Worst Day Ever - There are 2 ways to read this incredible poem, the difference teaches us perspective!
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Perspective is everything!

 

Global (3 April 2020) – When you are struggling, sometimes you just need a different perspective and “Worst Day Ever,” a poem written by Chanie Gorkin will do just that!

Read it below:

Today was the absolute worst day ever
And don’t try to convince me that
There’s something good in every day
Because, when you take a closer look,
This world is a pretty evil place.
Even if
Some goodness does shine through once in a while
Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.
And it’s not true that
It’s all in the mind and heart
Because
True happiness can be attained
Only if one’s surroundings are good
It’s not true that good exists
I’m sure you can agree that
The reality
Creates
My attitude
It’s all beyond my control
And you’ll never in a million years hear me say
Today was a very good day

But if you read it from bottom to top, the other way, you will see how the writer really feels about their day.

Here’s the poem in reverse order:

Today was a good day.
And you’ll never in a million years hear me say
It’s all beyond my control
My attitude
Creates
The reality
I’m sure you can agree that
It’s not true that good exists
Only if one’s surroundings are good
True happiness can be attained
Because
It’s all in the mind and heart
And it’s not true that
Satisfaction and happiness don’t last.
Some goodness does shine through once in a while.
Even if
This world is a pretty evil place.
Because, when you take a closer look,
There’s something good in every day
And don’t try to convince me that
Today was the absolute worst day ever.

What a great reminder that so much of happiness is about how we react to the things we can’t control.


Source: Chanie Gorkin
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