Adventure. I am grieving over a painful break-up and I have to work at being grateful right now. Reading your blog in my email box every morning helps me get started in the right direction.
    Sandi MacdonaldReplyCancel

    • Pat Washington - November 29, 2012 - 9:00 am

      Sandi, blessings to you as you work at this. I feel for you — at a couple points, keeping a gratitude journal has has pulled me through some very dark times.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bowron - November 29, 2012 - 8:47 am

    Grateful for the slow turning, but turning none the less, of my heart to being able to see my artwork in a different light – one where it goes beyond any personal gain and is put out in public to serve others.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:47 am

    I am grateful for a wonderful husband who isn’t afraid to step out on faith and follow the leadership of the Lord. Cindy KReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - November 29, 2012 - 8:46 am

    What an amazing post today Dreama!! I just love it. My ‘to do list’ is out of control, so all these fabulous quotes will be my inspiration to whittle down and relax a bit!! Sooooo grateful for YOU.ReplyCancel

  • FCP - November 29, 2012 - 8:44 am

    #29…warm lights that soften the morning chill, hearts that grow fonder, and your phenomenal “to do list” inviting contemplation, gratitude and awe.
    faye christian phillipsReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:44 am

    I’m grateful for how far I’ve come, how far I have to go, and living in this moment. Linda WillReplyCancel

  • Candace Brancik - November 29, 2012 - 8:42 am

    I love all the quotes today, but especially that last caterpillar quote. I’m thankful for that 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:42 am


  • tracywall - November 29, 2012 - 8:41 am

    Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies.
    And all the wonderful inspirational people that offer such profound wonderful thoughts in words. (I love quotes!)

    Thank you Dreama!

    “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” ~Meister EckhartReplyCancel

  • Sarah Morrow - November 29, 2012 - 8:41 am

    I’m grateful for good health & the ability to take of my home & family plus having time for art.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:38 am

    I am grateful for sleeping all night and waking to the sound of rain hitting the leaves in my garden – the world washed new again.
    Mary Beth HarrisonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:38 am

    Greatful to hear my grand daughters downstairs in the early morning making their joyful sounds! Judy EliasReplyCancel

  • raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com - November 29, 2012 - 8:35 am

    Great friends around me and two adorable puppies who give me kisses every morning at the break of day. (the puppies that is,hee hee) That’s what I appreciate.I have an enormous amount to be grateful for!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - November 29, 2012 - 8:33 am

    I’m grateful for this gratitude adventure!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Lally - November 29, 2012 - 8:29 am
  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:25 am

    An easing with a friend is interesting and joyful. GayleReplyCancel

  • Vicki Holdwick - November 29, 2012 - 8:24 am

    I am thankful today that I finally have an appt. with a hand specialist.


  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:23 am

    I am grateful for the peppermint coffee creamer that I put in my morning cup of coffee……makes me happy and Christmasy on
    these cold winter mornings…cheers!!!!

    Dee EisenbarthReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 8:22 am

    I am grateful for a warm home and coffee brewing on a cold November morning! Greatful for skilled workers who are making progress repairing the damages from a water leak…slow but surely getting back to normal. Sherry Crouse sherrycrouse@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Stoudt - November 29, 2012 - 8:19 am

    I am grateful for having the opportunity to share in this journey with you and making me even more aware of all of my blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Debi Murray - November 29, 2012 - 8:15 am

    Grateful for my framer, who goes over and above to compensate for my blond-ness 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Patty Haynes - November 29, 2012 - 8:15 am

    I am grateful that I can walk to the Y and I have the ability to exercise. I know many that really can’t for one reason or another.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - November 29, 2012 - 8:14 am

    I am grateful for all of your blog posts this month. I have looked forward to reading your emails every day as your uplifting words were the perfect start to my morning. Thank you!

  • Ann Baldwin - November 29, 2012 - 8:13 am

    I’m feeling incredibly grateful for all the comedians in this world who practice medicine without a Phd ~ for laughter truely is the best medicine ~ Thank you, Dreama, for bringing so much healing energy into my life & our world with your great sense of humor (and of course Eddie gets due credit for supplying such great material to work with). Live, Love, & Laugh (in abundance).ReplyCancel

  • Pat Fiorello - November 29, 2012 - 8:11 am

    Maybe this is a “to be” list instead of a “to do” list. Coming from being as you suggest, the “doing” would just be natural expressions of those ways of being. Focusing on who you want to be and what you want to create can be more empowering than how we typically approach our list of tasks to do. Seeing them as actions required in the bigger context of what we are out to fulfill on, makes them a lot less daunting. Goes back to your earlier post on the bigger picture. Shift the context from “to do’s” are things to get off our plate to these are actions to take to enable us to fulfill on the life we want.
    I am grateful for having freedom to create new possibilities in life.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Nickles - November 29, 2012 - 8:10 am

    I am grateful for your daily inspirations, Dreama. You have opened our eyes to staying in the present moment. Thank you for all the time you have devoted to this wonderful project. Hugs back to you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 7:59 am

    I am grateful for all the ways God blessed me through my husband for 46 years — 1954 to 2000, when he went Home. SheriReplyCancel

  • Ginny good - November 29, 2012 - 7:58 am

    Thankful for living in the present which is the closest to eternity we can get on earth! Thankful for your inspiring quotes!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Spires - November 29, 2012 - 7:51 am

    I’m grateful for artist like you that share sooooo much! Thanks Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • pat - November 29, 2012 - 7:50 am

    I am grateful that I can do a special favor for a friend today.ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Ann Sanborn - November 29, 2012 - 7:39 am

    I’m grateful to have such a lovely space to paint in.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Robison - November 29, 2012 - 7:37 am

    So thankful Carolyn kept asking me if I knew an oil painting teacher. She could not find the right teacher. So after looking for one for a couple of years, so I asked if she would like to paint with me. I thought I was too busy for this, but now I’m so thankful I asked her. What a blessing it is to know this sweet lady!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 7:34 am

    I am grateful for this month to remind myself of all the things I am grateful for and the blessings I have.
    Marilyn TroutmanReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Dreama, I am grateful for your daily words of inspiration.
    Pat KreppertReplyCancel

  • Terri L. West - November 29, 2012 - 7:32 am

    Grateful to be able to turn the heat on and not be cold!ReplyCancel

  • LeAnn - November 29, 2012 - 7:29 am

    Grateful for being able to trust – not asking for an explanation, but just trusting.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Morris - November 29, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Grateful for the opportunity to “win” a Dreama workshop…..oh please random.org pick me!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - November 29, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Ditto, Karen Rose. And not only am I grateful for hugs from Dreama, I am also grateful for her friendship and her teaching. She has taught me so much.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 7:23 am

    Grateful for my warm home.
    Carol HickersonReplyCancel

  • Jill Hailey Randall - November 29, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Grateful for the comfort of the fire in the woodstove that my loving husband makes for us on an early chilly fall morning. It warms the home and heart.ReplyCancel

  • Karen F. Rose - November 29, 2012 - 7:14 am

    Grateful for hugs.
    Whether the physical bear hug of excitement and sheer joy or
    the soft and gentle words of kindness, inspiration and appreciation given to a show you care.
    Let’s all give a hug today in honor of our dear friend Dreama who has “hugged” us all month long. Thank you Dreama.


  • mmorris1@columbus.rr.com - November 29, 2012 - 7:14 am

    Thankful for my blessings this Christmas! Family, friends and health!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Jardine - November 29, 2012 - 7:14 am

    Watching the sun rise – I am thankful for a new day & all of the opportunities & surprises it brings.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - November 29, 2012 - 7:12 am

    Thankful for you, Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Flatley - November 29, 2012 - 7:10 am

    I am grateful this morning for the technology that has changed everything and opened up the world. Inspiration, companionship, hope are all a click away.ReplyCancel

  • Addie Hirschten - November 29, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Today I am thankful for modern medicine.ReplyCancel

  • Tish Murphy - November 29, 2012 - 7:08 am

    I am grateful for my family and friends – they have all been so supportive of my painting endeavors.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Grateful for my artist friends who share their talents by supporting local art organizations, by teaching, by coaching other artists in their endeavors!

    Laetitia BordenReplyCancel

  • amy donahue - November 29, 2012 - 6:55 am

    grateful for ideas! so many ideas of what to paint today. can’t wait to start.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - November 29, 2012 - 6:43 am

    I’m truly grateful you have taken the time this month to bring to your readers such a rich collection of enlightening and entertaining words of wisdom. You are a gifted writer as well as a gifted artist! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • baciocco1 - November 29, 2012 - 6:38 am

    Wow…grateful for your amazing post today. Going to share! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 6:27 am

    Today more than many others, I am grateful that my coworker will be back from vacation tomorrow. It has been a very long 2 weeks with each of my teammates being out a week. Starting tomorrow I will begin working on MY clients requests again! (For this I’m sure THEY will be grateful) thank you, Monica AvilaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 6:27 am

    I am grateful for life and health today as every day, as well as the beauty of simple things such as sunshine, cats, abundant and yummy food, time to enjoy it all, and loving friends.
    Arleen TurzoReplyCancel

  • Debra Bryant - November 29, 2012 - 6:06 am

    Today I am grateful for the inspirations in the “to do list”….gems of wisdom, particularly this quote from Wayne Dyer, “the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives”. This is definitely one to live by always.ReplyCancel

  • Durinda Cheek, Fine Artist - November 29, 2012 - 6:01 am

    Today I am grateful for…
    my art buds who travel on adventures with me sharing new sights and new cultures. They make the experiences so much fun. Thanks art pals!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - November 29, 2012 - 5:45 am

    Grateful to an amazing To Do List…love this! Up early to head to art school and grateful for all the ones who make that possible, mainly husband Dave. Also grateful for mentor, Jim, who says he is just guiding me while I push myself but it sure has made a difference in how far I have come. Grateful he is so giving in sharing all the Quang Ho lessons from his own workshop with Quang…love learning to paint just in light and shadow. Connecting all the shadows together to get pattern is amazing and the edges are so interesting. Love learning and in the end most grateful to be able to do that.ReplyCancel

  • Twinkle Nelson - November 29, 2012 - 5:40 am

    I’m grateful to be sitting here waiting for the sun to rise over the Atlantic knowing my loved ones are still asleep and safe.ReplyCancel

  • Unknown - November 29, 2012 - 5:20 am

    I am grateful I have been able to share in all this inspiration. It has helped to motivate me to look forward from my life and try to find more outlets for my artwork. Teresa, San DiegoReplyCancel

  • Karla - November 29, 2012 - 5:06 am

    Today I am grateful for you and your gratitude adventure. What a great inspiring way to start the day.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 4:54 am

    Extraordinary selection of quotations today!
    Thank you, Dreama – and for your inspirational thoughts/words as well. November weather where I live is usually pretty dreary, but this year,
    thanks to you, Dreama, I don’t want the month to be over! Cheers!

  • Bruce Bingham - November 29, 2012 - 4:20 am

    This has been such an inspirational journey. Some of these things are sticking with me,helping me play my best game on all levels. Thank you Dreama for introducing me to Seth Godin, his quote-
    “The way to get unstuck is to start down the wrong path, right now.”- really speaks to me. It applies to my painting and procrastinating about my painting as much as anything. Quang Ho says-“the only mistake you can make in a painting is not to make a decision at all.” All such great advice that I would never know without the Internet. Grateful!


  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 4:17 am

    I am truly grateful to my mentors who help me along my spiritual path. I feel such joy and delight in my life now.
    Alma MarshallReplyCancel

  • KarenMarie - November 29, 2012 - 3:50 am

    I am thankful today for my Thursday morning art group – The Exe Artists, and what helps me to prepare, before i go, are the quiet minutes and solitude once my children have gone off to school.
    I am extremely grateful for Dreama’s blog this month and the completely inspiring quotes and pieces of writing.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 3:48 am

    Today I’m grateful for all the people who work hard to bring me my morning coffee. Growers, pickers, processors, tasters, shippers, wholesalers, retailers, Dairy Farmers, Dairy workers, government control agents, people who design the coffee machines and kettles and bring the electricity to my home etc., and lastly myself … Barista extraordinaire. Ahhhhh there’s nothing like that first cup of coffee for the day. Sea DeanReplyCancel

  • Debra Wenlock - November 29, 2012 - 3:18 am

    Today I’m grateful for the portrait painting class that I will attend this morning. 3 hours of painting from a live model, with a wonderfully enthusiastic tutor and a very talented group of artists. It’s always inspiring and a great boost to my love of painting faces!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Adler - November 29, 2012 - 3:05 am

    I am grateful for the still of the night.ReplyCancel

  • it"s me - November 29, 2012 - 2:53 am

    I am great for quiet moments of solitude.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Grillo Laird - November 29, 2012 - 1:55 am

    great post today! I’ve been thinking the last few days how grateful I am for all the artists who share their knowledge and insights and light the way for artists traveling the same road.ReplyCancel

  • M. J. Muir - November 29, 2012 - 1:53 am

    Today I am grateful for my sweet little dog Maggie who brightens every day with her sweet disposition. She makes strangers smile on the street. She loves people, grass, tree trunks, leaves, other dogs, postmen, strangers who smile at her, chasing her ball, her chew bones, sweet bell pepper treats, romaine lettuce leaves and I guess she loves just about everything. And I am grateful that she came into my life.ReplyCancel

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  • Joan Terrell Art - November 30, 2012 - 9:45 am

    Yay! This was fun and congrats to Mary!
    I am grateful for gentle souls like Clarissa Pinkola Estes who has carried on her family heritage in the role of the storyteller. You will be grateful, too, if you listen to her audio rendition of The Red Shoes. One Christmas, after listening to Dr. Estes, I bought an ornament that was a sparkly red shoe. I still have it today to remind me!
    Joan TerrellReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - November 29, 2012 - 11:22 pm

    I am grateful for ANDREA BOCELLI, who has a voice sent from Heaven. How lucky I have been to hear him live in concert. Goose bumps, happy tears, clapping until my hands hurt…. It’s amazing to hear his and the voices of other talented artists. What joy they bring!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 7:48 pm

    I am grateful for a house full of grandkids to decorate my tree. A tradition I started some 27 years ago. We meet every 1st Sunday in Dec. and where ever the ornaments land they stay!! When they were all small, there were none on top. Just clusters at the bottom. As I gazed, it brought many smiles. Cherish the moments. Hallie Brunson.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - November 29, 2012 - 11:20 am

    I’m grateful for a warm home and a soft place for my kids to land and feel safe & secure! Linda, NevadaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:29 am

    Grateful to be able to see the beauty of the world around me.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 29, 2012 - 9:26 am

    Grateful to be able to see the beauty of the world around me.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Williams - November 29, 2012 - 9:09 am

    Loved your comments today. I used to watch the Andy Griffith Show with my mom. My husband and I still watch it. It always makes me smile. I’m thankful that there are still some good, wholesome shows on TV. At this time of the year I anjoy watching movies on The Hallmark Channel. It’s become a bit of a tradition for me.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - November 29, 2012 - 9:04 am

    I am grateful for everyday. Each day I am blessed to be able to grow in faith, be kind, be humble and thankful.ReplyCancel

  • A Time For Art - November 29, 2012 - 7:55 am

    that was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:53 pm

    I am thankful for the lovely sunshine and shadows I enjoyed today while driving through the countryside, and the gorgeous moon I saw as it was rising this evening. Two feasts for the eyes!
    Lin HaaksmaReplyCancel

  • Jazzenjoy - November 28, 2012 - 10:49 pm

    My son just asked me to paint a commissioned painting for his scout troop to give to their scoutmaster who is retiring. What a wonderful compliment! It made my day.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 10:48 pm

    I am grateful for all the things my grandmothers shared with me, including sewing and cooking – every time I see certain recipes or buttons, I remember them as though I saw them yesterday – although it has been many years since they passed away. I hope that I (and maybe my artwork) will have such an impact on my children and grandchildren.
    Karen GiffordReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - November 28, 2012 - 10:41 pm

    I’m grateful for quiet!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    I am thankful my husband and I traveled from home and back again safely.
    Brenda GibbsReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    I am grateful for the beauty all around me. It is exciting to step outside in the morning and to discover the colour of the sky and how it affects the colour of the bay I live near. It is ever-changing.
    Arlene M, OntarioReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Hester - November 28, 2012 - 10:09 pm

    I am greatfulReplyCancel

  • cardinal - November 28, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    I am grateful for my client who really really like the painting I created for her!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    I am grateful for this month of gratitude and Dreama’s writings all year long. Her inspiration and generosity are truly a blessing that bring joy to everyone fortunate enough to receive her daily writings.

    Judith BReplyCancel

  • Judy Beck Lobos - November 28, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    I’m thankful for you and your posts Dreama!!ReplyCancel

  • MDS - November 28, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    I am grateful for you thinking these wonderful thoughts!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne - November 28, 2012 - 9:34 pm

    I am grateful just to be me!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Cook - November 28, 2012 - 8:52 pm

    You have no idea how much I needed this post today. So I’m thankful for you, and that you wrote this. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 7:59 pm

    So thankful to be retired and can do what I need to without deadlines. vicki morganReplyCancel

  • NeeNee - November 28, 2012 - 7:47 pm

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He is always there for me, and does so many thoughtful things every day – without me even asking.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen A. - November 28, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    Today I was witnessing a beautiful gentle snow fall. It brought such peace to me in that instant. I went out to feel it and just gaze and listen to the sound of it.
    Very grateful for this first snowfall of our Christmas season. That cold fresh air was invigorating. It left amazing abstract patterns of white on the ground. How wonderful life’s journey is.ReplyCancel

  • Starr Hull - November 28, 2012 - 7:16 pm

    I am thankful that you share your beautiful paintings with each of us each day. I am also thankful the weather will be cooperating for our Light Up Night on Friday night.ReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn - November 28, 2012 - 7:06 pm

    Thankful for a quiet evening with my husband and dogs.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette - November 28, 2012 - 6:47 pm

    Today I’m grateful that I have snow tires on the car, so I didn’t slide all over the road on the drive home.ReplyCancel

  • Myra Patin - November 28, 2012 - 6:27 pm

    Grateful for my husband who is an attorney and who is willing and able to help our kids with unexpected legal problems that they would otherwise not be able to afford.
    Myra Patin
    Colorado Springs, COReplyCancel

  • Martha Morris - November 28, 2012 - 6:00 pm

    I am thankful for experienced artists who so lovingly share their talent, and encouragement with inexperienced artists who long to learn.ReplyCancel

  • Joy - November 28, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    I am grateful today that a friend has recovered well from his operation to remove a brain tumour which took place yesterday.ReplyCancel

  • Gail Storti - November 28, 2012 - 5:11 pm

    I LOVE your “Dreamin of a White Catmiss” painting! Really reminds me of how many blessing I have and how thankful I am for every one of them.ReplyCancel

  • Susan in Texas - November 28, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    Grateful for time to write. And for time to talk about it with friends.ReplyCancel

  • Kikiblanca - November 28, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    Your post brought back memories. Watching those Same Andy Griffith reruns with my Dad and listening to music of his youth were special times with we shared. I am grateful to have had those special moments with him.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Collins - November 28, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    I am grateful that God has given me good health and can continue to enjoy my PASSION!ReplyCancel

  • Paulette - November 28, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    I’m grateful for my 2 dogs, who are a constant source of happiness and laughter.They would love the “Dreamin of a White Catmiss” painting today, probably not for the same reason I do, but it would make them happy just to bark and bark and bark!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    Ah yes JOY. Wouldn’t the world be a wonderful place if we were all more joyous? Today I spent a day with a friend of 30 years. She did nothing but bitch all day long. When I finally turned around and half jokingly told her to shut up she gave me a big tirade about how depressing and annoying I was to be around. Wow! And I thought I was the one miserable around her. So today I’m thankful for having a friend who feels comfortable enough with me to be miserable, complain and yell and still be good friends. Sea DeanReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    I am grateful for life and health today as every day, and also for a poem by Susan Hertel I recently read that helped me know a kindred spirit.
    Arleen TurzoReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - November 28, 2012 - 3:20 pm

    I am grateful for “God-cidences.”ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 2:43 pm

    Today I am grateful for my hot cup of coffee and an almond bar to go with it while I watch the
    wind and rain out the window. Cozy!
    Lori Anderson, Folsom CAReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    I forgot to say that when my Grandson was small we avoided so many tv shows but always looked forward to watching Andy Griffith shows.So I am grateful that those fine life ideas are still around and many of us choose to listen to the shows that affirm goodness. Thankful for good things. Judith WeissReplyCancel

  • Toni - November 28, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    Today I am grateful for books that transport me to a different time and place.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 2:21 pm

    I am so glad to be at the comment site!!

    All of the inspirational messages have been so uplifting and joyful. I have a little silver ring that says Love Life on the outside and Be Brave on the inside. In our search for joy sometimes it just arrives as a whisper or breath of air. So Love Life!! Judith WeissReplyCancel

  • Kathy Johnson - November 28, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    I am so happy that I will have a chance to pass along some of my art the the next generation and the one after that. I enjoy giving some of my artwork to my children and grandchildren when they really like a piece.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    Yes Dreama, tapped into our reason for our art, it is a legacy for others to enjoy long after we are gone. It seems so simple but I just never thought of it that way. Today I’m thankful for my oil paintings touching the future generations. Nancy PirosReplyCancel

  • Linda Nickles - November 28, 2012 - 1:54 pm

    I am grateful for my family and good friends, who brighten my life, and help me when I’m down.ReplyCancel

  • June - November 28, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    You’ve got such an incredibly special and powerful way with words, Dreama. Today’s post touched me, once again, so very deeply – I found myself welling up with tears while reading it. As you told of you and your dad watching ‘Andy Griffith’ reruns, and the comfort and laughter they gave you against the background of a heavier reality, brought to mind memories of my beloved dad, as well. How he introduced me to jazz music by taking me to jazz clubs and us listening to his jazz records together – specifically, Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk, and also soul music. He loved Philly soul music (he was originally from Philadelphia) – he took me to see so many soul bands when I was a kid. And he signed me up for guitar lessons, piano lessons, flute lessons and even clarinet lessons (he played clarinet and sax when he was a young man).

    He shared his deep love of and for all music and specifically jazz and soul music, with me, and now, all these years later, whenever I listen to jazz or soul records, it takes me back to a truly happy, blissful time in my (much) younger life. All I need do is put on Miles’ classic, legendary ‘Kind of Blue’ LP, and my dad and I are right there – together – loving and feeling that amazing music.

    I am grateful for those memories – those very special memories. And grateful to the music that brings thos special memories back to me, as if only from moments ago, rather than yearss or even decades ago. Mostly, I am grateful to and for my beloved father. He is even closer to me now, and closer to and within my heart, even though he too left this earthly realm many years ago.

    Thank you, Dreama, for reminding me of the Higher Good.


  • Unknown - November 28, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    Grateful to see a piece of your soul reflected in your art everyday, dear friend. Teresa, San DiegoReplyCancel

  • Mary Kosary - November 28, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    Iam grateful for the ability to communicate with others thru the internet.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - November 28, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Gratefully, I have fond memories of The Andy Griffth Show and all of the laughs that our family shared. Laughter opens the heart. Today I will laugh more. A struggle to get through to you today. Thankfully I did.ReplyCancel

  • Rose McCauley - November 28, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    I’m grateful for the joy of the Lord which is my strength!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    So grateful for an unscheduled day! Rare and precious.Dianne HarrisonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    I am grateful for the magic of the holiday season, taking time to decorate, to paint to the music of old holiday songs, to find joy in the simple pleasures of life. Paula Riley, Walnut CreekReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    The question is, why is gratitude so difficult to feel. Why do we allow the negative so much power over our lives. And if the negative brings so much angst, why do we feed it. Gratify now, not later. Gratitude should be the first emotion of the day – yet it happens so rarely.
    Fran C. San FranciscoReplyCancel

  • julie harris - November 28, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    Grateful for the beautiful full moon shining on the desert mountains and that we get to see such beautiful things.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    Hi Dreama,

    I loved todays writing. It reminded me that I have much to be grateful for, and that I should share myself with others. I was specially grateful for your sharing about your Dad. For the first part of my life, I held everything in and did not share, but after losing my wife and eventually going through analysis, I was able to share with my Dad and it was very liberating. At least when he died, he knew that I loved him, and I knew that he loved me.


  • Susan Costa - November 28, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    I am grateful for eyes that can see not just the beauty of things around me but also see the beauty in another soul. SueReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Wilson - November 28, 2012 - 12:34 pm

    Today I’m grateful for feeling better. Being sick is no fun.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.”
    (minor myers jr)
    Grateful for the good…. Etta HermannReplyCancel

  • Dorothy Dumond - November 28, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    I am grateful for fond Christmas memories. I began a painting yesterday, using Christmas treasures I retrieved from the attic. What a joy to paint these things!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - November 28, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    I love your blues so much I want to live in them!ReplyCancel

  • Art World - November 28, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    you, you, you! So grateful for YOU! Without you I wouldn’t enjoy all of Eddie’s Escapades, the lovely floral paintings and trips to Italy. Thank you so much. -gigiReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    Yes Dreama, tapped into our reason for our art, it is a legacy for others to enjoy long after we are gone. It seems so simple but I just never thought of it that way. Today I’m thankful for my oil paintings touching the future generations. Nancy PirosReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Thanks again for my wonderful husband – made the dreams i didn’t know i had come true

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:54 am

    I am thankful for smiles and a sense of humor. They are essential at this time in my life when my husband is dying. I can forget for a moment. My children give me smiles and plenty to smile about. This is a wonderful life and a wonderful gift.
    Carol BarbianReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:51 am

    Yes Dreama, tapped into our reason for our art, it is a legacy for others to enjoy long after we are gone. It seems so simple but I just never thought of it that way. Today I’m thankful for my oil paintings touching the future generations. Nancy PirosReplyCancel

  • Debra - November 28, 2012 - 11:50 am

    I am grateful for today, and every day that follows.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:49 am

    Today I am grateful for our good health over 70. My husband plays golf three times a week and I do a lot of gardening. Life is good!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:49 am

    I am grateful for your writings and beautiful art, Dreama! So glad I found your website. It brings joy to my day.
    Carol MorrisReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Today, I am grateful for the time I have to play music and to paint. Oh, what fun!

    Carol ArgueReplyCancel

  • Dana - November 28, 2012 - 11:43 am

    I am so grateful for the rain falling over us today. Our reservoirs need filling, hopefully without flooding!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Tracy - November 28, 2012 - 11:42 am

    Today I’m thankful that every morning is a gift of new possibilities and new beginnings.ReplyCancel

  • Addie Hirschten - November 28, 2012 - 11:37 am

    Today I am thankful for the kid who just drew me a house. Gifts like these are hard to beat.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Romanovsky - November 28, 2012 - 11:33 am

    I am thankful for having dinner last evening with an old friend and catching up on life with her.ReplyCancel

  • Pat Washington - November 28, 2012 - 11:20 am

    I am grateful for the chocolate cake we had last night at my son’s birthday party. OMG, it was so good. I’m even more grateful for my son. He’s a wonderful artist.ReplyCancel

  • Joan Terrell Art - November 28, 2012 - 11:18 am

    I am grateful to know about the writings of Ralph Waldo Trine and that I was able to get a free Kindle copy of two of his books. Don’t know if they were free because I am a Prime member of not, but I’ll be grateful for $0.00 any day. So, Dreama, thank you for the gift!
    Joan TerrellReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:16 am

    I am thankful for an old friendship that has just been renewed. It is such a joy to catch up. JaniceReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:09 am

    I am grateful for all the people who accept me as I am.
    Lorraine KendelReplyCancel

  • Sonia Kane - November 28, 2012 - 11:04 am

    I am thankful that I FINALLY feel good about how to answer the question, “What do you do?” when given only 10 seconds in an elevator. It only took me a year of contemplating 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Rene' - November 28, 2012 - 11:02 am

    I’m grateful for the opportunity to have lunch with friends. After all, it’s the people in our lives who really matter.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 11:02 am

    So grateful for the color white…. pristine snow, clean white sheets and towels, baby diapers, wave foam crashing on the beach, white linen tablecloths, white Christmas candles, perfectly-shaped white mixing bowls, white picket fences, white doves…..need I say more?

    Dee EisenbarthReplyCancel

  • Dianne Kern - November 28, 2012 - 10:54 am

    I am grateful for a rainy day where i can paint and prepare Corn Chowder Soup. If i want a little exercise break in thevafternoon I will go to Zumba class. Life is good!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila Tansey - November 28, 2012 - 10:53 am

    What a lovely post Dreama. Thank you. I have always felt that behind my intentions is that purpose of a greater good… something larger that whatever it is I create or do. I am grateful for that!ReplyCancel

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  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 10:31 am

    I am grateful for my grandson. We took him to the mall yesterday and he said hi to a lot of people from his stroller and made a lot of people smile and say hi back.
    Barb KrellReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Quinn Bolduc - November 28, 2012 - 10:28 am

    So grateful for the warm fire and the popcorn popping and to read all of these beautiful comments from fellow artists and friends of Dreama, who is to be given an eternal thank you for all of her incredible gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Rae - November 28, 2012 - 10:21 am

    My husband died unexpectedly in September-I am grateful for every minute of the 39 years we had together and our three wonderful kids and for the sustaining power of art.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - November 28, 2012 - 10:18 am

    I am grateful for the education class that my doctor sent me to. It has been so helpful to me and the people are wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 10:17 am

    I am grateful that I have survived another semester – one step closer to my Master’s Degree. (I’m in my 50’s…better late than never.) This semester, I learned about Japanese Shibori fabric dying techniques – just expanding my creative repertoire and so grateful to have the opportunity! S. SimpsonReplyCancel

  • Linda - November 28, 2012 - 10:15 am

    I’m grateful for a day spent painting and time spent with my cousin who as we grew up got to spend a lot of time with. It was a good day! Linda, NevadaReplyCancel

  • Barb Benik - November 28, 2012 - 10:13 am

    I am grateful to have finished a painting this week. Now, on to the next one!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 10:09 am

    Today I am grateful for all the information on the internet about health issues and how to overcome them.
    Linda WhiteReplyCancel

  • Patty Haynes - November 28, 2012 - 10:06 am

    I am thankful for my house on the beach-the beauty, the smells, the sounds, the light,the friendships renewed there. It’s for sell now so I am thankful for all the years I have had there.ReplyCancel

  • FCP - November 28, 2012 - 10:00 am

    #28…watching the big yellow moon sink below the horizon this morning.
    faye christian phillipsReplyCancel

  • Lisa Couper - November 28, 2012 - 9:58 am

    It’s a beautiful sunrise. The house is warm. The coffee is hot.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Leeder - November 28, 2012 - 9:54 am

    I am grateful that we live within driving distance of Ainsworth Hotsprings, as tomorrow we plan to spend the day there, soaking up the beauty of the mountains and recharging our batteries.ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - November 28, 2012 - 9:53 am

    I am ever-so-grateful that my Blackberry contract is finally over and that I bought a new iPhone…..which I’ve been wanting the whole time I had the Blackberry, which was waaay too techie for me!!! I hope this doesn’t sound obnoxious. It’s not meant that way. I’m just so thrilled to be learning ‘all things techie’ that I just wanted to share with all of you who can do all that stuff automatically!

    Today’s post is, of course, right on the money…..AGAIN! I have always known/believed in a ‘higher power’, which in my case is God, and I’ve also always known that He has a muuuuch better plan for me than anything I ‘plan’ for myself. Dreama, I’ve loved this month, along with so many others and God bless you for sharing this wonderful adventure.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:51 am

    Today I am thankful for being a part of this gratitude adventure, sunny skies, good friends,God’s unfailing love, my wonderful studio and some free time to paint in it!
    Charlotte StewartReplyCancel

  • C-Rae - November 28, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Grateful for being alive!

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:43 am

    I am grateful for the inspiration to paint a perfect pet portrait for my hubby’s birthday….painting a subject you love for someone you love is “joy” for sure!

    Cathy JReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:34 am

    I am grateful for red headed woodpecker and the nuthatch that visited my yard. Nothing like the beauty of nature.
    Dana BurtonReplyCancel

  • SCCatlover - November 28, 2012 - 9:28 am

    I am grateful to have found painting again after so many years and sharing that gift with others by painting their pets.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Today I am grateful for our grandchildren,
    Beth StewartReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:24 am

    I am grateful for new friends made early this week. Cindy KReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - November 28, 2012 - 9:21 am

    Today I am thankful that God has blessed me in so many ways.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:18 am

    Today I am thankful for good health. So many live with pain every day or are dealing with extreme medical issues that suck the hope away. Sue vanTReplyCancel

  • Barbara Ray - November 28, 2012 - 9:15 am

    For this wonderful day, such a gift, I’m thankfulReplyCancel

  • raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com - November 28, 2012 - 9:13 am

    My Wednesday day of thanks is for the warmth of my lovely house. The weather outside is BRRRR!
    I am so thankful for warm clothes and a heater.

  • Cathye - November 28, 2012 - 9:13 am

    “Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.” Annie Dillard

    My gratitude is that art/painting is always on my mind even on those days when I never get to my studio (the kitchen island) to paint.
    This afternoon I have high hopes to do so.ReplyCancel

  • Dana Barbieri - November 28, 2012 - 9:11 am

    I love that painting! So cute. I was wondering why nothing was coming to my inbox! Today (everyday) I am grateful for the hugs and kisses from my kids!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:10 am

    Grateful from SUNSHINE today after a few cloudy days – we have shadows and colors anew!
    Sue LepschReplyCancel

  • Lori Goggans - November 28, 2012 - 9:08 am

    Grateful for your time given to others! You and this site ate a joy to my day!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 9:04 am

    I am grateful for my husband, who lets me cry on his shoulder without his having to say or do anything. He just holds me. I “taught” him this 23 years ago; I am grateful that he took it to heart and never forgot.
    Veronica CareyReplyCancel

  • Pattie Wall - November 28, 2012 - 9:01 am

    Occasionally I run into OLD friends from 40 some years ago and unbeknownst to me, they have a piece of my art, and tell me that it still hangs on their wall and they enjoy it. Interesting – connects right with what you are writing here, Dreama. Thanks.
    Today I am thankful for my granddaughter, Scarlett who is 5 now, but who has brought me joy to the ends of the earth…love her.ReplyCancel

  • Connie Cuthbertson - November 28, 2012 - 8:59 am

    This is part of a poem that I wrote recently that says it all for me.

    Now I have learned your secret
    To begin to live this life anew
    One must open up your heart
    To see all life has offered you

    Drift calmly in your thoughts
    Breathe deeply, you will see
    Appreciate each moment
    That’s been given you to be

    Connie CuthbertsonReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bowron - November 28, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Grateful for the reminder that this artistic talent isn’t about me at all, it is really a vehicle to be able to serve others.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Oliver - November 28, 2012 - 8:51 am

    I am grateful for the power of a kind word and smile…free and powerful.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Morrow - November 28, 2012 - 8:47 am

    I am thankful for the sunshine on this cold frosty morning.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 8:43 am

    I am grateful for the perfect healing of my Mom after having a TIA this past weekend. I know as I write this, she is perfect, whole and complete. Thank you God! Sylviana Schanefelt

  • Maggie - November 28, 2012 - 8:39 am

    I’m thankful for the quotes you share with us. So many times they are just the spirit boost I need. And, I love your Eddies as well as your art work!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 8:38 am

    How lovely to be reminded that my life matters, has meaning. GayleReplyCancel

  • Marcia - November 28, 2012 - 8:37 am

    I am grateful for the many blessings I have. My husband, children, home, friends, I could go on and on…ReplyCancel

  • Nora Mackin - November 28, 2012 - 8:34 am

    I am thankful and happy today that once again I can begin to decorate the house for ChristmasReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 8:31 am

    I am grateful for the kindergarten child that wanted to sing a song. Then with complete abandon she sang loudly as she made up her own song. I want to learn to paint with that same abandonment. Linda WillReplyCancel

  • LeAnn - November 28, 2012 - 8:28 am

    Grateful for believing in the true message of the upcoming season.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Broussard - November 28, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Today I am grateful for time spent with good friends.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie Phillips - November 28, 2012 - 8:22 am

    It is such a wonderful feeling when I get a letter from a collector telling me how much joy my painting brings! I am so grateful for them!ReplyCancel

  • DLPBR - November 28, 2012 - 8:22 am

    Grateful for all the hustle and bustle this time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 8:21 am

    I am grateful for my friends and a wonderful dinner we shared last night!
    Sue TaylorReplyCancel

  • Candace Brancik - November 28, 2012 - 8:21 am

    Mayberry RFD… used to LOVE that show! Thanks for bringing that memory back 🙂 Today I am thankful for God leading me on the right path, as I have prayed, through my very good friends, whom I love, and shall also be forever thankful for.ReplyCancel

  • Bulldog Pottery - November 28, 2012 - 8:13 am

    I am thankful that I have a place to take drawing classes near by where I live. Something I have been wanting to do for a long time.ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - November 28, 2012 - 8:11 am

    Today I am grateful to be able to start on a painting of my youngest grandson’s soccer team. It will be a Christmas present for him.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 8:10 am

    I am thankful for competent, caring physicians such as the ophthalmologist who will be examining the beautiful blue eyes of my autistic daughter this morning.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Morris - November 28, 2012 - 8:06 am

    I am grateful for my morning ritual of coffee while reading my favorite artist blogs. It’s the highlight of my day!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - November 28, 2012 - 8:03 am

    I’m grateful for all the comforts I have in my home, grateful for family and friends. I live in a wonderful time and place.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - November 28, 2012 - 7:56 am

    It is always a kick to watch reruns of shows from my childhood…Leave it to Beaver and the Brady Bunch were two of my favorites growing up. Too bad I can no longer watch them while eating Twinkies like the old days 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 7:56 am

    I am grateful that I will be able to spend time with my grandchildren this evening.
    Pat KreppertReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 7:55 am

    I am grateful for the opportunity to show kindness and be helpful to others.
    Carol HickersonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 7:53 am

    Ah! Reflecting back on a simpler life when watching your video of the Andy Griffith show. Yep those were the days. I am grateful for the idea of simplicity. It still can happen, but WE need to make it happen. With the use of all electronic items, we have lost the ability to live life simply. My prayer today is to try and live this ideal!
    patty obrienReplyCancel

  • Terri L. West - November 28, 2012 - 7:50 am

    I am grateful for the gift of peace in my heart this morning!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Fiorello - November 28, 2012 - 7:46 am

    I’m grateful for the past decade that I have been able to experience as a full time artist. It was 10 years ago in Dec. that I left the corporate world after 20 years, to pursue my passion for painting full time. I am grateful for the opportunity to do that, all that I have learned, the beautiful places I traveled to paint, and all the students, collectors , art partners and fellow artists I’ve gotten to know along the way that have helped me succeed in a whole new life..ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Holdwick - November 28, 2012 - 7:43 am

    I am thankful for the beautiful sunshine on this cold, cold morning.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - November 28, 2012 - 7:28 am

    I’m grateful for the generosity in this world.ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Ann Sanborn - November 28, 2012 - 7:20 am

    So thankful that you’ve done this month of gratitude. Reading it has brought both tears and smiles through the month and some deep thought too.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - November 28, 2012 - 7:15 am

    I am Thankful that there is a Bigger plan and a Bigger picture for our lives and that we can touch eternity when we create art!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Sweet - November 28, 2012 - 7:14 am

    At this time of year I am grateful for my choir friends who will make a joyful noise, with our Cantata, to celebrate the birth of Christ with our church family and friendsReplyCancel

  • Maggie Flatley - November 28, 2012 - 7:12 am

    Thankful for finding a way.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Hailey Randall - November 28, 2012 - 7:05 am

    I am thankful that my friend, Gary, cleaned up my cranky computer so that I can now connect with friends and view what other artist are doing. The artwork of others inspires me.ReplyCancel

  • Tish Murphy - November 28, 2012 - 7:02 am

    I am thankful for your day 28 gratitude post…it is important to stop and think about the bigger picture and the higher power.ReplyCancel

  • Ann Baldwin - November 28, 2012 - 6:56 am

    Thank you Dreama for the very powerful & inspirational post . I’m grateful for all the inspirational & supportive mentors & spirit guides who fill my life with positive energy & keep me headed in the right direction ~ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 6:54 am

    I am grateful for the joy that other artist work has brought me.
    Marilyn TroutmanReplyCancel

  • Lyn - November 28, 2012 - 6:54 am

    Today I am thankful for all the people who have unselfishly influenced my life….Most all of them unaware of their gift to me.ReplyCancel

  • mmorris1@columbus.rr.com - November 28, 2012 - 6:46 am

    Yes missed your mail yesterday. I am thankful for the goodness of others and their presence in my life.ReplyCancel

  • baciocco1 - November 28, 2012 - 6:45 am

    I am grateful for the reminder to “allow”…I need those! I’m also grateful for a little flattery – someone who came to look at my house asked my realtor if I am an artist!ReplyCancel

  • Durinda Cheek, Fine Artist - November 28, 2012 - 6:44 am

    I am grateful for…
    the artists who have been my mentors and teachers. I am also grateful for the artists throughout history whose works are preserved in museums and books for us to study. Not all were appreciated during their lifetime, but they live on as inspirations for us today.ReplyCancel

  • Debra Bryant - November 28, 2012 - 6:34 am

    Today I am grateful for your insights on the “higher good”. I had always considered my personal “higher good” as the learning, growing, developing part of my art, but I will be thinking beyond the evolution, and consider more, the “higher good”, which is totally out of my hands. Thanks Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • amy donahue - November 28, 2012 - 6:34 am

    i’m thankful for the sunny forecast for today. maybe it’ll be a good painting day!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie Leatherwood - November 28, 2012 - 6:28 am

    Grateful for good friends who always come through when needed 😉ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Rose Smith - November 28, 2012 - 6:02 am

    I am grateful for vintage television shows. They remain timeless and relevant today. Children can watch them and laugh …just clean fun!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 5:59 am

    grateful for my grandchildren today and every day. Jaquelin PerryReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 5:54 am

    Grateful for a mundane thing — that the washing machine which “died” mid-cycle has been resuscitated – at no cost! And for last night’s snow, NOT received as mundane. (I love snow.)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - November 28, 2012 - 5:44 am

    Grateful for the Loomis Drawing books. Andrew Loomis wrote them back in the 50’s and they are still relevant and amazing today. Have loved working on drawing with vintage good ole’ books. Loved this post and that made me think of the Loomis books. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • FCP - November 28, 2012 - 10:03 am

      Yes, Kathy, aren’t they great? I’m sure he had no idea how many would be inspired by his books in the decades to follow.ReplyCancel

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  • Karla - November 28, 2012 - 5:24 am

    Today I am grateful that you allowed grace for those of us who didn’t get your mail yesterday!ReplyCancel

  • Bruce Bingham - November 28, 2012 - 5:10 am

    Barney always made me giggle! Thanks for the laugh.
    Sometimes I feel like I get behind and sometimes I feel like I get ahead of myself. I have to pause and trust Divine Right Timing and remind myself I am exactly where I need to be in every moment. Ahhhh. Big breath.ReplyCancel

  • KarenMarie - November 28, 2012 - 4:19 am

    I like it! All i need to do is keep showing up – and the higher good will take care of the rest. Brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Roseanne Campagna - November 28, 2012 - 3:28 am

    Speaking of ‘good’. I am grateful to have a way of making a choice whenever I have a difficult decision to make. I say a little prayer to be guided to the choice that will bring about the ‘greater’ good.ReplyCancel

  • Luvmyart - November 28, 2012 - 3:27 am

    I am thankful to my sweet family who love me
    and my.painting. they are so supportive of my growing talent, and cheer me on.ReplyCancel

  • Luvmyart - November 28, 2012 - 3:27 am

    I am thankful to my sweet family who love me
    and my.painting. they are so supportive of my growing talent, and cheer me on.ReplyCancel

  • Luvmyart - November 28, 2012 - 3:27 am

    I am thankful to my sweet family who love me
    and my.painting. they are so supportive of my growing talent, and cheer me on.ReplyCancel

  • Luvmyart - November 28, 2012 - 3:26 am

    I am thankful to my sweet family who love me
    and my.painting. they are so supportive of my growing talent, and cheer me on.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 2:15 am

    I am so thankful for the wonderful people at Smitten with Kittens. They seem to never say no to any stray kitten who finds himself without a home. They take them in, give them medical attention and find them foster homes until that wonderful furever home shows up. Thank you Monica AvilaReplyCancel

  • julie harris - November 28, 2012 - 1:51 am

    grateful for the joy of so many wonderful things in life…full moon, sun air and gooey oil paintReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 1:11 am

    I will be grateful if I post this comment accurately.Ginger jepsonReplyCancel

  • Evelyn Oldroyd - November 28, 2012 - 12:46 am

    I am grateful for a loving, laughing family who support my efforts as I “show up” every day paintbrush in hand. Thank you for the great insights.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:28 am

    Grateful for your blog and insights, Dreama— and yes, the ripple effect of blessings is
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“Morning Glow in the Village”     JOY Does it exist inside or outside  ourselves? Can we choose it or does it simply overtake us? Is it in things, experiences, relationships? Like a good mystery, the answers are there for each of us. It is the clues we must uncover. When do we experience joy? […]

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  • sharon g - November 30, 2012 - 7:42 pm

    Your paintings inspire!!! I have registered for a workshop in August and am SO excited to learn from you. Have a wonderful, blessed holiday season.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    Thankful for friends that do not disappoint, and grateful for peace of mind& the colors YOU bring into our lives!!

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 11:12 am

    As always I am grateful that I found you and that you prompted each one of us to search within our hearts and realize how much we have to be thankful for! It was a wonderful thing for you to do. Bless your beautiful mind! Pat SteedleReplyCancel

  • Sherry Pierce Thurner - November 30, 2012 - 10:12 am

    I’m grateful, after years of teaching, to have many former teacher friends who are joyous, energetic, and possessed of all sorts of kills they continue to be willing to share.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 30, 2012 - 9:09 am

    I am headed to a service for my artist friend who passed away on Tuesday. I am so grateful that I knew her. She had such a positive,kind,creative soul. Her beautiful paintings will live on…RIP my dear friend Mare….Diane HowardReplyCancel

  • Lynne Wogan - November 30, 2012 - 8:50 am

    Grateful for all the many opportunities for fun and sharing during the holiday season.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - November 29, 2012 - 11:36 pm

    I am grateful for the wonderful posts all month. What food for thought. We are as full from these words of wisdom as we are after our Thanksgiving meal. Thank you, Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Rose McCauley - November 29, 2012 - 11:42 am

    I am grateful for all the wonderful truths you have shared with us this month, esp. the one by Michael Beckwith:
    ..take the brakes off, throw away the rearview mirror that only sees the past, and live the life you were destined for. You are here to become free and live a life of excellence at all levels. And the world will be better for this because one man, one woman, said “yes” to their soul-character and dared to reach for the unreachable star, to live in the impossible dream.
    ~Michael Beckwith

  • Susan Williams - November 29, 2012 - 9:06 am

    I am thankful that my good friend Margaret received good news from her doctor. They were afraid she would have to have heart surgery, but instead it was just a chemical imbalance. She has been through so much and still manages to enjoy life. Such an inspriation.ReplyCancel

  • Twinkle Nelson - November 29, 2012 - 5:52 am

    I’m grateful for all the artists I met in the wonderful little community of Bluffton SC. What kind, sharing people. Can’t wait to go back.ReplyCancel

  • Jazzenjoy - November 28, 2012 - 11:01 pm

    I’m going to really miss reading your writings Dreama and all the comments every day. This has been a wonderful adventure. Thanks so much for doing it!

    Joyce HowardReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - November 28, 2012 - 8:06 pm

    Today I am grateful for freshly home-made baked bread and soup -on a cold and frosty day with a snow storm looming…ReplyCancel

  • Myra Patin - November 28, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Grateful that you give us a second chance for this email that wasn’t received timely. But really, grateful for the JOY of all the hugs and kisses from my grandkids this afternoon when I stopped by. They are always full of joy and happy to see Grandma!
    Myra Patin
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  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    You’ve got me all confused as to where I’ve posted and where not. I don’t think I received this blog so I will post some gratitude here as well. Today I’m grateful for my laptop and the internet. I don’t think I could be as free or live such a frugal life without these amazing tools. I’t hard to believe it’s only a few short years since I gave in and got an email address. Now my whole life is lived online. What an amazing gift. Sea DeanReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:29 pm

    Grateful just to be able to participate in this wonderful month of gratitude. Merry LundReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:27 pm

    Joyfulness! How lucky we are to live in this country where we have freedom, and no wars on our soil. We have Christmas and Thanksgiving, two holidays to express gratitude. Living in American is very special and I am grateful for this. Thank You! and have an awesome day dear friend.
    Merry LundReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    I misssed this one yesterday- what a lovely thought – joy in the morning – favorite time of day.
    Cathy JReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Stoudt - November 28, 2012 - 11:25 am

    Grateful for the assurance from my eye doctor at today’s appointment that my vision is holding its own.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - November 28, 2012 - 10:35 am

    Today, I am so grateful to have time and materials to paint. I’ve waited a long time to express myself visually and am so thankful to actually be able to do it.

    Thanks, Dreama, for the lovely messages.ReplyCancel

  • Dana Barbieri - November 28, 2012 - 9:13 am

    I am grateful for the sun shining today!ReplyCancel

  • DLPBR - November 28, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Grateful for the joy of painting!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 8:12 am

    Grateful to be able to be retired.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Busby - November 28, 2012 - 7:43 am

    I’m English, so my fellow Brits and I miss out on this wonderful time of Thanks-Giving! I so wish we had similar over here! But still, I’m thankful that because of this wonderful land of Blog, I get to share a little of it with all of my Arty friends from across the pond :0)ReplyCancel

  • amy donahue - November 28, 2012 - 6:38 am

    oh my goodness, that painting is just incredible! grateful for the mercy of God and that my joy is based on something that is eternal & unchanging.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - November 28, 2012 - 5:47 am

    Joy! I love finding it in the littlest things…like playing with cotton bolls on Christmas wreaths to give away…I think it is about giving and getting those smiles. Grateful for the little joys each day that all add up to make for a pretty good day!ReplyCancel

  • Karla - November 28, 2012 - 5:21 am

    Today I am grateful for Joyce Meyer who has helped me find the balance in my faith and the joy that God intended.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 5:00 am

    I am grateful for all the beauty of nature, for family and friendships, for good health, for all that I am able to do; for the sheer joy of living and laughing.

    Alma MarshallReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 2:14 am

    Today I’m would have to say joy is that special thing/things that bring happiness to our hearts. Whatever that may be. My dogs bring me much joy each day. My husband brings me much joy each day. Today I most grateful for the pain medicine finally working on my hurt back. I also love today’s painting by Dreama and her words of wisdom Amen. Nancy PirosReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 1:01 am

    Grateful to be getting over a cold. Yuk!
    Ginger jepsonReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - November 28, 2012 - 12:49 am

    I am grateful for a wonderful day spent with a great friend!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 28, 2012 - 12:15 am

    Grateful for the quiet evening and a warm
    Monica DahlReplyCancel

  • Leslie Brasher - November 27, 2012 - 11:47 pm

    I am so thankful for the joy playing my french horn in our church orchestra brings me. No matter how tired or discouraged I may be before a rehearsal, I am full of joy and energy by the time I leave!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Laliberte - November 27, 2012 - 11:27 pm

    I am grateful for the joy my children and bonus children bring me. They are all unique and special in their own way.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon L. Graves - November 27, 2012 - 11:01 pm

    grateful for the joy of peace and quiet. Have had 2 fab days with my 4 year old grandson, no drama, no fussing, no crying. don’t know what’s going on with him, but grateful, nonetheless.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 10:54 pm

    I am grateful for a working car.
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  • Fay Terry - November 27, 2012 - 10:51 pm

    I am grateful for the time I have to paint everyday and for all the friends I’ve made through art.ReplyCancel

  • SNSheffield - November 27, 2012 - 10:51 pm

    I’m thankful for the dance instruction I had tonight and the ability to move and find joy in dance. Life is good!ReplyCancel

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  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 10:03 pm

    I am grateful for all the things I was able to accomplish today from painting furniture and gardening to writing on my blog. Mary MoranReplyCancel

  • Melody Preuitt Mettes - November 27, 2012 - 9:59 pm

    Today I am thankful for another down day, to rest and recuperate from a small but painful injury. It was a good day for reflection.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Beck Lobos - November 27, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    I love the colors you use in your paintings. Thanks for sharing Dreama!!!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Cook - November 27, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    Your posts are so inspiring Dreama, thank you so much for this month long of good things in my inbox. I am thankful for the innocence and joy of my small kids at this Christmas season. I know one day they’ll grow too old for this magic, but for now it’s in full force!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen A. - November 27, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    Thank you Dreama for making us all aware of what a beautiful & colorful world we live in. Very Grateful. It makes us all feel great when we see and experience life’s true colors.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    I am grateful for life.
    Brenda GibbsReplyCancel

  • julie harris - November 27, 2012 - 8:26 pm

    grateful for the joy of hiking 3 miles in the Indian Reservation in Palm Springs…so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 7:50 pm

    Thankful for my first Christmas card today from an old friend. vicki morganReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lamey-MacDonald - November 27, 2012 - 7:43 pm

    Today I am grateful for my family and a positive outlook. Thanks again Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - November 27, 2012 - 7:17 pm

    Today I am grateful for the wonderful blue sky we are all enjoying her in WA. No rain just glorious sunshine.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Fox - November 27, 2012 - 7:09 pm

    Today I’m grateful to have just gotten through another day at work, now home, going to watch, “The Voice”!ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - November 27, 2012 - 7:00 pm

    I am so grateful for the positive energy from certain people in my life!ReplyCancel

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  • Ginny Good - November 27, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    I am so thankful for this gratitude adventure with Dreama and other artists this month! It gives me Joy! I have truly been blessed with wonderful days of joy this month and want to continue on living this way! I wish we could do this for an entire year! A support group for JOY and GRATITUDE! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    I am grateful for Dreama’s gratitude journal and the new focus I have on the everyday things in my world. I have joy in my heart that my nephew is most of the way through his tour in Afganistan in good health. Joy and gratitude are my new friends, and I find that when I look for joy and things to be grateful for, they multiply (at least in my consciousness).
    Karen GiffordReplyCancel

    • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 4:33 pm

      Good grief, I can’t even spell Afghanistan properly; but I am still grateful I can add a correction.
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  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 4:20 pm

    I am thankful for inspirational words – they can heal, inspire, open the doors to creativity, and sooth the soul.
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  • Joan Terrell Art - November 27, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    It’s been a long time since I thought about what gives me joy. I am grateful for the vignettes in life. Those little moments that suddenly make my eyes twinkle and that I keep in my heart. Today it was watching a red tail hawk’s grace and confidence.
    Joan TerrellReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn - November 27, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    I am thankful for my mother-in-law wh is an inspiration and wonderful role model to me and my daughters.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    I am grateful for the skilled surgeon and staff for helping “let the light” back in my eyes…..2nd eye today. I’m also thankful for my artist/friend who cheerfully gave up her day to drive me there and back.
    Charlotte StewartReplyCancel

  • Kristy Tracy - November 27, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Today I’m thankful for my sense of humor.ReplyCancel

  • June - November 27, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    This is such a beautiful painting, Dreama. I love the way it makes me feel. I picturee myself there. I find peace and serenity there. I find joy there.

    I find so much joy in so many things, people, places and experiences, and for that, I am most grateful – for being able to not only find it, but experience those joys when they greet me. My cats fill me with joy (and laughter) every day. My beloved husband fills my heart and my spirit with joy each day…each hour…each moment that we are together. Hearing from and connecting with friends brings me so much joy. Nature fills my spirit with joy and wonderment and humbled amazement at how it all ‘works’.

    Art – so many incredibly beautiful expressions of creative intentions from so many artists in this world – which is all of us, come to that. We are all artists, and we all have something unique to express creatively. Art brings me and my little world so much incredible fulfillment and joy.

    And music! Music fills my life, my spirit, my heart, my soul and my very being with so much joy and so much pleasure. I cannot imagine my world without the gift and the exquisite pleasure that music offers all of us.

    So many things to be grateful for and thankful for, but what they all come under the umbrella is what they bring and what they offer – joy.

    Thanks for these beautiful thoughts and words, Dreama. And that glorious painting.ReplyCancel

  • Toni - November 27, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    Today I am grateful for the joy of hearing the laughter of children and for the joyous way that my dogs greet me when I come home.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - November 27, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Today I shall open my heart and let the joy in! Thank you, again..ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    The sun is gorgeous today. Cold, but beautiful. GayleReplyCancel

  • Roseanne Campagna - November 27, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    Wow… beautiful post today! I am grateful to know joy in my life in what sometimes is just a small blessing that could easily go un-noticed.
    Dreama, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Lally - November 27, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    I am grateful to you, Dreama, for scattering joy with the wave of your pen and the flick of your brush.ReplyCancel

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  • Laurie G. Miller - November 27, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Today I am grateful for the first snow of the year…lovely soft snow flakes this morning….ReplyCancel

  • jamie Gaviola - November 27, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    I am thankful that I am able to be home for my girls when they are sick.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 11:58 am

    Rejoice, again I say rejoice. Phil 4:4
    Etta HermannReplyCancel

  • Sarah Morrow - November 27, 2012 - 11:54 am

    I am grateful for all the little things that bring me joy each day.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 11:51 am

    I am thankful for the scattered JOY all around me.
    Carol HickersonReplyCancel

  • Linda - November 27, 2012 - 11:40 am

    Grateful that I get to paint ALL day!!! It’s ART DAY…YaHoo!
    Linda, NevadaReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 11:30 am

    Oh JOY!! How wonderful to find joy in small things! Thank you Dreama!

    Susan JohnsonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 11:26 am

    I get to paint with my good artist friends today for which I am very thankful and joyful.

  • Evelyn Oldroyd - November 27, 2012 - 11:17 am

    btw – I have not received the last two days in my inbox, but am subscribed. glitches?ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn Oldroyd - November 27, 2012 - 11:15 am

    I am grateful for finding joy in the process of painting and hope it comes through for others to enjoy. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Sheila Tansey - November 27, 2012 - 10:56 am

    I love your joyful painting Dreama! It’s so beautiful! Today I am so grateful to know that I CAN make things happen!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 10:41 am

    The Joy of finishing a painting that may have taken me on a journey in it’s self to recreate something wonderful and unexpected. In the end something I love and can’t wait to frame it and put it on the wall! Joy of going to church each Sunday and hearing a terrific sermon and singing beautiful hymns what a way to start a week!!! The first morning glow in Yosemite National Park really gets my juices going to paint and be one with nature.I’m grateful for my warm wonderful home today as it is cold and rainy outside. Inside my pain in my injured back doesn’t feel as bad as outside. Blessings to all, Nancy PirosReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 10:32 am

    I find joy in my painting, in my love of nature, my family and friends, listening now to music that reminds me of God’s gift to us all.

    Judith BReplyCancel

  • Barb Benik - November 27, 2012 - 10:23 am

    Grateful today will be MUCH warmer than yesterday’s frozen damp weather 😀ReplyCancel

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  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 10:06 am

    I’m wearing pink shoes and am going to paint a wall the colour of the carribean sea on Thursday. I am thankful for joy.
    Barb KrellReplyCancel

  • Laura Leeder - November 27, 2012 - 10:06 am

    Today I am grateful for your blog post about joy.
    I am reminded to feel and seek joy in the common everday things we surround ourselves with and the people we encounter each day.ReplyCancel

  • Carol DeMumbrum - November 27, 2012 - 10:05 am

    I am grateful for your encouraging words at your workshop. I play them over in my head when having a bad day. Thank you Dreama! Your workshop brought me great joy and continues to when I think back to the fun we all had.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Wilson - November 27, 2012 - 10:00 am

    Today I’m grateful for peace. The peace I have in my heartand from that peace I have joy. Joy and happiness that I can share with others. My prayer today is that God will bless everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Carol DeMumbrum - November 27, 2012 - 9:57 am

    I am grateful for your encouraging words at your workshop. I play them over in my head when having a bad day. Thank you Dreama! Your workshop brought me great joy and continues to when I think back to the fun we all had.ReplyCancel

  • Teri Towse - November 27, 2012 - 9:47 am

    I loved this at hello. It brings me great joy and hope that I will someday stand before this cottage paint brush in hand attending your class in France. I am very grateful for inspiration and hope.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Hailey Randall - November 27, 2012 - 9:34 am

    One of my favorite songs is “Joy to the World”. I am grateful for the Joy the Father gave us though his beloved Son coming to earth. My heart receives this Joy.ReplyCancel

  • A Time For Art - November 27, 2012 - 9:29 am

    Today I go visit my friend who is dying. It will be the last time I see him so I’m grateful for that chance that sometimes we don’t get when someone dies without warning. I’m grateful I get to tell him how much joy he brought to the lives of so many, and I’m glad I read this blog before I left so I can keep in mind all the ways he brought joy to my life and hopefully it will keep me from losing it altogether.ReplyCancel

    • June - November 30, 2012 - 2:08 pm

      God bless you for being so loving and so giving, for being there for your friend, who will feel and receive so much comfort and love from you and your visiting him. With much love to you, and a prayer for your friend.ReplyCancel

  • C-Rae - November 27, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Joy to the World and Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea…Grateful for our beautiful world…ReplyCancel

  • Irma - November 27, 2012 - 9:27 am

    I am grateful for good health and my family.ReplyCancel

  • Pattie Wall - November 27, 2012 - 9:26 am

    Thankful for all those times to celebrate life – mine and others.ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - November 27, 2012 - 9:16 am

    Joy is such a small word but it encompasses so much. It has different meanings to many. I find joy in the simple things…a quiet night with the snow falling, a glorious sunset, a beautiful flower, time with a friend, a hug from my son(s), that perfect brush stroke that happened by accident and of course that perfect color that makes everything sing…So today I am grateful for all the joy in my life and hope that everyone is as luck as I am.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Flatley - November 27, 2012 - 9:16 am

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  • baciocco1 - November 27, 2012 - 9:07 am

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  • Rosie Phillips - November 27, 2012 - 9:05 am

    JOY!!! I experience joy many days but I really experienced it yesterday when in the mail came by gratitude gift, Dreama’s book, Let There Be Love…. Beautiful!
    I am grateful!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 8:50 am

    Today I am grateful that we have our Christmas tree up early. Linda WillReplyCancel

  • Pat Washington - November 27, 2012 - 8:49 am

    Good morning, Dreama! I choose joy because, as it says in Nehemiah, the joy of the Lord is my strength. I often don’t feel joyful, but that’s okay. I’m grateful for the hope I have in God.ReplyCancel

  • Nora Mackin - November 27, 2012 - 8:49 am

    Happy and thankful today that I go to see a friend of mineReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Thanks for giving me joy this morning, Dreama! I will do my best to spread it around!
    M.B. HarrisonReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 8:40 am

    Dreama today I am really grateful that i shared some of your writings with my son who is in hospital and he has shared them with his fellow patients and they have given joy and peace to them but most importantly as he told me this morning HOPE. They are to laminate some of your words and put them up on the walls in the Quiet Room for others now and in the future. Thank you xx
    Frances, St Benoit du SaultReplyCancel

  • Sonia Kane - November 27, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Today is my mother’s 75th birthday … I am grateful for the loving, encouraging, supportive, JOYFUL way she raised me. Thanks, Mom!ReplyCancel

  • FCP - November 27, 2012 - 8:29 am

    #27…inviting joy in by noticing, recording, savoring the minutiae.
    faye christian phillipsReplyCancel

  • Ann Baldwin - November 27, 2012 - 8:03 am

    I’m very grateful for having learned some key acupressure points & I ‘m always amazed at how quickly they work ~ Sweet Movie Dreams ~ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 7:57 am

    I am thankful that the joy of the Lord is my strength. In His presence is fullness of joy. I am grateful to Dreama for reminding us of some of the sources of joy in this life.

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 7:56 am

    I am grateful for Christmas! It’s such a warm time of year!
    Sue TaylorReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 7:54 am

    I am grateful I can feel real joy in everyday living and give real joy to my loved ones.
    Marilyn TroutmanReplyCancel

  • Carroll Michalek - November 27, 2012 - 7:49 am

    I am grateful for all of my artist friends and their amazing and inspirational creativity. God has truly blessed me.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - November 27, 2012 - 7:34 am

    thankful today for a day of tennis and art!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Nickles - November 27, 2012 - 7:14 am

    I am grateful as I watch another day unfold. It is so joyful to watch the sun peek through the clouds, and darkness turns to light. I love the mornings!ReplyCancel

  • Bon - November 27, 2012 - 6:50 am

    Somehow I am missing a day here…but I think I’ve successfully sleuthed out the comment field for today. I received my tote bag last night; and YES that is my thankful post for the day. It is lovely and I’m thrilled to have found this blog and to be a part of the fun.ReplyCancel

  • Patty Haynes - November 27, 2012 - 6:27 am

    I have a plaque in my bedroom that says “Love the moment,and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.” I think that’s how joy happens in my life. We choose joy-it’s not happiness which is dependent on circumstances-joy comes from attitude and from our heart. I am thankful for the gift of joy and the fact that EVERY day can be a joyful day no matter what.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Adler - November 27, 2012 - 4:13 am

    I am grateful for the healing power of sleep.ReplyCancel

  • KarenMarie - November 27, 2012 - 3:36 am

    Joy is… to dance like nobody is watching, to write when the words flood the page, to paint like you’ve never painted before, to immerse yourself in the process, to create a unique piece of work – which right up until that moment did not exist in the world, but does now. Best WishesReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 27, 2012 - 1:56 am

    I want to be outrageous and paint like I have never painted before. It is my birthday and it is time for me to do this. I feel like having the brush in my hand and the brush will create the painting as my inner being will push the brush in the right direction, and the painting will pop with excitement and be just the way it should be… Outrageously creative and a joy to the eye. Have fun, I am so grateful for having fun with my painting. Merry LundReplyCancel

    • FCP - November 27, 2012 - 8:07 am

      Happy Birthday Merry! Hope it is “outrageously creative” – and what a joyful name you have!

  • Steven Mathew Smallwood - November 27, 2012 - 1:00 am

    I am grateful for the ability I was given to express emotions and ideals through art, music, and writing. This ability that I believe everyone has brings joy to me and I can see the love and passion it gives you! Really nice work!ReplyCancel