As we were digging out our Christmas decorations this year, we came across Our Christmas Tea Cup that reminded us to be thankful for all things in life-big and small.  We are thankful for every one of you who have stayed with us since we opened in June 2008.  The Christmas Tea Cup reminds us of a poem that was written by John Paul Moore and published in the October/November 2009 issue of Reminisce magazine, page 52, and we wanted to share it with you.

Read the poem and pour yourself a cup of tea.  Be sure to make it overflow onto the saucer.  Dwell on the good things that have been brought into your life this past year.  As you decorate this Christmas Season, you may want to consider decorating with less and focusing on the real meaning of Christmas.

Drinking From My Saucer

My Christmas Tea 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 that I sowed.

            I’m drinking from my saucer,

            ‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

            I don’t have a lot of riches,

            And sometimes the goings’ 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.

Check back soon since our next blog will be sharing with you our German Pfeffernusse recipe.  They are so good with tea and you may want to invite a friend over.