On our way to a wedding in Massachusetts, my family stopped to visit some friends at their home in Vermont.
While sitting outside in the yard, Charlie got up to grab some weed killer to spray a few problem spots on his lawn. I noticed he left his phone on the arm of his chair.
I can get caught up in fussy things. Trying to find the “best” way to do something. Creating an additional layer of routine or ritual. Sometimes it’s necessary to break a bad habit or build a new one. Sometimes it helps if I’m trying to explain an idea to other people.
But a simple act can be enough.
It might be as simple as saying, “This comes next,” and setting down anything else for later.