As we enter this season of positive change, joy, and beauty; we want to remind ourselves to look forward to what is ahead. While we do this though, let’s not forget what we have done to reach this point in our season. So the April Words of Encouragement will hopefully encourage us to embrace the beauty of the season, but even more so the journey to that point.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
— Maya Angelou
In this reflection we need to remind ourselves that we all go through growing pains in life. When we come out the other side those stumbling blocks will have made us better in some way. It also makes achieving those goals that much sweeter.
Together we can do great things. –Mother Teresa
When we pool resources, whether intellectual, physical, or financial, we can accomplish far more than what we can by ourselves. Sometimes it is reaching out for that help from someone or a community that is the hardest part. Lend help when you can, and ask for help when you need.
Sunshine always follows rain. –Irish Proverbs
This is a lesson in resiliency. Never give up, because no one always has bad days. There will be better days ahead.
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. –Mahatma Gandhi
Forgive those who have wronged you. There is no room for hate or negativity in your head-space. Love one another, and go out there each day to do good.
Every time you smile at someone, it is a gift. –Mother Teresa
One simple act of kindness can change the trajectory of a persons day. So every day, try to do one simple act of kindness for someone. As simple as a smile or grabbing a door for a stranger can really change a persons day for the better.
I hope these April Words of Encouragement will inspire you to look for the bright side in every situation. That beauty comes from simple acts, and to appreciate the journey.
For more inspiration please check out the previous months quotes here.