May might bring extreme heats or perfect weather depending on where you are geographically- regardless of your location, note that health is important and potentially add biking into your daily or weekly routine. Familiarize yourself with women’s health issues, and take the time to thank your former teachers or child’s teacher. Get to know our history and achievements in space exploration. Support the Red Cross. Honor the lives of our fallen heroes.
As always, don’t overload your schedule by cramming as many important things in as you can if you can no longer take the time to be present in your observance of these important causes. Take the time to be present, and enjoy your pursuits. If you are too busy in your life right now, check out this wisdom from a family physician of 60 years we were so fortunate to interview. His perspective is golden.
But do take the time to become passionate about worthy causes that are near and dear to your heart. Check out what May has to offer. Comment below about what you plan to incorporate into your month whether it’s on the calendar or not.
Celebrate the Month:
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 2 – 6, teachers play a key role in student success and sometimes a simple “thank you” is all a teacher needs to feel valued. Take the time to celebrate teachers this week.
National Space Day – May 6, dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in space exploration. A day to promote STEM subject education in young people to inspire them to pursue a career in science.
National Women’s Health Week – May 9 – 14, a reminder to women to make their health a priority. Top women’s health issues include Heart Disease, Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis. Depression, Autoimmune Diseases
National Bike to Work Day – May 20, a day to promote the bicycle as a healthy, safe alternative for driving to work. More than 1/2 of the U.S. population lives within 5 miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to commute.
National American Red Cross Founders Day – May 21, a day that marks the anniversary of the American Red Cross which was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton. The American Red Cross provides disaster relief, health education & training, facilitates blood donations and more.
Memorial Day – May 30, a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.