A lot of the things I say and do, I draw upon childhood experiences and things I remember people saying. And a lot of the things I write about are questions – questions I dont have the answer to, but I like to ponder on and I think are thought-provoking enough for you to think about.
This morning, I woke up feeling groggy, having been up half the night fixing the AC with Sid, but content with the general situation in my life. I took the dogs out in what felt like unbelievable heat ( but appears tolerable to my parents who are living currently in a pseudo furnace), and when I walked in the door into a house cooled perfectly by the now working AC unit, I thought – this is perfection !
I weighed myself, looked in the mirror and sighed at the last stubborn pounds, not perfection, I thought.
My life changing thought for the day – WHAT is perfection? In any context, in any frame of life, what does each one of us perceive as perfection? Thankfully, Utopia, Shangri-La, our “happy place” is different for each person. My joy is not necessarily your joy, consequently we do not live cookie cutter lives with cloned dreams. Nice thought, eh?
And when I walked into my bedroom, grumbling about how I alone, of all the people I know that live and work in the US, have to work on Memorial Day, I realized-hey, I get to work from home! I get to feed my dogs, eat when I want, NOT dress up, and watch TV while I work ( I do NOT do the latter, but that is only because I dont watch much TV in general). So…I sighed in delight as I climbed right back into bed with my laptop, emailed my boss some status updates, and proceeded to type out this post while I waited for his response. Im smiling now – THIS I think, is perfection!
So, I decided to revamp my perspective, rediscover perfection in my life, and yep, grab that cookie Id been eyeing for a while. After all, if my curves and my weight are perfection, who is to say that a mere cookie will alter that?
Its my new resolution – to find perfection in my life…. If things were to change, for example, and I were to have those washboard abs I dream of, do I know for certain that I will not then complain about my lack of curves and a figure? If I were to become the CEO of some company and travel to 5 countries every month, will I not miss cuddling up with the boys and watching the same episode of Top Gear for the 60th time with Sid? Any change we wish for, are we sure something wont tag along that we dont wish for?
As for perfection in people – if my husband were the perfect guy, never throwing his socks on the floor or forgetting to vacuum the house, would he not expect the same from me? Would he let me skip out on doing laundry or making the bed? Maybe not. I love him more knowing that I can be a slob, and he is happy to be a slob with me. He can be lazy and forgetful, yes, and it annoys me at times, but when I think of all the things Ive done that I want him to forget, that quality doesnt seem quite so bad 🙂
If we chase perfection in everything, do you think we will ever attain it? Or will we run through the rest of our lives and not look around to see the perfection of life as it is!
“Look around you, at the earth, the trees
The warm sun, the cool breeze
The joyful birds, the croaking toads
The endless surprises on winding roads
The friendly moon and stars so bright
The scent of jasmine that so delights
Just look, and know, that come what may
Every moment is a miracle in a perfect day!” – Me 🙂