"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Cup Runneth Over

My life is simple........I don't own a new car.....I don't have a winning lottery check coming to me (since I don't play the lottery)..... I don't have an important career.....I don't wear expensive clothing.....I don't have a tractor to plow my farm.......to most it might look as if......
my cup looks pretty empty........
however.....my cup runneth over with things that money cannot buy.....

my cup runneth over with good coffee, a forbidden treat now and then........and then again....with a friend.......in hours of conversation..........


my cup runneth over with time......to think...to pray....to walk...to dive into things that wait for me......



my cup runneth over with creativity....imagination......plans......




my cup runneth over with laughter...joy.....love....and memories....





my cup runneth over with beauty of all that surrounds me and fills my world and simple life.
As I take a big drink from my overflowing cup......I know I am truly blessed.....
my cup runneth over with gratitude
How about you??? What do your cups run over with??? I always love to hear your thoughts!







30 comments:

Lanny said...

What a wonderful creative and expressive post! Yes indeed my cup runneth over, and over, and over.

Debbie said...

Kathleen, you and I have evidently been drinking out of the same cup. I too am thankful for time. Time to have a ministry I could never have when I worked; time to complete fun projects. I'm thankful for the opportunity that God has given me to stay at home. He provides.

Mildred said...

Hi Kathleen, What a beautiful post. There is so very much to be grateful for each and every day. I'm thankful for blog friends to visit from the comfort of my home. As you know, I have grandma's Virginia rose dishes and I'll think of you when I sip tea later on the porch from my cup and saucer just like yours.

Muddling Through said...

Kathleen, what a beautiful post! And you've got it just exactly right - we are all so blessed in such a lot of ways, there's just no room to complain!
Hugs and kisses, Elaine

grammyof13 said...

You are so creative, even if that was not your intent when you posted your "running over cup". I really am blessed to read your blog and I watch when you post something new. It is so very refreshing.

And yes, tho my posts lately sounds gloom - I am able to count my blessings - and they are many.

Grammyof13

Linda said...

Oh this is just a wonderful post....you are truly blessed as am I. Realizing it's the simple pleasures in life that bring joy and knowing that most of the time they are in our own backyard leads to peace and contentment and both are priceless...hugs, Linda

LindaSueBuhl said...

Wonderful post and your illustrative pictures were perfect - my cup runneth over even when I forget to ask for something in my cup -

Tipper said...

You are the expert at making a point in a creative fun way! Loved this visual-and the words-just perfect.

Gramerly said...

I've recently started living my dream of having a few chickens, so my grandkids could know the joy of finding eggs. I cup does run over, and it sure helps to be reminded of it.

RiverBend Farm said...

That has to be the best, most #1 post I've ever read! Thanks for that. Every day my cup runs over. Oh, how I'm blessed!

nAncY said...

wonderful post!

Sand Flat Farm said...

Kathleen, we all needed this reminder today! Thanks for making us look no further than our own surroundings to see all that the Father has blessed us with, and NOT outward at what others may have. We have today, we have our families, hopefully our health, and most of all we have the love of our Heavenly Father!

ethel said...

love it..i have a thing for tea cups.and this was very creative! thanks for the thoughts!

joolzmac said...

Hello Kathleen

Found your blog thru Riverbend Farm, and I don't know how I found her.

Your Cup Runneth Over post is lovely. You are a lucky lady. I will try that on my blog soon. I'm always trying to think of interesting things to blog about and its so nice to meet new folks. Call on over to Australia and visit me.

Cheers - Joolz

KathyB. said...

Our cups do definitely runneth over, God has blessed us abundantly , each in the way He knows is best for us, according to His riches and Glory, and mercy!

joolzmac said...

Ooh, and your kitties are too cute!

Joolz :)

peggy said...

that was beautiful and so thoughtful, perfect for a Sunday morning.

The Gingerbread House said...

Kathleen, wonderful post (as usual)
My cup runneth over too..with many blessings and you being one of them....Ginny

Daisy said...

Lovely post, Kathleen. You and I are alike in that we both have more blessings than we can ever count. I enjoyed this. Very nice. Happy Sunday to you! :)

Childers Corner said...

YOu always post the most beautiful things! I loved it! I'm grateful too that my cup runneth over.

Nancy M. said...

Great post! I don't have the new car or money either. But, my cup runneth over with love, smiles, and blessings!

Sunny said...

Beautiful post, Kathleen! My cup runs over with blessings too numerous to mention them all, but just for starters: the Lord who delights to call us His children; a wonderful, kind, loving husband; children who call me blessed; a wonderful life in the country far from the beaten path: a home-based business ( or 2 or 3)to meet our needs, and extra; and God's very nature, shown in all the marvelous works of His hands. And although I don't have time right now for my oil painting or my quilting, my cup overruns with the grace God has given me to fore-go that for a season. Have a blessed day!

Mrs. JP said...

My cup runneth over too! Thanks be to God. This is my first time to your blog and I get to see how your cup runs over too. That is such a good idea, using cups to picture things/blessings. Do you mind if I do a version of that on our blog? Please come by. I've got a Lemon tea bread recipe up today. Oh thanks for the blessing.
http://thelittledogshelterintheholler.blogspot.com/

Threeblindsheep said...

So funny! Just this morning I was thinking about how I choose my coffee cup according to mood or what I have to face in the day! This morning it was a mug. Tomorrow might be one of my beautiful blue and white china cups with saucer. Loved the photos of all the different cups! Blessings! Sheep C.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Well that may be the best post I have read lately. I agree with you. My cup runneth over as well.

Pat

Conni said...

This is another beautiful post with lovely images...

I feel the same way. I am so grateful for the simple peace and quiet in my life.

Pamela said...

Wow! What an inspiring post!

papel1 said...

I just returned from an RV trip and came home with souvenir mugs which are piled on the table so I guess my cup runneth over.
Judy

Farm Chick Paula said...

This was so beautiful Kathleen... and my cup runneth over with thankfulness for friends like you.

Princess S said...

Gratitude....that is what my cup runneth over with. Gratitude that my Father in Heaven who continues to care for me, for family and friends that love me and for my Jesus who saved me.