This quote!! I love. Was there ever a sentence written by Rumi that was not the most gorgeous and heart-expanding string of words possible?
I really don't think so. He just went straight to the heart of the truth with his words. He must have been an incredible person to be in the presence of. I wonder if his soul is wandering around on Earth in some other body right now? (Do you believe in reincarnation? I'm reading this amazing book right now called Journey of Souls. Highly recommended if you're into that sort of thing.)
This quote is appropriate today as it's Thanksgiving here in the USA tomorrow. I love that we have a holiday focused on gratitude. Though, I'm practicing being grateful every day and every moment I remember to be, and I'm trying to complain less in my life. Dropping the complaining really helps make room for gratitude instead!
This morning while out running in the dark, wee hours, my running coach Mary reminded us to be mindful of the words we use all day today as we prepare for this holiday -- she said every time we tell ourselves we "have to" do something, change those words to "get to". I get to go grocery shopping, I get to write this blog post, I get to call my family, I get to drive my car around town running errands, I get to spend time cooking.... when you look at it that way, everything is a gift, really. Wow, such a simple word change can make such a difference!
Anyway, if you're here in the USA, I wish you the happiest Thanksgiving. I hope your day is relaxing and filled with love, warmth, laughter, gratitude, and delicious food. Actually, I wish that for everyone whether it's Thanksgiving in your world tomorrow or not!
Many blessings to you today. I am grateful for YOU!