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Drinking From My Saucer

by John Paul Moore

Copied from https://thoughtsofsho.wordpress.com/

Sandra Naugle Co-Editor of W&W:  My Father-in-law frequently did this.  I thought it was because it was too hot. Do you remember older generations drinking from their saucer?  Then today I came across this poem that made me feel there was symbolism to the coffee ritual.

Drinking from My Saucer

by John Paul Moore

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, and 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.


2 Responses to “Drinking From My Saucer”

  1. Georgia Estes says:

    I love this visual!


  2. Alan Bordwes says:

    This brought many memories to mind. Anita (my sister) and I as young kid often visited our grandparents just up the hill from our house and enjoyed having hot tea with them. The tea was always very hot as it was make with water that was boiled on the old coal cook stove and had to be served “piping hot” to get the most from the tea. It was often spilled over into the saucer from stirring or poured into the saucer to cool so we could drink it sooner as we had to return home soon. We were blessed by those times and are still blessed in remembrance as will as in our lives today, the greatest blessings are being God’s children through His Son which just continues to spill the blessings into the saucer of life.

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