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?

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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 Are you writing your own best chapter?

  1. jon s kuritsky says:

    i cannot wait to read the book.please keep me posted.read your piece in the Tablet this morning.it 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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