Art and Love from Me to You

A Grateful Giveaway!

Note: This giveaway is now closed. I will be announcing the winners today.  I couldn’t bring myself to close the comments because that would delete them.  They are just too beautiful that I want to keep them right where they are.  


I am so happy to have a bright new website that it’s time for a giveaway celebration!

Giveaway #1 

The publisher of the gorgeous book, 365 Gratefuls, by Hailey and Andrew Bartholomew, sent me two copies to give away. I’m honored that some of my paintings are part of this book and thrilled to give these little beauties to two of you.  Everyone needs this book!

Giveaway #2 

I decided to add to the celebration by including my newly updated Month of Thank Yous Gratitude Kits in the giveaway party. It makes sense that the book and gratitude pack should be paired together because it was Hailey’s gratitude project that inspired me to do one of my own.


To Enter:

1.  Leave a comment of something that you are grateful for in this moment.  (I am so excited to read all of your grateful thoughts!)

2.  On August 28th, two lucky submissions will be chosen at random. Look for the announcement via email, my blog and social media at the end of the month.

That’s it!

$5 off grat kits

Each Gratitude Kit now has 30 different postcards of my artwork. (The old kits had 10 images x 3.)  You now have 30-unique colorful days worth of giving thanks to people who have made your life brighter.  This special ends on Wednesday, August 28th at 12Midnight – $5 off of all Gratitude Kits until then. Yay!

I hope I get to send a book and kit to you.

Much love,

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  • Carla August 20, 2013

    Hi, I am so grateful for so many talented people. And for pinterest and blogs to be able to
    so many beautiful things

    • LoriP August 20, 2013

      Carla- yes! Pinterest! I love love pinterest and instagram. So much beauty.

  • sarah August 20, 2013

    I am so grateful for everyday blessings.
    For example, I am thankful for my glasses today because the frames were broken today! I am thankful that I could tape it up and have the opportunity to go to the eye doctor this weekend! ((trying to be upper positive because it was not in the budget!!!))

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      You are so cute in glasses!

  • Kristina August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for The Artists Way, a beautiful book … and to Lori’s beautiful website and art that radiates love and joy. Thank you all the way from Switzerland 🙂

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      I’m so grateful for the Artist’s Way too! It changed everything. xo

  • K. A. Last August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for hot chocolate and my patchwork quilt to keep me warm as I write.

  • Anitra August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful for many things, but especially for the health of my family and the way my life has changed since moving to NY.

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that. Change can be so good.

  • Adrienne August 21, 2013

    I really like your new website. It is so colorful, easy to navigate, and extremely uplifting. Last year I had purchased one of your prayer flags, which is hung in my cubicle at work. Anytime I am feeling a bit down and out, I read each card aloud in my mind. Believe it or not, it helps me feel better. Thank you for being so encouraging through your work.

    I feel blessed beyond measure for having such awesome family and friends.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Blessings to you

  • chel August 21, 2013

    I love the new website- it’s bright and cheerful and reflects not only your work but *you*.

    I am so so so so so thankful that it’s almost autumn! Summers in southwest Florida are pretty brutal- stormy, humid, and dark. I’m looking forward to throwing open the windows and doors and getting a breeze, and being able to go outside in *fresh* air again.

  • Debbie Grace August 21, 2013

    I am so grateful for my very dear and kind-hearted hubby!

  • Shellan Peddle August 21, 2013

    I am so grateful that my sister is coming for a girls weekend on Friday 🙂

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      I love girls weekends! Have so much fun!

  • Loran Hills August 21, 2013

    Lori, your new website is FABULOUS! It’s a perfect home for your artwork.

    I’m grateful for your calendar. I enjoy looking at it every day when it work at my desk.

    I’m grateful for the nourishing rain we received last night and for all the abundant growth of summer.

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      Thank you so much Loran! Rain! Thank goodness for rain.

  • Karina Ladet August 21, 2013

    Hello Lori, I LOVE your new website! It’s SO you and at the same time shiny and professional. Great combo : ).

    I am grateful for so much every day but today I am super grateful that my Australian retreats are filling up and that the work I do resonates with so many people. SO grateful for my life.

    I wish you and everyone else a beautiful day!

    Love, Karina

  • Michele Fawcett August 21, 2013

    The site is beautiful Lori!

    I am grateful to be home with my daughter to build forts, watch Sesame Street, play outside and giggled together 🙂

  • Helen August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful for all of my blessings. I’m particularly grateful for my faith in the midst of swirling intensity of uncertainty and transition. Much love to you, what a beautiful fresh website!

  • Sue Jorgenson August 21, 2013

    So grateful for my cornucopia of gratitudes and for my life story. And so thrilled that you got a whole brand new, awesome website going!

  • Raven August 21, 2013

    Hi Lori! Lovely new digs! I’m grateful for a multitude of things, but most of all, for my beautiful little girl and for a flexible job where I can easily go to her when she needs me. And for my sisters who keep her for me and give her plenty of love in my place.

  • Lisa August 21, 2013

    I am so grateful for my two boys….

  • Shawn August 21, 2013

    Hi Lori,

    Love it. I keep meaning to send you an email about this … your project goes really well with my e-course all about creating gratitude practices for mamas. Love it. Please enter me! The book sounds great, too, but I really wanted your work. xx

  • Michelle August 21, 2013

    Hi Lori…new website is awesome! Love the new layout!!

    I am grateful for the abundance life offers…I am grateful for all the teachers I have had in my life, whether they knew they were teaching me or not. This includes most of the people I have relationships with, past and present….I am grateful for the diversity that makes life so colourful. And I am grateful for you for giving me yet another opportunity to feel and express gratitude!! xo

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      Thank you so much Michelle! Yes our teachers. Even those that are so hard, there is so much good that comes from it (usually realized afterward!)

  • Charissa August 21, 2013

    I am magically blessed with a community of loving, supportive family members and friends. They help me remember just how beautiful life is. Eternally grateful. <3

  • Theresa August 21, 2013

    I am grateful to have finally found a job in a field that I love. The last two years have not been the greatest – so I am thankful to have the opportunity to start over with a job in the arts. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

  • Claire August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for my twin boys, ten months old this week. They really are a double blessing and a lesson in the here and now,

  • tammi b August 21, 2013

    I am so grateful to wake up every morning! I thank the Universe for another day and may I please make someone’s day AMAZING! I was blessed to rescue a Pomeranian that is now a therapy dog. We work at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia bring miles of smiles to all of the little ones we meet.

    I am grateful for all of the beautiful souls that I meet everyday!

    An Attitude of Gratitude

  • Amanda August 21, 2013

    Hello! I’m grateful for having a wonderful, healthy pregnancy (almost over!)and for this little baby who has taught me, without even being born yet, to relax and be more grateful for what I already have.

  • alessandra August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful to the little things of life.the sunset,a butterfly,breakfast in the garden.your art reminds me the little joy of life!

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      I love remembering to be grateful for the little things. When I think about them with gratitude, I realize they are not so little. xoxo

  • Catherine August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for times of transformation and change. Though they are scary and can be difficult, it allows me opportunities for greater faith, hope, and growth as long as through it all I stay true to my heart.

  • Marije August 21, 2013

    Hi Lori,
    First let me say that I really LOVE your work! It’s happy, hopeful and true. Most of your art is actually a beautiful representation of what I am grateful for in life; the beauty and colors of the earth, the feeling of joy about little things and to be able to share what’s important to me with others.
    With love from Holland,

  • mara schwartz August 21, 2013

    I am so grateful to have spent a week with my son and husband. It had been 8 months since our son was home. love love love!

  • Sarah August 21, 2013

    Your new website is lovely! Full of rainbow magic. I really like that you have a shop on there and it is easy to navigate (and very, very tempting). My only suggestion is to perhaps either slow down the sliding images very slightly or use minimal text on them (like with the ‘A Reflection of You’ panel) to be sure everyone is able to read them before they pass and absorb what they say. I know they can be stopped and reversed but I think a second or two slower would be good to have the most effect.

    I treasure the prints that I have of yours, one at my desk at work and another at the top of the stairs at home, both I take notice of every day and they make me feel uplifted.

    I’m grateful that I have 3 more work days left until vacation! I get to go home to visit my family and see my youngest brother get married to his love.

    Best wishes!

  • Colleen August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for today’s sunshine that makes me smile as I look out my window onto the SU hill.

  • Karin Leacox August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for the time to enjoy an unusually green August.

  • Jean Hieber August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for my good health! My mother was not blessed with good health, so it makes me all the more grateful for mine!

  • Jeannine August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for new opportunities, mother’s day coupons for hugs & kisses,
    and a good cup of coffee

  • Pam Davis August 21, 2013

    I love your artwork! It is so full of life and it warms my heart. In this moment, I am grateful for the sound of the birds outside my door and for the freshness of the new day.

  • Angela Heather August 21, 2013

    I am so grateful to you Lori – I shared with you via private message today what your email and giveaway inspired me to do. I am also grateful to Hailey and 365 Grateful. Gratitude was already a part of my coaching process, but not as important a part as it is today, and not so much a *practice*. I now actively practice gratitude and it has changed my life!

    I love all your work, and my Sanctuary is fast becoming a Lori Portka exhibition space


  • Demetra August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful for so many things.. Each and everyday brings on a new opportunity and a new blessing.. Lately I’ve been mostly grateful for a new friend in my life that has brought about a sense of truth and clarity and now I see things more clearly. Love and light is what it’s all about!

  • Natalie Poulson August 21, 2013

    I am grateful that I get to work part time at a job I love, and still be home with my kids some days. I’m grateful that my parents care for my kids while I”m working. I’m grateful for our health and our beautiful home, the full moon last night, and the sun shining in my kitchen window this morning!

  • Beverly August 21, 2013

    Grateful for life. For obstacles. For today. this moment

  • Manon Kent August 21, 2013

    I am grateful to be surrounded by love and beauty in my life.

  • Danie August 21, 2013

    I have so much to be grateful for! I woke up this morning, and it is one of those rare days where I am not sick, and right off the bat I am blessed with emails from dear friends around the world who shower me with their loving-kindness. Even on days that aren’t so great I find that I am grateful for the beauty of nature, my loving and affectionate cats, my ability to breathe through whatever I may be going through and find a glimmer of peace. Life is such a gift, all I can do is smile and express my gratitude for what I have been given with every breath I take. Thank you so much Lori for expressing your own gratitude in such a beautiful way. I am always inspired by your Facebook posts, so thank you for putting such joy out there into the universe.

  • Gina August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful for the opportunity to be at home with my son each day to watch him grow and learn. 🙂

  • Laura August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for the simple moments this summer with my hubby and kids… Playing cards with the kids at a quiet( but loud) time at the cabin.. Just those little simple moments. Thanks!!

  • Dawn Christ August 21, 2013

    I’m so very grateful for my new Office Assistant. She has been a life saver for me. As soon as she was hired I’ve had one major event after another keeping me from being in the office and she has picked up the torch and run with it. I’m grateful that she is patient and adapts easily to each new situation.

  • Kelly August 21, 2013

    I am grateful to live in a country at peace – not at war, i mean 🙂 – to have a home with lovely flowers in the garden and vegetables in the patch, to have a joyful daughter to fill my days with light, and for the teachings of the dharma.

    • Kelly August 21, 2013

      Wanted to clarify, I mean no war at home, in my state, my town, so that we are not surrounded by violence.

  • Natanya August 21, 2013

    Hi Lori, very beautiful website, it really radiates your joy. I am grateful for the way the Universe sends help and information and encouragement (lots!) just when we are ready for it. Yay Universe! And yay for being ready. 🙂

  • Lisa Tsering August 21, 2013

    Grateful fro a healthy newborn baby and a 5 year old with so much love and patience for his mama.

  • Cindi August 21, 2013

    Your new website is fabulous…So bright and cherry!
    I am so blessed in many ways, but I will say that I am
    very grateful to have my 95 year old dad in our lives and
    our oldest son just got married 10 days ago. Our younger son
    was his best man and gave the most wonderful toast to his brother
    and Tara ( his wife )! I adore family!!!!!
    Many thanks for the chance to win your marvelous prizes~

  • Gilli August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for the partner sitting at my side, the cup of coffee at the other side and the fact I get to babysit my granddaughters this afternoon and teach them how to do some hand sewing. Life is good!

  • Ashley Boehm August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful for getting to spend this last 15 months at home with my son. It has
    been amazing to watch him grow.

  • Cid August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for the HUGE organizing project that I’m almost done with!! I’m excited to have all our crafting supplies purged, organized and put in places that we will use them more 🙂

  • Snow Lynn August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful for having two healthy and beautiful children who I get to share my days with, and although my son woke up sick this morning and I can’t go to work (on my 1 work day a week) I’m grateful that I can work from home and soak up the extra time taking care of him and getting lots of snuggles!

  • Sonia August 21, 2013

    I am gratefutl for my two children My Sun and my Moon

  • Carrie August 21, 2013

    In this moment, I’m grateful for this beautiful place I call home. Seattle is beautiful in the sunshine!

  • Bonnie August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for my 3 children and my loving husband.

    I just found your site and work through Shawn Fink’s post in the AMP Peace Circle and I can’t wait to go explore your site.

  • Julie August 21, 2013

    I love your website! Such a happy place to be!

    I am grateful for my wonderful, cheery and happy dog Maggie. We just had to spend an entire week in a hotel room while my apartment was being renovated and she was such a good girl throughout the whole process. She’s one of my best friends and I love her!

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      Oh I SO relate to this Julie!

  • Heidi August 21, 2013

    It may seem odd, but right now I am thankful for the dental hygienist who took. gental loving care of my 10 year old son this morning. He was anxious, sick to his stomach and refusing to go in the room. When he left, he was full of smiles, confident and thankful! She got it and really helped him through what is very a really difficult event!

  • swan August 21, 2013

    Right now I am grateful for this moment of life, this very peaceful moment and this very place. Timeless awareness, so sweet.
    On a more practical level I am tremendously grateful for my friend Betty and for her generous heart. We have just been for lunch to celebrate her birthday today and we went to buy a new light weight hose for her garden (as she can no longer lift the one she has). So I am grateful for birthdays and technical people who come up with stuff that make life easier and for gardens and the blessing of flowers and the beauty of the Scottish hills. And I am so very grateful for my computer and for all of you to share gratitude with.
    I am also grateful for the art of Lori which keeps inspiring me. THANK YOU

  • Raquel C August 21, 2013

    I have so much to be greatful for, but at this moment I am greatful that my 1 year old is feeling better & slept through the night last night!!! Makes for a much better day for me, him & his 3 year old brother. Both of which I am extremely grearful for.

  • Amy August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful to my beautiful 3 1/2-year-old son, Oliver, who makes getting out of bed each morning worth it.

  • Shauna August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful for YOU – your pictures make me happy & I love hearing about your gratitude projects and how you and other like-minded people are walking-their-talk and reaching out to others in gratitude, compassion and love. I am trying to make gratitude a more integral part of my life & reaching out to the people around me, instead of just thinking about it or understanding it on an intellectual basis. It reminds me a quote I read this morning by Maya Angelou that you might like, “If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be Present in the Present….Gratefully.” xoxoxo

  • koukas August 21, 2013

    So Grateful for people who have graterfullllll hearts who know how to be thankful for another person!

  • Carol August 21, 2013

    I am grateful to be alive today. I am grateful for everyone who has made me who I am today.

  • Dee August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful that I am learning to pause for gratitude and find peace in loving what is.

    • LoriP August 21, 2013

      Yes. I have to re-learn that daily.

  • Deb August 21, 2013

    What an amazing giveaway!! Today, I feel grateful for trials that make me see how strong I really am and show me how loved I am by the people around me.

  • kat August 21, 2013

    Grateful for each and every day my little pup seems perky, cheery, and wants to eat and be cuddled.

  • Lisa M August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for a healthy, safe, amazing family. We’ve been through some tough times in the last few weeks (roof totaled in storm, lost my job, 11-year old kitty passed away), but we’ll get through it and life will head on an upward curve soon!

  • Treesa August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for you, Lori. Last year you inspired me with your 100 Thank You’s project. Ever since I have wanted to do something similar using my photography to create each gratitude card. It has not blossomed beyond a thought, unfortunately, as I have been battling a life-threatening illness which has zapped my energy (and finances). The drive to send out these gratitude cards is greater than ever. If I win a set of your cards I will use them for this purpose. While I know it is not the same as creating something unique for each person on my gratitude list, it is still beauty and gratitude shared. It is important for me to accomplish this now. Thank you, Lori, for being a light of inpsiration and for sharing your heartwork with us all.

  • Sarah August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for a summer at home with my kids, for time to sleep in and enjoy coffee in the morning, and I that I am excited to be back in the classroom in a few weeks!

  • Naomi August 21, 2013

    Lori, this new website is so colorful and fun and it looks very professional. I’m impressed! I love that I see you and your smile right away. I’m grateful for some quiet time to myself today… it’s the first day back to school for my daughter and I am luxuriating in art and ice cream. 🙂

  • Raye Cage August 21, 2013

    I am grateful that I have never giving up on clarifying & creating a life plan on what my passions & purpose are in life. I am starting to live those desires in real life!

  • Laura August 21, 2013

    The website looks great!! I love the top of page banner! So cute.
    I am grateful for my new job; I work with creative, talented people now who respect me. After 8 miserable years at a state govt job, I finally feel like I am part of a real team striving towards the same goals!

  • Krista August 21, 2013

    Thank you Thank you Thank you
    Such beautiful talent

  • Char August 21, 2013

    I am grateful to have found you and your expressions……… Can’t wait to order some!


  • Anca Nan August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for my life right now. I have everything I wanted and then some.

  • Sabrina August 21, 2013

    I am grateful that my teen daughter, who has been struggling with severe depression for two years, awakened today in a bright and optimistic mood for the first time in so long. It has been a blessing to see her interacting cheerfully and lovingly today. I pray it lasts.

  • Kim L August 21, 2013

    Grateful for healing energy, supportive “sisters” & the Divine light in each and every human being.

  • Julianne August 21, 2013

    Thankful for my wonderful life! ????????

  • Marcie August 21, 2013

    Grateful for my three healthy grown-up kids. We survived!

  • Marianne Richmond August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful that my kids are old enough and kind enough that we can go school shopping … and it’s whine free, full of thoughtful decision making and “thank you mom” when we’re done. I love who my kids are growing up to be == lovely people with whom I want to hang out and eat Dairy Queen Blizzards.

  • Kim August 21, 2013

    I am happy and so grateful for my teens right now. They are my pride and joy.

  • susie carranza studio August 21, 2013

    I am very grateful & blessed to have my father celebrating his 85th birthday today. ?

  • Helene Rose August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful for swimming pools, laughing children, squash soup and quiet bedtimes. 🙂

  • Linda E.H. August 21, 2013

    Today I have many things to be thankful for. We went to visit my husband’s godmother (who is elderly and lives alone). She had injured her shoulder earlier in the year, but is now doing much better. She appreciated our visit so much (we had to drive almost 4 hours), and I am grateful for the time with her and that her shoulder has recovered. When we were almost home our “check engine” light came on. I am grateful we made it home. It was late so I am glad we had leftovers to warm up.

    The new blog design looks great. I love the banner up top showing your work behind you. The art is always so vibrant and cheerful.

  • Chris August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for my family and how much they support and love me. I am grateful that it is winter and I get to wear lots of lovely warm clothes and snuggle in bed at night.

  • Debbie L. August 21, 2013

    For all the family time and fun things I got to do this summer with my kids!

  • Anne Devenish August 21, 2013

    I am very grateful of my fellow artists for their encouragement and support…….I treasure their friendship

  • Kristen August 21, 2013

    I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have had over the past year to show my artwork! Dreams coming true. Your website looks lovely.

  • Shannon August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for a productive day of work, for getting home for dinner with my amazing children, and I am endlessly grateful for my wonderful friend and nanny who cares for my children when I am not here!

  • Julianne August 21, 2013

    I’m grateful to have a job I love. I have a massage therapy studio, and every one of my clients is amazing.

  • Linda Callender August 21, 2013

    I am so grateful for the joy and fun I have with my wonderful workmates which releives the stress in a very busy Accident and Medical clinic in New Zealand

  • Jill August 21, 2013

    Hi Lori!

    I’m so grateful that I can now drive again after not being able to for 8 weeks after foot surgery! It’s so great to be self-sufficient again. Thanks for the awesome and uplifting giveaway opportunity.


  • Ginger August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for a day to spend with my friends from Switzerland, who were passing through and had a lay-over on their way home.

  • Shirley Cooligan August 21, 2013

    I’m so grateful to have met you at the outlet mall.. Your photos hang proudly in my yoga room You do such beautiful work Thanks!

  • Renee August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for the beauty I found in the breakdown.

  • Andi August 21, 2013

    I am grateful for the healing power of love:).

  • Rachel Nova August 21, 2013

    I have so much gratitude for the amount of energy I have when I am following my passion & I am thankful I know what passion fuels that energy! <3

  • kelly barton August 22, 2013

    i am grateful for the fresh mango slices i had for breakfast and the little green bike i get to ride around town and for the fresh breeze that filters my opened window throughout the day.

    but mostly that i get to come here and feel so connected. xoxo

  • Melissa McGovern August 22, 2013

    I am grateful for being able to go back to beautiful Le Moyne College for my second year of studies.

    I am also very greatful for the inspirational people in the world like you to keep me motivated to become the person I want to be.

    Love, Melissa

  • lynnette August 22, 2013

    I’m grateful for the tribe of women I have found online that are supportive and truly amazing.

  • Tara August 22, 2013

    I am so grateful that I make a living through my art. For over 9 years I have been in charge of my own destiny.

  • Jennifer August 22, 2013

    So deeply grateful for quiet, space, and blue skies.

  • Christine August 22, 2013

    I am grateful for the yoga practice that I started in 2001. It started me on a path that I am still traveling and it opened so many doors – wonderful friendships; meditation; energy work; Ayurveda; music such as Deva Premal & Miten, Chinmaya Dunster, etc.; your artwork (I have some of your greeting cards framed and hanging in my home) and just learning how to relax and breathe! I was 50 years old when I started on this path and I am so grateful and also excited to see where it goes from here.

  • Jacquelyn August 22, 2013

    I am grateful for my legs 🙂 I was misdiagnosed with a knee fracture and put on crutches/non weight bearing status for my left leg. Hoping around and losing all independence for a week. Was supposed to be 12! I am grateful that it was only a week!

  • Mary Daniel Hobson August 22, 2013

    I am so grateful for the way your work and words remind me to be grateful. Thank you!

  • Danielle August 22, 2013

    I am deeply grateful for the process of growth, which allows us to integrate our challenges and experiences, learn more about ourselves, and become better, stronger versions of our best self.

  • KimberlyAnne August 22, 2013

    I am grateful for love! A deep abiding love for my soulmate, the love of my life, and a deep abiding love and faith in my relationship with God who has made all things possible for me in this lifetime. After 27 years my childhood love has returned to me and my joy is inexplicable. 🙂

  • May August 22, 2013

    I am grateful for having my best friend, my wonderful husband and son in my life. I am always grateful for my spiritual life.

  • Anastasia August 23, 2013

    I am so grateful for this period in my life that I devoted completely to homeschooling my kids and my writing career, the most challenging and rewarding times ever.
    Greetings from Lisbon and lots of inspiration for more works and projects to follow. Anastasia

  • Renee Laux August 23, 2013

    I am grateful for the beautiful beings my girls are growing up to be. {{love}}

  • Alison August 23, 2013

    I am grateful every day to have a new day reaching out ahead of me to explore, to learn, to love, to be loved and correct any wrong doings I may have had. To be grateful for every sunset and every sunrise. To mark one door closing as another opens, forever more hope and opportunity ahead of us.

  • Liv August 23, 2013

    I’m so deeply grateful for a lifelong dream coming true at the age of 39. I met my older brother and sister.. and we all shared that dream since we where young but now it was the time and we got the chance and we took it. It was a day I will remember for the rest of my life and I’m so deeply grateful for it.. and that they are fantastic people with fantastic family.. Life is truly an adventure.
    With love
    Liv (Sweden)

  • Lisa August 23, 2013

    I am grateful for the moisture that mother nature has bestowed upon our valley this summer. The landscape looks so green & healthy! Thanks Lori for the opportunity to think about this and share.

  • Amelia August 24, 2013

    I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with my mom when she was dying, and for all the time before that, when I was able to be surrounded and blessed by her love. She was a beautiful soul, and I still feel her spirit with me.

  • Ann MacMillan August 24, 2013

    I am grateful for all that I have learned and all that has come to pass since losing my brother too soon to cancer 5 years ago. Life has to end, and grief can be transformative. I have found many gifts that have come from my brother’s death; one of them was meeting Alana Burton Sheeren — which led me here! Another gift!

  • Eleny August 24, 2013

    At this moment I am grateful to have a roof over my head.

  • Rachel August 24, 2013

    Today I’m grateful to be recuperating from a “routine” surgery that ended up anything but “routine” in my case…so thankful to be on the mend and feeling better. Not to mention, the experience provided me the opportunity to see just WHO my real friends are…SO thankful for them and my family!

  • Jennifer Keenan August 24, 2013

    I am grateful for a summer full of “present” moments. Finding shells with my family on an island home to horses, seeing purple and yellow flowers during a mountain side memorial service for my best friend-her favorite, singing Bob Marley tunes with her mother while we were driving there, staring eye to eye with a deer while gathering the courage to go back to work, arguments with my teenagers when they don’t need me and receiving the “I Love You’s” when they do, weekly thursday night dates with my hubby to a local vineyard to pick up our CSA, re-uniting with childhood friends. Love your new site, it will make it easy for my family to pick out my Christmas gifts this year! All the Best!!

  • Rachel August 24, 2013

    Lori, your website is beautiful, thank you. I am grateful that everyday the pain is a distant memory and healing is taking place.

  • tricia anne michael August 24, 2013

    I’m grateful that my mom and I have a better relationship now than we had in the past.
    Thanks for the chance to enter!!

  • Donna Huesman August 24, 2013

    Today, in this moment, I am so grateful for all the beautiful, creative, inspiring people (just like Lori) who help to remind me of my OWN creativity and who provide such incredible models of how Work, Art, and Spirit can be so beautifully interwoven. Thank you, Lori! 🙂

  • Kerry August 25, 2013

    I am grateful for my girls, our blessings, our memories being made, and our health. I pray it continues throughout long lives.

  • Kasey Barbey August 25, 2013

    Hi Lori, the website and blog look great and seem very personalized which is always welcoming. They’re just as colorful and inspriring as your individual artwork! In this moment, I’m grateful for the refreshing, cool and calming air that’s present as we end summer and early autumn approaches. I’m thankful for the support from all different directions, in so many forms, that are allowing me to live each and every day passionately, vibrantly and happily! love and light to you Lori! Namaste. Kasey

  • Heather Sweigart August 25, 2013

    I am thankful for the gift of being able to serve my family in their time of need.

  • Jenni August 26, 2013

    Thankful for sunshine, energy, and yoga practice this morning.

  • Jan August 26, 2013

    Grateful for my son’s 2nd bday at the end of the week… its been an amazing 2 years. Thankful for the beautiful family, and the positive changes that strengthen in me everyday.

  • Lori-Ann August 26, 2013

    I’m so grateful for abundance in my garden and the ability to share with and feed my family and friends. And, grateful to be reminded of gratitude, in my life and in the world.

  • Nolwenn August 26, 2013

    oooh I am thankful for so much today: friends reaching out to me (which shows me their trust), happy returning customers who buy more of my art to surround themselves with, painting, my kids. Food.

  • Beth G from South Jersey August 26, 2013

    I’m grateful for my wonderful friend who is generously buying my children’s school supplies this year. I’m currently unemployed and we’ve been struggling financially. My dear friend knew I was trying to figure out how to manage the expenses & insisted on making the purchases. I’m so very, very grateful to her & cant wait to pay it forward on my future.

  • Casey August 27, 2013

    I am grateful for the emotions I feel – for better or for worse, they make me, me!

    Over the past 18 months I’ve been learning a great deal about myself, which is how I came across your blog. I’ve learnt more about who I am and why I am the way I am. The next steps are learning to accept myself for who I am.

    It’s been a tough journey but one I’m glad I’ve experienced. It’s definitely made me realise I have a lot to be grateful for at my fingertips – the unwavering love of family and a supportive group of friends.

  • Missy August 27, 2013

    I am grateful for my 9 years of marriage(tomorrow)! and for the beautiful family and home we have created together in that time. Love and friends and family are bountiful and I am blessed.

  • Leesa August 28, 2013

    In this moment I am so grateful for the sense of softness, peace and bliss which embrace me. I have the entire day to my self…. Being home alone is so lovely. I can see my flowers are blossoming profusely from every window… The sun is shining and dancing gently upon the lake…. and the silence that fills every room in my home is like music to my soul. I am grateful for this moment in ways that I can not fully express.

    I am also grateful for the web of connections with you and all the beautiful people I am in sacred circle with. May you be blessed, darling sistar, and all who read your blog and love your art.

  • Gail Haile August 28, 2013

    I am so grateful for a great many things. Today, I am particularly grateful for the peace and wisdom that comes with age and for the opportunity to use my creative gifts.

  • Heather Johnston August 28, 2013

    I am in total appreciation of how the Universe supports me, guides me, teaches me, helps me, loves me. The Source Energy that exists in all of us ~ is so magical! I Am Blessed! What a beautiful way to enter to win these gorgeous gifts. Namaste xo

  • Mollie August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for all the rough roads and seemingly impossible odds that directed my steps to where I am today. It’s a pretty awesome place. 🙂

  • Sabrina August 28, 2013

    I’m grateful to have supportive friends and family in my life. They give me strength in pursuing my passions in life.

  • Tammy August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for my health, my family and my children!

  • Tammy August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for the health I have because I have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
    I’m grateful for my family especially my husband for all his help and continued love.

  • Samantha August 28, 2013

    I’m greatful for having my family with me everyday and everything they have done for.:D

  • Alicia G August 28, 2013

    I’m very grateful to have 3 very artistic and creative daughters who are doing great things with their lives and passions.

  • Katy August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for family and friends who despite my own failures still love unconditionally and I am grateful for my God who blesses me daily….I just have to look in the little things 🙂

  • Katy Shaffer August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for family and friends who despite my own failures still love unconditionally and I am grateful for my God who blesses me daily,I just have to look in the little things 🙂

  • Annalilia Garcia August 28, 2013

    I am greatful for all the good hearted successful patrons like yourself! Inspiring people to show love andb pass on the gratitude!

  • janice hoover August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for sobriety and the wonderful life I am able to live as a direct result!

  • Desiree Campos August 28, 2013

    I am thankful for kind people for they restore my faith in humanity.

  • Sarah August 28, 2013

    I’m grateful for time spent visiting with my grandchildren Skyler and Holden! We do a

    lot of art together and they’re both great artists!

  • Sarah August 28, 2013

    I am thankful for time spent with my grandchildren, Skyler and Holden. We do a lot
    of art together!

  • Green Tobin August 28, 2013

    I am so gratful for God’s grace, my family, and the other thousands of tiny everyday blessings

  • Alyssa Mc August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for the opportunity to become a family nurse practitioner. I start school in one month!

  • Kendyll Petronick August 28, 2013

    I am grateful everyday! And what we are kindly blessed with! Also I am grateful for being able to recreate your beautiful drawings!

  • allison August 28, 2013

    I am so grateful for my wonderful, supportive, crazy family… I would be lost without them. They inspire me to be a better person. I am ESPECIALLY grateful for my two wonderful boys, ages 11 and 13. They without so often but love me to pieces anyway. We are a united front. A team. They make me proud every, single day! Thank you, for having me put this in words. Sometimes we don’t always remember the wonderful things in life.

  • Liz Dusek August 28, 2013

    I am so grateful that at 53 I can keep up with the kids in my nursing classes. I have this and one more semester then I will graduate with a BSN. I am blessed with good health, supportive professors and classmates!

  • Mary August 28, 2013

    I am thankful for my family. It is not the one I grew up thinking I would have but it is the one God intended for me to have.

  • Tracie Morgado August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for each day that I have and the strength that God gives me to deal with whatever whatever comes my way…

  • rachel saks August 28, 2013

    I am so grateful for my family. They are my entire life.

  • Dona August 28, 2013

    I’m really grateful my daughter is napping today, after 5 days in a row of not napping. I’m spending the time with a sandwich, Pinterest, and an issue of Somerset magazine. Yay!

  • Danielle August 28, 2013

    I am so grateful for so many things. I am grateful for every day being able to wake up and appreciate the simple things in my life like the smell of my husbands pillow, the text of a friend I haven’t heard from in ages, the purr of my two cats as they sleep in my bed; and all this before I even get up out of bed in the morning

  • Susan Hook August 28, 2013

    I’m grateful to be alive even with all the challenges of mental illness and addiction – if it weren’t for those thing I would not have pursued healing… And by pursuing healing I’ve found a life worth living. I am grateful for discovering my voice and my creativity – no amount of suffering has been able to stifle the life within me. Thank you life for always overcoming pain, overcoming suffering, overcoming what could have killed me…. Life transformed it into something beautiful and for that I am truly thankful!

  • Shelia August 28, 2013

    I am grateful for having a profession where I get to have moments of impact every day. I am grateful for a husband and daughter who challenge me daily to live my best life. I am grateful for the love of my mother who I lost almost a year and a half ago. I still feel and hear her voice daily as I move through life’s challenge. I miss her dearly but I’m grateful that I made the most of the moments that we had when she was alive. I am grateful for 2nd chances, love, life, authenticity, integrity and hope. And, on this 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington, I am grateful to live in a world which is a bit more palatable because of the sacrifices of people whom I will never meet. Humbled.

  • Lyn August 28, 2013

    I am grateful I saw the Pinterest and came to your lovely site. I am grateful for God’s goodness and
    a gorgeous day.

  • Michelle Templeton Art August 28, 2013

    I am grateful that I get to live exactly the life I want. And for wonderful ways like this
    to connect on the internet. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  • Kamisha August 28, 2013

    I’m grateful that I jumped off the cliff by moving to Chicago and that I continue to build my wings on the way down!

  • stephanie August 28, 2013

    I am filled with gratitude for the knowing that tomorrow, I get to try again.I am given a chance to do better what challenged me today, to be kinder, more loving and more present. I am thankful beyond words.

  • Imelda P. Sarmiento August 29, 2013

    I am grateful for my life’s extension…it’s been 3 years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer! Life is a blessing form God.. more time with family and friends 🙂

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