Who hasn`t done that exercise, “describe your perfect day, in detail. Who are you with? What are you doing for work? What does your home, wardrobe, life, look like?”
My answer: Good food, good people, work I enjoy.
Or maybe it’s good food, no people, and quietly reading a good book while rain lashes the windows.
It could also be stargazing with one person in particular, or catching up with an old friend over coffee, or even throwing axes with great people.
There just isn’t a one size fits all perfect day. For instance, today I went on a hike with a group of people I’ve never met before. We had a great time. Yesterday I got a massage. Also a great day.
All that really matters is that you experiment until you find something that works for you, then you keep doing that. If you outgrow it, you experiment again. Makes life something of an adventure, I think.
For all that, I do have a few constants that are worth striving for every day. Good food tops my list. So does spending time with these two:
I mean, just look at those faces!
Coffee is another staple, sipped and savoured. Anyway, the point is that there are innumerable little pleasures that I can build my days around. And isn`t that marvelous! I get to build whatever I like into my days. True, I would like to change jobs, but that isn’t going to stop me from finding pleasure in every day.
You mustn`t waste time bemoaning whatever isn’t going as you would wish, when you could instead be delighting in what you can do. So if you want to dance, sign up for a class, or blast some music and have a ball. If taking tea in the afternoon sounds too lovely for words, then put that kettle on the hob, warm your best tea pot, and make an occasion of it.
Now is the very best time to do what makes you happy.