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The Month that We Leap

February 2020 is part of a Leap Year

Many claim that time is not real, and that it is merely a human construct to help us differentiate between now and our perception of the past. Whether one agrees with this philosophy or not, many are willing to accept the notion that time is a science based event. More specifically, our modern concept of time is based on our solar year and measured by how long it takes Earth to revolve around our Sun.

This year's calendar contains a extra day and can be found as the 29th of February. Our standard calendars - or non-leap year calendars - only contain 28 days in February.

Our standard calendar year only contains 365 days, however our year technically lasts 6 hours longer than what is shown. To compensate for the 1/4 day missing from our standard, we are rewarded an extra full day every 4 years. From there, our relationship with solar time is realigned.

So there you have it. This month and year, you have an extra time. What will you do with it? Go ahead and take a leap, and try something new! Here are some suggestions:

1. Learn and play more music

2. Write a blog article

3. Read a new book

4. Take a picnic with your family

5. Attend a community event

6. Volunteer for an organization

7. Go for an outdoor walk

8. Learn and perform a new sport

9. Create a new sketch or painting

A person born on February 29 may be called a "leapling or a "leaper.” - Wikipedia

We may not be able to time travel like Dr. Who, or turn back time as sung by Cher, but we are indeed able to gain an extra day every four years. Enjoy it!

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