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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY TWENTY-SEVEN/ JOY

“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?

In real laughter?
In breathtaking moments of nature revealed?
The beauty of birth or the experience of true love?
It is, no doubt, unique to each of us.

Who experiences joy?

 

The youngster or the oldster?
The academically educated or the one educated by life?
The rich and powerful or the poor and powerless?
Or all of the stages between  the aforesaid?
It would appear that anyone can
under almost any circumstance…
Victor Frankl,  survivor of the Nazi death camps, spoke of finding joy in the oddest of things—as in hearing the news that the particular camp he had come to was small and therefore had no gas ovens.

How do we experience joy?

 

Can we arrange for it to happen?
Can it be timed or measured?
Is there a little joy as compared to a big joy or is there simply JOY?
It would appear that weighing joy is right up there with weighing thoughts—no scale has been created for it—It’s small enough to fit inside us and yet too big to measure.

What is joy?

 

An open ended eternity as opposed to a limited life
It is
the expression of life
It is
the veil removed
It is  LIFE seen through brand new vision
Beholding all the enormity, all the possibilities, all the word defying amazingness that this thing we refer to as life …IS.
Dig deep into your soul
Harvest the seed planted there
For each of us were given a measure

To be that one

Whose living

Brings JOY

overflowing

without measure

unimaginable

To light
The JOY of love
The JOY of hope
The JOY of peace
The JOY of beauty
The JOY of giving
The JOY of receiving
The JOY of laughter

The JOY of JOY

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
~Rumi
Scatter joy!
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now, go do your thing.
In JOY!
 

THE GRATITUDE  WINNER FOR TODAY  IS…..

Dana Burton
Congrats Dana!   Click here to email me with your snail mail address:)

Just so you know, all winners are selected using Random.org services—there is no way I could ever pick just one from all the wonderful gratitude comments being posted each day!!

Only 3 Days Left!!
And yes, I have a plan for what we are going to do once we have reached the end of November….stay tuned:)))
 
If you missed it–there are some especially nice things I’m giving away this week:
The Gratitude Giveaway for November 29 is a 
Kindle Reader.
 
The Gratitude Giveaway for November 30 is a 
$450  Gift Certificate
(To be used on either one of my original paintings or one of my 2014 workshops in Kentucky)
The Gratitude Giveaway for Everyone is a FREE digital download of my newest book containing all the paintings and my writings for the Gratitude Adventure. 
(Virtual Hug Included;) 

Here’s tomorrow’s Gratitude Giveaway

Let There Be Love, my book of paintings and writings.
To get your name in the hat for this and for the big drawings at the end of this month, leave your comment and report back tomorrow to see A) if you’ve won and B)  to leave another comment:)
Sharing is good….please share the JOY and the Gratitude  with one special person today:))
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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!!
    Kammie
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  • 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
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  • 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
    Colorado Springs, COReplyCancel

  • 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
    house…
    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.
    Dana BurtonReplyCancel

  • 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.
      Karen GiffordReplyCancel

  • 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.
    Sue van T.ReplyCancel

  • 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.
    LindaWhiteReplyCancel

  • 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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    I am thankful for scientist, who work so hard to find things out like…Brie chesse is really good for you since it adds friendly bacteria to you gut…how great is that?ReplyCancel

  • 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

    Still here.ReplyCancel

  • baciocco1 - November 27, 2012 - 9:07 am

    I am grateful for those moments when I realize joy has snuck in! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • 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.
    SheriReplyCancel

  • 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!
      FayeReplyCancel

  • 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

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