Many, many years ago, and in some ways in a universe far far away, my mom had a sign in her office. She was the bookkeeper/admin person for a nursing home. So the sign was very fitting. As best I can remember it went like this;
In life you only have two things to worry about
You’re either sick or you’re well.
If you’re well, you have nothing to worry about.
If you’re sick, you have only two things to worry about,
You’ll either get better or you’ll die.
If you get better, you have nothing to worry about.
If you die, you only have two things to worry about,
You’ll go to Heaven or you’ll go to Hell.
If you go to Heaven, you have nothing to worry about.
If you go to Hell, you’ll spend all your time meeting old friends
you’ll have nothing to worry about!
So, don’t worry, right? If only it was that easy! But, then again, I don’t believe in either Heaven or Hell.
So today, while at a doctor’s appointment (don’t worry everything is fine), I saw this note taped to the inside of the exam room door.
“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 obtained
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 that
today was a good day
Now read from the bottom up”
The poem was not attributed to anyone, so I’ll give the credit to the worlds most renowned author ~ “Anonymous”. I’m telling you, that guy (or girl) gets way too much credit.
So, I liked the poem, and I hope that you do too. Let me know what you think about it in a comment. (And for those that are reading this on FaceBook, please don’t leave a comment there – I won’t see it.)