Friday, February 14, 2014

A See Beautiful Thank you

"See Beautiful" Friday is here again.  The chance for all of us to take a moment to reflect of all that is Beautiful around us.  Not that we shouldn't be doing it all the time, but a special time for us to bring it to the fore front.

 I got to spend the day in the mountains with my best friend Vickie and some of my other pals.  Ken, Tucker and Ty.  Miss Sophie and Miss Annie couldn't come cause they are having some sicknesses in their family.  We missed them so much but still had a great time.
 On our hike up into the mountains we got to go to a special place where 80 or so children were waiting excitedly for us.  We go up often to teach them how to stay safe in the mountains, or what to do if they get lost.
 I love to teach children.  I love children.  They are such a beautiful reminder of how life should be.  Simple, fun, and full of laughter.

It was a cold, wet hike up and back.  OF course the children make it all worth it, but when we were out in the cold making our way through the snow My Vickie and I were reminded of a lovely lady we met in the hospital a few weeks ago.  She was a patient there, we don't know why and we don't usually ask but we just enjoy getting to know them.

She was probably in her late 50's, very sweet, and oh so kind.  I was laying in bed with her and My Vickie and her were just talking about, well anything. 

In their conversation she told us that she was homeless and told us how she and another homeless person had to rescue a friend recently.  It seems (and as you all have probably experienced) that on one particular night it got so cold that when morning came, she heard another homeless person crying for help.

When she and her fellow campers got to this lady (the friend to the patient) they found that she had been stuck in her sleeping bag and couldn't get out.  The ground around her friend had frozen her inside her sleeping bag.  They had to go and get shovels and picks to get her out.

That experience touched My Vickie's heart.  We are so so lucky.  WE have a warm bed to sleep in and a roof over our heads.  It really doesn't matter that much that we have poor Internet reception.  When we wake up in the morning we don't have to be shoveled out of an icy bed, we know where our next meal is coming from, we are so blessed.

We know such wonderful and caring people too.  Like Goose and his mom who work and care for the homeless in our area.  What gentle hearts they have.  And how about Otto using his gotcha day as a way to make donations to the homeless.  And we could go on talking about all our blogville friends who help the needy and the homeless...both two and four footed.


You are truly our example of "See Beautiful" so thank you all so much for your examples.
So now I better head off to bed, as you can see, after we got back from off the cold wet mountain, I went to the school so the kids could read to me.  Only I couldn't stay awake long enough to hear anything they read.  But its alright.  They like to read to me when I am asleep too.

Thank you all my Beautiful Friends.
Love
Bert

39 comments:

  1. I like the last picture - you both semm to enjoy it!

    Sending you some hughs,
    Isabella

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  2. As always, Bert, you are an inspiration!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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  3. Love is beautiful..

    Hap-Pee Heart Day!

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  4. Haha Bert I love falling asleep with a good book too! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  5. And we remember how you HELPED Otto increase his donation.....that's beautiful.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  6. Bert, you create so much beautiful in the world. Thank you for all you and Miss Vickie do. We are so thankful. Thank you for the way you helped us reflect in this post and see beautiful. We are so happy to donate a brand new children's book to St. Anne's Homeless Shelter in YOUR honor!

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  7. I'm definitely seeing a lot of beeYOUtiful here!

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  8. That was just....beautiful. Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  9. Bert, how beautiful! Many thanks for being a part of my world, Bert&many thanks to you and Otto, that was fantabulous! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  10. Hey Bert!
    Wow, I'm so glad to see you, my furiend! Looks like an amazing group of fun mini-two-leggers. I bet you enjoyed every minute with them. Your pix are beautiful as always and your story reminds us how lucky we really are. Thanks for the sweet post and happy Valentine's Day to you and Your Vickie!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Valentine

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  11. You and your mom are so special for everything you do for others!

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  12. Oh Bert this story touched our hearts thank you for sharing it with us on Valentines Day, cos that is really really what it is all about.
    stella rose

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  13. ♥♥ HAPPY ♥ DAY BERT!!! ♥ WE are sooooooo glad to see and hear from you. We were THRILLED that Otto and Goose and YOU put your paws together to do such a marvelous thingy fur the shelter... THAT is what ♥ is all about.

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  14. A very special and beautiful post, Bert. You and your Mom do so many things to make life a bit more beautiful for others.

    Happy Valentine's Day to all!

    Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  15. Awwwwwwwww that is such a touching story, you have a wonderful life helping people Bert, you have so much love to give and get given so much love, you help so many people, you are such a hero, such an inspirational character, you are my see beautiful today! I love all the photos but the one of you on the snowy mountain is just so majestic and beautiful! Happy Valentine's day to you and all your family and friends, love and licks from your Furiend Frank XxxxX

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  16. Hi Y'all!

    We always look forward to your See Beautiful post! This one was especially moving. All of us in Blogville are exceptionally lucky. We have have a roof over us and food to eat, but best of all we have friends both in Blogville and in our own neighborhood. God Bless you Bert.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  17. it is so good to see you Bert - we do miss your adventures and this one was wonderful.

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  18. Hi Bert, I'm so happy that today is See Beautiful because whenever I see you, I see Beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your Vicki. I hope you are both well and seizing every moment; I know you spread joy where ever you go.
    Sending love your way.
    Noreen & Hunter

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  19. Hi Bert - You and your Vickie are an incredible pair, doing so much good in this world. And, you are right - most of us are so very lucky, and we don't even realize it a lot of the time. We have warm houses and beds to sleep in - simple things - and I wish that everyone could have those things.

    Happy Valentine's Day to both of you and thank you for making the world a better place.

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  20. Golden Hello Bert n Vickie. Such precious beautiful experience you had together. Sending you both Lots of Golden LOVE

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  21. Bert! Wow! That story pulled at our heart! And Bert Yous is the bestest!
    Happy Valentines Day to EVERYONE at your place!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  22. Know what?????? YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!! Yes you are Golden boy and your Vickie too. We are blessed blessed blessed to know you and be a part of your life.
    Lets go for a hike buddy.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  23. Wow! Bit late but however: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, BERT AND VICKIE!

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  24. What a beautiful post! We just happen to think that you and Miss Vickie are pretty beautiful too, Bert!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  25. Bert,

    You is BeOOtiful! Thank yous to you and your Vickie fur makin' other people smile. :)
    Happy BeLated Valentine's Day to you sweet furiend.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  26. Bert, I'm sure you were listening in your sleep. You are always beautiful to me!

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  27. We cannot imagine anything worse than being homeless, whether it is dogs, cats or humans.

    Woofs,
    Tommy

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  28. I'm so glad caring people were close by to help...

    Have a great weekend, Bert!

    Monty and Harlow

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  29. Such a beautiful post Bert. Happy belated Valentine's Day.

    ♥♥♥Mommy's girls

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  30. We are fortunate indeed, Bert. I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day!

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  31. We see beautiful when we see you and your friend Goose!

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  32. It's true Bert children and dogs some of the greatest gifts in life.

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  33. Hi Y'all!

    Thanks for stoppin' to visit.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  34. Hi Y'all!

    Oops! Did I hit the wrong link? That's okay, Goose shared some beautiful pictures of y'all playin' and racin'! Miss you Bert, but think of you lots.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  35. Thanks to Madi, we Blog Hopped to Bert! We are in Love! What a Champion Golden you look like! Our Molly the Golden is swooning! lol What a busy guy with so many fun social activities. Molly has been a Visitor Therapy Dog for out of town visitors who come to our gorgeous Oregon Coast without their pets. One look at her and they are rushing over to see her. She loved visiting Grandpa in the hospital, too!
    Big Belly Rubs to you Bert!
    Kathy and Molly

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  36. Bert we absolutely love your TM,SB post today. THSNK you for being who you are and for the love and golden smiles you share each moment.
    Hugs Madi

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  37. My hero for another month. Thank you for letting us know what you've been up to. If there are angels in disguise - you are one - just the best Bert.

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  38. Thank you for this beautiful moment.

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