Sometimes, we can all use a reminder that things aren't so bad and that we're in control. Poetry has a beautiful way of telling us that.
Jennifer Garner has gained a reputation of being a very relatable parent/celeb, with messages of positivity shared to her Instagram account.
On Sunday, though, she posted a poem called "Worst Day Ever?" by Chanie Gorkin.
In case you missed that part at the bottom, after reading through the poem normally, you're meant to read line by line in reverse order. Going from bottom to top changes the meaning from a song of despair to an uplifting message.
A dour sentiment like,
"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."
Is transformed into,
"It's all in the mind and heart And it's not true that Satisfaction and happiness don't last. Some goodess does shine through once in a while Even if This world is a pretty evil place."
That's a pretty amazing transformation!
The poem was written by Chanie Gorkin in 2015 for a school assignment. The high schooler was inspired by Talmudic teachings for her assignment and spent hours figuring out the proper structure to be read forwards and backwards with different meanings.
It went viral a few years back when it was spotted by a man in North London hanging on a wall. He thought it was inspiring and posted a tweet about it. It's been shared all across the internet since.
Of course Gorkin isn't the only student who has written something like this. An elementary school student wrote a poem about his autism makes him "odd."
However, it's was Gorkin's poem that went extra viral.
Its popularity suggests that sometimes people need this message.
Jennifer Garner is the perfect person to help spread that positivity. She was recently seen moonlighting at a Costco, passing out free samples of her new organic baby food smoothies.
She cofounded the company behind the baby food called One Upon a Farm, which is trying to bring better nutrition to children. They are offering their products to WIC-eligible families in Florida and West Virginia.