Amy Rees Anderson

Good Riddance April Showers…Bring On The May Flowers…And All The Other May Celebrations

I don’t know about you but I am more than ready to say goodbye to those April Showers and hello to those May Flowers!  I am SO READY for warm spring weather and sunshine! Plus May is full of fun reasons for all of us to celebrate – for example:  Not only is May National BBQ Month, it is also National Hamburger Month, which both just happen to go fabulously together. And on top of that, May is Date Your Mate Month, which means it is time to step up the dating game in your marriage and take your spouse out on real dates (…and grocery shopping together does not constitute an actual date so you are going to have to do better than that this month…). If you really want to get crazy with your Month of May celebrations you can even take your spouse on a date to a park where you can BBQ some hamburgers together!

As you know I am a firm believer if having fun things on the calendar to look forward to. We all need reasons to plan fun events and schedule little parties on our calendars so we are certain to always have something to look forward. It helps make life HAPPIER!

Here are some fun dates to plan celebrations in May:

May 1st  is full of reasons to celebrate!:

Global Love Day – a day for everyone around the world to love unconditionally

May Day – Celebrate Springtime by leaving a basket of flowers or treats at someone’s door.

National Loyalty Day – a day to reaffirm our loyalty to our country and to recognize the heritage of American Freedom

May 2nd :   Brothers and Sisters Day – This is a day to cherish your siblings so plan to do something to celebrate being siblings.

May 4th :         Star Wars Day –  This holiday stems from the famous quote, “May the Force (Fourth) be with you”. This is a day to celebrate all things Star Wars by watching the movie or having a Star Wars party!

National Day of Prayer – this holiday is to encourage all of us to pray, meditate, and repent.

May 5th:      Cinco de Mayo – this is a day to celebrate Hispanic culture with song, dance, and party!

National Hoagie Day – go eat a yummy hoagie sandwich today!

May 6th :     International No Diet Day – this is a day to appreciate your body the way it is.

May 10th :   Clean Up Your Room Day  – spring cleaning time is upon us so start scrubbing!

May 14th :   Mother’s Day!  – This is a big one so make sure you are making plans in advance for how to let your Moms know that you love and appreciate them.

May 18th:    Visit Your Relatives Day – This is a day to go and visit your relatives and reconnect with them.

May 20th:    Armed Forces Day – a day to celebrate all those who are faithfully serving their country.

May 23rd:    Lucky Penny Day – find a penny because today those pennies are going to bring you good luck.

May 29th :    Memorial Day!

I love having reasons to celebrate!  I love that it’s May and I love that we get to open up our swimming pool tomorrow! I just love the beginning of warm weather season and the smell of flowers in the air….ahhhh yes…welcome to the beautiful Month of May everyone!

~Amy Rees Anderson

1 Comment

  • Jane says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. How cool to share all these reasons to celebrate. For sure I’m doing these celebrations. I look for reasons to spread some joy all the time. Look for the joy because it won’t come find us.

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