Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Drinking From My Saucer

So far 2009 has proven to be a bang up year. I am thankful and have realized that I have so much more than I ever thought possible. The opportunities that are coming my way make me want to pinch myself to make sure this is not a dream. It kind of reminds me of this poem:

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 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 ~

I realized that I am drinking from my saucer with rich friendships and family that love me in spite of. This past weekend I spent time with The Fam for Founder's Day and realized how many great memories we share and how many we create every time we hang out.

This time we closed down a TGI Fridays and were totally sober as we had a funky good time. I saw a movie with a friend who is quickly carving a place in a niche I didn't know was void. To top it all off, I had great conversations with my Mother, Sister and a Cousin while I finished up a few projects around the house.

As I drag myself back to work this week I realize that life is not measured in dollars and job titles. I appreciate that light bulb moment as I continue to drink from my saucer.



    I am raising my saucer to YOU!

    There are these brilliant moments when we see with great clarity what the real meaning of living is. I call them my ephiphanies!

    Good for you. Your spirit is infectious...I am catching it too!

  2. Hi SOROR :) Always good to run into one where ever I the poem and I will def be back :)

  3. Lovebabz,
    Hey sister. It was truly a wonderful weekend. You know that self-doubt tried to creep in yesterday, but I am better today :)

    Welcome to the Storm. Come back anytime and leave your thoughts.

  4. I think Babz said it all. We are all looking for that clarity and when it occurs, it's absolutely beautiful.

    Good Post

  5. I love the good times you are speaking of.

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

    Perfect words.

    Great post.

  6. 1. I love this blog
    2. Why didnt I get invited to Fridays?


  7. Rich,
    Thanks, clarity is wonderful.

    Thanks for coming back.

    I have loved that poem since a fellow performer delivered it on stage.

    I got you next time we hang out. We are sure to close down some restaurant in the A, LOL!