What’s not to love about May! As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, May brings a host of reasons to celebrate. It’s the perfect time of year to get outside, appreciate the beauty of nature, and spend time with loved ones. And with so many special observances happening this month, there’s plenty of cause for excitement.
May is Pet Month, a time to celebrate our furry friends and the joy they bring to our lives. Whether you’re a dog person, a cat person, or prefer something more exotic, there’s no denying the special bond we share with our pets. They comfort us when we’re sad, keep us company when we’re alone, and remind us to appreciate the simpler things in life. So give your pet an extra “boop” on the nose and let them know how much they mean to you.
But May isn’t just about pets - it’s also the month when we celebrate the women who gave us life... Mother’s Day falls on May 14th this year, and it’s the perfect opportunity to show our moms how much we appreciate everything they’ve done for us. Whether you’re planning a special meal, sending a heartfelt card, or simply calling your mom to say “I love you,” take a moment to make her feel special.
Of course, it’s important to remember that not everyone has a positive relationship with their mother, and that’s okay too. If that’s the case for you, consider using this time to recognize and celebrate the other strong, caring women in your life, whether that’s a grandmother, an aunt, a friend, a sister, a neighbor, or a mentor.
Finally, May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, an observance that’s particularly important given the challenges of the past few years. Many of us have struggled with feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation during the pandemic, and it’s more important than ever to prioritize our mental well-being. This month is an excellent time to take stock of your mental health and adjust your self-care routine as needed. That might mean scheduling some time for relaxation or mindfulness practices, seeking professional help if you’re struggling with more serious mental health issues, or simply reaching out to a friend or loved one for support. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has excellent resources; visit their website here.
In a month filled with many reasons to celebrate and show gratitude, we want you to know how grateful we are for YOU. Let’s take some time to appreciate our furry friends, our mothers (or other influential women in our lives), and most importantly, ourselves. We hope this email made you smile, and we encourage you to spread joy by sharing these celebrations with your friends and family. As always, call us if you have questions about your finances – we’re here for you.