Okay, everybody, keep calm, even if
…there’s still snow around, in mid-April.
Keep calm, even if you’re surrounded by loud noises, people, and vehicles.
Keep calm! Loud noises, people, and vehicles might just mean it’s the home opening game for the hometown baseball team.
No matter what is going on around you, keep calm
and deliver on, as best you can.
I’m now keeping calm and delivering on to you some photos from my office, where people keep calm and/or do not keep calm, depending upon what they’re bringing in that day.
If somebody called you “too much” or “too emotional,” would you keep calm or not?
If anybody says you’re “too” anything,
- keep calm as best you can,
- consider the source,
- ask yourself “does this information help me?”,
- deliver on a truthful response, if you choose, and
- move on.
What keeps you calm? I can think of three things that keep me calm, right now:
(1) cats, (2) good food
and (3) music.
“Sister Serene,” by George Duke, has been keeping me calm for many years.
In this moment, I’m keeping calm, even though
- my 17-year-old son is leaving for a 10-day trip to Italy tomorrow,
- the 2nd anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing is tomorrow,
- tomorrow is also tax day (and the only things that are inevitable in our lives are “death and taxes”), and
- I’m having surgery in three weeks.
One more thing that keeps me calm:
Too little snow!
Calm thanks to the calming and exciting keyboardist George Duke (who — I just found out while writing this post — passed away in 2013), to serene sisters and brothers everywhere, to people who keep calm and lose calm and then keep it again, to the Boston Red Sox, to the nice delivery guy who let me take a picture of his t-shirt, to the thousands of calm and non-calm Red Sox fans I saw on my walks to and from work yesterday, to everybody and everything that has helped me keep calm over the years, and to you — of course! — for calming me with your visit here, today.