1. A morning spent reading the newspaper and drinking coffee without constant interruption from the kids.
2. A newspaper filled with stories about the new global peace: no environmental disasters, no bombs exploding, no torture, no hate crimes, no war.
3. A house overflowing with peace (no screaming fights over Lego pieces, etc.).
4. Clean dishes. Even after pancakes.
5. Phone call from father-in-law acknowledging that nearly 20 years of political conversations have resulted in his conversion on certain points, such as the need for nationwide family-friendly policies (affordable childcare, paid parental leave, flexible work/life policies, universal healthcare, etc.).
6. A country with the political will to pass policies such as the ones listed above.
7. A world in which being born a girl is not a risk factor for malnourishment, hunger, neglect, discrimination, poverty, abuse, sexual violence, forced labor, trafficking, or death.
8. A world in which social inequalities are shrinking, and progress is being made toward the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.
9. Sufficient time to play with kids, talk with husband and friends, and care for self (read, exercise, shower, write in journal, and meditate).
10. Ability to do the above with a sense of abundance instead of stress.
And, last but not least:
11. No BlackBerry or iPhone. All day.