Thursday, May 1, 2014

May for Me Starts Today with a Giveaway!

Every year, I explain that May for Me is all about finding 5 minutes or 10 minutes --- just for you each day.  If you do this for the whole month of May, you will be a happier person 365 days a year. You will find time for you!

This is the 4th annual May for Me Celebration

It all started with a conversation between two friends about feeling like there is never any time for us.  That's when I realized, I could find 5 minutes for me everyday in my crazee/busy life!  I will choose to smell the roses, to create, to read, to sew, to quilt, or to just relax.  You can do it too!  Find 5 minutes for you each day!



Last year, I shut off my alarm clock and went back to sleep for a bit and naturally woke up to the birds singing. This year, in Wisconsin, it is too cold to open the windows, but if the furnace isn't running, I will be able to hear to birds singing, as they are back, but pretty cold too. After I did that last year, I now set an alarm, just so I do not sleep later than 8am, but I am usually up between 6 and 7!  I made a change that I really like.  I wake up naturally. Remember I am my own boss and I can be late for work and I can work later in the day, if I choose to start later.

Last year, I chose to add more water to my diet!  That was a great addition!  I drink more water and I feel better because of it.

I found all sorts of 5 minute things that made me happy!

You will be a happier person, if you take a few minutes for you!  Celebrate you! It's May for Me!

Here's the first Giveaway!

You can enter to win my Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern! It is a fun table topper quilt to make in any colors.



Here is an up close photo of my Summer Tomatoes Table Topper Quilt. I quilted it with Bubble Quilting.



Leave one comment to enter --- Answer this question:

What only takes five minutes that makes you happy?

Giveaway is open to everyone.

Giveaway ends at Midnight on Thursday, May 8th and winner will be announced on Friday and the next May for Me Giveaway will start on Friday. 

There will be a new Giveaway every week during May.

All prizes will be mailed out the first week in June.

If I don't reply to you -- you may be a no reply blogger -- check your settings, so I can reply and find you if you win.

Please feel free to share my Giveaway with others.  Blog about it. Share it on facebook. Tweet it to everyone!

Thanks so much!

Marcia

What is May for Me?

24 comments:

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

It only takes me 5 minutes to make a fresh fruit smoothie…and that makes me very happy :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well, every morning is 5 minutes to make the first brewed coffee of the day, but I make sure I take 5 minutes to sit and enjoy my two furry side-kicks who help with so much of my quilting tasks - and great friends to walk with these days, too.

Janet said...

five minutes for a few yoga stretches in the middle of the work day. Wonderful when you sit at a computer all day like I do.

GranChris said...

I mail a card to someone I love each day. Makes me smile.

Gill said...

I like to spend five minutes walking round my garden before anyone else is up!!

Catskill Quilter said...

I enjoy sitting on my patio and patting my cat! Invariably, a neighbor or two will stop by to visit...

Lisa Marie said...

My son is grown and lives 900 miles away but I talk to him on the phone for at least a few minutes most days, and that makes me happy.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That would be my morning tea!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa said...

My favorite thing that only takes 5 min is the cuddles and kisses from my dog when I get home from work. It makes my heart sing! Hopefully this rain here in WI stops soon, I finally see my tulips trying to peek out. They (and me too!) are ready to see some sun!

Helen Ernst said...

Mid afternoon, after I have done something for my business's , for the family & the house--I feel so.... rewarded with a cup of coffee and a few minutes of mindless blog reading!

Jenn4653 said...

Take 5 minutes to enjoy a juicy tangerine, love the smell and the taste. Yummy!

Patrica said...

That first, quiet cup of coffee in the morning gets me going and is my just for me time. Everyone who knows me also knows that I like to spend the first 20 minutes of the day ALONE and they are good enough to respect my space. Starts the day off right.

Margaret said...

I like to take 5 min each day and watch the hummingbirds. So relaxing

Angie Bailey said...

It only takes me 5 minutes to hug and kiss my puppies and give them a belly rub. (abailey_crace at yahoo dot com)

Quilter Kathy said...

I like to visit quilt blogs and see what my quilty peeps are up to... makes me very happy!

Linda said...

I like to go out and put food in my bird feeder in the morning and watch the birds flock to it after I walk away. It's like they are always watching for me to freshen up their food. I sit on the back porch for a few minutes with my cup of tea and watch them before I have to hurry up and rush out to join the work force. Thanks for having May for Me again this year. I enjoy this a lot.

Linda said...

I like to go out and put food in my bird feeder in the morning and watch the birds flock to it after I walk away. It's like they are always watching for me to freshen up their food. I sit on the back porch for a few minutes with my cup of tea and watch them before I have to hurry up and rush out to join the work force. Thanks for having May for Me again this year. I enjoy this a lot.

barbara woods said...

coffee and Hubby time

Valerie Reynolds said...

5 minutes...I sit at my teacher desk at the end of the day, when the kids are gone and enjoy the quiet!! LOL!! I'm serious! :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

It takes 5 minutes to make a pot of tea. Just sipping tea helps to relax me. This past month, I've been taking more time in the evenings to read.

Pam Wickman said...

Knitting for my new granddaughter. For past seven months I have been knitting a white baby blanket, not knowing sex go grand child. Three days ago she was born, and igot out the knitting needles and started making her a hat. Love making things for others.

Mary said...

Catching up online with my Blogging Friends makes me happy. It takes way more than 5 minutes. Maybe 5 minutes per Blog. In 5 minutes I can check the mail and read the paper. I live in a town with not much news in the paper.

Lyndsey said...

It only takes me 5 minutes to make a steaming cup of tea and to sit and enjoy those first few sips but once I've started I make time to finish the cup.

KatieQ said...

I try to wake up before my husband every morning to have some time alone. I take the time to make a pot of tea and read a trashy novel on my Kindle.