February 29, 2012: Leap Day, Leap of Faith

February 29 is considered as a leap day. We only have February 29, every four years, and that is one good reason to make this day extra special. What makes this day extra special to me is that I am reminded to be forever grateful for all the things that has and will come my way and to be ever patient.

 

Here are my reflections for today:

  1.  Nothing starts easy.
  2. Be patient with your progress.
  3. If you’re going through tough times, the best way to go through it is by dealing with it.
  4. Recognize your fear, short comings and when you do recognize it and you need help, all you have to do is ask.
  5. I have to agree with Cheen that “happiness is a deliberate effort” so choose to be happy.
  6. Your failures will never define you.
  7. Everything happens in God’s own perfect time.
  8. All emotions are beautiful. Our emotions make us human, so embrace it. Laugh out loud and cry if you need to.
  9.  Travelling is a way to find yourself and it is a way to go back to where your heart is.
  10. I have to agree with my friend Becky when she said “You are your own fairy godmother, keep dreaming your dreams, keep believing in magic and keep writing your own happy ending.”
  11. I also agree with this quote from Christian Nestell Bovee “Doubt who you will, but never doubt yourself.”
  12. You are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
  13. When things get awfully tiring, seek for silence. Most of the time, the loudest lessons are found in the most quiet corners of our lives.
  14. According to folk stories, February 29 is declared as “Ladies’ Day” where the ladies are given privilege to propose marriage. Fast forward to the 21st century, I think it should be renamed “Girl Power Day” and this should be every day.
  15. Take a leap not just on February 29, but take a leap when given the chance.

To end this, let me share one of my favorite reflections from Fr. Jerry Orbos’ Just a Moment: “Gratitude for the past– Be grateful for everything and everyone, good or bad in your past. Trust in the future-Learn to surrender all your plans and worries to the father. Love in the present– Do your best in expressing your love and you will have no regrets about the past.”

I hope you had a happy leap day. See you around.

*Screen shot taken from Google’s welcome page, Feb. 29,2012

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