Only once every four years do we get this extra day.

There are so many things we can do with an extra day. It is an additional twenty-four hours of possibility, potential, opportunity and all manner of positive things.

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We are all obsessed in this society with time. Linear time in particular. Because we all have schedules for our days we are constantly chasing time.

Time to get out of bed. Time to eat breakfast. Time to go to work. Time for a break. Time for lunch. Time to go home. Time for dinner. Time for that TV show I enjoy. Time for bed.

As such time feels as though it is constantly slipping away from us. We are frequently looking for more time, because we often run into the familiar problem of “I don’t have enough time.”

This year has provided us with a WHOLE EXTRA DAY! That’s an additional twenty-four hours of time! Thus this is an opportunity for us to take advantage of the extra time and use it to do something positive, something that will make us feel good.

It’s just another Monday. This extra day means nothing. If that’s how you want to approach it you’re absolutely correct. I prefer to try to see this as a special day, an extra day upon which I can create something positive, a day of more time that I can take advantage of and find positivity in.

For a select few this is the only day on which they get to celebrate their actual, factual birthday. Imagine being born on a day that only comes about every four years? Sure, you pick a day to either side of this special day to celebrate, but your ACTUAL birthday is only every four years! You get to be considerably younger than the years may tell.

This is all about approach. How do you approach time, how do you see the hours, the days, the weeks and years go by? Is it just an endless, routine, set stream? Or do you seek to find something extraordinary in the ordinary? Just because it’s another Monday does not mean it is not nor cannot be extra special, since it’s a whole extra day of the year.

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Time does not need to be an enemy or a point of contention, it can be something we can all use to create, to discover new things, to explore our world and to build positivity.

Let this extra day be a day to experience some fun, some joy, some happiness. Make Leap Day a special day where you allow yourself to enjoy all the possibility and opportunities before you.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we have this whole extra day this year, we have an additional opportunity to seek positivity. When we do what we can to make use of all of our time, we can better enjoy our day, and in so doing empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

 

This is the one hundred ninth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.