May is one of my favorite months. The weather is still on the cool side and the deluge of pollen is over for the season. It’s also a month for me to celebrate two anniversaries. May 12 is my liver transplant anniversary (19 years and counting). It’s hard for me to remember the desperate state of my health before I received my second chance at life. I’ve had my issues since that momentous day, but I have been blessed beyond measure with more good days than bad and the ability to live my life to the fullest.
This month I also celebrate my 5th year as a blogger on this site-
May is also a month to dance! Dancing around the Maypole was popular in Europe, Germany and England. Children and young ladies with ribbons intertwined danced around a flower decorated tall pole on May 1 to celebrate the arrival of spring. I remember doing something similar in PE back during my school days.
Celebrate Tap Dance Day on May 25. My late bloomer husband, Charles, has fond memories of tap dancing with his father as a child. His dad performed in stage shows in and around the Memphis area. This day was created in honor of the birthday of legendary tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson on May 25, 1878.
Maybe you’d rather Dance like a Chicken. Yup, this special dance is honored every year on May 14th. This is a popular group dance at weddings and other special celebrations. It really warms up the crowd and gets people in the swing of things.
With our granddaughter’s wedding only six weeks away, Charles & I decided to brush up on our dancing skills by taking a couple of lessons. We met at a singles’ dance 21 years ago and danced a good bit when we were first married. We have both gotten older and rusty, but with a little help we were able to pick up the basics of the Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba, and Swing. It’s great exercise and it gets us away from the computer and TV. We will not, however, audition for Dancing with the Stars.
Dance can also be a part of our worship of God if done in a God honoring manner. “Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.” Psalm 149:3 Dancing in the Bible is usually accompanied by singing and praise as an expression of worship.
So put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the month of May.