Today is February 29, or what’s more famously known as Leap Year Day. It’s basically our human attempt to even things out by piecing together scraps of time from the past into one additional day every four years. An extra 24 hours, how great is that! It’s even better than gaining an extra hour of sleep every November when Daylight Saving Time ends.
If you’ve never been impressed by the concept of Leap Year Day, perhaps now is the time to start viewing it as a bonus to be spent on doing something special. Some people write themselves letters (or have their children write letters to themselves) and read them in four years to see what’s changed. Others set aside the day to do a special project they have been putting off. Some of us plan to make a $29 donation to our favorite charity. Regardless of the act, the idea of doing something unique in honor of this extra day has merit.
Tell us how you observe Leap Year Day? Do you have any cool leap year customs? Were you born or married on Feb. 29? Do you celebrate every four years, or do you pick Feb. 28 or March 1?
Whatever you do, don’t wait another four years to make this extra day of life special.