My Cup Runneth Over

“I’ve not got lots of riches, and sometimes the road’s been tough
But I’ve got loved ones all around me, and that makes me rich enough.
Though 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.
As I go along life’s way, I’m reaping better than I sowed and
Thank God for his blessings and the mercies He’s bestowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has overflowed.”

Today I stopped over at my parent’s house as they had a 74cm TV that they wanted to get rid of due to having bought a newer one for themselves. It is in perfect working condition and it has a nice big screen.  They were practically giving it away for just R200 and I knew someone who wanted it so we met up and she followed me to their house. We had made plans before to have the TV collected but unfortunately due to circumstances beyond her control she never made the arranged day and time. She was worried my parents would give the TV to someone else as she hadn’t been to collect it yet, even thought I had assured her they were keeping it aside for her. So today to say this lady was hugely excited would be an understatement! Watching her as it was loaded in the car, the disbelief in her eyes that this TV was now hers and it was going home with her tonight was just priceless. Every now and again she would clap her hands and make excited noises! Once the TV was loaded, we went back inside to fetch the manual and the remote for the TV and when she turned around she gave me the biggest hug and said in the most excited voice, “thank you, Lara” while squeezing me tight.   Leaving, she blew me kisses and said “I love you” in her excited voice, dancing around in her happy state. She was happy and it made me happy to see her happy, as it did my parents too.

Things have been pretty stressful for me lately, there is just so much going on getting ready for my trip and my climb up Kilimanjaro but watching this lady today get so excited about this new TV she was taking home was humbling.  There is so much beauty all around us, all we have to do it open our eyes to see it.

I am so hugely blessed with my life and everything that I have in it and I’m so blessed for all the little “gifts” that constantly fall around me for me to see.  How could I ever want for more when so many have so much less than I do. I am a millionaire in immeasurable ways. It puts everything into perspective and tonight as I falling asleep I will be sure to say extra gratitude prayers.

What are you grateful for today?


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