I found these ideas on One Good Thing she has a list like this for every month of the year.
April Is The Best Month To Buy…
1. Cookware Sets
The month of April leads up to both wedding season and graduation season. And one of the things that both grads and newlyweds want is a great set of cookware. Luckily for them, many departments stores will be offering great sales and discounts on cookware sets this month!
2. Home Improvement Supplies
We call it “spring cleaning,” but it’s usually more like “spring cleaning and organizing and fixing things around the house.” If you’ll be doing any of those things around the house this month, make sure to take advantage of the Spring Black Friday sales and discounts at Home Depot!
3. Auto Parts & Services
April is National Car Care Month! Winter can be really hard on cars, and yours surely deserves a little TLC now that the weather has improved! Take advantage of discounts on tune-ups, new tires, auto parts, and more.
4. Secondhand Goods
You probably won’t find a lot of special deals on secondhand clothes this month, but what you will find is a huge selection! People are spring cleaning their closets this month, so you’re likely to see a lot of recently donated items at your local thrift shops. Spend an afternoon combing the racks, because you never know what you might find!
5. Spring Clothing
Retailers will be clearing out spring styles this month in order to make room for incoming summer styles. That means you can find great discounts and markdowns on spring-y clothing for the whole family, just in time for warmer weather!
6. Earth Day Discounts
Earth Day is on April 22nd, and many businesses will celebrate by offering special earth-friendly deals and discounts. Some deals you might find include outdoor gear, hiking boots, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, and more!
April is a great time to snag a deal on jewellery, because jewellery stores are gearing up for Mother’s Day in May. Take advantage of all the sales and discounts on jewellery this month, and then you won’t be scrambling for a gift next month! :-)
May the sun be with us! Except with the quiet coming of March be on the lookout for at least one more big storm before the end of the month. I love the sun but I always hope March comes in like a lion so that it will go out like a lamb. I can deal with cold and snow early in the month but I always wish for the beauty of sun and green buds on the trees at the end of it.
So where did the phrase 'In like a lamb, out like a lion' come from?
There are several ideas:
While many sayings are base on observation and are accurate, others are the rhymes and beliefs of those who came before us.
Those folks actually believed that bad spirits could change the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or didn't do in certain situations. Those beliefs also included ideas that there could be a balance in weather and in life. So if the weather came in bad, (like a lion) it could go out good and calm. (like a lamb)
Since March is such a changeable month in which we can see…
When I started this post I intended to write something entirely different but I am very disturbed at the moment by a conversation I just had on instant messenger and I want to share it with you. Tell me do you think I am wrong to take this stance or not? The grey is my daughter the blue is me
Hey.. do you happen to have $25 to $30 we can borrow until the end of the month? Mom
Cherylann I am flat broke maybe $3 to my name I don't have enough lunch stuff to get us through until the end of the month because we can't send them with peanut butter. We don't have soup or anything food banks are closed and Dean has school all.day tomorrow so no way to go to the food banks. We are in a pretty bad predictiment.
Next to physical survival, the greatest need of a human being is psychological survival—to be understood, to be affirmed, to be validated, to be appreciated. Covey, Stephen R.. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (p. 253). RosettaBooks. Kindle Edition.
Whoa! Something most people don't even consider that! Psychological survival is just as important as physical survival. How many of us actually feel like we are understood, validated, appreciated, like our feelings count too?
I don't. Not at all. The people in my life try or at least pretend to try but not one of them actually sees the real person inside the skin I present to them. Most of them don't want to know, they are so wrapped up in their needs and wants that they have no time to notice that while I'm present, a lot of the time I am not PRESENT.
But joy is the absence of fear. Joy is your soul’s knowledge that if you don’t get the promotion, keep the relationship, or buy th…