Last week, a friend and co-worker gave me a journal with funny quotes about life, which she thought was perfect for me. And she was right. The journal is called “It’s gonna be okay” and the cover description is so me:
“A journal to reassure myself when I’m overwhelmed by the creeping sense of impending disaster and the all-encompassing fears both specified and vague that colonize my mind, body, and soul, all of which, from the completely far-fetched to the sometimes probable, do me no good to contemplate and in fact make me miserable, and even though optimism may be unself-aware and ill-placed, I know I’ll be happier as a blind fool than a clairvoyant apocalyptic.”
“Apparently” I have issues dealing with stress according to some (ie: my co-workers, friends and husband). I admit, I sometimes worry too much about things that could (or might not even) happen. Drowning in another flood in Toronto, blowing away in a hurricane, getting fired from my job, or being eaten by my husband in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
So I was thrilled when my friend gave me this journal. The life quotes in this book are perfect for those who tend to think everything is a disaster and we’re all doomed to face a tragic end. No matter how much some of us try to stay optimistic, sometimes, like a machete, life comes along and rips all optimism into shreds.
The introduction of this journal asks:
“What if it doesn’t all work out? That’s the question that keeps you up at night, causes bitten fingernails, and inspires a nagging anxiety about what happens next. Despite your misgivings, however, some part of you clings tenaciously to the notion that regardless of past (and utterly damning) evidence, it – you – will be okay in the end. In the words of the late, great Bob Marley, you’re just hoping ‘every little thing gonna be all right.'”
My favourite quotes about life
I immediately connected with this journal, and am so thankful my friend got me this unexpected (yet perfect) gift. Filled with so many inspiring (and cynical) quotes about life, I had to share some of my favourites with you.
Let’s start with the quote that really hit home for me. I’m sure many of you can relate to this as well.
I don’t know about you, but one of the reasons I worry so much is because I try to please way too many people all at the same time. That’s a lot of pressure and usually never works out in anyone’s favour. Someone always gets disappointed.
Moving on to other funny quotes about life, this is definitely one of my favourites. So cynical yet so true. Life isn’t fair. But we were never promised that it would be.
A few years ago at my old job, I wrote this quote on a whiteboard on my desk. Then I forgot about it until now. So I was pleased to see it in my new journal. Another great reason to document all the crazy, I suppose.
On a bad day, yup this is exactly what I’m thinking. Life is just one disaster after another. Like a car pile-up on the highway, it seems like everything is crashing into you. But the key is to always remember to…
Not every day will be a good day. But since we wake up every morning not sure how the day is going to turn out, all we can do is smile, try to get through the day, and hope for the best.
I love, love this journal!
There are tons of funny quotes about life hidden in this journal, which I might share in later blog posts as I start journaling away. But the above are just some of my favourites. I should also mention that the bottom of each page allows you to check how you’re feeling that day: Good, Okay, Not Good, or Fingers Crossed. (I would suggest adding a Middle Finger icon for those WTF days.)
All in all, these guided / inner-truth journals from Knock Knock make great gifts. I highly recommend.