Five Favorite Things in May!

The month of May is here. Hard to believe how quickly the months go by! And in May, we are looking at celebrations to kick off the month. Cinco de Mayo is in week one of May, and from there we celebrate Mother’s Day as well as the kickoff to summer on Memorial Day weekend!

The theme for 6 Degrees website in May is “Celebrate your Inner Muse!” There’s lots to do and lots to celebrate this month…

Number One: National Day of Prayer (& Cinco de Mayo!)

Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, is a day that usually means celebrating with food. (See Number Five for food ideas!) But it’s also the National Day of Prayer.... For those who would like to offer a special prayer, there are several sites to visit. The church where you worship locally will probably have a link, as well as these we offer:

Creation Justice

Presbyterian USA

Women’s Guide to Prayer

Unity Church

Number Two: Mother’s Day is May 8th

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year. Mother’s Day is a time when some people are scrambling to find last minute gifts that will please a special Mom who always does so much for us! Here are some suggestions. We are now offering our own 6 Degree product ideas as well.

Amazon Links:  Amazon offers a wide range of beauty & health products and other accessories for Moms

6 Degrees Shop: 6 Degrees is now offering personal gifts ranging from T-Shirts for film lovers, for Brown Bag Environmentalists, and for Dog-Moms! Also Totes with pictures of your pooch, for naturalists, and Journals for Moms to write in with beautiful covers from art and covering a range of film or Art Deco and Futurist Themes!

Fair Trade:  We are excited to offer some Fair Trade Products with links provided here and for the upcoming Fair Trade Day on May 14th!

Number Three: Fair Trade Day– is May 14th plus gifts to help Ukraine!

 Fair Trade Day is May 14. Here is a new area where we are excited to offer some ideas that will help those in need as well as….For those who are interested in finding ways to help Ukraine and its people we also offer links:

On Amazon: There are a variety of products that are offered through Amazon with Fair Trade Labels

Brown Bag Shop Recommends: Top rated Ukraine Relief Organizations

Number Four International Museum Day is Wed May 18th!

Those who know me know that museums are a place I often go to for inspiration and ideas. It’s a perfect place to unwind and ‘celebrate your inner muse!” Here’s the link to the piece I wrote on “Museums I have Known.” Since the pandemic, I’ve not been able to get my ‘fix’ so I’m planning on visiting a couple of shows that are in my region this spring and summer. And I always urge folks to try and see some museum show that you can visit in your area, at least a couple of times a year.

There are all types of museums for different tastes, for railroad enthusiasts, for photography buffs, for Native American Art lovers and even museums for sports fanatics! One friend was very excited about the new Bob Dylan museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma of all places! (Who knew!?)

Number Five:  Memorial Day weekend & National Creativity Day 


Here’s a thought. Find your creative muse and celebrate your newfound joie de vivre all weekend long! Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer in America, and we are always ready to celebrate with local specialties and great seasonal food…. May 30th is also National Creativity Day, so keep the celebration going with a picnic or museum visit!

If you need any ideas, head to our GF Writers Cooking Journal for new recipes each week and beautiful photos that are guaranteed to whet your appetite!

Here’s some links that will help you as you kick off the summer with good food, great books and articles to read, and even more food for thought!

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