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.

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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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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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