Monday, April 28, 2014

A Perfect Day! What is yours? by Karen Rose Smith

What is your idea of a perfect day?

On a perfect day, I would be free of a to-do list!
Maybe days I feel my life runs me instead of me running my life.  I easily get caught up in the have-to-do's whether they are personal or career oriented.  I automatically prioritize, whether on my paper to-do list or the one in my head.  On an energetic day, I can tick them off one after the other until all tasks are completed.  On a slower day, they spill over into the next day or the next , depending on importance.  But what would I do if I didn't have a to-do list?  Great question.  But so hypothetical because I don't think it will ever happen.

The sun would be shining.
This is a must for my perfect day.  Sunshine not only helps the flowers grow, it gives me energy, lets suncatchers make rainbows on the walks, and reminds me there's a whole big world out there I want to see.

The flowers in the garden would be blooming.
I love color and sweet natural scents.  Something about sitting or walking through a garden enlivens my creative spirit, soothes my soul and relaxes me.  Nature is vibrant and that vibrancy seeps into me when I remember to enjoy it.

My favorite people would surround me. 
My perfect days are simple. At the end of the summer, family who lives across the country flies in.  We have a picnic with family and friends, sometimes making s'mores over the fire pit.  On those evenings when the moon and stars are bright and loved ones are close, I feel the day is perfect.

I'd love for you to share YOUR perfect day in the comments.

©2014 Karen Rose Smith


Delynn Royer said...

There could be several versions of my Perfect Day, but here's one: Summer. No alarm clock. No work. No to-do list. Day trip to go see something new. Dinner out at a nice restaurant with a view of the ocean. Good food, good wine, good company. Top off with a leisurely walk on the beach in the moonlight. How's that sound? (Can you tell I'm ready for a vacation?) :)

KRS said...

I think we want the feeling like summers when we were kids. No school. Just play time with friends, or time to listen to music, or to read. No demands. Well, we can dream! :)