Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Drinking From My Saucer"

Recently, I made the statement to a friend that I'm a "glass-half-full" kind of girl.  She said, "MY cup is overflowing!"  Honestly, I felt a little ashamed that I hadn't thought to put it that way.  I made a mental note to myself to describe MY life that way in the future -- and it reminded me of the poem below -- as well as giving me the idea for my blog name.

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 tough.
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 to 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 ~


  1. How absolutely beautiful!! I was humbled to read this and it made me realize that my cup has overflowed, too. God is good, so very, very good!!

    I've read your other post about the four gifts for Christmas and that is such a great way to enjoy the gift (buying) giving for the season. I'm going to speak with my husband about starting that tradition for our own family, as well.

    Funny how I was just aimlessly wandering around the web tonight and He led me to your blog. You have said all the right things to me tonight. Thank you and God bless.

  2. Well, seeing as how I am too often a "glass half-empty" gal, that gives me much to think about! :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great Poem Sally, and something to always remember.

  4. Sally,
    Just found your blog and signed on as a follower.
    I absolutely love this poem and sing the song all the time. Have you heard Michael Combs version.? You can check it out on his website ( or youtube.
    Don't know how I found your blog but evidently I was supposed to.
    God bless!


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