The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.  Thich Nhat Hanh

If the Divine deposited 86,400 blessed gifts into your life, but at the end of the day none would carry over and all would be deleted, how would you choose to use them? In each of those moments, your life can be either turned around or thrown away. Are you going to withdraw every second from your deposit? What are you going to do with this present moment in time?

There is no going back in the stream of time. We lose what we fail to use. Too many of us take these seconds for granted by not valuing the gift they are. Ask someone who narrowly avoided a car accident or an athlete who won silver in a race at the Olympics the value of a second. Do you want to tell someone that you love them? Do so now while you have a chance. Is there someone who needs your forgiveness . . . how about giving it this day? This Leap Year Day is a present, an extra gift with many possibilities where the magic and wonder of life can emerge. It’s a gift of 86,400 blessed present moments from the Divine. Why wouldn’t you use every single one of them for your greater good rather than have them vanish at the end of the day unused?

Spiritual Contemplation: The gift of this extra day of the year is very special. You are given an additional day of life every four years. What extraordinary occurrences are you going direct with these 86,400 divine moments?

Affirmation: I live every second of this present moment as a gift from Life!