What makes a “Perfect Sunday” when every day is the same?
When you retire early – days, weeks and months are only punctuated by special events and highlights as one day merges with the next. Early retirement in the sun may seem idyllic but in reality you no longer have the anticipation of the Monday morning blues, POETS day and traffic jams. The challenges of dog-eat-dog office politics and petty feuds as to whether the window remains open or closed is a distant memory. Do I miss the excitement of hitting targets or the cut and thrust of a sales environment…no. If I’m brutally honest with myself, and put this insane nostalgia aside, do I really miss any of these things? Absolutely not!
Today, in Portugal we’ve had (at last) a day without rain. Threatening rain clouds came and went but fortunately passed us by.
A perfect day is taking a walk along the cliff tops or the beach with my camera; going for a swim; lunch with friends; pottering in the garden; planting seeds; going to a market to find more books and bargains; taking the time to cook something special and best of all having a “sundowner” overlooking the ocean as the sun sets over the horizon.
However, if I could close my eyes and make a wish to create the “Perfect Sunday” it would definitely be to “teleport” all our family together in one place for a family Sunday. I will certainly be closing my eyes and “wishing” even more once our grandchildren are born so we are there as they grow up.
What do you wish for?