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When You Come To The End Of A Perfect Day

Every celebratory gathering in my grandparents’ home included singing. The song to end the party was always – ‘When you come to the end of a perfect day‘. You can listen to Judith Durham’s version here. I thought of this song this morning and it brought back lovely memories of growing up. But I also wondered, what makes a perfect day?

Like everything else, a perfect day would mean different things to different people. To some it might mean a day when things didn’t go according to plan and life surprised them. To others it might mean a day when everything went according to plan!

I’ve been talking about consciously slowing down, but I’m aware that not everyone has the luxury of doing that. Also some people are happy being busy – it seems to suit their personality.

I am in awe of many women who have very busy working schedules and yet manage to be there for their children and pack a lot other activities too into their  lives. My sister-in-law, a doctor, is one such woman. I’ve often wondered how Ann does it – have a full day at the hospital, oversee the children’s homework and make sure they’re on time for their music lessons, try out new recipes, lead a small choir and be part of a choral group and entertain seemingly effortlessly. She leads a busy life and I began to think what makes a perfect day for her. I’m certain hers would be a perfectly busy day when everything went according to plan.

But plans don’t always work out, do they? I’ve often heard her taking calls at night giving instructions about patients.  There are other times when she gets stuck late at work and the children need some assistance with their homework or schedules.

What would make the life of a busy modern woman a little easier?  An easy-to-use, mobile app that helps her get more easily organized? Today, Vanaia, a New York-based mobile app developer, has released a video that pays tribute to modern women like Ann. 

Incidentally, the app, called ScanWritr, is truly worth checking out. It helps you keep your paper work under control with its ability to let you scan, fax, convert to PDF, print, store and share.

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So when you come to the end of a perfect day, you might actually owe it to ScanWritr! 😉


  1. Sreeja Praveen Sreeja Praveen July 9, 2014

    Couldn’t watch the video, will have to come back for that. But yes, we all would want our days to be perfect 🙂 And to each, her own !!

  2. Proactive Indian Proactive Indian July 6, 2014

    What is a ‘perfect day’? Different people will give different answers on a given day. The same person will give different answers on different days, and at different points of time in their lives. This was a really thought-provoking post. I don’t know why, but it reminded me of one of my all-time favourite quotes: “I cried because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.”

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  4. Carol Graham Carol Graham July 2, 2014

    If every day was perfect then there would be no ‘special’ days. A response may be — “every day should be perfect.” I believe this would only work in a perfect world and I’m too much of a realist to think that could exist.

    To me, a perfect day will be the day my son comes home and it would not matter what else happened that day — it would be perfect and a very special day.

  5. Jayanta Tewari Jayanta Tewari July 2, 2014

    A perfect day – hmmm, guess more than the surroundings and happening, it is more in the person. A person who knows how to live happy, probably every day might turn out to be a perfect or near perfect day, which one with cribs won’t find a single day good enough- far from being perfect….A good post with analysis.

  6. Aditi Aditi July 1, 2014

    Even the most ordinary and sometimes a dull day can turn perfect if you want…each night before going to sleep I smile with gratitude and there… my perfect ending! 🙂
    N just have to say I hugely admire women like your sister, packing life with so much and giving it their best!

  7. Jyothi Nair Jyothi Nair July 1, 2014

    Okaayy…. Must try out this App as soon as possible. My life is in a bit of whirlpool ride right now. 😀

  8. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg July 1, 2014

    Wow! There’s an app for everything!! This one looks interesting, must check it out! What makes a perfect day… for me, it would be a day when things work out well, and there’s a sense of satisfaction and contentment at the end of the day! 🙂

  9. Beloo Mehra Beloo Mehra July 1, 2014

    Corinne, I like your “Speak Your Mind” thing before the commenting system. So I will speak my mind here for a bit 🙂 The cynic/skeptic part of me was a little put off by the excessive smiles on the faces of people in this advt. Sure technology, apps etc can make things easier in life for us, but can they make us this happy? I doubt it seriously! I know how the advertising world works, so I will leave it at that. And perhaps may still check out the app 😉
    But the key question your post raises – what makes the end of a perfect day – is worth some real pondering. Thanks for giving me this question today!

  10. Shailaja V Shailaja V July 1, 2014

    I love that last line the best. Why can’t every ordinary day be perfect? I think it comes down to us, after all, right? Thanks for sharing this, Corinne.

  11. Rajlakshmi Rajlakshmi July 1, 2014

    I soooo loved the video 😀 yeah why can’t everyday be a perfect day 🙂 Thanks for sharing 😀

  12. Joy Joy July 1, 2014

    Wow, Corinne! There seems to be an app for everything these days! But I’m all for it if it makes our lives more streamlined or organized. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Loni Townsend Loni Townsend July 1, 2014

    That was a nice video, but sadly, my first thought was, “Why didn’t the older daughter get more attention? And if she wasn’t necessary to the plot, why include her?” Bad habits of a writer’s mind.

    A perfect day for me is giggling children, completed projects, delicious food, and long conversations before bed. I am one of those busy people, and I use my phone to take pictures for reference later. That’d be a good app for those people who haven’t started that type of organization yet.

  14. Kathy Combs Kathy Combs July 1, 2014

    I could see where that app would be beneficial for someone who has a lot on her or his plate.

  15. I have to check this out definitely my kid days are over but now I have my mother her app my appt. Just constantly busy but I seem to do better like that when I have a day of nothing I just seem to flounder all day!

  16. Carol Cassara Carol Cassara June 30, 2014

    I feel it’s such a privilege to draw breath every day, just that fact makes each day perfect.

  17. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury June 30, 2014

    🙂 I gotta check that out. These days I like to think every single day is perfect, simply because for the things that went well -I am grateful. And for the problems I have, I am grateful too! Perfect is a matter of perception 🙂

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