Hope and Perspective. Today is the worst day ever

Last Update: November 12, 2019

I have just read a post from TwAck, which as so often happens, they give me huge motivation and in fact it triggered a memory and ispired me to write a little something myself.

As many of you are aware I work in an environemnt where Hope and Faith are rarely visitors. I work in a prison and find that perspective can sometimes be a struggle

Never the les I have been fortunate and humbled to have my own perspective altered as a result of some of these "residents" some have been abused and turned into the abuser, some have spent all of their adult life on the streets and most if not all suffer addiction and alcohol misuse. So many of them are institutionalised and tell me they have no hope.

My job is to facilitate these men to become clean and sober and try and give them faith they can do it. Or at least minimise the harm they do.

So what has this got to do with you my lovely WA family.

This last week we have suffered a roller coaster of emotions and sometimes hope and perspective are not quite visable.

This poem is read often by my guys and it is one where I have seen the lightbulb moment. It is why I do my job as it will just reduce me to a blubbering mess when I witness a real and solid change and I wanted to share it with you.

Please forgive me if you have already seen and read, but even if you have perhaps read again.


Worst Day Ever

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 attained
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
Today was a very good day

Now read it from bottom to top, the other way, And see what I really feel about my day.

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CStauber Premium
I have tears in my eyes. Beautiful. Just beautiful. May God bless you richly in your work.

Have a blessed time
where ever you are
CordeliaN Premium
Charlotte what a lovely thing to write. I really appreciate your comment.. ❤️👍
JeffreyBrown Premium
Wow--almost like the glass is empty or half full--that is awesome, I'd never seen that before, Cordelia--Thanks for sharing!

CordeliaN Premium
Thank you for reading and commenting.
Yes I love it too
Linda103 Premium
I have seen that poem before and think its excellent a great way of showing how easy it is to change your perspective.

It must be tough doing the job you do and very hard knowing that often it's the nurture part (or lack of) of, growing up, that failed them.
CordeliaN Premium
You are right Linda, often it is the lack of nurturing can cause longer term issues. Not always but often... thank you for responding 🤩👍
HeidiAnders3 Premium
Very wise words, Cordelia. Thank you for posting!! Will you please continue to do so? You are a shining light and others, too, will benefit from your brilliance!!

I hope your day is wonderful! You absolutely deserve it!

CordeliaN Premium
Oh Heidi you so make me smile, “my brilliance” only my Mother says that about me and she is seriously biased.
I will sit with that compliment and thankyou 💕
HeidiAnders3 Premium
Well, obviously, she is RIGHT - and others will see it too when you start sharing your brilliance with us!!

Do you have your boogie on? :)

CordeliaN Premium
I do have my boogie on... wrote another post for my site today...❤️
HeidiAnders3 Premium
Heck yeah!!! Well done, my friend!!!
JohnFricker Premium
Cordelia - that is brilliant! You are a real hero for what you do and with courage as well. Such an inspiration!
John 😎👍
CordeliaN Premium
Thank you so much for your lovely words. I did actually reply to this ages ago but I think I have a glitch because it didn’t show.