Today, I had one of those fleeting perfect moments. They require a number of coexisting conditions, and so they don't happen often, and they don't last for long. For me, a perfect moment isn't defined by what is going on, but what isn't. For me, a perfect moment can only happen when I don't have anything "hanging," either in my personal life or at work. This is so rare that it happens about twice a year. It turns out a lot of deadlines happened for me last week, and so I officially have nothing at work that I'm behind on right now. I also have been in touch with all requisite friends and family members recently, and so none of them are neglected. My bills are paid for the month, my house is relatively clean, and it was sunny, overcast, and just a little cold - about 65 degrees F, just like I like it. I feel good, my relationship is good, and nobody I know has cancer, is in trouble, or needs my help immediately. For about three hours today, I could do whatever I wanted, without feeling guilty that I wasn't doing something I should have been doing. About an hour into that three-hour period I actually realized I could use this opportunity to do some things that I had really been neglecting for a long time, so that shot the afternoon. But that one hour, man, that was perfect. FOCUS: What's a perfect moment for you? What conditions are necessary for a perfect moment? What conditions are sufficient? ANTI-FOCUS: What can (or does) ruin a perfect moment for you?