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I remember the movie Ferris Bueiller’s Day Off with fondness. Maybe because it is a movie about high school kids that came out while I was in high school. Whatever the reason, I have always been fascinated by the idea of a perfect day. I usually live more week-to-week than day-to-day, so I’m not sure that a perfect day is even reasonable. I tend to think more about a perfect week.
The reason that Ferris Bueller’s day was perfect was because it had the right amount of stress. There was fun and excitement. There was dreaming about the future. There was confrontation with current realities. There was building up of relationships and tearing down of destructive forces. There was a full and complete experience of life. There was freedom from oppression. There was justice. While some of the characters had to face some negative consequences, they also were freed from the things which had bound them. The things that matter in life are what got handled in Ferris’ day.
Do the things that matter get handled in your day? So often, there are so many things that push and pull at us that we feel completely tossed about by the demands placed upon us. If we don’t make choices about what is important in our lives, then all of the other things will devour our days and our weeks. We have to take the time to consider what we value, so we will know what is important to us. Then, we need to plan our days and weeks around those things, rather than letting the things demanding our attention determine our values.