Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thank You - Old Who Me



Bernie, yes we share the same name, has honored me with "A Blog of Substance Award". I so appreciate it but I know my blog is limited with substance. I am not a creative person nor do I write great stories or poems and no I don't take very good pictures either.

I am honest with myself and know my limitations but I also know my strengths. I was so pleased that Bernie recognized what I try to do and that is encourage those who need a kind word especially those who are sick, worried or troubled. I am a people person and more than anything I care about people and their families. I also know many of my blogging friends are very encouraging to others as well, that is why I love all of you so much.

I find it easier to smile than to frown and I love to give a hand up to those in need. I have been blessed with much love and kindness in my life, I only try to pay it forward.

I think all of my followers deserve a blog of substance award, you share your special gifts with all of us and I thank you for it. I offer all of you this award for I am unable to just pick a few. Please take it and place it on your blogs.

Thank you dear lady for seeing and understanding my heart, you are one in a million.
Bernie is 86 years old and her blog is so much fun and filled with life lessons and experiences. It is a wonderful read and I encourage you all to visit her and say hello, you will be better for it.

Have a great weekend.....God Bless and many, many hugs.....:-)


94 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Bernie, You are certainly Ms Personality Plus, Bernie - you always uplift, and I can feel your smile in my heart. Have a glorious weekend and enjoy the outdoors!

Bernie said...

Barb, thank you for your kind words my friend, wishing you a great weekend as well.....:-)Hugs

Wanda..... said...

That was lovely Bernie, but there is lot's of substance in your blog...you inspire people to be caring and accepting of others and to live a life of unselfishness and contentment. On top of all that you're a wonderful friend.

Bernie S. is such a good example too of what we all can be! When I'm 86, I hope to be as inspiring, sharp and witty, as she is!

♥...Wanda

Bernie said...
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Loren said...

Oh Bernie! You are just so precious! I loved you the very first time I visited & my love just goes deeper every time I come here! Your heart is full of Love & encouragement for all and it fills the screen & spreads out to all who are blessed to read your words!

I have GOT to go meet this special woman who is blogging @86!!! What a gem :)

I pray you have a blessed day my friend!
Congrats on your award! :) you deserve it

Bernie said...

Loren, oh please go and visit Bernie, she is so much fun to read. Her daughter has a blog as well and I love her, she is so funny and very honest, her blog is called Midlife Jobhunter.
.......:-)Hugs

Denise said...

Congrats to you my sweet friend. You are such a precious blessing to blog land. I love you my friend.

Brian Miller said...

so well deserved...you always leave me uplifted and smiling...congrats bernie....

Bernie said...

Denise, thank you. Have a great weekend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brian, you are one special person who is blessed with a great talent Happy weekend my friend.....:-)Hugs

Wander to the Wayside said...

Not a blog of substance? Are you kidding me? You have so much substance it's fairly dripping off the edges of your blog! Congratulations, and please post your award with pride for an award so richly deserved!

Bernie said...

Oh Linda, your comment brought tears to my eyes, thank you my friend.......:-) Hugs

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how cool to receive that award. And I want to visit the other Bernie. Your post was very humble. I know you deserve this award. Your an inspiration. I am glad I met you the other day. Congratulations.
Sherry

Bernie said...

Sherry, thank you. Please visit the other Bernie, she is wonderful.
.......:-) Hugs

Anvilcloud said...

It can take awhile to figure out who we are and to be happy with that. Congratulations for being a person worth knowing.

Diana said...

I am here, you just need to move the award! Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

A/C thank you, any news on Barry?....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, okay I think I got it back to the way it way, time to take another break before trying new wallpaper. Thanks for the e-mail, luv ya....Hugs

Diana said...

All is good now Bernie! You did it because you are a woman of substance! Love Di ♥

Nora said...

Good for you for winning that award, Bernie. You deserve. You are the most optimistic person I know. It's a joy to read your blog.

Bernie said...

Diana, you are so funny. I do hope you take the award and put it on your blog....we all love it so......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Nora, I have bad days like everyone else but thank you for noticing only the good ones. I am a person who sees the glass half full and Nora it is a joy to have you read my blog......:-) Hugs

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi Bernie,
Thanks for coming by. I think your niece will really enjoy this book. It is clean and a fun read. Just a little romance and a little suspense. It is perfect for a young adult. As I mentioned there is no occult in it. I really think you will all be pleased.
Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.
Have a Blessed Friday.
Oh btw I really wanted to visit the other Bernie will you post or send her link.
Thanks again,
Sherry

Heather T. said...

Yay..Bernie, I made it through this time :)

It must have had something to do with that template background. The new blogger draft is finicky with such things.

Bernie said...

Sherry, thanks for the review. Fallon is an avid reader so I am always looking for new books for her......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Thanks Heather, I will take a break for a couple of days then try again.....:-) Hugs

Anita said...

I am happy to know both of my Bernies!

Joey said...

I agree that Bernie is wise and wonderful.

But you, dear Bernie... you are sunshine to my soul. I don't think you'll ever know just how many people you touch with your kind heart.

There are not many people like you in this world. You have inner strength, and you share it. You don't hide your light.

Bernie said...

Anita, she is pretty special isn't she, I so enjoy her. Have a great weekend....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Joey, what a sweetie you are. It is easy to let my light shine around wonderful people like you....have a great weekend sweetie.....:-) Hugs

sarah said...

HI Bernie...Bernie saw we all see...you are the best....I love what Joey wrote...you are sunshine to the soul. You shine and radiate kindness and gentleness...

Valerie said...

Congratulations, Bernie. You really deserve this award. Many hugs for a special lady.

I shall go along and knock on the other Bernie's door.

Rebecca said...

I love the adventure of blogging :) I tried to comment by looking for a comment options. Finally I hit the "link" thingie and up came the comment list. Is that your intention?

Anyway, my comments are not as interesting or necessary as it is that I can read your blog!

Rebecca said...

Oh, just forget my previous comment. I went back and tried again. I can just click on 33 people were kind enough to leave me a comment!

I love your "self knowledge". It is spot on and refreshingly mature.

Linda Higgins said...

Ahh comment here or FB here or FB I keep going back and forth, AHH yep I will comment on both! Hope you are having a fun filled and beautiful weekend by beautiful friend! hugs and smiles across the many miles!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Congratulations on your award. Well done.

I hope you have a great weekend.

God bless you.

Bernie said...

Sarah, I enjoy your blog so much as you share your feelings with us, you are pretty special .......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Val, thank you and I am so glad you are going to visit Bernie, she is very special and I rush over to visit every time I see she has posted......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, you are so funny. I love your patience and endurance.....so glad you are now able to get through..Hugs

Bernie said...

Victor, thank you and wishing you a good weekend as well my friend.....:-) Hugs

Jingle said...

Good evening, you shine so brightly, loved your comments and tolerance.

Glad that you have the same template as I do. What fun!
Cheers!

Bernie said...

Hi Jingle, thank you my friend. We are all fortunate to meet and enjoy our blogging friends. Have a great weekend.
........:-)Hugs

The Retired One said...

You soooo deserve any and all awards you are blessed with Bernie..for your gigantic heart and healing soul...you are a beautiful person inside and out!

Vicki Lane said...

Good for both of you Bernies! The blog world is a friendlier place because of you.

Bernie said...

Joan, thank you for saying such nice things and I could say "right back at you". Have a great weekend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Vicki, my friend Bernie is marvellous isn't she and thank you. Enjoy your weekend...Hugs

Joanna Jenkins said...

Of course you are a blog of substance! Congrats on your well-deserved award!

Cheers, jj

Bernie said...

Joanna, thank you. It is what it is my friend, I blog to enjoy reading others blogs mainly......have a wonderful weekend.....:-) Hugs

A man called Valance said...

Hello Bernie, it's nice to see so many smiling faces. If it's all right with you I'll just slip that award in my vest pocket, as I make my way over to see Bernie 2.

chasity said...

i've had some computer trouble lately and haven't been able to leave a comment~ so glad to make it on this morning.
hope you have a very blessed weekend bernie.
we are going to spend the day at shauna's celebrating carter's birthday~ you know that will be fun!
many hugs to you~~
chasity

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on your award. I just found your blog. Love your spirit! I am a new follower. Do I get a cookie?

Bernie said...

Wow, Bernie, I don't know what to say. Thank you for saying such wonderful things about my blog and about me. Goodness, I am overwhelmed by all the kind remarks. I should send you an award every day!!!

Seriously, thank you so much. I wasn't wrong when I said you were a great and encouraging friend to many as evidenced by your comments. You truly are a person full of love and that is a great substance.

Bernie said...

Valance, I know you will enjoy Bernie's blog, she is a sweetie and has a keen sense of humor.
Have a great weekend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

chas, so glad you were able to comment, others are having the same problem all over blogland so I'm told. I know you will enjoy Carter's birthday party, Happy Birthday Carter...praying so hard for Shauna.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Bossy Betty, thank you for joining up with me and my friends. What kind of cookies do you like although I must tell you I am not much of a cook. I will be over shortly to visit you..
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Bernie, I love my award, thank you for giving it to me. Just what you need sweetie, more traffic to your blog but it is such a sweet blog and I know how much others will enjoy it.
........:-) Hugs

otin said...

You don't need to be creative or fancy to be a good blogger. Just being caring and honest is a great way to be!

Bernie said...

Otin, thank you for your visit and your kind words always. You and Brian write such good stories together......:-) hugs

Selina Kingston said...

I'm new to your blog but it does seem your award is well-deserved and that you are well loved. I look forward to coming back...

Bernie said...

Selina welcome to my blog and please come back to visit anytime, you are always welcome here. I have made some wonderful friends blogging.
..........:-) Hugs

Eternally Distracted said...

I love your blog and you Ms Bernie are a STAR!!!

Bernie said...

ED, I am so happy to hear from you.....now that I know you are okay I can relax, just doesn't seem the same to me until I hear your kind words.........:-) Hugs

Cinner said...

Bernie, congratulations on the award, we all love coming here because of your kind heart. you do lift our spirits and are a good blogger friend.hugs.

Bernie said...

Cinner, thank you it is because of bloggers like you that make blogging so special to me.
.......:-) Hugs

Maggie May said...

Well done Bernie and you are so deserving of it as you are one of life's encouragers.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Bernie said...

Hi Maggie, hope you are feeling well. I was quite pleased with this award as I don't have much to offer this world in talent but I love to share my heart.....:-) Hugs

Eddie Bluelights said...

Not sure if my comment landed in hyperspace so sending my congratulations to you again for the Blog With Substance Award.

Have no been here for a while but love the layout, Bernie - it is super ~ Eddie

Bernie said...

Eddie so good to hear from you and thank you for the congrats. Hope all is well with you and Maria........:-) Hugs

Mary333 said...

Bernie,
People love reading your blog. Your blog has substance because YOU have substance. I consider you the heart of the blogging community. Thank you for your kind words about my dog. I was pretty crushed over his death. Your e-mail made me smile :) God bless you, my friend!
Your blog looks beautiful!

Bernie said...

Mary, I have been thinking about you and thank you for your kind words....I knew you would be crushed over losing your dog after all those years.....am praying that your sadness lifts.
.......:-) Hugs

Buttercup said...

Your blog and your kind and positive thoughts are a real gift. Thanks and thanks,too, for giving me a new goal to blog well into my 80s and 90s. Have a great week!

Bernie said...

Hi Buttercup, your welcome and I pray you will blog into your 80's and 90's......:-)Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

Hi Bernie! What a nice refreshing look :-) Everytime I'm here I pick up a thing or two from you. You are so positive through it all that it is infectious. I hope you are doing well healthwise! Loads of love to you :)

shadowlands said...

Hi Bernie,

I've tagged you in a prayer meme. Please see my blog for details, should you decide to join in. God bless, Ros

Diana said...

Wow, you went and got fancy on me while I was gone!!! Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

Stillness, how are you sweetie? I am doing very and enjoying our summer. Hope you are well and I miss you not posting. Big hugs to you......:-)

Bernie said...

Hi Ros, I will be over shortly. Be well my friend ......... :-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Di, I don't want to be fancy I just want my old blog back......I keep trying, get frustrated and then back away for a couple of days. I will try again soon to find something I like....:-)

Rebecca said...

I come over and check for new post, but mainly to see what NEW background you're trying out :)

While I like all the choices, it gets confusing after awhile and like you, I sometimes just want my old blog back...

Be well & keep spreading your positive outlook. Canada is blessed to have you as a resident!

Christina said...

thanks for the visit. i too, adore cinner. ; )
congrats on this wonderful award.
xo

Bernie said...

Rebecca, I still haven't found what I am looking for, but I keep trying. Thank you for popping over.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Christina, thanns for your visit as well, glad you had such a nice party.......:-) Hugs

Cinner said...

Bernie, you are so deserving of the award....and you are like sunshine to the soul///your blog is looking good I like this pale pink. with 3 columns you don't see much of the background. I saw your note to Holly about trying to load the butterfly, I loaded one and it worked...and another one did not. silly things. glad you are getting this all worked out. take care my friend.

shadowlands said...

I think you are very artistic in your blog designs, and that is creative. In fact, when I first found your blog, I wished I could make mine more like yours, but I couldn't. So I just made it yellowy browny greenish YUK! I think I might go and redecorate now haha1
God bless Bernie, you have saved my day more than once with your strong and also loving words. I thank God for the gift of you.

Jerelene said...

Hello Bernie :)
I do hope you are staying cool up there...it's been hot and stormy here.
Congrats on your award..you are the sweetest and kindest person and always deserving :)
I hope you are feeling well and please know I think of you often. I just can't seem to be able to get on the computer as often..and it takes forever to load pics and I get frustrated..
Hugs from me :)
Jerelene

Snowbrush said...

Congratulations on your new award, Bernie.

Ed Pilolla said...

bernie, we haven't been friends for long, but i look forward to your posts and the value you place on good health and simple joys. you are a wise woman, but more than that, you are kind.
basically, i think you're the coolest!
:)

Bernie said...

Cinner, thanks sweetie, this blog is still a work in progress.....I haven't been satisfied since they took my old wallpaper away but will keep trying.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ros, this is not what I want but blogger took away my old wallpaper, still can't find one I love as well. I do care about you Ros and always try to let you know I am here......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Jerlene, how are you? It has been so long. I find a lot of the village have lost intrest in blogging.....they have a life! I miss all of you but I understand. So glad you are well, take care and big hugs to Sam......:- Hugs

Bernie said...

Snowbrush, thank you. How are you? Be well my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Ed what kind words especially calling an old lady cool......hope you come back often...:-)Hugs

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on the award Bernie, very well-deserved indeed. Your blog is so uplifting and cheery...always come away feeling better!

anne h said...

Congrats on the award -
You are a true gem in the blog pile.
I love love love it when you visit my blog.
I love love love to visit yours.
And so do lots of other folks!