Today I allowed myself a rare luxury: mental rest. I ran the errands on my list and then settled into my backyard hammock with a book. (The Hunger Games-well-developed characters, predictable story, and large print. It just doesn't get more relaxing than that.)
The sky was blue with a few wipsy white clouds floating by. The squirrels chattered as they chased each other through crunchy fallen leaves. Hawks screeched and dove for some small prey. And I observed the best of autumn from the vantage point of a comfortable hammock, enjoying stolen moments of blissful mental rest.