Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Make Nothing From Something. Make Something From Nothing.

“The world is like a book that can be read in either direction,” wrote Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. “There is the power of creation, making something out of nothing. And then there is the power of destruction, making nothing out of something.”

Which direction do you want to read the book of your life? We’ve seen how the Islamic terrorists in Boston tried to make nothing out of something.  They are on the side of destruction. But we’re on the side of life. We want to make something out of nothing. Each time we do something positive, we create a new force for good. You could even say we become angel-makers; we can do divine things right on earth.

Tool for Tuesday: Each time we create, love, listen, hope, help, we affirm life. Each time we do our powerful stuff, like writing or painting or doing yoga or taking a mindful walk, each time we share our goodness, we are creating something out of nothing.

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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3 Responses to Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Make Nothing From Something. Make Something From Nothing.

  1. Hi Diana,
    I love your positive attitude! 🙂

  2. Angel makers. I like that. And the picture of Power’s Bluff is perfect.

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