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The definition of a "perfect day" could vary greatly among many different kinds of people, so for my own personal definition of a perfect day, I could not begin to define it with just a few words. A single word such as "fun" or "exciting" simply could not come close to giving anyone a vision or feel of how great my day was. I will have to take you along with me through what I would consider to be a perfect day so that you could receive the proper vision of this day. First things first, temperature is a big key in how a day will turn out. Personally, I prefer the cold weather because I love having the excuse to have to have more clothes to keep me warm. Being in my house around Christmas time, while it is snowing outside, would be the perfect setting and most wonderful way to start off my day. As my radio-alarm clock goes off, I jump off my warm bed and sprint all the way to the curtains to see if the weatherman on the radio was right about it snowing outside. I fling the curtains open with a rush of excitement and to my surprise, like a scene from a movie, my front yard and the rest of my neighborhood is absolutely covered in white, fluffy snow! I grab the most adorable winter outfit out of my closet, rapidly put it on, grab the purse that matches my shoes, and go out to my car. As I am waiting for the car to warm up, I call up my best friends Allie and Lauren and tell them to meet me at Starbucks, my favorite coffee place. Allie and Lauren are my best friends because they are very laid-back girls with fantastic personalities with a wonderful sense of humor that never make me feel uncomfortable, so to hang out with them today or on any day makes me feel like the luckiest person on Earth. They both arrive at the same time and we all order our grande vanilla lattes with bagels. The three of us decide to go Christmas shopping at the mall for our families and to buy gifts for one ...
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Your Perfect Day
Every day has potential. Some days live up to it.
What would make a day perfect in your eyes? Is it a feeling? Is it circumstance? Is it the presence or absence of someone or someone?
My Perfect Day
My perfect day would start by me waking early — 7:30 am is early, for me — feeling refreshed and restored. I haven't had a relaxing night of sleep in months and often awaken far later than I had planned, feeling guilty, stiff, and still sleepy.
After a hot shower and a shave I'd put on a comfortable outfit, including nice socks (it's amazing how wearing a pair of nice socks can improve my day), comfortable jeans, a tagless t-shirt (really, the ones without itchy tags in the back of the neck are wonderful), and my Doc Martens.
My morning routine is very workable, with a glass of orange juice followed by breakfast at the table while reading the comics. An omelette with waffles or homemade cinnamon rolls sounds very nice.
After that, I'll go for a walk around the park just around the corner. By this point, it's nearly 9 am and I've prepared to meet the day.
I like to read a couple of news sites early in my work day. Because it's a perfect day, however, I won't go to work. Instead, I'll do a little writing, a little programming, and a little bit of miscellaneous work on whatever project I find interesting or useful that particular day. Two or three hours of solid concentration should help me make good progress.
Around 12:30 pm, I'll start feeling hungry, so I'll break for lunch. It's probably leftover pizza. I don't mind leftovers at all, so why not?
I feel sleepy and slower after lunch and often check for the news again on my favorite sites. Sometimes I respond to e-mail. On a perfect day, I might play video games for a little while. (Right now I can't decide what I would play; nothing has grabbed my attention recently.) Otherwise, I will finish off the final pieces of the project. Hey, it's a perfect day!
Around 3 pm I'll stop to work out. I like to listen to music while lifting weights, so I lock myself in the spare bedroom, turn on the little stereo, and spend half an hour making my muscles bigger, my heart stronger, and my limbs more flexible. Maybe I'll do the workout after breakfast. Who knows?
That leaves the long lazy slide into the afternoon. Sometimes I feel like taking a nap after vigorous exercise, so I'll lie down on my bed, close my eyes, and relax.
Thinking about all of this now, it sounds more like what I always intend to do when I go on vacation. In reality, I sleep until 11 am, try to squeeze everything in on this schedule, and end up feeling frustrated and angry. Scratch all of these ideas.
On a truly perfect day, I would accomplish what I want and need to accomplish. I would feel no external obligations beyond those which I actively sought out for myself for that day. I would spend time with the people I care about and not distract myself while they talk to me — I'd have real conversations with them, when we look each other in the eyes and really think about what the other people are saying.
It doesn't really matter where we are or what we're doing. We could be spending time in a rented house on the beach (my family used to do that), raking leaves for an elderly person (my hometown had a weekend for that every year), or even just sitting around in someone's home.
Physical sensations contribute strongly to my perfect day. I imagine it as summer, though not too hot. I've had plenty of sleep and regular meals (lacking these two hurts many family vacations).
I'm not picky on who's present. It could be my family (parents, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew) or it could be friends. I don't imagine it with a special someone, partly because I don't have that special someone and partly because I've never had a perfect day even when I had a special someone. I'd certainly like to try though.
It's difficult to separate out the idea of sufficient accomplishments, however. The days I've found the most satisfying in recent memory are those days in which I did what I set out to do, not the days in which I relaxed the most. Something deep in my personality appreciates honest work much more than a life of ease. That likely means that my perfect day will have doing something that moves me toward the life I'd like to lead and the person I want to be.
As I planned what to write on this subject, I thought I would describe a set of circumstances and events, much like I once planned out my ideal first date. What I've written so far has surprised me. It's not the circumstances and events that make a day perfect in my eyes, except for minimum levels of physical comfort. It's my attitude toward the day.
On one of the easiest days of my life, I spent the entire day studiously avoiding work, doing this or that little thing and wasting time. I felt tremendous guilt and dissatisfaction at the end of the day. One one of the most difficult days of my life this past year, I painted one room of my house with help from another friend. I felt physically exhausted and sore at the end of the day, yet very satisfied — not just that the project had turned out well but that it permitted me to move to the next step of moving into my house.
If I resolve to face a day with my eyes wide open to see its goodness and possibilities, my heart open to spread that to other people, and my schedule a good mix of responsibility and progress, could any day be perfect? Possibly. Not every day will; there's too much outside of my control.
I now realize, however, that a perfect day is well within my reach. At least, it may be a very good day. That's close enough for now.
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What is Your Idea of a Perfect Day?
Hajra! Let’s talk about a perfect day!
All of us dream of the perfect life. All of us yearn for a perfect day to say the least. But how many of us have the idea of what the perfect day means for us.
As a kid I thought every day was perfect, but then I didn’t have to work for money then! As I grew up I stopped “fantasizing” as one might say. However, one does think from time to time, what the perfect day for me might be like. Will it just be having loads of money, or peace of mind, or a weekend spent like I would want it to?
Now, there is nothing like perfect. But yes, there is something like ideal. Close to perfect I might say.
So, I got thinking what would an ideal day – what a close-to-perfect day might be like?
Here’s how think my “almost perfect” day would be.
It would definitely begin a little later than normal. Yes, I like sleeping and I hate getting up early, so one that begins later than usual with breakfast in bed! I don’t know who is going to make that breakfast but yes, definitely breakfast in bed with the newspaper in hand and hopefully, with all good news.
Obviously, there will be a good book, a great movie – preferably at home; good food and just the right amount of coffee on that day. And yes, all my laundry done on that day.
Money I hear someone saying – well if it is the perfect day, then I am hoping there is a decent amount in the bank and if there isn’t; then come on, it is a perfect day and I am not worrying! Peace of mind – well yes that is why I got up late and I am not worried about money. Happiness is what I feel is a state of mind and if I am getting up late, having good food and all my likes all around then I feel I am happy.
But I wonder; there might have so many perfect days and perfect moments; but we might have missed it because we were thinking of actually having a planned perfect day.
Yes, my perfect day always has to end with ice cream!
Have you thought about such a day? What constitutes your ideal day? What does your perfect day look like?
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