Something to Ponder

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Andy, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Came across this today and really got me thinking:

    ...the glass isn't half full OR half empty...it's just too big! Get a smaller glass and then it will be overflowing...now that's changing perspective!
     
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Something about being satisfied with what you have... 'cuz if the glass were bigger, it would only seem emptier, right? :D
     
  3. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Andy, thanks for posting this - I'm going to hang it on my fridge.
     
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Thought maybe you would like this too.




    Drinking From My Saucer

    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.

    I don't have a lot of riches,
    and sometimes the going's tough.
    But I've got loved 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 the sun peeped through again.


    So God, 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,
    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.
    ~ John Paul Moore ~
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Thank you Star - I love that poem! :)

    GCVmom - you are looking at it very similar to my first reaction. Blessings do overflow our life and sometimes we have to do something different to see them.

    2nd ponder was: I think we don't always have a choice of what is in our glass (or cup) but we can control the size of the glass/cup. When we keep it an appropriate size, we will see our blessings overflowing. When it is so tall that it can not be filled, maybe then is the time to start cleansweeping our life - get rid of the unrealistic expectations - we really can not do everything. What we are longing for is not always in our best interest and will not show as a blessing but may show as the empty still in our glass and holding us down.

    3rd ponder: What a way to think outside the box! :) In all my years of knowing this saying, I never thought of a way around it. Here it is!
     
  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think I need a smaller glass now...lol.
     
  7. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    me too Janet. Maybe one of those little dixie cups that people have in their bathrooms?? But seriously, that is a great quote. I stole it and just put it as my facebook status!
     
  8. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I was thinking a shot glass - You know - dual purpose. :tongue:
     
  9. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    LOL Star...yeah...thats what I need!
     
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I actually have a thimble someone gave me as a gift when I was bartending. It is the size of a shot glass. On the side is engraved "I'd like a thimble full of that please." I was a non-drinking bartender and would always say "I'll just have a thimble full." to be polite.
     
  11. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I love all of the beautiful thoughts and I know that's how I should think.
    However, I just keep thinking that, when my difficult children were here, the problem wasn't that the glass was half full or half empty. They problem was that they'd throw the glass at each other, stomp on the glass and break it, spill what was in it, track it all over everyplace, and expect me to clean it up.
    How's that for a pessimistic view of things?
     
  12. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    hahaha. Mutt, that is so true of most of our difficult children.
     
  13. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Oh Muttmeister! So true, so true! I so understand - somedays better to just hide the glass no matter how big it is!

    :)
     
  14. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I have this teensy mug with my name on it that my Mom got me years ago. Think that is my size right now... LOL
     
  15. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    LOL! That's what happened to all my glassware, too!
     
  16. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    My husband told me optimists live at least two years longer than pessimists, so I told him if you were a pessimist why would you care about living two years longer?........ Do like the idea of an overflowing glass.......
     
  17. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    And sometimes it just depends on what you're drinking. :D

    Joking aside, I like the new perspective.
     
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