“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel alive” -Fennel Hudson
May is also melanoma and skin cancer awareness month, a great time of year to build awareness and to change lifelong habits of sun worship. I’ve focused my writing this past month on inspiration, courage, and hope. I’ve shared tips for cancer patients, caregivers, and interested by-standers. And whoa, the month is gone like that, my favorite!
May Day, May Day
A month for renewal, lovely lilacs, and those darn four-o’clock in the morning birds, May brings us a splendor of sensory delight in New England. While May is the month that targets melanoma education, every month needs to be about sun safety. If it’s January and you are out for a ski, be prepared. April and a seemingly overcast day, the sun’s rays are burrowing through the clouds (and potentially your skin). November, with the sun distancing itself, still offering powerful cancer causing light.
May You Be Open to Change
Summer we are more habitual with our sun screen and shade seeking; make #sunsmarts a year round routine. As a librarian, passionate about early literacy, I always encourage families to make reading at least a twice daily habit, “kinda like brushing your teeth”. Make skin care rote year round, too; get your groove on, keep sun safety simple, and enjoy!
Okay, I am a word nerd and you’ll recognize my fervency for language, books, and expression throughout my blog. The online dictionary, Merriam-Webster.com, defines the word may as “having the ability to” and also means having possibility. Think MAY as we jump to June! Give yourself the upturn of May year round!
#melanoma #melanomatheskinwerein #melanomamonth
We can-cer vive!