Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wonderful Gifts From Wonderful Bloggers

Friends, just wanted to add a note to this post:

I am sorry I haven't been commenting but I have been sick the last couple of days with the flu. I hope to be back blogging on a regular basis really soon. Thank you all for understanding.......:-) Hugs

I had set a post for last night but somehow blogger not only didn't print it but now I cannot find it.......when I went to publish it manually it went into cyber space. Sometimes I feel I wasn't meant to use a computer.

Over the past several months I have received gifts from all of over the world. I have e-mailed or sent thank you cards to these lovely bloggers who were so very thoughtful. Last nights post included links to each blog but I fell asleep worried that I may have left someone out.....perhaps this is the way it is suppose to be. They know how thankful I am for the their

I have received doilies, sachets, refrigerator magnets, several book marks, soaps and a journal. I have also read two published books written by two of my favorite bloggers, one was called Visions, written by Victor Semoubarak a favorite author of mine. Everyday on his bog, Time for Reflections he writes about a priest, Father Ignatius and his parish. After reading Victor's book I passed it on to my niece and great niece. My great niece who is 14 loved it and I loved how she learn so many life lessons in such a kind and gentle way. She asked many questions and gave me the opportunity to help her with certain life problems which she is experiencing right now. I would absolutely recommend this book for all those who are teaching Catechism classes. It is a wonderful tool to have on hand to teach young people about our world today.

Another favorite author and blogger is Rose Marie Raccioppi. Her blog is called Apogee Poet and her published book is filled with the most wonderful poems. I encourage all of you to visit Rose Marie and Victor. I am sure you will be pleased with their blogs and talents.

I sincerely hope I have not left a much appreciated gift off my list, if I have it certainly was not intentional. I do not blog to received gifts, if I say something that can help or encourage someone through a difficult time then I am happy. I share my heart and realize that I do not have a monopoly on human feelings, I am not the only one who cares for others.......I feel that each one of us would and do reach out and help others whenever we can. Bloggers have a special bond, a certain connection to each other that cannot be found in any other genre....we are all blessed.

49 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Bernie, I wonder about my computer skills too. My favorite blogs keep just vanishing off my list. I keep noticing every so often one is gone. I just put it back on and have no idea what happened. I have received a lot of gifts and won several giveaways too. That is just the amazing world of bloggerland. Just gotta love it. Blessings
QMM

Brian Miller said...

smiles. there is a special bond that develops beween people that may never meet but share their lives daily.

The Retired One said...

Bernie, I can think of no one with a purer heart and so much love to share than you..you deserve whatever folks send to you..they do it out of love and respect for you....

Denise said...

Amen, I cherish the bond I share with my blogging friends.

Wanda said...

Hi Bernie...Blogger does seem to have multiple problems going on here and there sometimes, just often enough to make one question what's going on. I haven't changed over to the new editor, for fear I won't like it. Have you done it yet?
I will visit those you mentioned, Bernie. I'm sure your generous friends know how appreciative you are and if you've overlooked something, they would understand.
♥...Wanda

Gail said...

HI BERNIE

Wonderful post about gratitude. I feel deeply your apreciation an caring for ALL your blogger friends - and you have so many because you have a safe and loving space hear that shines from your heart and spirit.

Love Gail
peace.....

Barb said...

Lovely to "visit" you just before I turn out the lights, Bernie. It is special to meet people we admire and enjoy from all over the world. I'm always amazed at the wealth of talent and understanding I have experienced through Blogging.

Garnetrose said...

You are blessed to have so many wonderful friends, Bernie and that is because you are a friend. You act as a friend should act.

Maggie May said...

It is a bond that non bloggers cannot understand.

It is a great pity that your post disappeared into cyber space! I often wonder if there is a great black hole up there that contains all our precious work!

You are such a kind hearted lady that you deserve all the things that you receive, Bernie.
Hope you are enjoying the Spring weather.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you Bernie for mentioning my book and my Blog here. You're very kind to me.

If my book helps just one person experience the love of Christ - then that's my gift and that's all I wish.

God bless and love you Bernie.

P.S. Details of my book are on the right margin of my Blog.

GrandmaK said...

You are a gift! God has blessed you with a compassionate heart and a giving manner! I am grateful for your presence in my life. You have often bolstered and emboldened me! Cathy

Diana said...

Good Morning Bernie,
I haven't lost a post yet but I have deleted some because I couldn't get the photos right. With the new blogger editor I've had no troubles with photos at all, I love it.
You are right about bloggers Bernie, they are a wonderful bunch. I still dream of having a blogger reunion! How fun that would be.
And Bernie, I feel as though you are a wonderful friend and I know that I can talk to you about anything. Good or bad, you are a great friend!
Love and Hugs to you
Love Di ♥

glnroz said...

seldom a gift, as yourself, is found by everyone as have found Ms Bernie.

anupama said...

Dear Bernie,
NAMASTE!
Good Evening!
By blogging we have reached many friends across the globe.Feeling grateful is a kind gesture.You are blessed and always try to be a blessing.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Sasneham,
Anu

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
Blogger has been acting very strange with comments and posting not being published. As well as e-mails that have been sent, but never received. Perhaps it is all going somewhere into cyber space. Blogland is certainly an interesting place. It is a place to share, learn and make new friends. Blogland is an amazing place.
Take care and have a wonderful day.

Eileen said...

Beautiful post, Bernie!
A lovely summary of gratitude, and friendship, and the unique bond that exists in the blog world.

I can't tell you how many posts I have lost lately! Or I'll upload tons of pictures, they are there in my 'compose' part of the post but when I try to 'preview' they are gone, and when I try to publish they have vanished too. I'm getting tired of it. It seems like if I do a 'spur of the moment' post, it's fine. But when I try to set one up for a future post, lots of problems. I'm nervous for some special posts I have coming up.
Well, I'll just cross my fingers and hope it all works out.

Facebook/Farmville and Blogger have all been headaches for me lately, and if it weren't for the wonderful friendships I have found through each venue, I'd be throwing them all overboard now!
It's the time wasted that hurts most. I spend hours at each task and many times it's all for naught! And that's time that I've plunked Jayden down in front of the TV to occupy him, or times I've told my husband that no I can't go for a walk because I'm uploading pictures for a post of mine or fertilizing someone's farm on Farmville!! How selfish of me! And then it all isn't working out anyway and that's more time I have to spend at the computer! Every time I complain my husband says, "Just give it up! Come do something in real life!"

I agree with Maggie May about the bond that non-bloggers can't understand! I think Ray does understand a little, we have conversations all the time about my friends in blog land, and he'll even ask me about you all, but other people in my family think I'm nuts!

Well, I'm off to visit others in blog land right now!
Love to you,
Eileen

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Good Morning Bernie,you are a sweetheart to all so accept your gifts in the spirit in which they were given. You,my lady,lift a person up. Have a GREAT day.

Nora Ibsen said...

I've received gifts too and am always very surprised to get them, but very delighted. I think it is one of the nicest ways to find out how appreciated you are, but certainly not the only one!

Mary333 said...

Bernie,
I have the worst computer skills of all! You wouldn't believe how many things I have lost in the blogosphere! My sister had to come over to teach me how to cut and paste. Everything else I learned from kind bloggers who e-mailed me and explained how to do things :) I still don't know how to put a video up. Like you, though, I love the Lord so maybe our computer skills don't matter too much :)By the way, do you know what everybody means by switching over to the new editor? Wanda wrote that in your comments and others have mentioned it.
I love Victor's blog but I didn't know about the other one you recommend. I'll go check it out, I love poetry!
Does a hug count as a gift? Cause I'm sending some your way :)God bless you, Bernie!

Liz said...

Blogland is such a giving place and I'm sure that if you have missed anyone off your list that person will know that it wasn't on purpose.
Hope you have a lovely weekend x

anne h said...

I'm so glad I found your blog.
You are one of the kindest, sincere, uplifting people I have ever know....if only in a blog!
Thanks for all that you share.

Bernie said...

Peggy, I have been having a few problems lately but am going to keep trying anyway.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, I agree we bloggers do have a special bond.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Joan, thank you my dear sweet friend, your framed photo on my dresser is one of my dearest and most cherished gifts....I love it and I smile when I look at it as I can visualize you clicking away on your camera. Luv you.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, I meant to e-mail you, I have been quite sick the past couple of days. I did forget some people Wanda and feel terrible about it, I should of known better than try to do this post when I wasn't feeling well. Big hugs to Alivia, luv ya.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise, I don''t think there are any better friends than blogging buddies. We have a special connection for sure.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, you are a sweet friend. One of the reasons I love blogging for sure........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Barb, blogging has opened a whole new world to so many of us and we have been blessed to meet so many wonderful people.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Garnet you are a wonderful friend and easy to care for.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Maggie, we had a huge wind, rain and snow storm last night. It is still very windy today....hope you are well my friend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, I should of explained more about the content of your book, I am sorry. I have not been feeling well for a couple of days, just a touch of flu, I should of waited until I was better and rewrote the same post which is now somewhere in cyber space........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, I should of explained more about the content of your book, I am sorry. I have not been feeling well for a couple of days, just a touch of flu, I should of waited until I was better and rewrote the same post which is now somewhere in cyber space........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Cathy, I feel so blessed to have you and all my blogger friends in my life. I so love them all.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, thank you sweetie for your kind words, love you....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, thank you sweetie for your kind words, love you....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

glnoz, you have the most wonderful way with words, love you for this.
......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anu, namste. I do hope you are doing well, I will be over to visit as soon as I feel better.
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anne, I am not sure what is happening with blogger....many of my blogger friends are having problems. Be well my friend....Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, thank you sweetie. I do appreciate my wonderful blogging friends. I only wish I hadn't lost my original post as I am not feeling well right now and my original post was much better, already I remembered 3 gifts I hadn't included. Oh well, I did my best with how I am feeling. Big hugs to Jayden and Mia.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Aims, I really messed this post up and I feel terrible about it, that is what happens when one is ill and not thinking properly.....Hugs

Bernie said...

Nora, how are you sweetie....hope all is going well and I will be over to say hello shortly....Hugs

Bernie said...

Mary, My friend Diana uses the new editor but I haven't switched over yet....I am too frightened to as I will probably loose everything that is important to me.....Hugs

Bernie said...

Liz I hope you are right as I forgot 3 already, I haven't been feeling very well so I should of waited until I was better before re-doing this post. I hope your visit with Ruth is going well, the boys must be enjoying each other.
.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

anne h, you are so kind. I love visiting your blog and seeing how you made out each day. You are such an inspiration to me and all you have accompolished this year. Love it.......:-) Hugs

Joanna Jenkins said...

By any chance did you publish the post under he year 2009 instead of 2010??? I've done that a few times. If that's where your missing post went just repost it under the current date. Hope you find it.

Sorry you're under the weather. Hope you're feeling better soon,
Cheers,
jj

Bernie said...

Thanks JJ, will check it out. I hope to be feeling better soon as well......:-) Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

I shall return to this post to visit the two friends whose blogs you recommend :)

I've seen life without computers. And with it. I liked the former for the simplicity and the latter because of the necessity and because it's bread and butter!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Bernie...I am so very, very sorry to hear that you've been sick...I pray you are recuperating!! This was a lovely post...and I am anxious to visit the authors and bloggers that you have mentioned here...They sound incredibly inspiring...Thank you for being the extraordinary and lovely lady that you are!! You are such a blessing in my life! Love you!! Janine XO

Brenda Leyland said...

Hi Bernie, I was sorry to hear you were under the weather (well, it was a little gloomy out there for a few days)..... and I am happy to hear you are on the mend.

I've been not as involved in my blog of late.... busy with other things that seem to need my attention.

But today I'm trying to catch a sneak visit to some of my friends.

Glad I stopped by. Here's wishing you complete restoration and strength to every cell of your being.

Hugs..... Brenda