Day 1748: Keep calm and carry on

Several years ago, a calm co-worker carried this gift from London to my office:

I need that reminder as I carry on at work, sipping calming tea from that cup which I carry on my way.

Today, I shall do my best to keep calm and carry on through

  • the news,
  • loss,
  • obstacles,
  • miscommunication,
  • mistakes,
  • injustice, and
  • everything else.

I hope my other photos from yesterday help us keep calm and carry on.


Last night at the “So You Think You Can Dance” tour in Boston, Lex found it difficult to keep calm and carry the pizza when he saw Koine. Here‘s a reprise of the video from yesterday’s blog post:

How do you keep calm and carry on?

I keep calm and carry on with the help of others, including you!

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15 thoughts on “Day 1748: Keep calm and carry on

  1. It must have been wonderful to see Lex! And hard to stay calm and carry on! I’m having trouble staying calm as we prepare to migrate south for the winter tomorrow but will carry on. The DH and I have very different styles of organization and planning. One of us is a serial thinker, and the other is a lateral thinker. I’m not saying who!

  2. Big Papi has a bridge ? That made me smile. As does the dance video from yesterday. Sweet.

  3. I find that words can always carry me on, and when my own words fail there are the words of others like Alan Alda who said, “I’ll carry your books, I’ll carry a torch, I’ll carry a tune, I’ll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash-and-carry, carry me back to Old Virginie, I’ll even ‘hari-kari’ if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun.”

  4. Love that breathing meditation … long exhale s keep me calm 💛

  5. I will continue to carry on bearing in mind all those wonderful messages in your post Ann!

  6. You have the right to not be calm and carry on here about whatever you like, Ann.

  7. I am wearing a T-shirt from the Hawk Conservancy Trust which bears the legend: Keep Calm and Carrion.

  8. I have a bowl full of love my friends gave me for Christmas one year. I love reaching into it. 🙂

  9. Staying calm and carrying on is sometimes easier said then done but life is usually better when we do

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