Intuition, Women’s Check-ups, Room Cleaning, Lupus, and Shrimp

May 10, 2021 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

According to the National Day Calendar, there are more than 1500 national holidays every year – meaning that there is at least one holiday for every day in the calendar year. All you have to do is choose which holiday(s) you want to celebrate. With that said, today’s holidays are listed below — so let the festivities begin. 

Good morning my intuitive friends. Today is Monday, May 10, 2021. Today is the 130th day of the year, and 235 days remain.

Trust Your Intuition Day 

Trust Your Intuition Day is celebrated annually on May 10th. Even if you normally aren’t intuitive, you can easily deduce that this holiday urges you to trust your intuition today.
Insight, gut feeling, trusting your heart, a sixth sense, instinct — No matter how you describe, it, everyone occasionally gets that feeling inside that either causes a tense stomach or causes a feel-good reaction. The trouble with intuitions is that we don’t always acknowledge or heed them. Intuition can steer you either away from or toward a situation. It’s not tangible, but it is recognizable if you’re open to it.
For people who rely on rational, analytical, logical, and objective decisions, celebrating Trust Your Intuition Day might be a challenge, but this holiday is a day to follow your first instinct anyway. Don’t second-guess any decisions today.

National Women’s Check-Up Day

National Women’s Check-Up Day is celebrated annually on Monday of the second full week in May (usually, the day after Mother’s Day). You shouldn’t need your “women’s intuition” to conclude that this holiday urges you to schedule a health check-up again.
Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), and other important factors impact what you need to be concerned about and how often you need health care.
Mother’s Day is over, and hopefully, you are rested, rejuvenated, and feeling pampered and loved. But, now it’s time to get back to the reality of everyday life and take charge of your health. Celebrate National Women’s Check-Up Day by scheduling an appointment with your health care provider to discuss what screenings and exams you need and when you need them. After all, you want to be around to be pampered again next Mother’s Day, don’t you?

Clean Up Your Room Day 

Clean Up Your Room Day is celebrated annually on May 10th. Your intuition should be telling you that this holiday urges you to clean your room today.
The tradition of spring-cleaning dates back to the days when people relied on fire to light and heat their homes through the winter. After months of being shut up with no fresh air and dim lighting, everything in the house would be covered in soot and ash. Spring cleaning traditionally took place on the first warm day of the season. The entire family would roll up their sleeves and move all the furniture and linens outdoors. They would then clean the house from top to bottom, scrubbing down the walls, beating the dirt out of the carpets, and dusting everything in sight.
If you’re normal, clutter accumulates in every available space in your room. Clean Up Your Room Day is the day to begin your spring cleaning – starting with your room. Putting things away in their proper place and creating separate piles for trash and donations. Once you’ve decluttered it will become much easier to do the vacuuming, the dusting, and the scrubbing  –in other words,  a thorough cleaning. Go through your closets and get rid of everything you haven’t worn or used in the last year. And, don’t forget about those “dust bunnies” under your bed.

National Lupus Day 

National Lupus Day is celebrated annually on May 10th. Intuitively, you should glean that this holiday does not celebrate Lupus, but rather seeks to raise awareness about this deadly disease.
Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system thinks that every organ in your body is something to be destroyed. Ninety percent of Lupus patients are women, and Lupus does not discriminate as to age, or ethnicity. Its symptoms are often masked and it is often misdiagnosed at first. As the skin is the largest organ, that is where Lupus most often attacks, but it could just as easily go after your kidneys, lungs, or any other major organs.
Whether or not you know someone with Lupus, celebrate National Lupus Day by learning more about this deadly disease.

National Shrimp Day 

National Shrimp Day is celebrated annually on May 10th. Your first instinct is correct if you intuitively thought that this holiday celebrates shrimp – one of the world’s most prodigious and most loved types of seafood.
Shrimp is America’s favorite shellfish and are available year-round. When selecting fresh shrimp in the market, smell the raw shrimp and look for an oceanside fragrance. Choose plump, juicy shrimp and rinse under cold water before tightly covering and refrigerating it. Use them within 2-days.
Shrimp can be prepared in many ways – shelled or unshelled, raw or cooked, fresh or frozen. They can be enjoyed in a number of dishes – in a salad, shrimp scampi, or shrimp cocktail. They can be fried, sauteed, grilled on the “barbi,” or deep-fried in Chinese restaurant tempura style. They are all delicious.
Since shrimp is one of the few types of seafood in which I partake, my only dilemma today in celebrating Nation Shrimp Day deciding which way I want to enjoy mine. I hope you have the same dilemma as you celebrate this holiday as well.
Shrimp Factoids:

  1. Shrimp change color when you cook them due to a heat-induced chemical change in their shells.
  2. Generally speaking, the colder the water the smaller and more succulent the shrimp.
  3. Jumbo and colossal shrimp are often mistakenly called prawns – although prawns are actually an entirely different species.
  4. Most of the shrimp consumed in the United States comes from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and the Gulf Coast. 

Listed below are some other holidays celebrated on this date that are worthy of mention. 

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