Valentine’s Dessert 3

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order,
confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace
for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
–Melody Beattie

Yeah!!!  I love that!!

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Valentine’s Dessert 3 – 4.5″ x 4.5″ Watercolor

Yummmm.  Now I’m hungry.  Not a good way to start the day.  Yesterday, I was surprised with a dozen red roses from my hubby.  He doesn’t normally do flowers and I was thrilled!!  The last time he sent flowers was to mark my first Valentine’s day as a married lady.  That was 9 years ago.  He’s pretty wonderful and I’m a lucky girl!

This painting was done from a photo reference of a tray of desserts by Mo at WetCanvas.

Melody Beattie

Melody Beattie is one of America’s most beloved self-help authors and a household name in addiction and recovery circles. Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced the world to the term “codependency” in 1986. Millions of readers have trusted Melody’s words of wisdom and guidance because she knows firsthand what they’re going through. In her lifetime, she has survived abandonment, kidnapping, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, and the death of a child. “Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift,” said Time Magazine.  Source:



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 19:46:25

    Absolutely love it!!!!! ~Sophia


  2. debbyfriselladesigns
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 16:08:38

    I am such a fan of the way you have developed your website! Your artwork is so bright and cheery and the affirmations are very touching. I would love to so something similar in the near future….it’s time to change it up. Thank you for sharing everything you do with us. It means a lot!!


    • Beth Parker
      Feb 15, 2012 @ 17:54:24

      Thanks so much for this, Debby! You have really touched me with your comment! I have always hoped that coming by my blog might brighten someone’s day just a bit. This means a lot to me. ((hugs))


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