Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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Note to Self


Words are like food.
They ‘feed’ us.

They can be powerful, debilitating, liberating, limiting, infused with energy, sorrowful, joyful, expressive and at the right time….


I find I need good words in my life to steer me.  To bring to remembrance what matters, what is real, what is TRUTH.


I’ve always kept quotes and notes jotted in worn journals, within easy reach.
I’ve written affirmations and laminated them to stick around places in my home.
I have some well worn and loved books stashed in various comfy seats around my place to pick up and to be delighted within their pages at a moments notice.


We are all consumers.
With a steady diet of ‘junk food’ on every corner (conversations, headlines and our own ‘voices in the head’ that stir up fears and uncertainties) it really matters to make sure we are getting enough ‘good stuff’ in our diet ;-).


So I’ve been adding words I like, that cause me to pause and look within again, to various places in my home.

They make me stop and think.  I find myself sometimes mid day making my way to one to simply stop and read it.

I have a new one coming in a few weeks (photo below), ordered from SugarbooandCo.com.  I already have a spot picked out for it…just above my tub.
End of day, letting go, resetting for this one wild and precious life we’ve been given.


Note:  I’d love for you to add some words and joy to your life….so I am giving away a $100 gift card to do your own shopping at Sugarboo and Co.! (see below)

I’d like to know….What words do you surround yourself with?

  • Sue Taylor - August 24, 2017 - 1:40 pm

    It’s all about the Journey!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Houston - August 23, 2017 - 10:15 am

    Encourage what a wonderful way to lift up and make someone reach for their goal.ReplyCancel

  • susan - August 23, 2017 - 8:32 am

    “The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”ReplyCancel

  • Melisa - August 22, 2017 - 5:39 pm

    These mountains you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.ReplyCancel

  • june - August 22, 2017 - 11:21 am

    I’ve collected quotes for many years too – I love words and I love collecting words, and have written them in journals or cut them out of books or magazines or cards and made them into art journals over the years.

    A few of my favourites are:
    ‘Love is the answer’
    ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life’
    ‘It’s all good.’
    ‘Not all who wander are lost.’
    ‘Bloom where you’re planted.’
    ‘Perhaps the dream is dreaming us.’
    ‘Listen to the stirrings of your heart.
    ‘Don’t ask what love can make or do…just look at all the colours of the world.’
    ‘Nature does not hurry…yet everything is accomplished.’ReplyCancel

  • carol craig - August 20, 2017 - 4:15 pm


  • Chris Sutherland - August 20, 2017 - 12:06 am

    Color Outside the Lines!ReplyCancel

  • Christie Foor - August 19, 2017 - 11:57 pm

    This has to do with creativity and giving myself permission to do things that are not conventional. “Doesn’t matter if it really is or has ever been because it is so inside my head.”ReplyCancel

  • Kayley - August 19, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    I like “She thought she could, so she did”!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann Leake - August 19, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    “She is clothed with strength & dignity & she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25
    Love this. It says so much.ReplyCancel

  • McKenzie Leopold - August 19, 2017 - 7:39 pm

    “She did it anyway”
    and, “You had the power all along my dear”. Glenda the good witch in The Wizard of OzReplyCancel

  • Julia - August 19, 2017 - 7:31 pm

    “You’re right where you’re supposed to be.”ReplyCancel

  • Rose HERCZEG - August 19, 2017 - 3:44 pm

    “If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” ~ Dr. SeussReplyCancel

  • LeAnn Kalita - August 19, 2017 - 2:52 pm

    Today is the first day of the rest of me life.ReplyCancel

  • Martha Happs - August 19, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    “A divine universal plan exists and….it is beautiful and full of joy”
    by, Paramahansa Yogananda (autobiography of a Yogi)ReplyCancel

  • Judith Foster - August 19, 2017 - 1:45 pm

    Perfection is a long way off, but improvement can be made to happen everyday.ReplyCancel

  • Cher - August 19, 2017 - 1:36 pm

    The purpose of art is washing the dust of the daily life of our souls. – Pablo PicassoReplyCancel

  • Laura S - August 19, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    I love CS Lewis quotes, and my favorite word to have around is vessel, is just reminds that I am the Lord’s!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - August 19, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    “It’s never too late to become what you might have been..” is a favorite of mine!

    “A goal without a plan is just a wish,” is another.. .ReplyCancel

  • Dori - August 19, 2017 - 11:26 am

    I’ve collected aphorisms for decades. Here’s my #1:

    “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
    ― Martha Graham

    For my (young) students I stop after, “Keep the channel open …” — they can deal with the divine dissatisfaction when they are older!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne Kleiman - August 19, 2017 - 10:44 am

    All that matters in the end is How well did you live. How well did you love. How well did you let go of things that did not belong to you. BuddhaReplyCancel

  • Brenda Manheim - August 19, 2017 - 9:51 am

    and from Romans…nothing formed against me shall prosper.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Donofrio - August 19, 2017 - 9:38 am

    Press on…ReplyCancel

  • Reveille Kennedy - August 19, 2017 - 9:37 am

    I love to tell people “You are profoundly loved”ReplyCancel

  • Kris Teachman - August 19, 2017 - 9:35 am

    Choose JOY!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Nelson - August 19, 2017 - 9:12 am

    Think on all that this honorable, right, true, upright, I can’t remember the scripture right off, but it gets me through the disparaging recordings in my mind, the unkind thoughts that appear in frustration. I am ever grateful for Jesus presence in my mind and heart. Loveliness of mind brings such peace, increases love of others, and in ables me to let it go. I like little plaques with encouraging words scattered throughout the home, reminders of where my mind needs to remain. I never forget beautiful words are meant to be directed towards myself also.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - August 19, 2017 - 9:01 am

    How will you know if you don’t ever try?ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Roberts - August 19, 2017 - 8:42 am

    it does not mean to be in a place
    where there is no noice, trouble
    or hard work. it means to be in
    the midst of those things and still
    be calm in your heart.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Stolk - August 19, 2017 - 8:40 am

    When I lay down at night and my head is filled with all the crazy noise of the day, this saying/song comes to mind. It is not written on a piece of paper in my house, but is written on my heart.

    “Jesus loves me, this I know
    For the Bible tells me so.”ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Angilletta - August 19, 2017 - 8:20 am

    “Don’t be afraid to try something new.
    Remember, the ark was built by an amateur.
    But a group of professionals built the Titanic.”ReplyCancel

  • Karen - August 19, 2017 - 8:09 am

    Be with God, become like Jesus, bless the world by the Holy Spirit… : )ReplyCancel

  • Marcia McLeary Hodges - August 19, 2017 - 6:35 am

    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! LIVE the life you’ve imagined.


  • Ruth Carrier - August 21, 2017 - 8:37 pm

    “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray” -RumiReplyCancel

  • june - August 22, 2017 - 11:40 am

    One of my favourites, Ruth.ReplyCancel

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