“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring.” ~ Bern Williams
Every year when spring arrives on the calendar I hope there will be a steady waltz forward of increased sunshine and warmth. My optimism does not always match reality! Mother Nature nearly always offers up variable climatic conditions doing a back and forth dance akin to one step forward and two back. Gently weaving more moderate temperatures with chilly days.
Just when I’m ready to shout out S.O.S. – Save Our Souls!” May Day arrives and things take a turn for the better. Witnessing the visible seasonal changes such as the leafing out of the trees, the blooming of the flowers and the greening of the grass mends malcontented spirits into joyful sprites.
Do you remember the tradition of hanging a May basket filled with flowers and candies on the door of a friend or neighbor? First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt received one of the most memorable May baskets ever. Delightful tales about this old-fashioned tradition, which sowed kindness, makes me wonder why it went by the wayside. Small acts mean so much to those who need to know they are not alone.
I decided to get crafty and use my scraps of fabric to create a May Day basket that can be enjoyed the year through. It was a fun project and I’ll find the perfect person to gift it to.
Happy May Day, Everyone! Wishing you good health and good cheer!