Bird By Bird

January 1, 2016

“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table, close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”

                                                                                                         ― Anne Lamott
 


 

 

 

Sometimes we struggle to find the time, the quiet, or the confidence to say or do what we long to do. When those nagging fears creep in asking, "Who am I to try to write?" or "How can I possibly get this all down?" we can turn to the wisdom of Anne Lamott and take it bird by bird. Word by word, we can write that article, finish the blog post, tell our stories. 

Listen to those longings, try out a group, and discover your story. 

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