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Worst Day Ever?

Written by Andrew Roth

The poem below was recently brought to my attention at a conference I attended, and I thought it was worth sharing.

It captured my attention because it encapsulates how our perspective on the world can change our reality. This is a theme we continually emphasize as we encourage ourselves and others to pay less attention to the outside “noise” and more attention to our own lives, what we’re most thankful for, and what provides us fulfillment.

Worst Day Ever? By Chanie Gorkin

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 that

Today was a very good day.


Now read this from bottom to top, the other way, and see how I really feel about my day.