May 2 – Lemonade Day
This day should really be called Lemonade Stand Day, because the main focus of the day is to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in young people all across the country. It is a day to give youth of our neighborhoods an opportunity to experience the “taste” of business success.
If done correctly, the days preceding lemonade day should be filled with plans and preparation – prices (don’t forget to have resources to make change), posters, recipes, location determination, and production of the liquid product. The young business owners must be ready with the freshest, best, most delicious lemonade in the history of mankind as they prepare for success.
This is a great opportunity for parents to teach their children about the costs and profits of the venture; of the risks involved if the sales do not outweigh the costs; of the importance of customer service; and of the importance of quality.
My goal for this day is to take an walk around the streets of my neighborhood with some bills in my pocket and see if I can find some entrepreneurs to inspire. It is also a good day just to relax and enjoy the refreshment of a tall, cool glass of aid from the lemon tree. vest in Businesses face challenges, too. If they’re given lemons, well they make a
May 3 – Two Different Colored Shoes Day
This sounds like such a fun day that anyone who owns two pairs of shoes can enjoy. I think this day is supposed to celebrate our uniqueness, but I see the fun in being creative – two different slippers to breakfast, two different tennis shoes for the jog; two different leather shoes to work; to different socks to go along with the shoes; one sandal and one rain-boot; one cowboy boot and one Croc. This is truly a day that can help you “stand out” as long as you can stay on “both feet.”
Family dress up time or a crazy party with friends could fit nicely into the wacky day. Warning: be sure to get one left and one right shoe – otherwise blisters might ruin the day.
May 4 – Star Wars Day
Bring out the costumes and the light sabers. Turn on the VRC with Episode 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or,,,,you get the idea. Try noy to overdo the “May the fourth be with be you,” but definitely include it in your daily conversations. Store clerks, school bus drivers, next door neighbors, librarians, and others that enter your world will get a kick out of hearing your words of greeting.
According to daysoftheyear.com, Star Wars fans didn’t first this play of words. It was first used in 1979 when the first female British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher took office on May 4. The Conservative Party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News, which read, “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.”
Enjoy the day – TRY talking like Yoda until your kids tell you to stop (Remember: “Do or Do not, there us no try”); wear a jedi robe to work (unless you will get fired or work have a standard uniform – I can see every policeman and foreman showing up in Jedi robes)
May 5 -Cartoonist Day
On Sunday, May 5, 1895, the subscribers of the New York World discovered a new feature in the morning newspaper they found Richard Outcault’s full-color drawing of a barefoot boy with a mischievous grin called The Yellow Kid. Some consider this the first published comic strip and the first commercially successful cartoon art. Celebrate cartooning and cartoonists today. Check out artists like Bill Watterson – Calvin and Hobbes; Chic Young – Blondie; Bill Keane – Family Circus; Garfield – Jim Davis; Peanuts – Charles Schultz; or one of your favorites. Find some funny strips to share with others.
Try your hand at cartooning. Come up with a good clean joke or funny saying and have everyone in the family come up with a cartoon to capture the funny idea on paper.
May 6 – Day of Prayer
It is hard to believe that the United State Congress declared the first Thursday in May as The National Day of Prayer, but I am so thankful that it continues to be part of the special days celebrated in our country.
In the early 1950s, a young evangelist by the name of Billy Graham led prayer services on the steps of the Capitol (February 3, 1952). Later that same year, Congress proclaimed a joint resolution for a National Day of Prayer and President Harry S. Truman declared that the day be observed on July 4, 1952. The observance was moved to the first Thursday of May by President Ronald Reagan
Prior to this yearly date set aside for this important activity, Americans have been intermittently called to prayer : July 20, 1775 – The Continental Congress issued a proclamation recommending “a day of public humiliation, fasting, and prayer” be observed; In 1795, George Washington proclaimed a day of public thanksgiving and prayer; John Adams declared May 9, 1798 as “a day of solemn humility, fasting, and prayer;” Abraham Lincoln signed a Congressional resolution, during the Civil War, which called for April 30, 1863, as a day of fasting and prayer.
Everyday should be a day of prayer, but let’s be faithful and patriotic as we participate in this important national day of seeking God’s blessing and direction on our lives.
May 7 Space Day
Space Day honors the extraordinary achievements, benefits, and opportunities in man’s exploration and use of space. The disciplines of technology, science, engineering, and math are so important for careers in space-related jobs. Space-age technology has impacted the lives of all of us – from computers to TANG, from memory foam to baby formula, from dust busters to space blankets, from the freeze-drying process to infrared thermometers, from the insulin pump to the computer mouse.
So many occupations have be advanced and impacted by the space program: meteorologists, chemists, physicists, biologists, teachers, photographers and writers just to mention a few. See if you can think of ways that the space program has impacted your life. We’ve been exploring space for less than 60 years and yet the benefits that have resulted NASA have been life-changing.
As much as man has done with space, this day should be used to stand in awe of what we do not know, of the transcendent nature of the Creator, of the ne who holds all of space in the palm of His hand. I think it is special that Space Day follows the Day of Prayer
May 8 Train Day
Just as the Space program has opened an unexplored frontier, so the train revolutionized the world. From horse powered to electric engines, the iron horses called trains opened America to a westward expansion. Transporting people, supplies, and dreams, the rails that crisscrossed our nation enlarged our borders but connected our families.
Here are some interesting train facts:
1. A train’s speed can reach up to 350 mph. The current world record of a train’s top speed being 357.2 mph.
2. In 1865 after the assassination of then-president Abraham Lincoln, a funeral train carried his body through 180 cities on its way to Lincoln’s home state. This funeral train made front-page news and was used as inspiration in establishing train travel around the world.
3. The first American locomotive lost to a horse. In 1830, a steam engine called the “Tom Thumb” which was capable of going 18 mph. As it underwent tests near a railroad, a horse-drawn train pulled alongside it and was challenged to a race. The Tom Thumb quickly pulled ahead until it broke a belt. This allowed the horse-drawn train to finish the race first.
4. The longest train ride in the world is a trip that travels from Portugal to Vietnam. This train trip is 10,056 miles long and takes approximately 12 days to complete.
5. The longest direct train route is found in Moscow. This is provided by the Trans-Siberian Railway and it spans a total length of 5,778 miles.
6. From the oldest to the latest, the train transport systems have been powered by several sources: Horse-pulled, Steam, Diesel, and Electricity.
50 Interesting Train Facts That Will Surprise You | Facts.net
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