Keep Calm and Carry On

2011-10-25 15:41:00 +0000

At the outbreak of the Second World War, the British government produced a series of posters intended to raise morale in the event of an invasion or other wartime disaster. This is one of those posters:

Keep Calm and Carry On

You donʼt need a war to appreciate the wise counsel here. We have little disasters every day that, in hindsight, are revealed as the inconsequential hiccups they really are. But when you are in the thick of life, when your daughter is pushing all your buttons, it can be hard to keep perspective.

So, to help us keep perspective, we have this poster on the wall in our home. When our little corner of the world is in turmoil, we can take a step back, take a deep breath, keep calm and carry on. In a day, a week, a year or five, we can look back and laugh about that silly thing Emily did that frustrated us so.

But until then, take a step back, take a deep breath, keep calm and carry on.