WHO NEEDS PERFECTION? HOPE YOU DON’T. DESPARATELY SEEKING PERFECTION USUALLY MEANS MISSING WHAT BRINGS EVERYDAY SATISFACTION AND THAT IS A BETTER BOOST TO THE ONGOING QUALITY OF LIFE THAN MOMENTS OF PERFECTION.
Topic #233: Describe the perfect Sunday. What is the best Sunday you’ve ever had? What is the best possible second half of a weekend you can ever imagine having? Who would you spend time with? Where would you be? What would you do?
My good enough Sundays usually vary. Because we are Jewish we celebrate the Shabbat on Saturday, so our Sundays are usually quieter slower days and spending them any number of ways is fine. I like lazy, hang around the house days–David usually cooks breakfast, then we do whatever. Good ones see family and friends hanging with us, but just being the two of us alone or me alone can be just as good. So don’t talk to me about perfection–that doesn’t means there aren’t days when I put my head on my pillow and say perfect day. That, however, is a gift to be savored and enjoyed, but not something to pursue. Like the pursuit of happiness, pursuit of perfection too often means failing to enjoy life’s other gifts.
All this means part of my Staying Strong philosophy is “Good enough is a feast.”
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