APRIL: A MONTH OF RENEWAL AND REBIRTH
April is a time of transition, a period of renewal and rebirth in the world of nature, coming when winter has just ended and spring is just beginning. For many writers, the month is a symbol of youth, freshness, and promise. However, for others, April brings back old memories and triggers nostalgia about the past. April is also an action-packed month, starting with the prankster’s holiday, All Fools’ Day followed by the moveable feast of Easter, and the major annual event known as Earth Day, which is celebrated worldwide on April 22 to show support for environmental conservation. What’s more, April is the month when spring really starts to gain momentum in many places – and for most people, that’s reason enough to be happy.
One way to welcome the arrival of spring is to post uplifting quotes about April on your whiteboard-coated wall. Doing so can provide you with constant reminders of the season’s refreshing weather and the rebirth of plant and animal life that’s happening all around you. Such positive messages have been shown to produce a beneficial effect on people’s feelings and attitudes. As media psychology expert and communications consultant, Scott Sobel says, human beings are by nature hopeful, so they seek inspiration from role models and their observations on life: “Leaders and their words – inspirational quotes – affect us on a primal level.” And this is one reason that these expressions are passed down through the generations.
Words from acknowledged leaders in business, politics, the arts, and other fields may also hold more power because we assume that people in public roles must be capable, intelligent, or otherwise special to have attained these positions, thus making their messages more compelling.
Sometimes the simplest inspirational phrase can prompt us to think more deeply or motivate us to keep striving to reach our goals. But if we just read a quote, appreciate its message, then immediately forget what we’ve read and go about living our lives as usual, there’s no point in reading anything “helpful.” Thus, to avoid forgetting motivational quotes, you can post them on your Whiteboard Wall, whose vast canvas will accommodate large lettering that will help make the texts easier to remember. Once you’ve read the quotes for the month of April listed below, you can keep them in mind by writing them in easily seen areas of your wall to help you go through the month with greater focus on your life goals, and feel more encouraged to face daily challenges. Reading the quotes, pondering their meaning, and putting them into action to improve your life and attitude are the greatest compliments you can pay to the authors and are beneficial to you as well.
THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS ABOUT APRIL
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ― William Shakespeare (world-renowned English playwright and poet), Sonnet XCVIII
“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.” ― Marty Rubin (US author)
“Spring starts in the middle of March but the month of April seems to be the prelude to the promised rebirth taking place in May.” — Rainne Mendoza (Asian-American copywriter and author)
“April does mean the ‘true’ arrival of spring, after all. Get outside, connect with nature, shake loose those final winter cobwebs from your mind and begin a new adventure.” – Julie K. Hage (US writer and blogger)
“There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; there is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.” — William Cullen Bryant (US poet, journalist, and editor)
“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” — Hal Borland (US author, journalist and naturalist)
“April, pride of woodland ways, / Of glad days, / April, bringing hope of prime, / To the young flowers that beneath / Their bud sheath / Are guarded in their tender time.” — Remy Belleau (French Renaissance poet)
“The tantalizing scent transported me to a white, sandy beach lapped by a turquoise sea under a tropical sun. Lime and coconut were the getaway flavors my bakery customers needed in April, tax time.” — Judith Fertig (US cookbook author)
“It is best to be born in April or August when the life-giving Sun is in its exaltation sign Aries or Leo, its home, for then we enter the sea of life on the crest-wave and are backed in the battle of existence by an abundant fund of vim and energy.” — Max Heindel (Danish-American astrologer and mystic)
“Elections should be held on April 16th, the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.” — Thomas Sowell (US economist)
“You will feel the intoxication if you live life very consciously in this beautiful, merry month of April.” — Summer Bacon (spiritual teacher)
April with its haunting joy, and swift-stinging tears, / Month of mist and music, and the old moon-madness, / Month of magic fluting, the spirit only hears. — Virna Sheard (Canadian poet and novelist)
Sang the sunrise on an amber morn — / Earth, be glad! An April day is born. / Winter’s done, and April’s in the skies, / Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes! — Sir Charles G. D. Roberts (Canadian poet and prose writer)
April will not fail to turn out as it should be, and as it generally is, one of the sweetest, dearest, loveliest months of the year. — Joseph Grimaldi (English actor, comedian, and dancer)
The coming of April heralds the time to plant seeds of magic and fill the heart and home with the joy of light and life.” — Lotuswulf Satyrhorn (US author)
Yes, April is a lovely, soul-inspiring, life-invigorating month. — Joseph Grimaldi (English actor, comedian, and dancer)
In April, the first soft, tender, delicate green of spring salutes the eye in every direction. — Joseph Grimaldi (English actor, comedian and dancer)
“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks ‘Go.’” — Christopher Morley (US journalist, novelist, essayist, and poet), “John Mistletoe”
REGARDING APRIL WEATHER
“Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.” — Byron Caldwell Smith (19th century US author)
“Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length, the season of summer does come.” ― Thomas Carlyle (British historian, satirical writer, essayist, translator, philosopher, mathematician, and teacher)
“April again! The willow wands are yellow / Rose-red the brambles that the passing wind knows, / Comes a / robin’s note like the note of a ‘cello, / And across the valley, the calling of the crows, / April again!” — Virna Sheard (Canadian poet and novelist)
“A gush of bird-song, a patter of dew / A cloud, and a rainbow’s warning / Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue / An April day in the morning.” – Harriet Prescott Spofford (US writer of novels, poems and detective stories)
“The sun was warm but the wind was chill / You know how it is with an April day / When the sun is out and the wind is still / You’re one month on in the middle of May.” – Robert Frost (renowned US poet), “Two Tramps in Mud Time”
“The April winds are magical And thrill our tuneful frames The garden walks are passional To bachelors and dames.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (19th century US essayist and lecturer), ‘April’
“Again the blackbirds sings; the streams / Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams / And tremble in the April showers / The tassels of the maple flowers.” – John Greenleaf Whittier
“Rain soaks the earth, prompting growth and preparing the flowers of the season. And we find ourselves shedding our winter coats on the first warm spring day. This is April!” — Sharon Leah