Tuesday, October 13, 2009


On this Tea and Friendship
Tuesday I would like to share
a poem I found in the magazine
Reminisce. I hope you enjoy it.

Drinking From My Saucer

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 as I go along life's way,
I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

I don't have a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going's rough.
But I've got loved ones 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 God, help me not gripe
About the tough rows that I've 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.
~John Paul Moore~

Wishing you all a blessed Tea and
Friendship Tuesday.


Anonymous said...

Good morning dear Madeline. You always fine the most wonderful little poems to post. This one is so true for many of us. I hope you have a beautiful and blessed Tea and friendship Tuesday! Thank you so much for partisipating ♥

BrasherGirl said...

That's a sweet poem with a good message.

farmlady said...

We all need to be reminded, don't we?
A lovely poem.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Madeline...just beautiful my friend and so true...your the best for always coming up with these great reminders...I do pray that all's well on your side of the mountain my friend...I see your from Ala. do you folow Picket's Place she also from Ala. and one of the great gals on here...you were just love her writings and her wonderful love of family...she lives in Moundville, Ala don't know where that at from you girl..May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Thank you Madeline ♥ Happy Hopeful Friday to you too. I hope you are having a great weekend.