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Letter: "Worst Day Ever" Read from Top to Bottom and then Bottom to Top! Amazing!

Chanie Gorkin, a 17-year-old about to enter the 12th grade at the Lubavitch high school Beth Rivkah, originally wrote the poem entitled “Worst Day Ever?” for an assignment at school. "Worst Day Ever" 

Worst Day Ever

By 17 year old 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
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.

The poem has been viewed more than 1.3 million times on imgur.com.

Gorkin said she is overwhelmed by the response.

“I knew that it was shared on Facebook before and people liked it, but I didn’t know it was going around like this,” Gorkin said. “I was kind of overwhelmed, but I’m happy that so many people were inspired.”

She hopes her message will continue to spread.

“I’m very happy that so many people got this message and if it made people think a little more and inspire people to change their perspective then I’m very happy,” Gorkin said. “I just hope that if people were really inspired by this then they should try to do something to inspire other people and spread this attitude everywhere.”

I am trying to imagine how 17 year old Chanie Gorkin came about to create this brilliant poem. I imagine that "something" inspired her, something "clicked" and it just came to her like a foreign language; like translating a foreign language. And then she poured it out on paper.

I'm sure that this talented young lady will make many more wonderful contributions in her future!

eoa 8/5/15 

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