So leap day is a Monday, which kind of sucks for people who have a full-time job because it doesn’t feel like an “extra day”. In fact, it’s just another Monday (“ugh, Mondays”). And this sucks even more because the people who go to work every day are probably the people who need an “extra day” the most. So I get the cynical remarks, the dismissal of significance from “real adults who have things to do”, the condescending eye roll that the corner of your eye may catch when someone hears you saying, “But it’s leap day!”
I too, don’t have a special reason to “celebrate” leap day, but I do see it as an opportunity (or excuse) to do something fun.
One can argue that there is always an opportunity to do something fun every day and that is true. But for the people who need a justification each time they indulge in pleasure, the people who have a hard time giving themselves a break without feeling guilty or less about themselves, today may be the day for them, and who are you to scorn that?
One important mindset I’ve adopted throughout 2015 is that if you’re going to spread anything, spread good vibes and positive energy. You can roll your eyes at someone else’s excitement or you can be excited with them. You can view leap day as just another Monday this year, or you can see it as a chance to do something memorable.
When leap day rolls around 4 years later, how do you want to remember it?
When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.
― Shannon L. Alder
P.S. Response to the Daily Prompt: Leap