Tool For Tuesday: The One Percent Wrong Rule.

The Case of the Coffee Spoon: The One Percent Wrong Rule.

The Case of the Coffee Spoon: The One Percent Wrong Rule.

Oh yeah, I was so right. Totally right about what happened. This guy was wrong and I was right.

“One hundred percent right?” my friend Joelle asked me. “You’re sure you are 100 percent right?”

Aw…I had to think about it. I had to admit that I might have been one percent wrong. Yes, maybe I was 99 percent right and 1 percent wrong.

So there you have it. I had to own up to that one percent. I still had to make amends for that one percent wrong, even if the other guy was far wronger (is that a word?) than me.

That is the reason there is a photo of the dirty spoon because my husband Jonny kept telling me not to leave my coffee spoon there. I kept saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” and still forgetting to put it away. I realize that I want other people to change–like NOW–but look how hard it is to change myself!

So I need to practice forgiveness…first for myself…and then for others.

Tool For Tuesday: Make this day part of your best chapter by admitting that one percent where you might be in the wrong. Once we keep an open mind about our own behavior, once we practice honesty, we can forgive others–and ourselves. It ain’t so bad being human.

And while we’re not on the subject. If any of you are in these places, I cordially invite you to come to an event.

Fall Tour Schedule & Appearances for A REMARKABLE KINDNESS

Friday October 30

Temple B’nai Shalom

2050 Broadway

Benton Harbor, MI



Tuesday, November 3


12500 NW Military Hwy. 

San Antonio, TX 78231


Book Talk & Signing

Wednesday, November 4

The Bookworm

2501 South 90th Street, Suite 111
Omaha, NE 68124


Book Talk & Signing


Thursday, November 5

Kripke Jewish Federation Library

Omaha Jewish Community Center

Omaha, NE


Book Talk & Signing


Monday, November 9


101 Jordan Creek Pkwy #12170

West Des Moines, IA 


Book Talk & Signing

Wednesday, November 11

Jewish Community Center

       585 Progress Ave.

      Munster, IN  46321           


Book Talk & Signing

Thursday, November 12

Books on the Square

471 Angell St.

Providence, RI 02906


Book Talk & Signing


Sunday, November 15

Congregation Tifereth Israel

        40 Hill Street

          Glen Cove, NY


Book Talk & Signing


Tuesday, November 17

Boca West Country Club

Boca Raton, FL

Authors’ Luncheon


Book Talk & Signing

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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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5 Responses to Tool For Tuesday: The One Percent Wrong Rule.

  1. Sydneyandboo says:

    Always practice kindness and picking up spoons. Remember, you can pick your friends, pick your nose and always pick up a spoon. I can see Jonny being upset about the spoon. Have you tried playing a round of spoons with him?

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Winning the battle is recognizing when we’re wrong. 🙂 Wow, Diana, you’re going to be one busier woman that usual. It would be great if you were able to tour Canada. All the best and safe travels. 🙂

    • dianabletter says:

      I would love to come to Canada! Maybe…ya never know. Thank you, Tracy. And we need to remind ourselves that we’re allowed to be wrong.

  3. BunKaryudo says:

    Still, only 1% wrongs not too shabby. 🙂

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