I recently decided to re-read an old classic that inspired me to write many many years ago. It’s called Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. If you’ve somehow been living under a rock for the last 20 or 30 years or so and have never read Anne Lamott I suggest you make up for lost time. I could read Anne Lamott and John O’Donohue in the same sitting and feel as if I’ve been equally challenged both intellectually and spiritually.
As Anne approached her 61st birthday, she shared about this on Facebook and I thought it was pretty spectacular. I totally respect the way her deep love of God and spirituality smashes up against her seemingly irreverent views on life and relationships and the messiness of it all. Anyway, bird by bird seems to fit my life lately. I’m taking it one step at a time as I walk into new territory and explore new life. Do yourself a favor. Take it Bird by Bird. Or at the very least, slow down enough to count them.