Guest Post Wednesday: A Thank-You email

Dear Optimists,

You might remember Carolynn the Dyer, the lovely lady who won our 100th post contest?

She won a hand-painted one-of-a-kind watercolour by me, Nadia. Not too long ago we received a Thank-You email from her, which reminded us why we do this (just like every single comment from you guys reminds us!):

Dear Nadia and Den,

I got the drawing in the mail today. What timing! You see, I’m in charge of a major activity at church tonight, and just this morning I realized that about half the things I thought were completed hadn’t even been started yet.

It’s been Stress Central Station over here ever since.

Anyway, I was running around like a squirrel on entirely too much caffeine, going to dash off to the store for (yet another) something I forgot, when I heard the mailman at the door–with a package. Package! Who doesn’t love that? Better yet, it had your picture in it, all smiling and lovely. It got me to stop, breathe, and just… smile.

Thank you, you lovely people!

Love,
Carolynn

It’s prettier in real life. We’re less orange-y.

Thank you, Carolynn.
Nadia & Den.

And the winner is…

Dear Optimists,

We have picked a winner! This time we had some help from the website Random.org, and the winner is comment no. 10!


To be perfectly honest, I (Nadia) happened to win quite a few times myself since I commented a thoussand times… so after subtracting my comments the winner happened to be:

Congratulations Carolynn! It may not be such a surprise for her since we’ve already sent her an email about it earlier.

To the rest of our optimistic readers, we’re so sorry we couldn’t pick every single one of you! But, don’t worry! We’ve got a plan! Nadia is now open for commissioned work and we’re planning on setting up a shop for the old, original drawings.

So keep your eyes and ears open, and maybe YOU can be the owner of an original Dear Optimists drawing! Uuuuuuh…!

Love,
Den & Nadia.