What’s Your Karmic Footprint?

My friend, Clyde, has a cute little Cavalier dog, Lola, that he spoils so. When Clyde goes on an errand, he takes Lola along. When he goes into a store or has a business meeting, he keeps the car running in winter and summer so that Lola is comfortable. He says apologetically, “Lola has a huge carbon footprint.”

We’re all trying to cut back on our carbon footprint. But what about our karmic footprint? What can we do to leave a positive karmic footprint on the world?

Doing Two Basic Things Each Day will improve our karmic footprint: Try to do something good for someone else. Try to do something good for yourself.

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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2 Responses to What’s Your Karmic Footprint?

  1. Diana,

    I find that thinking in terms of karma is very effective when approaching social media activities. As an example of your advice to “try to do something good for someone else”, on Twitter I often look through my stream with the sole purpose of finding items to retweet, and I have a large number of blogs in my Reader that I review in order to “shout out” on occasion.

    I think if you do the first the second will take care of itself.

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