I have this plaque hanging on my wall.
It reads, “Today is a perfect day for a perfect day.”
A former friend gave it to me. The friendship didn’t survive, but the plaque has hung on, and I’m not sure why.
Perhaps it is because there is a cute blue bird on it. It is hard for me to part with anything that has a bird on it.
Or perhaps it is because the saying itself annoys me.
As in, apparently I’ve been waking up to potentially perfect days ever since I got the thing.
But I have yet to pull a single one off.
So in a way, giving up the plaque (especially with such a cute bird on it) feels a lot like giving up on a dare, or a bet, or a challenge.
And there are still plenty more potentially perfect days I haven’t even tackled yet.
Yet I am also aware that perfection is over-rated. And quite possibly impossible.
And it is a relative term – really, really relative.
One person’s perfection could be another person’s worst nightmare.
For instance, I know people who are afraid of birds (even if they are very, very cute).
And I know people who don’t like turtles….although thankfully I don’t know any of these folks well.
Yet for me, living with Pearl, my parrot, and Malti and Bruce, my two turtles, is paradise – a real dream come true.
So in a way, I guess I could say that part of my daily life is perfect.
And that could possibly be enough of a “win” to help me feel I can give up the plaque.
It’s a conundrum for sure.
And potentially a mentor to me, since sometimes I feel like that little cute cheerful bird has a secret and I have yet to earn the right to hear it.
So for now, I continue to wake up every morning and that plaque is pretty much the first thing I see.
Today’s Takeaway: Do you have a possession (or even a person) in your life that routinely brings up feelings of conflict within you? Do you wonder why you keep it (or them) around? Have you tried any number of times to part ways, only to wake up the next morning to the same ol, same ol? What is your take on why this keeps happening? Do you think perhaps you still have something to learn? I’m very curious to hear your experiences!