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A is for Anne Morrow Lindbergh - Inspiration from Literary Grannies from A to Z

Posted on the 01 April 2015 by Juliejordanscott @juliejordanscot

A is for Anne Morrow Lindbergh at peace with myself

“Every step, even a tentative one, counts.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Ten feet from where I sit, the television blares. A mystery of some sort is on and I am working hard to focus on writing rather than the content on the television. I am sharing space with someone so I can not turn the offensive noise box off.

I think of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s words: every word, even a tentative one, even one written while the television show characters are gossiping so much so I can’t fully enjoy the bird singing outside the window or the complexities of Anne Morrow Lindergh’s words opening doors to possible new thoughts.

The reality stands, though, that I am writing.

Even with the obstacles and the less than pristine circumstance I am writing.

I hear my daughter sing from her bedroom and I smile.

I love hearing her sing.

Every note, even tentatively sung, counts.

I am able to choose to write even while the circumstances are far from perfect. I am able to choose to hear my daughter and the bird sing rather than choose negative thoughts.

I remember I choose to be at peace with myself.

Writing prompts

Contemplation questions:

What is the first writing step - even wobbly - you may take today?

Sentence starters:

Right now I’m tentative with….(either considering your writing, creativity or life in general)

Today I will step into….(consider an action that requires an increased level of courage which may require a tentative step.)

Before I take today’s first step, I believe…

Day-in-review prompts

and at the end of the day:

I took the step and….

I didn’t take the step and…

I am grateful I wrote…

I wish I had written..

Tomorrow I will….


A is for Anne Morrow Lindbergh: This is Anne Morrow Lindbergh and me at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Many people don't realize she was an aviator in her own right. This is Anne Morrow Lindbergh and me at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Many people don't realize she was an aviator in her own right.

 Inspiration from Literary Grannies from A to Z offers daily musings, quotes and prompts to bring you new insights and new writing for your blog or other writing. Allow the wisdom of these women writers to be your companion as you improve your craft simply by jotting some responses to sentence starters, contemplation questions and the day-in-review section will help you to even gain more awareness... from one day to the next. I'm grateful you are here.



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