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!

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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.
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One 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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