My regular readers will know that my Blog is about happiness and choosing to be happy.  It is a choice we are faced with daily and I’ve always believed that depending on what choice we make will depend on the kind of day we have.  It’s the attitude we choose to adopt.   I’m not going to write much this week because I think the following demonstrates this beautifully.

Last week the following poem written by a student called Chanie Gorkin (based in Brooklyn) went viral on Twitter.  Chanie wrote it for a school assignment which was how to manage a bad day.   It is very thought provoking.

The poem:

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


True happiness can be obtained

Only if one’s surroundings are good

It’s not true that good exists

I’m sure you can agree that

The reality


My attitude

It’s all beyond my control

And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that

Today was a good day

Now read from the bottom to top.

I think this poem is so powerful and really makes us think about our outlook to life.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the poem that went viral last week and how you choose to deal with a bad day.   Should Chanie Gorkin ever read my Blog many congratulations to you for such a beautifully thought out poem and I wish you much success with your future writing.   You are a true inspiration.