It was very appropriate for me to receive this Japanese proverb in an email today as November did not work out the way I had planned. I experienced some back trouble, and an incredible lack of motivation for ANYTHING. I finally faced the truth and stepped on the scales to learn exactly how much weight I gained. I am trying again with December. I was not as active as I should have been, but I did manage to do 15 minutes of light walking today.
So this month I will be standing back up for what we'll call the eighth time. Hopefully I will get through the entire month without a "fall" but if I do, I certainly know how to get back up.