My Cup Has Overflowed!

IMG-20151218-WA0004[1]Last night I had the privilege of being counted as a good friend.

The woman who called me her friend, organised a wonderful Christmas dinner to honour and celebrate some of the relationships she has made over the years; such a special evening.

But the evening wasn’t just about fun, although much fun was had, it was also about giving back – each of the friends attending was asked to bring a donation for Umduduzi.

I was overwhelmed by each person’s generosity and willingness to support our project.

Umduduzi is the Zulu word for the comforter and to to raise funds we have been running a campaign ‘Crumbs for Comfort’, asking supporters around the world to organise small events .It is a glorious way to catch up with special people, have fun and contribute to a worthy cause.

During the evening our host read us this poem.  I thought was too good not to share.

“My Cup Has Overflowed”

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’s 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.

Author: John Paul Moore

Have a wonderful Festive season and may we all drink from our saucers in 2016!

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