Those signs are popping up everywhere now. You’ve seen them. They are on mugs, towels, t-shirts, posters, tote bags, doormats, and yes – even bandaids.
I always wondered what the crown was for, so I did a little research. Turns out this was a poster produced by the British government during WWII to help raise public morale in case of invasion.
I don’t know about you, but I have a hard enough time keeping calm on a daily basis, much less in the face of a potential disaster!
And yet, the sentiment of the poster seems to push beyond the words it bears. We must carry on in the face of adversity because otherwise, we claim defeat. We ought to keep calm because that is when we can have rational thought and make the wise decision.
All of this was recently put to the test for me with a rather challenging weekend trip from which I am still recovering. We camped at a site infested with huge spiders and a high tick warning. I had to repair a hole in my tent with a plastic bag and band-aids. Our directions were almost always wrong. The heat made everyone cranky and the water supply was lacking. People got their panties in a bunch over changes in plans or lack of planning.
The good news is that I remembered to pack my big girl panties, so I was able to face the challenges with self-control and fortitude. A little support sure goes a long way.