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THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/DAY FOURTEEN/ WHAT’S IT GONNA BE??

“Always in Style”


What’s It Gonna Be?


I saw a headline the other day that simply stated– 

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.


This got a giggle out of me because it is so simple and yet so true.  
The only gift, the very best gift we ever have to share with anyone is ourselves.  
Our true selves. 


The more we can be and live to that higher self, the real us, the more everyone around us benefits.


Years back, I had a friend who was  young enough to not have all the artifice  built into his life yet and would always let it be known just where he was  and what was happening.  

He was telling me one day of the medicines he was on and pointed to one pill and said–“That’s for the voices in my head”–just matter of fact–no excuses, no apologies, no embarrassment. 

Of course I’m thinking–we’ve all got voices in our heads–we’re just afraid to own up to it! (You know what I’m talking about here–the what were you thinking?–you’re never gonna make it—boy do you look fat in that outfit voices).

The reality is the more we are ourselves, the more permission is given to others to be themselves.  And that is all that any of us really crave at the end of the day–to be liked (loved) for who we really are.  By being your true self you give others permission to live to their highest best.  

So, what’s it gonna be? 
Who we gonna be?
(FYI…everyone else is already taken;)



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Holly Rose



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  • Anonymous - November 16, 2012 - 1:32 am

    Now that I am calmer, this time I can add my name to your gratitude letters. I am grateful for health, love and the gratitude that you have brought back into my life. Expressing yourself thru gratitude makes you a bigger better person and I love this chance of discovery of myself.
    Merry LundReplyCancel

  • Annette Nordine - November 15, 2012 - 1:49 pm

    I am grateful for generous, thoughtful friends.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 15, 2012 - 1:42 am

    I am thankful that I can see…your beautiful paintings, the faces of my grandchildren, God’s creation. The eyes may need a little help (thank you for optometrists), but they still work.
    This blog has been such an inspiration. Thank you for this “count your blessings” contest. We all need to remember our blessings every single day.
    Carol BarbianReplyCancel

  • Sharon Lynn Williams - November 15, 2012 - 12:30 am

    Grateful for a beautiful sunny day -time for a long walk and a few hours to paint as well. Life is good.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 11:56 pm

    Grateful for the quiet late at night and
    listening and feeling the warmth of the
    heat as it breezes through the vents…
    Monica DahlReplyCancel

  • Katherine Baker - November 14, 2012 - 11:13 pm

    I am grateful today for the music which fills my life every day. From good ole’ rock and roll, to classical, to hymns in church, or sentimental love songs, I enjoy it all. How marvelous it is to listen as I paint, or carry on my day.ReplyCancel

  • Pat Washington - November 14, 2012 - 11:04 pm

    Today I am grateful for some fantastic macaroni and cheese that I got from the deli after a l-o-n-g day at work. It was actually perfect and just what I wanted.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Grillo Laird - November 14, 2012 - 10:51 pm

    Grateful for the patience to work my way through a painting problem.ReplyCancel

  • Gail Storti - November 14, 2012 - 10:42 pm

    I’m so grateful that each morning I have such inspirational words from you to start my day. Thank you Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 10:30 pm

    I am thankful for six wonderful granddaughters who bring me much joy.
    Linda whiteReplyCancel

  • Sharon Rose Smith - November 14, 2012 - 9:59 pm

    I am grateful for your generosity of spirit, Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia Kane - November 14, 2012 - 9:49 pm

    We had an inspiring church celebration this evening — I am grateful for the music ministers!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    I am grateful for being able to attend a wonderful workshop this week with a friend and returning home safely.

    Judith BReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    I am thankful for all that was accomplished today! Now I can relax more tomorrow
    Carol HickersonReplyCancel

  • Pat Fiorello - November 14, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    I am grateful to have been blessed with two wonderful parents.
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  • Kathy Johnson - November 14, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    It’s taken me a long time to be able to just ‘be myself.’ I’m so thankful for that! It was not an easy road and I certainly don’t want to travel it again.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - November 14, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    Grateful that I got to try my first live model figure sketching studio event last night. Of course, the model was nude and I was ready to put all my Sherrie McGraw learnings to the test…the fact that she had a beautiful dog right with her on a rope while she posed nude was all good for me to also work on live dog drawing! I know you are smiling and I truly thought this was standard/normal…turns out I was told it was not typcial…shucks! I was hsppy I got to work on drawing both!! Grateful I tell ya and working hard:)ReplyCancel

  • Judy Beck Lobos - November 14, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    I’m grateful for folks who adopt — children and pets!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Fox - November 14, 2012 - 7:38 pm

    Today I’m grateful to be able to work with a wonderful doctor who’s so good to his patients.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 7:33 pm

    Very grateful today for an artist friend’s visit to the studio. Nothing better than painting with a buddy and talking about art stuff and life stuff! Dianne HarrisonReplyCancel

  • Roseanne Campagna - November 14, 2012 - 6:03 pm

    Tee Hee – How many times I’ve asked myself, who am I? I am grateful to be able to measure this by what I truly want for myself and others. I am grateful for all the people who help me discover the answer to who I am.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith Adler - November 14, 2012 - 5:55 pm

    I’m grateful for the warmth in my home today.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Roberts - November 14, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    Today is my painting class day! Yippee! I am grateful for my teacher, Teddy Jackson, who encourages me so much.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Goggans - November 14, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    Thankful for your daily inspirations!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Rene' - November 14, 2012 - 5:20 pm

    Thankful for health insurance. My 10 day antibiotic treatment is $4,000 and it’s working so far. Let’s hear it for day 6 and feeling fine.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Stierhoff - November 14, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaah so nice to be in Dreama land. Was my neglect to enter a url. I am so grateful that all of Gods plans come to us each day and that we have Angels like Dreama who inspire us all to paint the beauties in this world. I am just now painting my first cat in oils, oh it hard to do! Dreama, could it be the 8×8 size canvas that contricts my vision of my own cat Fiona?
    C9ndy StierhoffReplyCancel

  • Bev Koldon - November 14, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    Hi Dreama,
    I love how you write about and bring out the inner thoughts of all of us. Artist or not, we can all benefit from being ourselves and recognizing that we are all vunerable.
    Bev KoldonReplyCancel

  • Nan - November 14, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    Hello Dreama! I just joined your blog today, and am grateful to become an official follower! I was admiring your work quietly in the background before. I am new to oils, my watercolor friends say I’ve gone to the dark side! I am grateful that what I have learned so far with mixing and blending carries over to oils! I am also grateful to have a wonderful daughter is celebrating her 38th birthday today! What a joy her 4 children bring to my life!
    Nancy
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    • Cindy Stierhoff - November 14, 2012 - 4:56 pm

      Well Nancy this is a test, for some reason none of my comments to Dreama ever make the written page, so maybe now I will see if it is my internet provider who is blocking this process. Have a good day and most of all , PAINT HAPPY!ReplyCancel

  • Fay Terry - November 14, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    I am grateful for the beautiful flowers that are still blooming here in November and for the morning light which comes earlier now that the time has changed back,ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - November 14, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    I am grateful that I have started this program for my medical condition and am surrounded by supportive people there.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Morrow - November 14, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    I’m grateful I have learned to accept myself & am ok with me the way I am.ReplyCancel

  • Meg Forest - November 14, 2012 - 2:50 pm

    Grateful that I was able to find everything but one) on my quite odd shopping list – and didn’t succumb to other stuff. Doesn’t always happen. =) And grateful that I’ve been able to “let go” of some stuff I DID succumb to on other days.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lamey-MacDonald - November 14, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    Dreama I forgot to say I love this quote as well–Great Post! Thanks. 😀ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lamey-MacDonald - November 14, 2012 - 2:43 pm

    After a very busy day at work, I am grateful to come home to a calm and tidy house. I am so grateful to my mom (who is a special friend as well). She comes and brings my house to order everyday after I go to work. It is a comfort I greatly appreciate after a hectic work day!Cheers to my Mom!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    Today I am grateful for the opportunity to be myself — growing up, I was always afraid that if I said NO or did something like I wanted to, no one would like me. Thankfully, over several decades, I am a little more comfortable figuring out what I want and saying so. I still have moments, but it’s way better. Thank you, Dreama, for reminding me – it is a very liberating feeling.
    Karen GiffordReplyCancel

  • Melissa - November 14, 2012 - 2:29 pm

    I’m thankful that I found my birth mother and we are celebrating our first Thanksgiving/Christmas together. What a joyful reunion and blessing it has been!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - November 14, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    I am grateful for my family near and far.
    ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 2:15 pm

    I am thankful for myself. Or to say. Glad to be alive
    Brenda GibbsReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 2:14 pm

    Amazing! for the second time I’m the 101 comment. Today I’m grateful to my old laptop for dying and giving me the opportunity to dream about a new MAC. Yup it did die yesterday. Just like Alice in Wonderland with smells of food replacing eating, sometimes just looking at photos of expensive things makes me feel rich. I’d be happy with a very old MAC that someone is throwing out, so I’m going to dream about the latest and perhaps I’ll find a good old one in the trash. I’ll keep ya posted. Sea DeanReplyCancel

  • Pam Holnback - November 14, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    I went hiking this morning at the Garden of the Gods. It was 27 when we started! I am grateful that I live where I do!ReplyCancel

  • Rose McCauley - November 14, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    I am grateful for gelato–especially strawberry!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie McMullen - November 14, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    Today I am grateful for God who loves me no matter what!ReplyCancel

  • Valee Sewell Penn - November 14, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    I am grateful for friends that I can still wish “Happy Birthday” to!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 1:02 pm

    I am grateful for the gift of sight. So many pleasures in my life depend upon this gift – reading a good book, watching a sunset, studying reflections in puddles, and, best of all, looking into the faces of my children and grandchildren.

    Arlene M, OntarioReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    I’m grateful for family and friends. They don’t always understand me but they’re usually there to support me. S. SimpsonReplyCancel

  • Julie Krisitne Cox - November 14, 2012 - 12:16 pm

    I am grateful for the beauty I see everywhere I look. On my way to work, riding my bike, I saw a pheasant. It was so gorgeous. I am grateful for my eyes. That I can see a leaf falling out of the tree and floating on a soft wind down to the earth. I am grateful right now. 🙂 Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    Grateful for warmth and shelter. After hearing the appeal from Salvation Army, I realized again that I am blessed with much warm clothing to share. So I’m cleaning out closets!! vicki morganReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Wilson - November 14, 2012 - 11:49 am

    Today I am grateful for the time I have to paint and enjoy the day. So, today I’m gonna be me!!!!ReplyCancel

  • June - November 14, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Although that headline got me giggling at first read, it is so true and a profound thought to take into consideration.

    It’s sometimes so difficult to really be yourself – your ‘authentic’ self, your real self on a 24/7/365 basis, because we’re conditioned to behave a certain way, conform to a certain set of rules, and we all want to please the people we care for, or have connections with on one level or another.

    It’s taken me a long time to really like – and then truly love myself – for who I am, and to be comfortable in my own skin. Not in an egotistical, self-obsessed way, but in a loving-kindness way towards myself. After decades of putting myself down, over-analysing and over-criticising myself to the nth degree, it got me nowhere but miserable and even more self-doubting. Not good. Not healthy. Not positive. For anyone around me, as well as inside myself.

    So…as Shakespeare wrote, ‘To thine own self be true,’ and as Sammy Davis Jr. sang, ‘I gotta be me,’ this is me, hopefully growing in all sorts of positive ways with each moment, each hour, each day.

    Today, as every day since this began, I am so very grateful and appreciative of these daily thoughts of positivity and reflection from you, Dreama. I look forward to them every single morning, and can’t wait to see what inspiration is waiting for me (and all of us) from you each day. It is truly a gift, as are you.

    Today’s painting, with those gorgeous blue bell jars and all the vivid colours going on around it, is a joy and a delight. One of those paintings I could just look at and immerse myself in for hours. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • June - November 15, 2012 - 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Kathy. I’m chuffed by your kindness and lovely reply. Enjoy your day! – JuneReplyCancel

    • Kathy Cousart - November 14, 2012 - 8:14 pm

      Beautifully written June…Good for you and my kind of gal!ReplyCancel

  • Cathleen~ - November 14, 2012 - 11:30 am

    That’s been one of my fave quotes Dreama…so difficult sometimes to really show people who we are. I am grateful for being able to not care as much if someone doesn’t like me by knowing who I really am!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Cook - November 14, 2012 - 11:25 am

    To be loved for who we really are is the deepest yearning of our heart, that is so true. I am grateful for my home today. It’s a little cramped, a little old, but it’s home. My children learned to walk here. We’ve built pillow forts here and played hide and seek here. I’ve stayed up all night here rocking my babies to sleep. It’s not perfect, but it’s safe and warm and cozy and I’m so thankful for it.ReplyCancel

  • margaret - November 14, 2012 - 11:24 am

    So grateful for the love of family.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila Tansey - November 14, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Love the quote Dreama! “Be yourself because everyone else is taken! LOL! Today I am grateful for the kitty sitting with me here on my lap purring away and looking at me with eyes filled with LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Costa - November 14, 2012 - 11:20 am

    I am thankful for artist friends who share what they know and love with those who are just beginning. What a wonderful gift!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 11:19 am

    Today I am grateful for my weight class instructor. So much knowledge and very
    inspiring and fun. When I feel like sitting
    home and being a potato, I know that when I
    leave the gym I will feel on top of the world and ready to come home and paint. So I go.
    Lori Anderson, Folsom, CAReplyCancel

  • Barbara Ray - November 14, 2012 - 11:00 am

    For my daughter, Kate, I am thankful.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Saylor - November 14, 2012 - 10:58 am

    I am still trying to find out who I am, wish that I knew for sure. But I am grateful for the journey.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna - November 14, 2012 - 10:54 am

    I am blessed with today, a great day the Lord has made.
    Joanna CranfordReplyCancel

  • Michelle Morris - November 14, 2012 - 10:50 am

    That’s a good quote! I’m thankful for our differences!
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  • pat - November 14, 2012 - 10:48 am

    I am grateful that it did not freeze last night so I can enjoy my flowers one more day.ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn Oldroyd - November 14, 2012 - 10:47 am

    I am grateful for the time I still have to continue learning who I am.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 10:33 am

    I am grateful for my little grandson who came over for the day yesterday and the kiss he planted on my cheek when he left. Never imagined it would be this much fun.
    Barb KrellReplyCancel

  • myra - November 14, 2012 - 10:26 am

    Grateful for my wonderful husband who brings me coffee in bed every single morning (for the last 35 years)!
    Myra Patin
    Colorado Springs, COReplyCancel

  • Gaylynn - November 14, 2012 - 10:25 am

    I am thankful for technology. Technology gives me the opportunity to stay in touch with my children, family and friends. Through technology I can be updated on what is going on in the world and see great art daily.ReplyCancel

  • jolene Gailey - November 14, 2012 - 10:23 am

    I am grateful to be able to comment!! I have been wanting to comment for 14 days. Dreama, can I post 14 gratitudes in one comment?ReplyCancel

  • LeAnn - November 14, 2012 - 10:17 am

    Grateful for moments of reflection.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Couper - November 14, 2012 - 10:08 am

    Today, I’m grateful everyone else is taken.ReplyCancel

  • Dana - November 14, 2012 - 10:04 am

    I am grateful for a beautiful sunrise over a handsome mission-style church i saw outside the window where I am staying in Berkeley.ReplyCancel

  • Rosanne Mapp, Stering,MA - November 14, 2012 - 10:02 am

    I am grateful to see Dreama’s email each day! The art gives me a lift and encourages me to get painting! Thank you Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Leeder - November 14, 2012 - 10:01 am

    Good Morning! Today I am grateful for my art friends both in real life and through the world of blogging. It’s wonderful to feel connected with like-minded individuals. Thank You!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Rupard - November 14, 2012 - 9:55 am

    I am grateful for Family & Friends. Good advice. Wonderful painting.
    Thanks
    LindaReplyCancel

  • Debbie Spivak - November 14, 2012 - 9:50 am

    I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with kids each day and the little hugs they give me each morning.
    Debbie SpivakReplyCancel

  • Vicki Holdwick - November 14, 2012 - 9:48 am

    i am thankful to finally be getting a bit of pain relief. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 9:45 am

    If ever I needed that one, it was today! Thank you Dreama. You have hit on something so very important. We are sometimes taught to keep everything inside…..to be who we “think” others want us to be, and then we loose our true selves in that process… I believe it is called dysfunctional, or co-depentent. 🙂 Truth is we do need to be our complete selves at all times with all people. Great Blog!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Miller - November 14, 2012 - 9:45 am

    I am thankful for artist friends who help me focus by showing up, offering encouragement, going on adventures and laughing often. Grateful for this blog and your bright colors.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - November 14, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Today I’m grateful for a full day of painting! …such joy! Linda, NevadaReplyCancel

  • C-Rae - November 14, 2012 - 9:33 am

    To thine own self be true
    There is no one good as you
    And if you question
    Your own intention
    Look at the good that you do

    Grateful to be SINGULAR!
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  • Susan Seale - November 14, 2012 - 9:33 am

    I am grateful for peanut butter cookies…and chocolate…:)
    ReplyCancel

  • Sherry Pierce Thurner - November 14, 2012 - 9:30 am

    I’m grateful for chocolate. ‘Nuff said.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Stoudt - November 14, 2012 - 9:28 am

    I am grateful for the wisdom of your words which remind me to be true to myself and not be preoccupied with what others think. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 9:26 am

    I am thankful for today’s “Dreama message,” because it speaks to a problem I’ve had forever. The profound need for approval and acceptance led me to “try on” all sorts of personalities to the point that I didn’t know the real me for most of my life. God is changing that, partially through His gift of art. And He sends encouragement through Dreama.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bowron - November 14, 2012 - 9:20 am

    I am grateful for the struggles in this life for they keep me from getting too full of myself. They also allow me the opportunity to reach out to others for encouragement, and so I learn how to encourage others for the future.ReplyCancel

  • Pattie Wall - November 14, 2012 - 9:16 am

    Today I am grateful to be making progress – I was able to stand in the shower and take a bath, rather than sit on a stool in the bathtub (which made me feel really old and decrepit). Healing from second surgery on a broken ankle. IT felt good to be ME again.ReplyCancel

  • Josephine Y Hardison - November 14, 2012 - 9:12 am

    Today I am grateful to be ME!!! and yes, I realize everyone else is taken! So I guess I’m stuck with me! Took me awhile to get there but am truly blessed in my life and have learned sooo much from every struggle I have had, so I do truly feel thankful to be me!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G. Miller - November 14, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Today I’m grateful that my last name isn’t Petraeus.ReplyCancel

  • Candace Brancik - November 14, 2012 - 9:02 am

    I’m so thankful for all the teachers I’ve had over the years, for their giving of themselves and all of their wonderful knowledge.ReplyCancel

  • Kikiblanca - November 14, 2012 - 9:01 am

    I’m grateful for the person I am today.ReplyCancel

  • Deb LaRocque - November 14, 2012 - 8:55 am

    Today I am grateful I made it to the garage to have my car repaired. It was getting worse as I was driving there. Too many gadgets and gizmos to cause problems but they are wonderful when they work.ReplyCancel

  • DLPBR - November 14, 2012 - 8:49 am

    You have a lot of followers that are grateful for you and your blog and your workshops. Add me to the list!ReplyCancel

  • Andrée Casaubon - November 14, 2012 - 8:47 am

    Today I am grateful for the sun and the beauty surrounding me and the day out golfing my other passion…Thanks Dreama …Andrée from QuébecReplyCancel

  • Denise Broussard - November 14, 2012 - 8:45 am

    Today I am grateful that my parents have made a safe departure on their trip to their winter home in AZReplyCancel

  • Beulah - November 14, 2012 - 8:42 am

    Today I am VERY thankful for Electric Power. Our day started without power, now THANKFULLY after several hours it has been restored! I always forget how dependable we’ve become on electricty the simple daily things which need power…until it’s not there…Yes, I am VERY VERY Thankful for electricity!!!

    c.paints [at] yahoo [dot] comReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 8:42 am

    I am grateful that it has become easier to be myself and like myself as I have gotten older. I would not trade my aches and gray hairs for youth’s insecurities!
    M.B. HarrisonReplyCancel

  • Ginny Good - November 14, 2012 - 8:41 am

    I am grateful to be working with kids who are always themselves…..which reminds me to be myself and have joy everyday! Live in the moment!ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Murphy - November 14, 2012 - 8:36 am

    I am really grateful for today’s Dreama post because I’ve always felt it very important to ‘be your true self’, no matter what. Mind you this has gotten me in the occasional ‘trouble’ when I haven’t bowed to the wishes of others (during my corporate position), but honesty and integrity were pretty much drummed into my head/heart as a child and I’m ever so grateful for that and hope I’ve done the same for my children.

    I also think you have to ‘love who you are’ in order to ‘be your true self’. How else would you know your true self?ReplyCancel

  • Jamie's Faces - November 14, 2012 - 8:31 am

    So true! Today I am grateful for the way we live today. For all the struggle and the desire of Peale who have gone before us. We truly are abundant and live in comfort, surrounded by miraculous inventions and a cornicopia of delights.ReplyCancel

  • nancy bradford - November 14, 2012 - 8:26 am

    I am grateful for all the new things I have learned from this blog, Dreama! What a wonderful way to start the day! Big hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 8:22 am

    I am thankful for books, libraries, and book stores.
    Dana BurtonReplyCancel

  • Debi Murray - November 14, 2012 - 8:22 am

    I am grateful for a wonderful gym to work out in, a patient and encouraging trainer, and the ability to do it!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 8:22 am

    Am thankful to see the early morning sun and to hear the songs of the birds at my feeder.
    Nature is my muse.

    Laetitia BordenReplyCancel

  • Darlene Twitchell - November 14, 2012 - 8:20 am

    What a beautiful painting! I love the great colors and brush strokes!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Williams - November 14, 2012 - 8:10 am

    I am grateful for my wonderful husband that I married almost eight years ago. Because of him, I have two wonderful step-children and two grandkids. They are so much fun.ReplyCancel

  • Nora Mackin - November 14, 2012 - 8:09 am

    Today I’m grateful for knowing the wonderful girl who cuts my hair.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 8:08 am

    So blessed today to have the opportunity to teach four 12 year olds a charcoal drawing lesson. They inspire me to give my best.
    Sue LepschReplyCancel

  • Debra Bryant - November 14, 2012 - 8:01 am

    Today I am grateful for who I am and who God made me to be. I am a product of my roots and I had parents who were great examples of honesty and integrity. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ann Baldwin - November 14, 2012 - 7:59 am

    I’m grateful that my Nana (great grandmother) encouraged me to read, write, create art, & use my imagination ~ she was a librarian, loved to cook (she made the best homemade bread), & had the most beautiful garden ~ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 7:59 am

    Grateful to have survived my son’s wedding and then my daughter’s only 2 weeks and 6 days apart . Linda WillReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 7:56 am

    Ahhhh, time to paint today! Gayle NunnReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - November 14, 2012 - 7:54 am

    Today I met with an old friend from my “Tour Guiding ” days in the Kruger National Park. Was great to catch up. One must make time, in the hectic lives we live in today, to reconnect with people from the past. Yvonne Ankerman, another beautiful day in Sunny South AfricaReplyCancel

  • Mary Kosary - November 14, 2012 - 7:49 am

    I am grateful for the internet that lets us on Facebook where I have contact with a lot of artists.ReplyCancel

  • hummingbirdjw - November 14, 2012 - 7:44 am

    Dreama, I have to say I’m grateful for your perky blog each day and your lovely paintings. Just LOVE ’em!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Brasher - November 14, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Today I am grateful for electricity, heating and air conditioning, and a warm shower. These modern conveniences aren’t true “necessities” but they sure do make life more pleasant!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 7:41 am

    I’m so greatful that I get to personally drop my daughter off for school every morning and pick her each and every day. Thank you! Monica AvilaReplyCancel

  • Maria's Watercolor - November 14, 2012 - 7:39 am

    I am grateful that my son plays the saxophone and my daughter chose a wonderful college to attend 🙂ReplyCancel

  • FCP - November 14, 2012 - 7:38 am

    #14…wry words,a twist of sarcasm and a shared laugh.
    faye christian phillips
    (the master of wit and wisdom, Oscar Wilde, is credited with the wonderful “be yourself” quote.)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 7:36 am

    I am grateful for the doctors caring for my friends husband that is having a heart attack.
    Marilyn TroutmanReplyCancel

  • Janet Nelson - November 14, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Thankful that I am in a position to be able to help a friend who was displaced by the hurricane.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - November 14, 2012 - 7:34 am

    I am grateful for the unconditional love my pets show me everyday no matter what!ReplyCancel

  • Twinkle Nelson - November 14, 2012 - 7:31 am

    I’m grateful to have an art class to go to this morning. And I hope the dog I’m painting will bark at me soon to say, “Stop, you got it.”ReplyCancel

  • Addie Hirschten - November 14, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Today I am thankful that I DON’T have a headache, always a good thing.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Taylor - November 14, 2012 - 7:28 am

    Today I am grateful for Dreama’s words of inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - November 14, 2012 - 7:26 am

    Today and everyday I am grateful for my husband…he gets me!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Flatley - November 14, 2012 - 7:17 am

    I am thankful that my feline friends like me no matter what everyone else thinks.ReplyCancel

  • Prudy Weaver - November 14, 2012 - 6:51 am

    I am grateful for the beautiful paintings that I am going to paint today.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Nickles - November 14, 2012 - 6:47 am

    I am grateful for another beautiful day… and the simple things in life often taken for granted.ReplyCancel

  • baciocco1 - November 14, 2012 - 6:37 am

    I am grateful for the TRUTH…that it arrives at my ears just when I need to hear it, and I remember to speak it with compassion.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Rose - November 14, 2012 - 6:35 am

    Today I am flat out grateful for the brilliant words, and the glorious artwork of Dreama!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Hailey Randall - November 14, 2012 - 6:24 am

    I am grateful for my eyes to see all the beauty God has made.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 6:12 am

    Grateful for all of my sisters, by blood, by friendship, by golly!
    Joan TerrellReplyCancel

  • Terri L. West - November 14, 2012 - 5:54 am

    I am grateful for my faith that God gave me and all the Carmelite saints that inspire me to be me!ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - November 14, 2012 - 5:14 am

    I am grateful today for having had the opportunity to take two classes from you. My senior show is tonight and the circle of where my painting was when I first met you and where I am today is slowly closing. You continue to inspire me daily.ReplyCancel

  • Jerry Stocks - November 14, 2012 - 5:12 am

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  • Bruce Bingham - November 14, 2012 - 4:18 am

    Jog bras! What? I’m not being trite here, they’re important!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Schiff Studio - November 14, 2012 - 4:09 am

    I’m grateful for many things, my family, my friends, my art, and your wonderful upbeat blog. But mostly, I’m grateful for good people like KarenMarie above, who shoulders a heavy load. I hope she wins today!ReplyCancel

  • KarenMarie - November 14, 2012 - 4:04 am

    So utterly grateful to have found you Dreama, yesterday. I so needed a lift and thanks to you, my plea has been answered. I am a fulltime carer, aged 38, for my husband, 42. When i’m inspired –
    happy, and enjoying art – i’m looking after “me”, and ultimately i become a better carer. Keep up the good work. Karen Mitchell, Devon. UK.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - November 14, 2012 - 2:10 am

    Grateful to be breathing, painting and just enjoying life. I am in Hawaii and the rain is falling hard, the frogs are croaking and a gentle breeze is flowing thru the night time air. How lovely. Merry LundReplyCancel

  • Kathy Johnson - November 14, 2012 - 1:11 am

    I’m thankful today for my art guild. The group has given me a lot more than I have given it. The competitions have helped me have confidence in where I am with my art at this point in time. I have volunteered and participated in areas that are my expertise and have been glad to do so.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Tracy - November 14, 2012 - 1:05 am

    I’m thankful for oil paints – they’ve opened up a whole new world of art for me.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - November 14, 2012 - 12:35 am

    So grateful for my little family!

    Carrie WallerReplyCancel

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