Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm Drinking From My Saucer

This was sent to me in an e-mail from a very dear friend.

I've never made a fortune,
And it's probably too late now.
But I don't worry about that much,
I'm happy anyhow
And I go along life's way,
I'm reaping better than I sowed.

I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

Haven't got a lot of riches,
And sometimes the going's tough
But I've got loving ones all around me,
And that makes me rich enough.
I thank God for his blessings,
And the mercies
He's bestowed.

I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
And the sun peeped through again
So Lord, help me not to gripe,
About the tough rows I have hoed.

I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already blessed enough.
And may I never be too busy,
To help others BEAR their loads.

Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.



Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What a lovely thought. I too often focus on the little things that are going wrong and not on the saucer that is truly overflowing. Thanks for the reminder.

mrsb said...

How sweet!

kenju said...

Very nice! We all need to remember that daily.

bobbie said...

This is a really nice one. And your bear picture today is the greatest.

Kay Dennison said...


Darlene said...

Good advice in that poem - we all need a reminder to focus on the good things in life and let the bad things go.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I love this little poem and the bears are so cute.....

Midlife Slices said...

Me too, Bear. My cup has overflowed.

Suldog said...

Very much my story, as well. And I needed to remember that today, as I was in an auto accident on my way to work - no injuries, as minimal damage as one could want considering how I was hit - and have been feeling a bit blue about my lovely car.

Thanks, Bear!

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

its okay to drink from the saucer as long as one keeps that little pinkie up tall. (besides everyone knows thats the only way one can drink hot tea without burning one;s tongue.)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Great message. Thanks for reminding me to drink from the saucer. My cup is overflowing. But sometimes I forget. Have a great weekend.

Wendy said...

I liked that! Thanks for posting. Have a wonderful weekend.

JeanMac said...

That's very nice!

magiceye said...


Eileen Williams said...

What a lovely poem to brighten my day. Thanks for bringing such good thoughts to make the weekend even better!

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed, we do need to count our blessings from time to time.

photowannabe said...

Ooo, I like this.
A positive twist on life is what we all need.
I am drinking from my saucer because my cup has overflowed.
Life is good.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Thanks for the reminder, Bear. I have many blessings to be thankful for and sometimes get to feeling sorry for myself and tend to forget that. Big hugs and Thanks again!

Smartiplants said...

This is very nice. :-)

Daryl said...

Lovely .. friends are second only to family


peppylady said...

Very beautiful.
I'll be copying this and e-mailing it around.

Coffee is on.

i beati said...

just where would we be in this life without good friends who really understand us. I have been mailing to some for 1/2 a century can you believe it??