My Grandma’s Saucer

My Gram's tea-cup & saucer

This was first written 11/22/2011 12:57 p.m. on Facebook

Here are some thoughts from the midnight writer

I don’t know about you all, but many day, night, and in between times I use Facebook to vent! You know… it’s cold out,It’s too windy, I’m too poor, I can’t sleep, I need coffee, I need chocolate, I wish…. the list goes on and on.

so just for today (well to be truthful probably the next few minutes) I would like to share some other things. the things I am speaking of are in my Grandma’s saucer.

If you come to visit me you will see a tea-cup and saucer, placed in the living room where all can see. the meaning of this is to remind me and all who see it of what we take for granted.

There is this little poem with no author (wish it did so I could give him the credit) it goes as follows:

Drinking from my saucer

Haven’t got a lot of riches

And sometimes the going’s tough

But I’ve got loved ones all around me

and that makes me rich enough.

I am thankful for the blessings

And the mercies God bestowed,

I’m drinking from my saucer

’cause my cup has overflowed.

Now I have actually seen the evidence of this both literally and figuratively, I like a strong cup of tea so Gram uses to dunk her bag and then add it to my cup if too much kettle water was in there, well there would be tea in my saucer, of course actually drinking from my saucer may be met with me spilling it down my shirt, so I usually would take a sip from my cup and then pour the overflow from the saucer back into my cup. Maybe that is why this little ditty means so much to me!

Who knows but I see a neat analogy here too, Sometimes our blessings are so many that we may not see them collected in the saucer of our lives, but God keeps them coming and in ways almost unperceivable, then pours them back into our cup. Have you looked at your saucer lately? I haven’t I have been too busy looking at what I don’t have, can’t afford,how much I can’t do,don’t have time for,blah,blah,blah….Yet God keeps pouring them in.

Is it too much for us to pause, maybe have a cup of tea and just ponder the incredible blessings we do have? I am going to do just that ! I know I will feel blessed as I think on it.

I invite you to look at your saucer too. Mercies we can’t  begin to know have been poured out into our lives, the knowledge of God first, then people,health, love, pets, dogs, cats, Nature,freedoms,eyes to see ears to hear… feel free to add to the list and soon you will be drinking from your saucer too!

By Meredith J Weir

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