Saturday, October 10, 2009

There's A Reason

For ev'ry pain, that we must bear
For ev'ry burden, ev'ry care
There's a reason.

For ev'ry grief, that bows the head,
For ev'ry tear drop that is shed,
There's a reason.

For ev'ry hurt, for ev'ry plight
For ev'ry lonely, pain-racked night,
There's a reason.

But if we trust God, as we should
It all will work out for our good
He knows the Reason.

...........(author unknown)

Hello my friends, I am so happy to be able to tell you I had a much better day today emotionally. I feel happy, content and very blessed. Thank you all for such beautiful kind comments. You are all so wonderful and encouraging. My heart is full of thanks for how much you all care.....I honestly love all of you who responded to my pity party with so much love and understanding. Thank you all so much....

It was very cold here today, we had flurries off and on all day and again the wind was very cold. I was so pleased sitting beside my fire enjoying all my sports especially The President's Cup. Soooooo love my golf.....Go USA! Honestly guys at one time today I was going from golf to football to baseball while watching a curling bonspiel on my computer. So glad I have no arthritis in my thumb, the way I was changing channels....LOL

One of my sweet neighbours brought me a beautiful plate of turkey dinner and pumpkin pie with whip cream for dessert. How wonderful was that? It was the same neighbour I had babysat for a couple of weeks ago, she called and invited me for dinner but I told her I wasn't feeling well but thanked her for the invitation....a few hours later the door bell rang and there she was, my eyes filled with tears at her thoughtfulness. Another one of my many blessings.

I hope you all had as pleasant a day and to all my Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you are surrounded by the love of family and friends and are full of turkey and stuffing. Oh my supper was delicious as I know yours will be.

Good Night my friends and God Bless.......:-) Hugs


quieten said...

I am so glad you are feeling better today, Bernie, my heart went out to you when I read about your Dr's visit. It's a pain in the neck when the emotions get in the way, isn't it?!?! By the way - down here we don't call having feelings a "pity party" we call that "just bein' a girl" :-)!!!!*giggle* So happy that you have such wonderful neighbors. I must admit, when you said you were having Turkey and Pumpkin Pie I was scratching my head - then I remembered that you are in Canada. It truly is a day of thanksgiving when sharing and caring take place.
Happy Thanksgiving my friend - Hope you have an even better day tomorrow.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad you are feeling better...

Bernie said...

quieten, thank you for your kind words.....I had a real good "just being a girl" day but am much stronger today.
Wishing you a wonderful day and know that you and your husband are always in my prayers....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Teresa, thank you, so kind of you to visit as I know how busy you are.....:-) Hugs

cinner said...

Bernie, we all have a little pity party now and then. If I had to watch all those sports with you I would be having a girl moment! lol. Have a great and wonderful Thanks giving. it was so nice your neighbor brought over supper for you. thats wonderful.Hugs!

Valerie said...

Glad to hear your spirits have lifted, Bernie. That was real nice of your neighbour to bring you a turkey dinner. It's so good to have decent neighbours.

Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie...It is so easy to care and love you Bernie, what's not easy is not living close enough to do more. At least your pity parties are short and sweet! Your outlook on life and how you deal with things has always been one to admire.

Glad you have nice neighbors to gift you with the Thanksgiving meal. I'm looking forward to ours in November.

So, emotionally you are better, but I'm wondering about the physical reactions to the medication. I hope all the golf, football and curling keeps your mind off not feeling well.

Stay warm and take care Bernie!

Luv and Smiles,

Eileen said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better, both physically and emotionally. I think when our spirit is in a good place it really does help us physically too. And your spirit is in a very good place!

And I'm happy to hear that your neighbor thought to bring you a Thanksgiving dinner! Nothing better than good a good meal, and especially when it's brought to you in the spirit of 'returning in kind' your kindness to them. A beautiful circle of generous hearts.

And I'm glad you are getting to enjoy your beloved sports!
I love hearing that you have a good day!
'Hope you enjoy another good one!
Love to you!, Eileen

The Retired One said...

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you Bernie! I am so glad you got a good traditional meal from your generous neighbor, and that you are feeling better emotionally.
Yes, you have a ton of blogger friends wrapping their arms around you,always. Mine included!!!

Gail said...

HI BERNIE and "Happy Thanksgiving" - that was wonderful that your neighbor brought you a hearty meal with pumpkin pie too!! :-)

I am so glad you ar rlaxing, enjoying your sports and letting your body heal.

We had a wonderful time at the retirement party last evening - the food was yummy and seeing my cousins and other family and friends was a real good dose of "memory lane" and all things loving about our family traditions. The aughte was astounding!

Have a wonderful Sunday Bernie
Love you

Teresa said...

Hello Bernie,
I have been so busy lately, working long hours, but I too have been trying to keep warm, this cold has come so quickly that our bodies have not had a chance to adjust. I am so sorry you are not feeling well, but I am glad things are getting better. If you need anything, let me know. ((((HUGS)))) T

Bernie said...

cinner, I had to chuckle when you mentioned about watching sports, I know not many women love them as I do. Have a beautiful day my frieend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Val, oh yes even I am happy to have the fog lift after Friday but its so easy when I am surrounded by such good friends and neighbours.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Good Morning Wanda, oh I am so much better and having such wonderful friends and neighbours really helped.
Still the same physically, have to stay close to home while on these pills....should be getting use to it by now but somehow I'm not.
Have a wonderful Sunday my friend, and your comments and e-mails make me feel like you are close by and I appreciate every word of love and encouragement you send my way.
Hugs to Alivia......:-)

Bernie said...

Hi Eileen, yes I was able to work the kinks out thanks to friends and neighbours. I am so blessed, my supper was delicious and so thoughtful of my neighbour.
Today is a big day for the President's Cup and its just coming on now....the fire is already blazing and I am enjoying a great cup of coffee...looking forward to my day.....Hugs to Mia and Jayden.......:-)

Bernie said...

Hi Joan, thanks for the hug, you blogger friends are wonderful.
We had more snow through the night as everything is covered this morning but I am cosy by the fire with a wonderful cup of coffee.
Enjoy your Sunday my friend...Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Terri, so good to hear from you, I have missed you. Happy everything is going well for you Terri, I am inside for the next few days so if you are in the Morinville area would love to make you a cup of coffee.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Gail, your family gathering sounds wonderful, I love tradition, something warm and special about doing the same things with the same people. Hope you are well my friend, thanks for all your wonderful words of encouragement......:-) Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

I really needed to read that poem today.. Thanks a million for sharing this with us. Pardon my prolonged absence...Glad to know you are doing well. Loads of love :)

Bernie said...

Hi Stillness, I miss you so much lately....this poem was given to me by a friend of my son when he passed away...I have carried it in my wallet ever since....I find it comforting and am so glad you enjoyed it.......:-) Hugs

Barb said...

Glad you are staying cozy in your chilly weather. We're recovering from a busy night and day - alone now that Family has gone. Yummy - your dinner sounds great! I love the Thanksgiving feast. Keep smiling, Bernie!

Bernie said...

Barb, enjoy your quiet is well deserved. I heard on TV that it is very cold in Colorado as well, even the baseball game has been stay warm and cosy as well my friend...Hus

Margie said...

Dear Bernie
Only have a minite as we are heading out very soon.
So glad you are doing better....very glad!

Stay warm... be happy!

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!


Diana said...

I love neighbors like that. Jake and I always try to be good neighbors. How thoughtful that was Bernie! I'm so happy that you were able to have a Thanksgiving dinner. That warms my heart. I only wish you had someone there to share it with you. And I do hope that you are starting to feel better. A little maybe?
It was a beautiful day here, sunny and in the low sixties. Perfect day!
Happy Thanksgiving to you Bernie!
With Love, Di

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

Happy Thanksgiving - belatedly. I'm glad you enjoyed a proper meal at the hands of a good neighbor. I KNEW you celebrated before us, but guess I never thought about what a typical thanksgiving meal included in Canada!

My husband really enjoyed seeing USA win the President's Cup! I don't watch sports as avidly as you...but I'm glad you enjoy them like you do - especially these times when you're taking it easy to cooperate with the antibiotics, etc.!

Your example of cheerfulness is one I want to emulate. When I feel a little discouraged, I just think, "What would BERNIE do?"

Blessings on your evening and tomorrow, and the NEXT day.

Blessings each day said...

I am so ready for Thanksgiving and all the wonderful food and thanks, so I am glad that you had it and that someone was thoughtful enough to bring dinner to you.

Bernie, there is always an extra setting (for Jesus who can come in the guise of anyone) at our table at Thanksgiving, so you want to come?

blessings and hugs,


Bernie said...

Hi Margie, enjoy the wine tasting, and thank you for your good thoughts.....Luv ya...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Diana, we are in a winter wonderland today, a great day especially if your a sports fan like I am.
I do have wonderful neighbours and like you I try to be a good neighbour as well....Luv ya...Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Rebecca you are too kind, and yes I loved the golf today, it was a very cold day here today so it was nice to watch so many favorite sporting going to try to get a walk in tomorrow for some fresh air.....I think our Thanksgiving is similar to yours, turkey, stuffing and all the fixings and of course football all day on TV....enjoy it almost as much as Christmas....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Marcy, I have been writing down my blessings this year and already have almost 3 full pages, so much to be thankful for.
Include me in your thanksgiving prayer as you sit around the table and I will be ever so grateful.
You are so is your friend (Cheryl) doing? I was thinking of her this thanksgiving weekend and how strong she is and I prayed she will enjoy her thanksgiving as well.
Love you.....:-) Hugs

Teacher's Pet said...

What a wonderful write down blessings. I'm glad that you put that in your comment. That helps me so much. I tend to not give God the glory for the great things He has done and will continue to do for me.
I love you, Bernie. For someone who is such a long distance from me, I feel very close to you....

Bernie said...

Jackie I think you do thank God for all your blessings and often, he understands your ways and knows how thankful you are as he knows your heart.....I am happy to have you for a friend Jackie, I do think we in the village have been so blessed to find each other... Luv ya.....:-) Hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hi, Bernie!!! So glad you are feeling better today!!! You have been much in my thoughts!!! I just want you to know that I'm going off-line until after my if you don't hear from me, you'll know why...but my thoughts and prayers are with you!!! Love to you, my dear friend~Janine XO

Bernie said...

Janine, may the angels watch over you and guide the surgeon's hands as he does God's, your husband and son are in my heart and prayers. Get well soon, we will all be waiting for your healthy and happy return....:-) Hugs

Kathiesbirds said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you also. It's my favorite holiday! So glad to hear you are in better spirits!

Bernie said...

Thank you Kathie, Thanksgiving is right up there with Christmas as my favorite holiday....I am happy to say I am feeling better....have a great Monday my friend...Hugs

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
This is the first chance I had to get to your blog. Busy weekend. So happy you are feeling better.I hope each day will get better for you.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Take care.
Have a great day.

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Well we certainly have a lot to be thankful for Dear Bernie. To all your friends, family, neighbors and bloging friends, you are indeed a gift sparking love and gratitude.

Is October 12th the USA Columbus Day, the date for your Thanksgiving? I was not aware that your holiday came this early in the fall. So pleased you had a wonderful dinner.

A most beautiful sentiment expressed in the posted poem. Thank you - it does bear a message we are to deeply appreciate. Warm HUGS.

Much love, Rose Marie

Brenda said...

Yay! I am so glad that you were gifted with a turkey dinner from your neighbor. I am thankful that you are feeling a bit better also. This infection seems like it is a nasty one to fight off. I hope that recovery continues--and maybe at a faster pace. Blessings

Bernie said...

Rose Marie, thank you for your kind words, so thoughtful and generous. I had a quiet but nice weekend..........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Anne, I did have a nice weekend, and hope you have as well. Enjoying your story so much my friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Brenda, oh and the turkey dinner was so good as well.
I had a lovely quiet weekend my friend......:-) Hugs