Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A slice of perfect

I had a perfect day yesterday. The flavours of a sleep in, love, sunshine, beach, family and laughter combined and served me up one heaped scoop of perfect. I loved every minute of it.

Our little family of four enjoying each moment together. I wish all days could be like this. But if they were, then maybe I wouldn't know what perfect tasted like? Maybe.

Either way, I'm working on having more days like this. I'm working on it, because too often I think about what needs to be done - groceries, washing clothes, washing sheets, hand washing, folding clothes, making beds, ironing. And all those things that need to be done - I put them first. Why? Because I tell myself having a clean and tidy house is important. And I schedule some perfect time in around that.

But these moments of perfect, they're everything. They fill me up with joy, wonder and love. And they make me want more pieces of perfect. So I'm working on forgetting what needs to be done from time to time, and letting a good slice of perfect serve itself up each week. Perfect.

Elisa xx

{Pic by me - Baby Eve's first beach morning}

What's your idea of a perfect day? Do you find you're scheduling in some perfect, just like me?


  1. I'm a list writer and often find it tough to relax until I've ticked things off. Maybe that's why my favourite time of day is lying on the rug with my family in the early evening as my husband reads to our 10-week-old and I. It really is a slice of perfect!

  2. Harriet, that's so beautiful, and so precious! A slice of perfect each day! xx

  3. Beautiful post, Elisa. I think it's so important to try to find a slice of perfect in every day. When I first started working full time, I quickly fell into the trap of living only for weekends and annual leave. When you only get a lousy 20 days of annual leave a year and weekends that go by in a flash, that is no way to live! So, now I try to do something special every day. Whether it's as simple as going for a quick walk around the block with Steve and savouring the sights and sounds or lighting a candle, it really is the littlest things that bring the most joy. I found a great quote on Kelle Hampton's blog (www.kellehampton.com) the other day...

    "Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day, I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return."


  4. Sally, I love those ideas - thank you. Only wish I'd worked this out a little sooner :)

  5. My slice of perfect was waking up today and finding a big bar of chocolate left as a surprise from my boyfriend. Little things that make you happy :-)

  6. Laura, I agree - the little things that make you smile are the best xx

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