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Those May Flowers

Updated: May 22, 2021

“Thanksgiving should be celebrated in the spring . . . I think it would be ever so much better than having it in November when everything is dead or asleep. Then you have to remember to be thankful; but in May one simply can't help being thankful . . . that they are alive, if for nothing else. I feel exactly as Eve must have felt in the garden of Eden before the trouble began.”

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

Photo by Aveleen Josie - @aveleenjs

April showers bring May flowers.

This popular saying has not only been true in the literal sense, but deeper still, it has been true figuratively in my life. This May, I have had a renewed sense of hope. I have felt stronger and healthier, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, than I did in April (just read my previous post).

It's quite beautiful to me how joy and hope have sprung up in me again in this particular month out of all the months of the year. The significance has not been lost on me. May has had a special place in my heart for a long time.

  • On May 1, 2010 (11 years ago) I moved to the city of London in Canada.

  • On May 3rd 2010 (11 years ago) I started to work at my current job.

  • In May 2014 (7 years ago) I moved into my current apartment and began to live alone.

  • In May 2015 (6 years ago) I visited my sister who lived in Spain at the time and we were reunited, for a week, with cousins from El Salvador who were travelling Europe.

  • In May 2017 (4 years ago) my good friend and old housemate Karina and I travelled Europe for a couple of weeks.

  • I love our May long weekend in Canada in honour of Queen Victoria.

  • And we can't forget that May is the month we get to celebrate and honour the women who have given us life and love (our mothers).

Photo by Aveleen Josie - @aveleenjs

I've been inhaling the fragrances of our flowers in London, experiencing tranquility as I listen to the chirping of birds and feasting with my eyes (and soul) on the beauty of trees & flowers blossoming. The colours of spring leave me speechless.

So, today this post is short. I urge you to take in all that May has to offer. Go for a walk or stare at God's magnificent creation from a window inside or on a porch. Take three deep breaths. It's something I'm trying to do every day. Sit in silence. Grab a cold drink and just thank God for the gift of being alive in this season of spring. Don't forget to enjoy it!

Photo by Aveleen Josie - @aveleenjs

To my fellow Canadians, I hope that this long weekend is a happy one for you. I prayed that it would be. And to my friends who live in other parts of the world, make sure you make room for rest this weekend. My bag is packed, I've chosen my CDs for my road trip and I'm ready to soak in the sun as I drive to see my loved ones for the next few days. With love, joy and hope! xoxo


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Love this SO much, especially since May has been my favourite month of the year since welcoming my baby girl 9 years ago! That quote from Anne of Avonlea is fabulous!!

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