April starts off as a prank day, a silly day, an April Fool’s Day.  But April is so much more.

Over the 30 days of April, special recognition is given to significant issues that are important to all of us.

April is Autism Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month,Animal Cruelty Prevention Month and Earth Day celebrated on April 20th.

Pretty impressive, don’t you think?

April is one of those months that offers hope, warmth, sunshine, growth, renewal in every new sprout, warm rays, and anticipation of bright days ahead.  Maybe that’s why April has such awesome messages to deliver and for all of us to recognize.

For awareness helps us understand and become more knowledgeable, accepting, supportive and involved.

April could be famous for its messages.  It is also lyrical in that it includes  National Poetry Month.   Here’s a few lines from a poem called Famous by Naomi Shihab Nye.

“I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous,

  or a button hole, not because it did anything spectacular,

  but because it never forgot what it could do.”

April is like that.  It reminds us of things we can do.


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