Mom's Leaf Heart :))

Mom’s mysterious “Leaf Heart” created by the wind, 2007 — my Talisman — DawnSeeker

“The 3 G’s” (Given to me in a Dream) — Greatness. Goodness. Gratitude.

Sometimes we receive inspiration in strange, otherworldly ways. I heard myself saying these words in a dream last week, and I’ve recalled the details here.

Hope you’re thriving and more than just surviving during these frustrating, interesting times!  


Recap of my recent VIVID Dream:

I look out to a crowd, maybe 50 or 60 people, standing or sitting in small groups, gathered outside my door.

Who are these people? I wonder. What’s this all about?

I walk out to see what’s going on.


It seems they are here because of me!

I am to give some sort of a talk; address . . .

I’m being called on to inspire these people in some way!

Honolulu Fireworks


On The Radio . . .

Trying to get a better grasp on things, I sit on the lawn next to a fair-haired millennial-aged man — he clasps my hand, looks hopefully into my eyes — and tells me that he heard about “the Event” (THIS Event!) on the Radio!


“The radio,” I hear myself tell him. “That makes sense. My Dad was a radio man.”

(And he truly was. Dad’s Big Band music played live on the radio, as well as nightly at Disneyland — see my post, “You can do ANYTHING!” for more about Dad and his music.)

My Dad (foreground, Saxophone) and my Uncle Lloyd (Trombone ) on the Carnation Plaza Gardens Bandstand at Disneyland


My Dad (foreground, saxophone) and my Uncle Lloyd (trombone) at the Carnation Plaza Gardens Bandstand at Disneyland (mid-50s) — The Elliott Brothers Orchestra (AKA: The Disneyland Date-Niters)


“Wow,” I say to myself, “I better go get cleaned up!”

It seems I need to change clothes and get presentable for this important occasion . . .

I go inside. I see my daughter, musician EllaHarp, and ask, “Ella, you gotta help me here. Will you please go out and entertain these people while I get ready?”

I dash up to take a shower. From below, I hear Ella’s music, strong — rhythmic, upbeat. “Great,” I say to myself, relieved. “Good job!” Her harp and vocals have me covered.




But . . . What will I talk about?

Now it occurs to me, “What will I say??? They came to hear me speak — but about what?”

And then, in my dream, I hear my inner voice calmly speak: “I will talk about ‘The 3 G’s’ — Greatness. Goodness. Gratitude.”


Upon Awakening . . .

As with many dreams, I never gave the talk — my dream ended right there.

But I awoke with a very conscious recall, and found myself fascinated by “The 3 G’s” topic.

I have never heard of “The 3 G’s” before . . .

I repeated the words, so I wouldn’t forget: “Greatness. Goodness. Gratitude.”


Vibrant California Rainbow


“The 3 G’s”

Inspired by the message received from my dream, here is what I might have said for my motivational presentation.

Here is what “The 3 G’s” mean to me.   DawnSeeker


Hilltop Sunset



Since I love word searches, I opened up my trusty, well-used copy of Webster’s New World Dictionary, and found the following excerpts:

Great: Large in size, number, quantity; much higher, above the ordinary or average; existing in a high degree; intense. Eminent; illustrious; superior. Very impressive or imposing; having or showing nobility of mind, purpose, etc.

Eminent: Rising above other things or places; high; lofty. Standing high by comparison with others; renowned; exalted; distinguished. Outstanding; remarkable; noteworthy. (see famous — fame; great reputation; celebrity.


Olamana Peaks

I see Greatness as rising above the ordinary, the everyday, and applying one’s highest standard to work, thought, morals, and behavior.

Greatness calls upon each individual to tune-in and utilize our God-given gifts and talents. It’s what sets each one of us apart — our unique individual hopes, wishes, dreams and desires.

My Grandma nailed it in her philosophy about Life:

You Gotta Wanna 

Grandma had a saying
I still can hear her tell:
Talent alone won’t make you great,
But an inner quality will.

She said: You gotta wanna,
What ‘ere you do in life —
And that your burning passion
Overcomes obstacles and strife . . .

To read the rest, see my post: You Gotta Wanna 
Holiday at Grandma's

Big extended family :))


Inventory Time:

What are you best at? What do you gravitate towards?

What are your special interests, loves, desires?

For me:

Writing and keeping a journal
Brainstorming & problem-solving
Animal Communications
Mountains, Beaches, Tropics, Outdoors . . .

Golden Tree

These are the ongoing themes of my Life.


What Lights Your Fire?

I suggest you take an inventory of the driving forces in your Life, and see how these line up with how you are living today.

Re-align. Resolve. Re-work those priorities into the forefront of your activities — and see how they can guide you into fulfilling your highest dreams.

(Sounds like: “The 3 R’s” to me :))

Get creative! Go for it!

See what you can turnaround, fine-tune, enlighten — and how you can infuse your Life with the magic you’ve always hoped for!


Classy Cosmo


More from Webster’s:

Goodness: Virtue; excellence; kindness; generosity; benevolence. The best part, essence, or valuable property of a thing.

Virtue: General moral excellence; right action and thinking; goodness of character. Excellence; merit; value; good quality or feature.

Generosity: Nobility of mind; magnanimity; willingness to give or share; being unselfish.

Magnanimous: Noble in mind; high-souled; generous or overlooking injury or insult; rising above pettiness or meanness.

Benevolence: Inclination to do good; kindliness; charitable activity; gift.


Lani Kai

“My Goodness Project”

Goodness is a topic dear to my heart.

I’ve researched it for many years, and I actively do my best to remain true to Goodness. To honor it. Cultivate it. To raise myself to it’s lofty heights.

I practice what I refer to as “My Goodness Project” where I give out mementos — usually horse shoe nails, often to strangers — and tell a small story of their importance.

I also practice a habit of “Ringing The Bell” when something Good happens.

Here is an excerpt from my post on the topic:

Ring The Bell!

Here’s a little ritual I’ve done for many years:  When something Good happens, I ring a bell!

Cow bells, large and small. Jingle bells. Hand bells. Hanging bells . . .

Enjoy this little poem about the magic released by this small, humble act.

Heaven’s Bells!

When ‘ere a Good thing happens,
I like to ring a bell!
So something Good gets recognition
Just for being swell.

All kinds of chatter follows
Those things that are bad.
But when a Good thing happens,
We must show just how glad

We are Good joined us —
And dropped in for a spell.
Heaven knows there’s far too much
Attention paid to hell

To read the rest, see my post: Ring The Bell!

Hummingbird Bell

What’s Your Goodness Project?

I suggest you be on the lookout for your custom-fit “Goodness Project” distilled from what you have gleaned in Life.

Poetry. Music. Art. Spontaneous conversations. Smiles. Reaching out to strangers.

Sharing whatever quirks or artifacts your lifestyle, your persona, stands for — that adds to the greater good. 


Round Rainbow

Circular Rainbow – known as a Glory – made by an airplane when the shadow hit a cloud flying en route Honolulu to Molokai 2014 :))


Gratitude: A feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received; warm, appreciative response to kindness; thankfulness. (Excerpt, Webster’s New World Dictionary)


What better way to move our energy forward in Life, than to embrace and exude gratitude!

Actions, of course, speak louder than words. Gifts, cards, calls, visits, texts, can all exhibit gratitude. 

For really, we have far more to be grateful for than we often remember.

Grateful Squirrel

Gratitude Is . . .

In looking through my Journal I discovered this colorful, long-ago Gratitude List.

I smile in reading it now — and hope you will do the same. :))   DawnSeeker

Gratitude Journal

Gratitude is a wavelet glinting aqua kaleidoscopes in an endless sea.
Gratitude is a cottonwood leaf dancing in the morning breeze.
Gratitude is a tall cloud, puffy white and gray, tinged with pink at the end of the day.
Gratitude is a nicker from your favorite horse. And her soft muzzle in your hand.
Gratitude is a healing balm that melts away life’s sorrows.

To read the rest, see my post: Gratitude is . . .


What’s on Your Gratitude List?

So what are you grateful for? Grab a journal; start a list.

Write a card to thank someone who has helped you along Life’s journey.

Come up with a ritual to refresh your Gratitude memories, and meditate on all the Good in your Life.

(This is a very productive strategy! Mentally rehearsing and re-living previous successes triggers readiness for achieving fresh new ones. It fine-tunes your intuition and provides an heads-up for when you are in range of a great idea, connection, or experience.)

Brainstorm the ways you can express more Gratitude to fill your reservoirs to overflowing :))


Kids at Play

Dream On! 

In reading over my journal entries on the preceding topics, it would make sense that “The 3 G’s” would appear in my dream, drawn from the depths of my soul, for my impromptu motivational speech.

Turns out I’ve been doing my best to live “The 3 G’s” for many years now — and they’ve served me well.

(Yet, in writing this, the biting reality hits: I can — and will! — strive to do better in accomplishing my lofty goals. We imperfect humans shall always remain a “work in progress” . . . see my post, Self-Talk.)

Best to you in these endeavors! Please feel free to share your experiences. And may your dreams, as well as mine, continue to come true :))




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Photos: Dawn Jenkins


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19 thoughts on ““The 3 G’s” — Greatness. Goodness. Gratitude.


    This is an inspiration for soul-searching. I am so grateful for many, many elements in my life, and you are one of them, dear Dawn. I have been blessed with great family and friends, both humans and animals. I am still learning and am always stunned by what I don’t know. At 93, I am hoping for a few more years to enjoy life. Caress your horses for me. Take me riding with you in my imagination. Love you. Please stay well.

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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      Yes! Yes! Yes! You will have a long, loving caress with each of my horses tonight when I go out to feed. And I will picture you with me on a forest adventure ride the next time I hop into the saddle :)) :)) Thank you Patricia, my on-line-turned in-person friend. May our paths cross again soon in your magical cottage garden with the white picket fence :))

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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      Yes, you got that right :)) Dreams are such strange things. And certain dreams deliver important messages from a greater vantage point, which we often need reminders. By the way, Ella attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, so when you mention that area in your blog, my heart perks up :))

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      1. Tokens of Companionship

        I think the fact that Ella took over for you in the dream shows how much respect you have for her and for the choices she has made. It takes a lot of courage and belief to be a professional musician. Your respect and moral support have undoubtedly meant a great deal to her.

        I haven’t been to Scotland yet but it’s at the top of the list of places I want to go! Maybe in a couple of years, before I become altogether too lazy to travel. 😄

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        1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

          Yes — thank you! Are you a parent? It quite literally changes everything in our lives . . . Your Scotland dreams sound great — Ella loved it there. But she lives now in her favorite town, Half Moon Bay, California, where she bodysurfs in the COLD San Francisco-area-ocean she calls home, and where she gets inspiration for her music. Hurray for fortitude, stick-to-it-ness, and creative productivity :)) :))

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          1. Tokens of Companionship

            I don’t have any children, but my mother, sister and nephew are all serious musicians. Half Moon Bay must be an inspiring place for a creative person to live. I visited San Francisco many years ago but didn’t get to see any of the surrounding area.

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  2. eineachain

    Dear Dawn, I love reading your words. You are such an evolved spirit. My vibrations are of a heavier nature. None the less I had a Vivid dream the other night.

    I call these special dreams, Visits. The other night Lara came to visit. The dream started with me talking with my brother in a cafe in Paris/London when a British Police Bobby came over to our table and said to me in a kind voice, “A young woman is waiting for you in the Cafe across the road.”

    He pointed to the cafe where one beam of sunlight lit up yellow on the woman waiting. I made my way across the road and entered the cafe, sitting down in the next seat to her.
    She has blond hair, sparkling eyes and too much makeup!

    Looking at me with accusing eyes she says, “You are late.” I reply that I am on time as I had said between 12:00pm and 1:00pm and it is now 12:45pm.” She gets up with her glass of wine and goes outside then looks through the window to beckon me to follow.

    I walk towards the door to join her, saying to the people inside the cafe, “Like a lamb to the Slaughter!” Then my bladder wakes me up to use the bathroom…

    I had met Lara 38 years ago when myself and an old Air Force mate were sleeping on beaches on the island of Crete for three months. She was French studying to be an actress in Paris. For a week or so we had a romantic affair and arranged to meet again in a few weeks at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre, Paris.

    I kept that rendezvous but she never turned up. Dejected I picked up my backpack and walked down the stairs to a cafe where I sat nursing a coffee and trying to read a paperback. I noticed a young woman walk in and sit down a few tables away and order a coffee. I put my head back in my book.

    A short time later the young woman paid for the coffee and got up to leave but turned instead towards my table. She walked directly up to my table and held out a piece of paper. I took the paper from her hand saying, Merci. She turned and left.

    The paper was her receipt for the coffee and on the back she had wrote these words:

    “Pour Vous Monsieur, un Rayon de Soleil.”

    “For you Sir, a ray of Sunshine.”

    Gift of a Stranger. Priceless!


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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      I have chills reading your dream, your story, Graham. And who knows what Lara’s dreams, or sorrows, are these days. We are indeed Spiritual beings, and our lives contain overflowing wonders. By the way, I took my mare, Fae, to the stallion this evening for an attempt for a foal next year!!!!!!!!! Please give me a call, and let’s catch up :)) :)) Dawn

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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      Thank you for reading, and commenting. We spend so much time in the blog-writing-posting process, from inspiration of what to write, to muddling through the editing and all the hassles with the new Block Editor WordPress installed . . . I’m glad it came across in a way you could receive inspiration :)) May we all stay Great, Good, Grateful, especially in these challenging times! Dawn

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  3. Dalo 2013

    A vivid and beautiful dream ~ the best part is you kept ahold of the 3 G’s, and although you did not give the speech in your dreams you did one better, you gave them to us in reality. Simply inspiring and awesome words, Dawn. What is also quite cool, and I agree with “Tokens of Companionship” is that Ella and you have a connection/love that from those who read your words know it is special. Love your quote too, “Hope you’re thriving and more than just surviving during these frustrating, interesting times!” Cheers to you, and take care!

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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      Great to hear from you, Dalo. Are you a Tom Petty fan? My brother, Ryan Ulyate, was just written up in Variety and Tower Records about the box set just released of Tom’s music that Ryan engineered and produced!!! Cool stuff!

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      1. Dalo 2013

        Wow, I will have to check these out. Big time Petty fan… when I was in HK working for a consulting company, it was Petty’s “American Girl” and the intro chord to this song was such a perfect way to wake up 🙂 Look forward to checking out Ryan’s work!

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    2. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      And yes, we have found a way to thrive during these strange times, riding our horses and practicing the 3 G’s day to day. I’ve had a couple more powerful dreams. If someone pops into my dreamlife I like to give them a call to see what’s up. Amazing how much accurate information can be sent along the astral, otherworldly level. Where are you located these days?

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      1. Dalo 2013

        The thought of how we are all connected somehow is fascinating, considering we all did start from the singularity of the big bang and the science of physics is learning more about entanglement of all things, it is pretty cool to relate it to your dreams. Right now, I am bedded down in the Czech countryside at least until December 🙂 Hope you continue your thriving ~ so great to hear and read!

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    1. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof Post author

      Thank you, Alexis. We live each day the best we can, and still wonder about the difference we might make. Your comment is a carrot to my soul :)) Thank you for taking the time to reach out :)) Dawn



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