Art Takes Miami – Contest Results are IN !!! Thank you ALL for your Votes !!

Art Takes Miami.

Hello Everyone, well it’s the moment that I and many of my followers have been waiting for !!!    The results are in for the Art Takes Miami Contest …..  and I am very Sad to say that I did not make any of the selections, But I am very happy for everyone that did!!

Here was my Portfolio there:

I only had 5 days to get as many votes as I could, to win the people’s choice award, MANY of the Artist’s had the entire month, so yeah they were ahead of me for sure in time!!    I had just found out about the contest, and I don’t do really any online contest’s …. but this one was BIG … very BIG !!!

BUT I have to tell you that getting over 900 votes in 5 days is AMAZING ….  to me at the very least 🙂   I can’t thank you ALL enough for your votes and your support!!!   It was a fun short ride …. and My Lesson has been learned …. ENTER at the Beginning of the contest, lol !!!!   I will be taking this contest on NEXT year too !!!

I do plan to attend the Art Miami Week the 1st week of December in Miami Florida … so if you’re attending, I shall see you there!!

Please take a moment and check out the winners of this years Art Takes Miami ….

I am very grateful for the votes, the comments, the shares, the posts, the emails, the EVERYTHING that you did for ME during this event !!!!    I know you ALL will be behind me again next year, or during the next BIG online Contest ……

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Joseph Palotas

Gratitude, What’s it mean to you? Top 10 ….

Gratitudethankfulnessgratefulness, or appreciation is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several worldreligions,[1] and has been considered extensively by moral philosophers such as Adam Smith.[2] The systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology has traditionally been focused more on understanding distress rather than understanding positive emotions. However, with the advent of the positive psychology movement,[3] gratitude has become a mainstream focus of psychological research.[4] The study of gratitude within psychology has focused on the understanding of the short term experience of the emotion of gratitude (state gratitude), individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude (trait gratitude), and the relationship between these two aspects.[5][6]
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◊ This month is Gratitude Month throughout the USA, even though I do believe everyone in the world needs to take a few mins, and sit and think about all of the things that are grateful for, even if you believe you have a rough life, I am sure you could sit and think you would be able to create a gratitude list.  I myself am so very thankful for many things, many things, many more than 10, that’s for sure.   But I thought I would share My Top 10 things I am grateful for, and I would love to hear yours too ….

♥ Gratitude to me ……

→Gratitude is Attitude!   →Gratitude is an Action that I display showing my thanks to others around me.   →Gratitude is to be thankful for what I've got!
My TOP 10
  1. Family
  2. New Friends
  3. Old Friends
  4. Newfound Career
  5. New Opportunities
  6. New Surroundings
  7. Emotional Support of others
  8. Children’s Happiness
  9. Wife’s Happiness
  10. My Happiness
And So Many More Things ....   

You know, as well as I know, different times in our lives we are at different stages of gratitude, so this is what I am most grateful for today!

NOW IT'S Your Turn, What is Gratitude to you?   What are your TOP 10 that your most grateful for ???