Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy February 29th!

A whole extra day ... wishing you a good one! x

February 29th is an extra day, once every four years, to align the calendar with the seasons.

The day is often seen as a lucky omen: February 29th (1504) was especially fortuitous for Columbus.

People born on this day are known as 'leaplings' and include: Pope Paul III, Dinah Shore, Joss Ackland, Tony Robbins and Ja Rule.

Traditionally, February 29th is a day associated with romance. This is a day when women propose marriage. Leap years are so called because February 29th was a day when women could 'leap' the law that prevented them from proposing marriage.

What will you do with your extra 24 hours? How about making a leap towards a greener life? (Try the Nag too, if going greener interests you.) Whatever you do, I wish you a positive, uplifting extra day.

Yasmin Boland has this to say about today:

"We are now entering a period where profound healing is possible, and yes that includes physical healing, if that’s what you need. But it also covers emotional and spiritual healing too.
Look at where you’ve been hurt or upset recently, Ask yourself if you in any way, shape or form somehow managed to bring it on yourself, eg: by not being honest with yourself about the fact that you were clearly cruising for an emotional bruising but determined to kid yourself that it wasn’t so. If you can, forgive yourself for any perceived failure to Do Your Best.
And so now. Where does that leave you? What next? This cycle is all about transitioning to the next level, once the healing is done. PS Forgiveness, including self-forgiveness, is extremely healing."



Pacha said...

I am ready for transition! So ready. Hope you enjoy your whole extra day too...(it helps that its a Friday!)

HelenMH said...

That's fantastic. I was feeling really low this morning and that has cheered me up! Thanks.

Gonna be a writer said...

I need a positive focus at the moment so thanks for this.

Lane said...

What a positive post. I see tomorrow in a whole new light now. Thank you:-)

KAREN said...

This is much nicer than everyone moaning at the library about how they're all working an extra day for nothing! (I hadn't even thought about that, actually).

Annieye said...

Karen - we were all saying that at work yesterday, too!

Moondreamer - what a great post. Wouldn't it be lovely if every four years people were given the day off and people encouraged to spend the time doing something for someone less fortunate than themselves.

Moondreamer said...

Pacha, thankyou, I really enjoyed Friday knowing it was an extra day!

I hope your transition is a smooth one!


Helen, sorry to hear you were feeling low (big hugs! hope you're feeling better today?)

I'm so glad this cheered you up!

You're very welcome ... and thank you! It's lovely to know I make people feel better sometimes.


Gonna Be, you're welcome, am so glad you liked it.

I've been honing my positive spin skills for many years now, thanks in large part to my wonderful, wayward Eldest Daughter!


Lane, you're welcome!

There's always another way to look at things. Though the truth is, I didn't write this intending it to be 'positive' as I hadn't realised there was a negative!

I hope you enjoyed your extra day!


Karen, thank you!

I hadn't thought about that either!

I hope you had a good day.


Annieye, thank you, and what a fantastic idea!

What a lovely use of an extra day ... I think we should try and arrange that!