Are you writing your own best chapter?

Look for your own.  Do not do what someone else could do as well as you.  Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else – and out of yourself create. . .the most irreplaceable of beings.
–Andre Gide

I’m getting better at focusing just on myself and what my life is
and my purpose. I often compare myself with others – what they have, what they’ve
done, what their status is – and then I lose sight of my own journey.

I have to remember that my journey is my own. The worth of my time
on earth is measured against myself, if I’ve done everything that I was put on
earth to do. I can’t compare myself to anyone else because we’re each unique. My
soul has its own lessons to learn.

Just for today, are you focusing on yourself and writing your own
best chapter?

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted 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, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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1 Response to Are you writing your own best chapter?

  1. jon s kuritsky says:

    i cannot wait to read the book.please keep me your piece in the Tablet this seems to be a challanging task to open the eyes of uninformed readers.if you allow only one individual to see and be willing to listen rather than accuse then it is a successful mission

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