Nightly Inspiration = Monday Motivation via Rumi…What is your one thing?

Rumi Quote

My husband, often referred to as The Man, tends to get thoughtful gifts for me. They are the things I either truly want or need but would not get for myself for some reason. In that vein, one of my Christmas gifts this year was A Year With Rumi – Daily Readings by Coleman Barks.

If you’re unfamiliar with Rumi, he was a Persian poet alive in the oh-so-interesting 13th century. He was a scholar and a Sufi mystic.

Before I go to bed, I read a single poem and I always find something interesting in them, other than just the beauty of the language itself. A few nights ago, this quote was the beginning of the poem I read:

THERE is one thing in this world that you must never forget to do.  If you forget everything else and not this, there’s nothing to worry about; but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will have done nothing in your life. – Rumi

To me, the person who feels like she is constantly forgetting things… this was so timely to read. Even if I forget the little things…if I’m doing the one big thing I was born to do, then there is nothing to worry about.

I’ve said before I feel very strongly, know and believe that my life’s purpose is to help others fulfill their highest potential. That’s my one thing. I’m doing that in a myriad of ways, so I’m not worrying.

So that’s this Monday’s mindful moment – think about what your one thing is…see if you’re doing it, and once you realize you are – let the worries go!

Tell me, what’s your one thing?


By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...


  1. My thing is spreading kindness. At times it’s hard when people act mean but I don’t know what challenges they have in this life so I continue to do so, hoping it will make a difference.💗

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