Did any of you see this?


A friend of mine posted this on her FB page and I've now watched it like twelve times. I'm not sure if it's the charming story of the poster, the simple but eloquent words printed there, or the lovely voice of the narrator, but I can't seem to get enough of it.

Mostly, I think it's the simple but powerful message captured in those words, "Keep calm and carry on."

In the face of all the drama we're being constantly bombarded with of late - from the world's economy, to the unrest in the middle east, to "Super" Tuesday, to the renewed debates over women's contraception, (and to that I say, "Seriously????????") these five little words have a way of taking allllllll of that and putting it into perspective. And, it's a bit nicer than saying, "Shut up and move along!" don't you think? :)

The phrase is also wonderfully adaptive on a smaller scale too. Why, just this morning I was in a panic over how little writing I've managed to do in the past few weeks. But now, well, now I shall simply keep calm and carry on! (And don't think I won't share that with my editor when she asks me where my manuscript is!)

Leave it to the Brits to remind us about the need for calm and carry-onedness. (That's a word! Or...it should be!)

Anyhoo, just thought I'd share as it's been a while since I shared. May the clip bring you a smile and a sweet little sigh like it did me.

KC&CO everybody!

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Published on March 09, 2012 13:13 • 275 views
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message 1: by Ellen (new)

Ellen I just love it! So civilized and to the point. I just love that bookstore, too! It looks like something out of a book. Imagine curling up in front of the fire in that waiting room with a good book and a cup of tea on a cold, snowy afternoon. Our new library has a room like that with a gas fireplace. They call it the quiet room. That could go a long way to staying calm and moving on, too. Thanks for sharing!

message 2: by Karen (new)

Karen I pinned the video on Pinterest and to my FB page. Thanks for sharing. I'm with you - loved the VO's voice.

message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer What a wonderful video! Thanks for sharing. As a military spouse, this has become my new motto, second only to "Semper Gumby" (always flexible).

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