Podcast Episode 130: Say “Thank You” Part 1

    Sep 26, 2022

    An artist named Lori Portka did a thing.

    And this thing turned me inside out with joy and inspiration. I’m betting it’ll have the same effect on you.

    Lori worked for two years to make 100 paintings to say “thank you” to and for 100 people who had a positive impact on her life.

    Then she hosted an exhibition of all 100 paintings at the Cazenovia College Art.

    One reviewer described it this way: The white walls of Reisman Hall served as the perfect backdrop for Lori’s selfless act of gratitude, allowing each colorful creation to stand on its own, yet somehow still connect those around it. Guest slowly circumnavigated the hall, enjoying each of the 100 paintings. Some were drawn by the collection on one wall or another, others to a single expression from Lori’s heart, most taking time to read Lori’s thoughts and feelings about her gratitude for a special person who has touched her life (neatly posted below each painting). It was difficult to pull away.

    This episode will let you in on Lori’s amazing story, and challenge you to start your own list of people in your life right now whose lives could be changed by a “thank you” from you.


    Make a Joy Box for Someone You Care About:https://jillbaughan.com/joy-box/

    Bartholomew,  Andrew and Hailey. http://365grateful.com

    Bartholomew, Andrew and Hailey. “365 Grateful: Lori’s Story.” https://vimeo.com/121724954

    Portka, Lori. https://loriportka.com/a-hundred-thank-yous/

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