This past Saturday I had the distinct honor to hear, see, meet and ask one of my favorite writers to sign my book. The lecture series that she was a part of will feature some other pretty rad people in the coming months, so if you are into that kind of thing check it out.

In the meantime, here are some random bits that I took from hearing Anne speak. (Side note to people who know me: please remind me of this post when I have one of my proverbial depressive tendencies.)

We can only handle short assignments.
Create one day at a time.
No one knows what they are doing.
No one knows much about God.
Be willing to be really bad.
Perfectionism = the voice of the oppressor.
The most precious thing you can be is who you were meant to be.
Laughter is carbonated holiness.
Anything creative comes from a mess.
All our suffering is mental.
Learn to change the channel in your mind.
Writing is a radical act.
The opposite of faith isn’t doubt, it’s certainty.

2 thoughts on “Lessons from Anne Lamott

  1. “All our suffering is mental. Learn to change the channel in your mind.”

    This is what I’ve been thinking about lately, and I wonder how far I can take it.

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