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As clichè as “Keep Calm and Carry On” is getting, it might just be the secret to living a happy life.

Choices made in an emotional situation are usually poor ones. (Which is why you’re not supposed to drive emotional – bad choices follow). So how do you avoid that? Keep calm and carry on. When something major, or not so major, happens take a step back and be rational. Look at the big picture and ask if in 10 years this is going to matter. Most importantly don’t forget to move past it and carry on to a better tomorrow.

For example if you are going through a breakup try and remind yourself you’re going to end up with someone who is even better for you. Same with friends.

Quick “emotional” choices can make a rough patch (friendship fight) lifelong regret (ruined trust with that friend – and others!). Say your bestfriend lied to you about if she was going to that party and she just didn’t want to invite you. You’re so mad – some friend she is! So you tell EVERYONE her biggest secrets. So what? She’s not your friend anymore anyways. Well what if she didn’t invite you to that party for a good reason? Now you’ve destroyed that friendship. Let’s say you don’t even tell her secrets, you just go trash talk her. You’re still burning any trust you had. Not only that but people who see you do it will remeber how you treated that “friend” in the back of their heads. Even if you were the one with a “reason” to trash her.

I challenge you to, before making a big choice (like drinking or mooning your friend while you’re trying to drive down a highway), think it through. If what you’re about to do could hurt you or someone you love, ask yourself if it’s worth it. Accidents happen. NEVER think ‘oh that won’t happen to me’ because you don’t know.

If you’re ever in doubt ask yourself if what you’re about to do would please God. If it wouldn’t, it’s not worth it! God’s plan is the best one you’re going to get. Whatever you’re going through remember that it’s going to get better. Always. Keep calm and carry on.

God bless and have a great day!
Tessa

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