Today I discovered Mary Oliver’s instructions in her book Devotion.
So I will tell you.
My grandson, Malachi, and I were together this weekend at his house. He has developed some wisdom in his three years and I need some after 69 of them.
As the sun moved overhead, we put two lawn chairs under the tree in the front yard. When we (okay, me) needed a break from digging around the trees or playing soccer in this humid weather, I suggested, “Let’s take a break and relax.”
Later in the afternoon when he suggested we sit awhile in those chairs, I asked him, “What has been the best part of this day?”
His answer; “Relaxing.”