The Perfect Day – Tuesdays with Morrie

I know. I know. I hate to admit it but there’s no denying, I just finished reading Tuesdays with Morrie.

I’m glad that I finally did.

Among life’s greatest lessons, Professor Morrie Schwartz’s idea of a last day is what caught me most. Mitch Albom, the author, asked him “What if you had one day perfectly healthy, what would you do?

“Twenty-four hours?

Let’s see… I’d get up in  the morning, do my exercises, have a lovely breakfast of sweet rolls and tea, go for a swim, then have my friends come over for a nice lunch. I’d hae them come one or two at a time so we could talk about their families, their issues, talk about how much we mean to each other.

Then I’d like to go for a walk, in a garden with some trees, watch their colors, watch the birds, take in the nature that I haven’t seen for so long now.

In the evening, we’d all go together to a restaurant with some great pasta, maybe some duck – I love duck – and then we’d dance the rest of the night. I’d dance with all the wonderful dance partners out there, until I was exhasuted. And then I’d go home and have a deep, wonderful sleep.”

My idea of a perfect day?

“I will wake up so early in the morning, before my boys wake up. I’m going to prepare some fruits and bread and juice for breakfast… go back to bed.. hug and kiss my boys and whisper “time to wake-up, breakfast is ready”. Hubby would smile, Little Dynamo would resist a little. We wouldn’t go out of the bed just yet. We’ll have a lot of cuddling and teasing and kissing and hugging.

Finally, we’re out of the room for breakfast with a bright sunny day shining through the glass doors. We will all have a really quick shower, go out to the playground. I’ll watch my husband and my son playing and running around the playground. Little Dynamo will find a friend to play with and hubby will sit down beside me. We’ll watch our little boy exhaust himself and we’ll say lots of “I love yous” to each other. When Little Dynamo gets so exhausted, he’ll ask for lunch. Lunch in a restaurant.

Back home for Little Dynamo’s nap while hubby and I will lie down beside him. A very short nap for me will do. I’ll get out of bed, prepare some snack, clean the house and go back to hugging my husband until he wakes up. Snack time when the Little Dynamo wakes up.

Afternoon stroll by the river. A river cruise when dusk comes… while having dinner.

Go home, freshen up and tuck our Little Dynamo to bed. Then, my husband will be all mine and we’ll make love as if there’s no tomorrow. I will tell him I love him so much and I hear him say, a million times, he loves me very, very much.

Sleep. The most peaceful one!”

What’s your perfect day?

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6 thoughts on “The Perfect Day – Tuesdays with Morrie

  1. I can’t believe I still haven’t read this book. It’s been on my list since high school.
    My perfect day would be spent entirely at the beach. Maybe a restaurant overlooking the water for lunch but dinner would be a bbq right on the beach. We would watch the sun rise in the morning with coffee and a pastry and watch the sun set in the evening. Making love on the beach wouldn’t be bad either…don’t know how we would arrange that one though. 🙂

  2. My perfect day would be a fine, sunny day in Puerto Galera with my family. We’ll all enjoy the beauty of the sea and it’s cool salty breeze. The three of us making sand castles, in the afternoon enjoying eating fresh sea foods in a restraurant that is next to the sea and taking a sail boat when the sun sets… at night, we’ll all lie on the sand looking at the twinkling stars above… *.* Haayyy~ hihih

  3. i’ve read this several times,hehe The first time was just because it was required in one of my subjects in school. I’m glad I read it anyway:) Wonderful. I still read it when I’m down or a lot’s going on in my mind.
    I also have Five People You Meet in HEaven and For One More Day and they are both great. But I like Tuesdays with Morrie best.

  4. I love this book. When a friend told me about this a couple of years back, im a bit skeptical since i prefer classic literature. But after reading it, i called her up and told her how much i love it. Then i found myself the next day in the bookstore cashier’s section, holding another M. Albom book (The Five People you Meet in Heaven), which is also great.

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