Can I call today Leap Year Day? Is that like, a thing?
Probably not, but whatever. 🙂 I’m reflecting today on past leap years of my life… They’ve been significant years. I even have detailed journals from a couple of “leap year days” that were not just your average ho-hum days.
Journey with me for a sec?
1988 – Well… I was 3, don’t remember much from that time yet. But Mom was pregnant with my little sister the end of that year!
1992 – I “graduated” from kindergarten.
1996 – I was in 4th/5th grade enjoying summer softball and recess soccer with the boys! 🙂 Little tomboy Meg
2000 – Graduated 8th grade and began high school!
2004 – Graduated high school and began college
2008 – Graduated college and went to Greece for the first time
2012 – Finished first year working for the Greek Bible College with my husband, and we reported to our supporters that fall
2016 – Our family is growing 🙂
Most of these leap years are not just your average years of life… they fell on major events and transition seasons in my life. I also think it’s interesting that leap year is always USA’s election year and the summer Olympics. An extra day for politicians to campaign, for athletes to train… 😉
I really like looking back and reflecting on my life with thankfulness. I also like trying to package my memories and seasons into patterns to describe my journey thus far.
But more importantly, I want this leap year day to inspire me to take a big leap forward in my motivation and planning/goal setting for my family and my/our life as disciple(s) of Christ!
Life keeps marching on quickly. I’ve already lived three decades. Crazy… I want to make each day count. Especially this “extra” day this year. And I can happily say… I have. 🙂 Maybe not in major ways, but in simple ways, completed a handful of necessary tasks for housekeeping life, and some heart healthy reflection, evaluation, and studying for personal growth myself. I’d say I used this year’s extra 24 hours well.
Help me, Father, keep living each day given to me by you for productive growth for my relationship with you, your kingdom’s advancement, and ultimately for your glory and name to be known and praised!