I may appear calm in Buttercupland -- no calories, no taxes, no pressure and everyone is nice -- but in Stinkweedville, my other universe, I am sometimes far from calm. This week I lived more in Stinkweedville than Buttercupland. My prolonged visit to Stinkweedville led me to think about an important part of health, relaxation and calmness, and my need to keep a center of calm in my life.
I searched Keep Calm on Pinterest, thinking of the famous Keep Calm and Carry On posters and found an extraordinary array. I liked "Keep Calm and Eat Cake Pops," but knew that would only get me on a sugar high. "Keep Calm Harry is Still Single" was fun, but not in the spirit I was looking for. "Keep Calm and Eat Veggies" was closer to my intent, but didn't convey the peacefulness I wanted to find. Then I found the poster shown above and I felt calm. I liked the dog, the flowers, the hammock and the peace I felt when I looked at the picture.
I don't have a dog and it's the middle of winter in New York City, so a hammock in the park is out. But I can settle on my couch with a cup of tea and a good book and find the calm center in myself. Keep Calm is only a book and a cup of tea away!
Keep Calm and Read a Book!