Part III We sometimes grow and change while those we love stay stuck


This is a segue from yesterday’s topic about changing ourselves. Sometimes the people we love might choose to stay stuck. We might be changing, growing, improving ourselves — while they prefer to live in self-pity and misery.

My friend Ramon says that as we get older, we have two choices: either we get better or we get bitter.

Some people prefer to live in the darkness. There are those who complain, moan, whine and kvetch, which is a combination of all three! I have decided to make the most of my journey through life. It ends in death, that much is certain, but at least for the time I walk this planet I want to make the most of it.

I can find something to feel grateful for, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to help me have a good day. The smell of freshly-cut grass, sunlight through the trees…even if it’s

just one thing!

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Post, and many other publications. Her first book, and author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle. She lives in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family.
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1 Response to Part III We sometimes grow and change while those we love stay stuck

  1. Liz Liggon says:

    Thanks for stepping forward with this blog!
    It’s so true.

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