Hope and Perspective. Today is the worst day ever
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.
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
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.