Monday, January 28, 2013

What makes a perfect day for you?

For me, if I can do these three things.  Read some fiction, walk outside, and do some hand work, I consider my day to be perfect.

Thirteen years ago, I used this willow leaf shape to symbolize perfect days in the stitched journal I was making then..

I'm back with Dad  today.  Brought my book this time.

14 comments:

eb said...

a perfect day for me is:
coffee and quiet
remembering
the dream
a walk, some yoga
creating a "plan"
for the day
play
flow
stitch
whatever
light candles at dusk
dinner with family...
studio retreat,

xox - eb.

handstories said...

it's quiet working with fiber, reading and a good meal for me. Jane Urquart stirs fond memories of traveling in France while reading "Away" years ago.

Nat Palaskas said...

Yes, for me too! And a bit of blogging hoping...

Jacky said...

Each day I set myself a few small goals. Do some housework; some handwork; eat healthily (and I should put take a walk outside in with these goals).
If I accomplish these things...I am happy.

Lovely to hear what makes your day perfect.

Jacky xox

Nina Marie said...

hmmmm - catching up on my fav tv show, studio time that is productive a nice lunch out with a good friend - notice that a perfect day does not include family - we spend entirely too much time together as it is - LOL!

Dolores said...

May you have many perfect days ahead. I love going for a walk (especially if the weather is nice) and if I can finish something that day, it's almost perfect.
Thank you for making your page white - it's easier to read.

Ersi Marina Samara said...

Rain or shine, I like peace and quiet, time to feel myself and my work, some creative work accomplished and some chocolate too.

Heather said...

A nice cup of tea, a hot shower (I have a unreliable on-demand hot water heater, so when it works I feel blessed), a walk or two with Gracie, a few hours of stitching, a crossword puzzle, and some interesting reading. Simple pleasures!

Judy Martin said...

When I was at my father's last week, I felt so unsettled. Things get quite sad you know.

So this time, I remembered my three things for a perfect day. I do walk here in Kingston - love to walk downtown and window shop, go to my favourite independent book store, Novel Idea. I was able to stitch - in fact it was a nourishing release for me to do that obsessive motion. Still sad though.

I thought, maybe if I brought my book of Canadian short stories, and do my daily reading. Then I would feel whole.
So I'm trying that. And it is better.

But not perfect.

nkneedlework said...

Hi Judy
The three things for a perfect day for me: Cook healthy food to my family, do simple exercise or walk then stitching

Najlaa

roz said...

a dear friend of mine suggests this in times of feeling sadness .... be it's companion, sit with it, feel it fully, write about it , draw it , stitch it. let it be known and present...and this may help it pass.
as to the question about a perfect day ... blue sky , a drive in the countryside, good coffee in the morning, quiet but for the sound of the birds, and the feeling of having achieved something in my day.

wholly jeanne said...

Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
you must wake up with sorrow.
you must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore.

so says Naomi Shihab Nye
xo

mansuetude said...

I think everyday requires a new set of "perfects" depending on what's thrown our way. Days are like personalities. Yesterday my day was made much more perfect by hearing someone I love laugh after a really hard week.

Sometimes a deep releasing cry can be as good as champagne and chocolate, too. We get to honor our love that way sometimes.

Blessings to you Judy.

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

I have two kinds of 'perfect days': at home or outside, depending on my mood.
At home: my three loves (man & kitties), a good film, stitching
Outside: my love, long time walk window shopping, nice meal