Mayday, Mayday. No, it’s not that kind of emergency May Day. Today is the first day of May and people around the world know it as May Day. It’s not celebrated much by people in the United States. It is a spring holiday—a celebration of the end of winter. Early immigrants celebrated it here but it never really caught on as a holiday.
I’m looking forward to spring. However, isn’t that the way with humans? We are in summer and look forward to fall. We are in the rain of spring and look forward to summer. As I write this, it’s wet outside. It rained all night. Someone at McDonald’s said, “I wish the rain would quit.” The lakes are filling so the rain is doing good things. I read recently that water will be like oil. It’s getting so it’s a precious commodity.
May Day is a time to stop and give thanks for bringing us through the winter. If you live where there is little winter, you can give thanks for that. I like to take trips in the winter to warm places. This year was decidedly different. California was cold. The beach was colder. There was even a touch of snow at the beach the day after we left.
Of course, we need to be thankful for every day. Even when it rains, it just reminds us that, “Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.” (Leviticus 26:4) I could sermonize on ‘due seasons’ but this is the HealthPlace article. What it has to do with dieting I’m not sure.
It’s just a reminder. It’s like a string on your finger. It causes us to pause and be grateful. Not too long ago we won the weekly drawing at Trader Joes. We got a $25 bag of groceries. I consider it a blessing. Was it just the luck of the draw? Even though there might be many people looking for that blessing, I think God said it was our turn.
So this May Day remember, (with a little license) “Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily.” (Isaiah 58:8) This spring you can renew your commitment to good health by getting on track with your diet.