Sunday, May 1, 2011

Birthday Season

Happy May Day! 
I had been counting down the last few days of April in great anticipation for the 1st day of May to be here.  What a beautiful day today was to begin May!  But, the good news is that it's only the beginning.  There's a full month of beautiful days ahead, too.

May, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways...
May Day
Cinco de Mayo
Mother's Day
Last Day of School
Memorial Day
and...
31 glorious days of my Birthday Season.

Yes, my Birthday Season.  I've adopted this concept from a friend of mine, where in their family each of them has a birthday season during the month of their birthday.  Any little thing can contribute to the celebration of one's birthday during the season...it makes for a great month! 
Think, with me, of all the things that get seasons.  Weather.  Deer. Turkeys.  Salmon.  Tornadoes.  Hurricanes.  Holidays.  Why not birthdays?  Why not celebrate in all sorts of ways the month of your birth?  Am I not just as deserving of a season as a turkey?  a tornado? 
I thought so, too.
During your birthday month...or whoever's is next...go ahead and declare a month long celebration.  Do family things together in honor of the birthday season upon you.  Make favorite meals.  Play favorite games.  Spend a little extra snuggle time together.  Watch a favorite movie.  (Decorate your blog for you birthday!) :) Go on bike rides.  Plant flowers.  And, as it is sensible, enjoy a little something only money can buy. 
Spoil others with love and attention because you can...it's time to celebrate your life!

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