An Extra Day

Today is February 29th, a day we only get to experience every four years. Those born today will not have a birthday for four whole years. All this so that the calendar harmonizes with the solar year. 


February has some fun dates like my brother’s and granddaughter’s birthdays. There is Presidents’ Day and Valentine’s Day and every four years a bonus day. That is exactly how I look at today. A bonus, therefore I try to not schedule anything on this day, but let it happen, soak it in, make the most of it. Who knows if it will come again in our lifetimes? Enjoy!


“Your birthday happens each year on exactly the same day. It is a solid thing, a dependable thing, a measure of your life broken down into 365 subunits. For a Leaper, it is a bit different. For us, the basic assumption is shattered from the beginning.” Rick Tumlison

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4 thoughts on “An Extra Day

  1. Thanks for the reminder to do nothing today. I can always use an excuse to do that.
    I was wondering why I was a little sad today so I guess it is because FEb. is over. I have two great nieces and a brother with birthdays in Feb. ( and an aunt and cousin who have passed from this earth). My brother died on Feb. 28 And my birthday is FEB. 19. And of course there are the holidays you mentioned plus Groundhog’s Day– so how much more could I crowd into a month!

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