I’m not saying that I’ve never had a perfect day; I’ve probably had one but a long time ago. My best memories as a child are probably in Christmas. I remember waiting for Christmas more than anything. I used to count the days for it because I always remembered it to be perfect and for me, it was the best day of the year. Spending time with my family, having freedom, no responsibilities, I just had imagination.
But that’s long gone and I’m not a kid anymore. So, what would make a perfect day in my life right now? At first, when I thought about it, the first things that came to my mind where: wake up late, hang out with my friends and probably go out at night or have dinner. But then I began to think and I realize that that doesn’t actually make me happy. That’s not perfection. That’s just my idea of what a perfect day is but if it were to happen, I wouldn’t consider it to be perfect. Mostly because many days like that have already happened in my life before and I didn’t feel them special and most definitely not perfect.
I began to think about it and I came up with a list of things that I think would make my day perfect. First of all, I should help others, I should challenge myself, I should begin to listen more and make others listen to me as well and finally, I should be thankful.
My perfect day would be on a Saturday, and it would start with me waking up after 8 solid hours of sleep making me have a great smile on my face. Then, I would challenge my friends and myself to stop being so lazy and getting out to do some community service. Getting there is always the hardest part, but once you're done with the experience there is no greater feeling. After doing community and service I would be satisfied with myself because I would have helped other people. By the end, when they say “thank you”, it would make me feel refreshed and like I’ve done something valuable.
After that, I would go have lunch with my friends -- the ones who get me the most-- in my favorite restaurant. I would tell them to leave their phones in the middle of the table because sometimes I feel like when I’m with my phone I don’t listen to others. The worst feeling in the world is when I’m talking about something important and I see the other person on their phones because it’s horrible feeling like you are not being heard. We would focus on strengthening our friendship by listening to everything and caring about what others are saying.
Then, I would go home and get ready to do an activity. This activity would challenge me because I’m not used to doing things other than chilling on a Saturday afternoon. I would get ready to go to the gym, go surfing or working on artworks. I would make the best out of the hours I would spend on the chosen activity.
I would then arrive home feeling like I’ve accomplished something and I would reward myself by baking brownies or cookies. It’s actually a hobby I love to do.
The last thing that would be missing is spending time with my family. On my recent family trip, I had the chance to notice how important my family is and how much fun I can have with them. I would save the last part of my day by eating dinner with my family and sharing my anecdotes from the week.
You are probably thinking that there are many things happening in a single day, but that’s what makes the day perfect. I would be using the day wisely and spending it with the people I love. And with everything mixed together, and all those feelings of accomplishment, success and rush, I would be proud to say, that it would be PERFECT.