May is about Gratitude
Traditionally, November is the month of gratitude and giving thanks. It’s very important to be grateful for the things that help you in life, be they wealth, health or family. Being a lawyer is based around many facets of gratitude, and we happen to think that this month is a great time to express our gratitude.
Why is May a Month of Gratitude?
May is as far away from Thanksgiving as you can get. That’s the first thing that makes it perfect – to remind us of all we have to be grateful for. It’s also a month which is full of events that are used to express gratitude.
Mother’s Day and National Teacher’s Day
The future of our society hinges on one thing: Raising the next generation to not just maintain our society, but to build a better version of it. When it comes to raising the next generation, there are no two things that match the importance of parenting and teaching.
This year in May, you can use the 2nd and the 14th respectively to show your gratitude for your teachers in life and your mothers. You are who you are because of the people that have helped you become yourself. (And if you are a teacher or a mother – or mother figure, let me just say THANK YOU!)
Bike Safety Month
May is Bike Safety Month, with bike week happening May 15- May 19. the pint of this celebration is to promote biking and it’s benefits. It is also to remind people of bike safety. We can also be gracious for our healthy bodies that are able to ride bikes. Learn more about the campaign here.
National Emergency Medical Professional’s Week, National Police Week and Armed Forces Day
When we walk the streets at night, we’re depending on these people to keep us safe. When we see terrible things happening on the news, we’re relying on these people to keep those dangers away from us. If things go wrong and we need help quickly, we hope that there’s someone there to help us. Medical professionals and police are the first ones to arrive after an accident to take care of you and we are thankful that they can take care of you in those dire moments.
That’s why the events we celebrate during this week in May are so important. The least we can do is show our gratitude for those who keep us from harm.
As a final event on May 29th, it’s important that we remember the people who have engaged in military conflicts in order to make the world a better place. Regardless of your politics, we must remember that many people have fought and lost their lives hoping to build the world which we now live in. There’s nothing more humbling than that.
Knowing of course, that gratitude does not need to be contained to just one month or week each year, this May we encourage you to take time to show your gratitude to these important people who work extremely hard to make this world a better and safer place for us all.