What are the ingredients for your perfect day? On a recent day largely spent at home, I got to thinking about a few of the things that bring beauty and joy to my day (I think you all know me well enough my now to know that coffee is just a given).
A is for … ART
Do I already own a lot of art? (definitely) … Do I always want more art? (most definitely) … I find it very hard to resist lovely artistic creations, especially when they provide such wonderful inspiration and beauty. At least my most recent art addition won’t take up too much room. Measuring just one inch square, these original ‘tinies’ by Allison Sommers are delightful – if you ever thought owning an original painting was out of your financial reach, then think again (these are just $10). I’ve made the sweet ‘Velvet Dog’ mine.
Sure, not all of these are technically books, but they are all currently in my printed reading pile, so that’s good enough a classification for me. I can’t imagine life without books, my only complaint is not finding more time in my day to devote to reading (a writer who doesn’t read, is no writer at all). I generally like having a mix of things ‘on the go’ at any one time – so you’ll normally find me working my way through at least one magazine, one novel and one non-fiction book.
C is for … COLOUR
There I was, feeling a bit ‘blah’ about the world … so I figured maybe I should just make myself some lunch (because I’m pretty sure good food fixes most things). This is one of my favourite weekend lunches – plain salty crackers topped with sliced cheese and avocado (it’s simple and delicious). Pairing my yellow and green meal with a sparkling pink grapefruit drink … well then, I felt better already. It was then that I realised it wasn’t so much the food that swept my ‘blahness’ away, it was the magic of that bright colour combination.
Of course there are many more things that can make any day perfect, but this seems like a pretty good start. Perhaps I should work my way through the whole alphabet in such fashion?
How about you? What are your A B C’s for a perfect day?