So, I was thinking today...it's February 28th, which would normally be the last day of this short month, but not this year! It's a leap year. So, out of curiousity, I googled why we have leap years (I had no idea!) and found this...
"We say there are 365 days in the year and by this we mean that it takes the earth 365 days to make its annual trip around the sun. Actually, though, it takes the earth 365-1/4 days to make this trip. This means that every year we gain one-fourth of a day and every four years we gain one full day. If we did nothing about this, our calendar would move backward one full day every four years relative to our seasons. To keep this from happening, we capture the extra day every four years and put it into our smallest month, February."
Then I heard them refer to the the extra day on the radio as the day that the earth re-balances itself. They were asking people what they were planning to do with this extra day to re-balance themselves. I think this is such a great way to look at this day! It's a whole extra day that we are only given every 4 years, we should make the most of it and do something extra special for ourselves! So, now I'm deciding what I want to do tomorrow. What are you going to do to celebrate this freebie day??
I was also told by a patient at work that women are supposed to ask men to marry them when it's a leap year! So, for all you ladies out there waiting for your man to pop the question...maybe this is your year to do the asking!!! ;)
I reckon (Aussie moment!) leap years are exciting!