Why Little Acorns?

You’re probably wondering why my blog is called “Little Acorns”?

There’s a White Stripes song called “Little Acorns” (wicked song by my favorite band), and there is an intro speech that goes like this:

“When problems overwhelm us and sadness smothers us, where do we find the will and the courage to continue? Well, the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend, a chance encounter with a book, or from a personal faith. For Janet help came from her faith, but it also from a squirrel. Shortly after her divorce, Janet lost her father, then she lost her job. She had mounting money problems. But Janet not only survived, she worked her way out of despondency and now she says, life is good again. How could this happen? She told me that late one Autumn day when she was at her lowest she watched a squirrel storing up nuts for the winter, one at a time he would take them to the nest. And she thought, if that squirrel can take care of himself with the harsh winter coming along, then so can I. Once I broke my problems into small pieces I was able to carry them, just like those acorns, one at a time.”



And it makes so much sense!! That’s all there is to it, you can’t look at the whole list, I know that I get overwhelmed and end up procrastinating relentlessly.

So I  am going to just look at the next item on the list; breaking it down into smaller more manageable projects “just like those acorns”


~ by Richelle on October 21, 2009.

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