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Tips For Living Life (May)

Updated on May 11, 2016

The Merry, Merry Month of May

May has thirty one,

As full a month as it gets.

Some others do, too.

The trees and the lilacs know what month it is. What will May's potential mean for you?

Going, going, soon gone!  This month will fly by before you know it.  Make the most of it!
Going, going, soon gone! This month will fly by before you know it. Make the most of it! | Source

What's so special about the month of May?

Question: What is so rare as a day in May? Answer: The 29th of February.

Seriously though, May and June have some of the nicest days of the year. Don't waste the 31 days of May, just waiting for the 30 days of June.

May has its own special days, including:

May 30th Memorial Day
May 23rd Victoria Day (Canada)
May 22nd Maritime Day
May 21 Armed Forces Day
May 8th Mother's Day and VE Day
May 5th Cinco de Mayo
May 1st National Law Day

April and May are the times for "Spring Cleaning." So, if you didn't have it done in April, take a rainy day, or two in May and polish it off.

In addition to remembering all the family birthdays in May (nowadays you can have your computer remind you automatically) don't forget that there are graduation days in May that may call for special attendances and a "Congratulations" card or two.

While some places have been hosting snow on the ground in late April and can in early May, the gardening season and the yard "beautification chores" are seasonal "opportunities" in May. You might also get the lawnmower serviced before the front yard looks like a hay field!

If all that sounds as if the month of May is loaded with "Honey, Do" chances, take heart! There is a "long Memorial Day weekend" to look forward to as May finally draws to a close.

Plan that hiking, camping, fishing weekend, or just get out and hit the road while gasoline prices for the old buggy are still reasonably reasonable, and while you can still book a campground stay with preseason availability.

For pure entertainment don't forget the Kentucky Derby, the NBA and NHL playoffs, the start of the major leagues' baseball season, and television shows that are not just summer re-runs.

May is also an ideal time to plan or hold a family or class reunion (or avoid one, or both, by booking your social calendar chock full of things you would rather be doing in spring and summer.)

It's still a long jump to Labor Day, but May has many reasons to hop and skip to the great outdoors.

Have at it!


© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It is a great necessity to celebrate the outdoors. Thanks for noting it.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - These go well with the latest garden decorating ideas from today.

      Blessings are sent your way.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Some lively suggestions for the month of May. Thank you, Perspycacious.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      FlourishAmyway - It is a glorious month that goes by far too soon, for sure.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      May is I rod my favorite months -- not too hot and the nesting birds are lovely.


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