Thursday, July 21, 2011

Drinkin' From My Saucer

I've never made a fortune
And it's prob'ly too late now;

But I don't worry 'bout that much,

I'm happy anyhow!
And as I go along life's way
Reapin' better than I sowed.

I'm drinkin' 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 around me,
And that makes me rich enough!

I thank God for His blessings
And the mercies He's bestowed.

I'm drinkin' from my saucer,

'Cause my cup has overflowed!
I 'member times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin;

But all at once the dark clouds broke

And light peeped through again.
So, Lord, help me not to gripe
About tough rows I've hoed.

I'm drinkin' 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!

May I never be too busy
To help others bear their loads.

I'll keep drinkin' from my saucer,

'Cause my cup has overflowed!

by Jimmy Dean 


  1. Awwwww, that's a cute poem, La Tea Dah. Loved it. Have a nice day and keep cool. Susan

  2. Amen to that! Most of us have been blessed beyond measure and certainly have very little to complain about. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  3. What a wonderful poem! It's so true...we're very blessed. Thanks for the reminder

  4. And my cup has overflowed! Great photos paired with this great poem...

  5. My cup has certainly overflowed! I am so blessed - and thankful for that. Love the poem. It says it all!

  6. How I missed this post, I will never know!!! May I copy the poem and some of the pictures to my blog? I love vintage dishes!!! I need to get busy and post some of my treasures!!



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