It’s February 29th which means… Happy Leap Day!
A few Leap Day facts courtesy of Wikipedia…
Did you know? It takes 365 days AND 6 hours for Earth to make a complete revolution around the sun! Well actually it takes 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 15 seconds if we’re gonna get technical… So as a result, one extra day is added to the calendar every four years to keep the count coordinated with the sun’s position.
Did you know? It’s popular tradition in some countries for women to propose to men on Leap Day! So all you single ladies, today is your day to step up your game
“The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take away.”
~ Deepak Chorpa
“Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”
~ Ray Bradbury
“The theme you choose may change or simply elude you, but being your own story means you can always choose the tone. It also means that you can invent the language to say who you are and what you mean.”
~ Toni Morrison
“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that’s enough for one man’s life.”
~ T.S. Eliot
“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you allow yourself to breath into the depth, wonder, beauty, craziness, and strife everything that represents the fullness of your life you can live fearlessly. Because you come to realize that if you just keep breathing, you cannot be conquered.”
“The purpose that you wish to find in life, like a cure you seek, is not going to fall from the sky… I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.”
~ Michael J. Fox
“You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.”
~ John Updike
“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.”
~ Jodi Picoult
“If you cannot hear the sound of the genuine in you, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.”
~ Howard Thurman
“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”
~ Emily Dickinson
“The purpose of life, after all, is to love it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“We can either watch life from the sidelines, or actively participate… Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.”
~ Christopher Reeve
“Life always busts the boundaries of formulas.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be.”
~ Anne Lamott
[quotes from "15 Quotes That Point Your Life Forward" on Oprah.com]
Daily Memorable Moment February 29: Giving Charlie a bath- when he’s wet he looks like such a little rat dog!
Question: How did you spend your extra 24 hours?
Question: What is the craziest Leap Day tradition that you’ve heard?
— Life's a Bowl