Friday, February 10, 2012

Pinterest HealthFest -- Keep Calm!




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!

10 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Glad the weekend is here to iron out all those bumps you had during the week. I was just about to curl up with a good book when I saw your sign. LOVE it. perfect sentiment for a very cold, snowy evening. Take care.

We are: clamco said...

My 17 year old daughter has a t-shirt that reads "Stay Calm and DFTBA," (don't forget to be awesome).
As for Stinkweedville (lol), I heard a saying that goes, "If you're going through hell.....keep going."

Marie said...

Ilove the Keep Calm anything . . . posters, pillows, etc. I recently got myself a Keep Calm and Bake mug! Love, LOVE it! xxoo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's a very cold and snowy weekend here. I think a good book is in order for sure. Hope you do get to relax and enjoy a good book there. Have a super Saturday!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Haven't seen one of these that I didn't like, but this one is at the top of the list!! Hope your week is more Buttercup-like this time! blessings ~ tanna

Ms Sparrow said...

Keep calm and enjoy your weekend!

Marydon said...

Those strangers on the street can sometimes lift a heart out of the blue, can't they Carol. Sweet guy.

Happy Valentine's ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Sybil said...

I love that poster...hope that is just what you are doing this cold freezing weekend...lying warm and comfortable reading a good book..
much love Sybil xx

Theresa said...

Sounds like a great idea, KEEP CALM and READ A BOOK! Enjoy your weekend dear friend in whichever land you are in:) HUGS!

Snap said...

I'm going to curl up with a cup of tea, my crochet at my feet, my kitties by my side, and a book in the hand ... ready to enjoy the rest of the weekend! Wishing you lots of Buttercups and very little stinkweed.