Saturday, November 02, 2019

What's your perfect day?

I think for me it'd go something like this:

Waking up after a good night's sleep. I'd like to sleep in because I'm a night owl by nature and function horribly in the morning.

I'd like to spend a couple of hours praying and reading the Bible - and reading the Bible and praying. I suppose both together, interwoven with one another, is how I usually do it. That's what deeply refreshes me. That's what centers me. Communion with God.

A hearty breakfast with my family. Good conversation. Expressions of gratitude to God for God. For us, for one another. For what he has provided for us.

Spending some time reading and writing.

A walk along the beach with my family. Enjoying God and his creation. Enjoying one another.

Grabbing a meal around lunch time or at least a coffee at a cafe with a friend and just chatting.

Afterwards, it'd be nice to watch a good movie or listen to a beautiful piece of music. Or maybe play puzzles or games. Board games, video games, or just fun word games or math puzzles or something like that.

I'd enjoy stargazing at night.

I'd enjoy staying up late at night and reading or talking with family or a few close friends.

In short, I guess it's just the simple things in life that would make a day perfect for me.

I suspect that's what many other people would want out of life too.

However, so many people don't take the time to think about what's most important in life. What's most valuable. What's most meaningful. Instead they spend inordinate amounts of time chasing money, degrees, titles, status, power, being "influencers", and so on.


  1. It is fascinating how when people are asked what they would find relaxing, they normally talk largely about things they could have done in Eden. No human inventions. Away from the city, the concrete, the screens, the technology. Back mainly to just the things God made - that's what people find relaxing. I chime with that; through long periods of hard work I look forward to going camping or walking with my family - climbing hills, seeing the sea.

    1. Admittedly I love technology, but I think the things that most ground me (when all things fall apart and the center does not hold) are God, family, friends, the starry skies, the deep blue sea, truth and beauty in art, music, literature, numbers, etc.

      By the way, I've never been, but I've heard one of the most beautiful places in the UK is the Lake District. I'd love to see that someday.