Think about it. Give yourself ten or fifteen minutes sometime today and seriously consider this question. I recommend you write it down.
I did this exercise this morning and none of it is anything grand. None of it involves money. None of it involves flashy glamour. My perfect day is very simple.
And what about yours? I would gather that once you think about it and write it down it will be pretty simple too. Now, don't write down anything like "all the bills paid" or anything like that. That is a nice thing but that doesn't make a perfect day. I mean something like what you'd do; what the surroundings are; maybe who you'd be with; maybe your favorite foods or drink; maybe even your favorite kind of weather.
We humans can get so caught up in activity we feel obligated to take part in and getting all anxious about bills or upcoming expenses that we miss out on real life. Bills come and go -- debt comes and goes. We can be debt-free and then suddenly get huge medical bills. We can't let any of that define us. And activities should be really looked at -- do only the ones necessary. If possible, do only the ones that encourage relationships between you and God and you and people. Do only the ones you know you are called to do (like going to your job daily; taking care of your family; going to church and fellowshiping with other believers).
I gather that our perfect days deal with things we are passionate about; activities we can get lost in that lead us to enjoy just being alive.
Do you know what those kinds of days are, what those kinds of activities do for us? They help us live in eternity rather than time. They help us experience the kingdom of God right here on planet earth. When we accept Christ Jesus into our lives, we can start living our eternal lives right then in that moment. We no longer are confined by time and our decaying bodies.
This post is probably out there and might not make sense and probably is being written out of one of my hypomania moods but I'll post it anyway! I'm hoping you get something out of it. Life is about God and people. It isn't about the temporary trappings of this life. In the parable of the sower (Luke 8) Jesus says, "And the seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity."
In Matthew 6 Jesus tells us, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rush destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . . for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Apostle John writes in 1 John 2, "Do not love the world (talking about society not God's creation) nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever."
Do you know sometimes the will of God is simply to enjoy life? To enjoy with gratitude all He has put in your life. Sometimes we make it so complicated. We could really sum up living the Christian life with three things: Love God, Love people and Love the life God has given us with a grateful heart (which goes along with the other two).
Isn't it pleasing to see your children really enjoying something for the sheer joy of it (rather than what they can gain from it)?
"He has commited to us the word of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:19d
So go back to the first question -- what would be the perfect day for you?
Give it serious thought. Write it down. And then live it out.