Have you ever taken time to break down into soundbites exactly what your ‘perfect day’ would look like? Or have you experienced that ‘perfect day’ only wishing for it to return or the feeling generated to manifest it once again?
Yesterday I was hiking at Smith Rocks State Park in central Oregon. It’s gorgeous. For a Monday it was really jamming with people from all over the country, there for the spectacular rock climbing. It was really impressive to watch various climbers dangling from the high cliffs then working their way up the craggy rock faces. As we hiked along the Crooked River, watching the birds nest building, the rapids spraying over the boulders, the fishermen, I remembered my investigation and analysis of the ‘perfect day’. I definitely had elements of ‘it’ for a lone Monday, though a few were missing. I really think this is the most important element; find those vital pieces that mold the ‘perfect day’ and sculpt them into your weekly activities creating an on-going love affair with life!
For me, it’s being in nature and reaching into that connectivity. Second I want my family and friends to be involved. Thirdly I want physical activity. I want to extend the day into weeks – that feeling of having the day go-on-forever. And if truth be told, I would want ‘sex’ to either start or finish the day. To be really specific, it’s skiing in the winter with perfect conditions, hiking in the warm weather to the top of a mountain, hanging with my favorite people, talking, laughing and of course having wonderful intimacy with my honey. For me, that’s the ‘perfect day’. Truth be told those ‘wonderfully-incredible special all day events happen occasionally, though those imperative, vital ingredients do get mixed into my weekly calendar.
I believe when we savor the minutes, those magical moments, true memories are created. When we literally hold ourselves accountable for acting on intuitive impulses and making the effort to create the unique and savory minutes of our lives, we generate a life worth living. Yesterday began with intimate time my husband, a visit with my step-daughter, a beauty-rich hike in the mountains with my favorite dog and hubby, finalizing in a warm late springtime drive through the dusk-filled firs of the Cascades. My spiritual connection was amplified by all the dots lining up to create the unique day.
I invite you to identify what your ‘perfect day’ looks like, feels like, smells like and sounds like; find the elements and carve them into snippets. It’s those ‘snippets’ I want you to hold onto and bring into your life weekly if not daily. In time, they will add up till you realize your days are moving ever more closely to that ‘perfect day.’
Cosmic sunshine to you.
Here’s a list of some great songs to amp your ‘perfect day’.
‘Beautiful Day’ by U2, ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louie Armstrong, ‘Walking on Sunshine,’ Katrina and the Waves, ‘Feels Good,’ the Gorillas, ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy,’ Bobby Mcferrin, ‘Perfect Day’ Hoko, ‘Say Hey, I Love You’ Michael Franti and Spearhead, ‘Lovely Day,’ Bill Withers, ‘Over the Rainbow,’ Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, ‘A Beautiful Morning,’ The Rascals, ‘Holiday,’ Madonna (Gawd can you believe I suggested Madonna?) ‘Uptight Everything is Alright,’ Stevie Wonder, ‘Love Shack,’ B52’s, (wink wink)