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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Yep, it is that time of the year where there are endless days of rain and thunderstorms. But where does the silly phrase, “April Showers Bring May Flowers” actually originate from? The rhyme actually comes from the 1500’s where it was originally a part of a short poem.

This simple saying actually has a deeper meaning than you may realize. Have you ever thought about it like this: even the worst things can bring about joy in the end. Although April is often long and drawn out because warm May weather is just around the corner, it is important to remember that even though it may rain everyday for what seems like a week–the good will come in time. Patience is a simple key in surviving the month of April. After all, “all good things come to those who wait.”

But there are many other, but less popular sayings about April as well:
•After a wet April follows a dry June.
•April and May are the keys of the whole year.
•April moist and warm makes the farmer sing like a nightingale.
•An April shower and May sun, will make cloth bright and fair maids dun.
•April snow breeds grass.
•April with his hack and his bill, sets a flower on every hill.
•April showers bring May flowers, but who wants to wade through mud to see a bud?

So remember, enjoy the beautiful days and accept the “gloomy” days for the warm May weather is right around the corner! In the meantime, keep pushing those grades–school will be out before you know it!

Ashley 🙂


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