“If you believe with absolute honesty that you’re doing everything you can—do more. There will be bad days…” says Shane Koyczan in his poem “Instructions for a Bad Day.” Watch the video version of the poem below.
Then think about that instruction to do more. In Ignatian circles, the idea of magis might be one idea that’s called for to counter bad days. Learn more about the concept of magis by reading Better than Your Best? or watching Jim Manney explain in the video What Does Magis Mean?
Beautiful. Thank you.
I agree with the person who said the loudness of the music and the speed with which the poem was read were impediments to understanding, and I think there was much here to understand.
The music was much too loud. Even reading the sub-titles was not too much help. What I could hear was very good, but I couldn’t hear much because of the music.
I agree the music was loud and didn’t fit the content. I felt myself getting more tensed because of the crescendo of the speaker’s voice.
For those of you who would like to see the poem in written form, the text is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7OGY1Jxp3o.
any chance of a text-only version? as the poem progressed, I couldn’t make out the words over the music.
Powerful message easy to understand when heard.
Wish we all listen and find easy days for all.
Background music much too loud, and rather than leading to relax the clenched fist, creates anxiousness.
I could not understand everything because the music was very loud
Beautiful, thank you for sharing.
The background music too loud and he spoke too fast. I wanted to really take in what he was saying. Had to turn it off.
I agree with Jess, the music was too loud and it was hard to hear most of the poem. Could you post a copy of it?
Very inspiring and yet so frustrating as I can’t hear the WORD over the noise of the frenetic music of the WORLD in background. An excellent metaphor for
Life as we presently experience it.
I find the background music too loud, overpowering the narration.
wow wow wow. in the time it took this video…i Let Go…I will Let GOD.Thank you for sharing