One Bite at a Time

elephants, black and white, photography

“A friend of mine used to say that the problem with life is that it is ‘so daily.’ What he meant was that it is how we live and approach each day that ultimately determines the quality of our lives. In this same way, the choice to move toward innocence rather than cynicism is one that we make each day, and often many times during the same day.

We don’t rediscover joy and wonder through one large choice we make but hundreds of smaller ones. It is something akin to a silly riddle my kids used to ask me: ‘How do you eat an elephant?’ One bite at a time.”

~ John Izzo, Second Innocence

Image Credit:  Quote Source: Second Innocence. (Highly recommended)


  1. Hanan Goldfarb says:

    Reblogged this on The best black + white photos of things I love and commented:
    One Bite at a Time


  2. Elephants they march but always with grace. Although the article is about approach to life, I can not but admire the elephants’ unity and stride. Take one step each day, but have a lead to follow your way..there may be vast lands with no marks, so leave your trail as you go by..slowly but surely you will rach your destination..but the journey of life..was spent well in time…lead on..wisely, calmly and confidently..always..step by step..bit by bit..


  3. This was a good reminder for me today. I was feeling the weight of all my responsibilities when I should just be thinking about today’s. Ah, much lighter now, thank you!


  4. Good reminder for anyone who feels they are on overload.


  5. Alex Jones says:

    This reminds me of an old Chinese quote: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”


  6. Thank you David, great reminder to remember…


  7. These are wise and beautiful words, David. We also fulfill our dreams by taking smaller steps one at a time.


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