Wednesday Words of Widsom

This is a quote that made it onto the one of the walls of our offices:

Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds 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 about 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. A great reminder whenever you're feeling overwhelmed to step back, break down what you need to do, and get a bit done at a time. (We end up saying this at least once a week to each other!)