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adeteju is the 2nd of 3 Children. She is passionate about God ... Adeteju loves to read and also writes, she is of the view that a reader is a leader. She is a wife and a mother.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


June is here already and that obviously shows that we are gradually nearing the second half of this year. As i sat down ruminating about the months gone never to be returned again, i remembered an old poem that I have always appreciated. The author though unknown but the wordings of the poem are deep because it reflects abundance.

When I first came across the title of the poem years back, I thought it was a bad habit to be drinking from the saucer when there was a tea cup. But this poem also reminded me of a song that I learnt in my childhood days that says "Running over, Running over, My cup is filled up and it's running over". This childhood song explains why drinking from the saucer should not be frowned at.

It is the sixth month in the year and I look back with thanksgiving and I can SCREAM that "I AM DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER".

Folks, I encourage us all to approach this month and particularly the remaining part of the year with a thanksgiving heart and see if indeed you will not drink from your saucer.......because the God of more than enough wil lindeed shower our lives with abundance.

Waith love and prayers,

Have fun reading the poem:

"I’ve never made a fortune and it’s probably too late now,
But I don’t worry about that much ’cause I’m happy anyhow.

And as I go along life’s way I’m reaping better than I sow,
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 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 sun peeped through again.

So Lord, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I’ve 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 ’cause 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"


enybees-hub said...

Hello, ​​​am following ‎​you now ;)

Myne Whitman said...

Lovely write-up and I say Amen!

P.E.T. Projects said...

May God fill our hearts with joy and our lives with grace and blessings until it overflows

MsJB said...

That caption was indeed strange at first, but you sure did justice to it :)
I'm following now.
Check mine too
Lovely write up by the way!

Naijamum in L. said...

When I saw the title I was like ????
However, this makes sooo much sense.
Fantastic write up

RemiRoy said...

Hmmm true true, amen to that!
How you doing dear?


omoba-adeteju! said...

yea, i agree strange caption but makes sense, right?
thanks all
@remi roy..am doing great
@Msjb..following you already, thanks for following too
@enny..thanks for following

Rhapsody B. said...


Great peom....i always look for the blessings in each day even when my day sucks to high heaven.

Peace and thanks for sharing...

omoba-adeteju! said...

@ Rhapsody B, Thanks for your comments, in your words...."BLESSINGS!!!"