"What if you had one day perfectly healthy, I asked? What would you do?
'Let's see . . . I'd get up in the morning, do my exercises, have a lovely breakfast of sweet rolls and tea, go for a swim, then have my friends come over for a nice lunch. I'd have them come one or two at a time so we could talk about their families, their issues, talk about how much we mean to each other.
'Then I'd like to go for a walk, in a garden with some trees, watch their colors, watch the birds, take in the nature that I have't seen in so long now.
'In the evening, we'd all go together to a restaurant with some great pasta, maybe some duck-I love duck-and then we'd dance the rest of the night. I'd dance with all the wonderful dance partners out there, until I was exhausted. And then I'd go home and have a deep, wonderful sleep.'
"It was so simple. So average. How could he find perfection in such an average day? Then I realized this was the whole point." (Tuesdays With Morrie, 175-176).
Morrie's perfect day revolves around people, and things he wants to do with them. What would your perfect day look like?
These questions might help you get started:
- Where would you be?
- Who would be with you?
- What would you be doing?
- What wouldn’t you be doing? (and then leave this out!)
- How would you feel?
- What steps do you need to take to start making this more of a reality?