February isn’t its normal self this year. Yes we will still celebrate the most famous Presidents' birthdays (Washington and Lincoln), and yes we will still celebrate the usual Ground Hog’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. But, only once every four years do we get to add a day to our calendar by experiencing Leap Year.
So what will you do with that extra 24 hours this year? Will you take that time to: enjoy your family in a fuller capacity; fellowship with friends; grow or strengthen your spiritual relationship with Christ; selflessly serve others who are not as fortunate as you; show your spouse how much you love them; offer comfort to those who are hurting; council with those who are troubled; mend broken relationships; pray for the needs of our community, state, nation and world; witness to others about salvation; seek God’s direction for your life; ask forgiveness from those you’ve wronged; or offer forgiveness for those who’ve wronged you; be a positive influence in someone else’s life; seek to transfer your positive outlook on life to others by showing them the silver lining in their cloud of darkness; learn to do something that you have never done before; laugh through life, rather than cry about life; love your neighbor; hug your family and friends; stop to smell the roses even though the thorns are a real and present danger; sing out loud; or simply relax and reflect?
Any of these could rejuvenate your existence for that extra 24 hours. Don’t let this extra day of opportunity fall into the routine of the other 365 days this year. Do something special; do something positive; dare to be abnormal; and please God through all your actions. Make February 29th count!
Well said, Cindy!
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