During the month of May, there's a lot of reasons to celebrate. School ends for many students in May. Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May.
Nurses are also in the spotlight during the first week of May. National Nurses Week is always observed May 6-12 to honor the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, on May 12. May 6 is National Nurses Day.
Flowers are the perfect gift for all of these occasions. As parents, one of the lessons we teach our children is appreciation for others. Show your appreciation with flowers.
Neither teachers nor nurses receive the accolades they deserve. The professions of nursing and teaching require long hours and study to earn a degree, followed by long hours and study to maintain certification.
Mothers are on duty 24/7 for their families. There's always more to do than hours in the day when you're a mom. Hard work is rewarded with more to do, but most moms take it all in stride, enjoying the gift of motherhood.
Teaching, nursing and mothering are all related professions. Doing for others, helping others and caring for others are what teachers, nurses and moms do best.
Reward the hard work, dedication and love of those who serve others this month with flowers. As spring heats up during May, the season is right for planting annuals and flowering bushes and trees.
Here are some flowers to show your appreciation for all of your child's teachers, the nurses who touch your life and that special woman you call Mom.