Quote of the Month: January 2008

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

Non-descript black cover from FlickrIf you are one of the many people who have bought a Starling Fitness Yearly Journal, then you know that the quote of the month is about real joy. If not, here it is:

“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.”

Whenever I start to feel down or depressed, I make a list. Not everyone is a list maker, but it works for me. I make a list of EVERYTHING that needs to be done, no matter how insignificant.

  • Get out of bed
  • Shower
  • Get dressed
  • Clean the clutter off the table

You get the idea…

Then I DO the things on the list and allow myself that brief moment of joy by checking them off the list. It’s the doing things that makes me feel better.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell insists that the things that we do must be worthwhile in order to get real joy and I won’t argue with him there. Taking care of yourself is one of the most worthwhile things that you can do, so make a list of healthy things you can do to take care of yourself and gladly check each item off every day.

If you would like to order your own Starling Fitness Yearly Journal, you can do so here:

If you order it now, you can choose the month you want it to start and it will last you a year from that date. You won’t have to throw away any unused days from the first of the year. You can start fresh now.


One Response to “Quote of the Month: January 2008”

  1. Sarah Says:

    I was in a group of new moms discussing how hard some days are when the baby hasn’t slept well. You know how you had this great plan for the next day then didn’t two hours of sleep in a row? Some one made the comment that she would still try to check off what was on her list, and if she accidentally did something else,she would add it to her list just so she could check it off. We all laughed because most of us were doing that, too. Is to laugh!

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