Saturday, April 28, 2007

Hello ...

Hope you have all had a wonderful week. Mine has been hectic, and I have a few projects to complete this weekend, but I hope to drop by all your blogs at some stage over the next few days.

I received this in an email today, and thought it was too lovely not to share ...

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 goings 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 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.

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

Hope you all ...

Catch you soon...

Take care,

29 comments:

Lee said...

I'm glad you shared that with us, Meow. And I love the pic of the cat in the hammock! :)

Have a great weekend!

Peter said...

What a nice little poem Meow, hope your weekend is going well.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That is a delightful poem; enjoy your weekend.

Autumn said...

Aww that is nice. Thanks for sharing it

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Meow, good to catch up with you. That's a lovely poem and maybe I should hang it somewhere to look at when I start bitching about life...grin.

Hope all is going well with you and yours.

Gattina said...

That is very true. When I compare my life to some other people I live in paradise ! Arthur has hurt himself I found him this morning on my bed and he gnarls when he moves his hind leg. I even had to serve him breakfast on my bed ! Tomorrow I will go to the vet. Hope nothing is broken.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I agree with you. The poem is too lovely and I'm glad you shared it. I too am very busy that I very seldom blog.
God Bless

Clare said...

That was a lovely poem Meow. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Jeanette said...

Lovely poem Meow, Havagoodweekend

Ba Doozie said...

It's funny how we can wallow in our mire, until we see how much better we have it. Great poem

PEA said...

Hello dear Meow:-) Thank you so much for sharing that email with us...makes us realize how blessed we really are with what we do have! xoxo

Jamie Dawn said...

My cup has overflowed in many areas, and I am thankful.
The road gets tough for us all. Thanks for reminding us to remember our blessings.

Heidi said...

That's a keeper ,thanx for sharing. :)

Hope u had a great weekend~

Debbie said...

Seems we are all busy right now! Work does that to a person I fear!

But you are so correct that we are truly blessed and have to remember that each time we start to complain about how unfair something is.

Enjoy your week!

Meow said...

Hi everyone, and thanks for your comments. I haven't yet got around to visiting everyone ... soon, I promise.
Have a wonderful week.
Take care, MEow

Devil Mood said...

That's very true. We are truly blessed :)

Renae said...

Hi Meow, what a beautiful poem!!! I have been away for awhile and am trying to catch up on everyone's blogs. Blessings sent your way for a wonderful week!!!
Renae

Cathy said...

It is lovely...
It has been awhile since I've been around: good to "see" you again!
Cathy

Neo said...

Meow - That was nice. Thanks for stopping by. I missed ya!

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I have visited you recently. No new post so I'm putting it here. Hope you see it and hope you don't mind my tagging you. Go over my site to see what it's all about. Thanks.

Dr. Deb said...

That was a great message. Thanks for sharing it.

Dawn said...

Awwww loved the poem and I have you have a wonderful week!!!

Michael Manning said...

I loved the poem, Meow!

Greeneyes said...

Meow

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just sending you a hug , hope you slow down soon
love ya

Greeneyes

Merle said...

Hi Meow ~~ Loved the poem and it makes us think that there is always
someone who is worse off than we are.I have printed it to re-read
again and again. Don't get too dog tired and growl all day. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Gina E. said...

Hi Meow,
Thanks for dropping in and commenting on my photos of Topsy! Thanks for offering to share your recipe for poffertjes; I might take you up on that, if the recipes I already have don't turn out...I haven't tried them yet, so I'll let you know. Is your pan a round one with a flat bottom and a wooden handle? Mine is in the photo of my birthday pressies, if you haven't seen it already.

DayByDay4-2Day said...

Hopefully things will calm down for you soon.

LZ Blogger said...

Very nice comments! ~ jb///

Justine said...

its true. we have luxury problems, mostly.