Think of it—we have been given an extra day!!!
What will you do with it?
There are many traditions on Leap Day; a woman asking a man to marry her, wearing blue and yellow, but my favorite by far is doing something you wouldn’t ordinarily do.
What can I do today, that I wouldn’t ordinarily do? Oh the possibilities.
Because I live my life in such a way that I pretty much do whatever I’d like every day, finding something new and different to do took a bit of thought.
Although this is a tough one, I came up with a list of 5 new things to do today:
1. Light the fire pit in the middle of the afternoon.
2. Take my class outside to see the sunset.
3. Try Ethiopian food.
4. Bring my husband a picnic dinner.
5. Text my kids. (I have a dumb phone and bad eyesight. I know HOW to text but I rarely do. I have to be careful what I say in the message because they’ll think I have some type of terminal illness or something. I wouldn’t want them to panic.)
Trying new things is a way to help break old patterns.
It opens up your creative thinking to new possibilities and expands your world.
You don’t have to do anything dangerous and you don’t have to keep up with the new thing. (Maybe I won’t like Ethiopian food), but breaking free from your routine can be a very gratifying experience.
There is no reason to wait four more years to try something new, why not try something different every day?
What new thing would you like to try?
I am looking for positive blog articles to feature here. If you know of one, please let me know on Facebook.
- Wellness tip of the day (goss-coaching.com)
- Live your life well (thecupoflife.wordpress.com)
- How we spend our time (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Five Cool Facts About Leap Day/Leap Year (greetingcarduniverse.com)
- Leap Year’s Fine with 29 (preppywithapurpose.wordpress.com)
- Get ready for Leap Day! (flickr.net)
AND THE WINNER IS…..
|2. Barack Obama||9. Frederick Douglass||16. Oprah Winfrey|
|3. Martin Luther King, Jr.||10. Dr. Charles Drew||17. Paul Laurence Dunbar|
|4. WEB DuBois||11. Dr. Bill Cosby||18. Maya Angelou|
|5.Thurgood Marshall||12. Alex Haley||19. Langston Hughes|
|6. Rosa Parks||13. James Weldon Johnson||20. Nikki Giovanni|
|7. John Hope Franklin||14. Malcolm X||21. Marian Anderson|
|8. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.||15. Sidney Poitier|