Friday, May 1, 2009

Count Your Blessings

Well, I thought I would try to do a FRIDAY'S FOOD FOR THOUGHT to help you over the weekend. So this is my first one. I found this and it really speaks about my life and where I am and how I see things----I have had a lot of ups and downs in my life, and I have learned through the years, even if we are alone in the natural sense we are never alone, and I have the best friend anyone could have and that is Jesus and I give Him all the honor because without Him I could not have made it,because most of my life I was a single mom,(still am), and things got rough at times but I am still going strong at 71---made lots of mistakes as we all do esp. when under stress, but you can't let past mistakes and failures keep you down--you just repent, ask for forgiveness and go on and do what is best. So I hope this poem will give you some FOOD FOR THOUGHT---have a great weekend !

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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.

Haven't got a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going is tough.
But I've got loving ones all 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 Lord, help me not to gripe,
about the tough rows I have hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strenth 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.

When I think of how many people
in this world have it worse than I do.
I realize just how blessed most of us really are.

I hope you have enjoyed your Food today.
and counted your blessings so
you can drink from your saucer
"Cause your cup overflowed.

Have a blessed, fun-filled weekend !!!


Laura said...

Just what I needed this morning. Lovely Post. Have a great weekend.

LV said...

With the world situation as it is now, this is very timely for all of us. Keep up the good work.

Danica said...

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary-Latrelle said...

well now just look how well you are doing....Even as busy as you are you have . Blessings on you

Mary-Latrelle said...

Some how the last paart of my sentence didn't come through. It said that you found time and words to inspire others.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

This poem is so up lifting, It says how I have felt for a long time.
Thanks for sharing.

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

That's a great poem. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great weekend.


Zoey said...

Hi Patsy,
So nice to meet you. I enjoyed the inspirational poem.

What do you mean you wouldn't qualify to participate in the table settings?!! Of course you would! Lots of people just do a setting for one person or two, so you don't even have to do a full table. It's just fun for those of us who love dishes and get a kick out of setting tables. I hope you give it a try!

Smilingsal said...

Consider linking in with this group. I participate each Sunday.

Hank - Joyce said...

Nice poem for sunday morning - here's hoping your cup keeps overflowing

Hank - Joyce said...

Nice poem for sunday morning - here's hoping your cup keeps overflowing