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Is April the cruelest month?

April 23, 2018 | Sue Miyamoto

Some people think that the word “April” was based on the Latin word that meant “to open”, referring to the opening of buds and leaves. What if this April, you opened your heart to the needs of the working poor in Essex, people who are trying to make it on minimum wage, and sometimes have to choose between rent and medical bills or food. 

“Snow in April is abominable, said Anne. “Like a slap when you expected a kiss,”  wrote LM Montgomery, in her book Anne of Ingleside. We have survived a cold snowy spring, but it is our cold hearts that are more concerning. 

Yes, we are all busy. Yes, we have expenses of our own. But April doesn’t have to be the cruelest month. Let kindness spring forth.