It's true. I hear countless (non-Californian) folks lamenting the oft-maligned second month of the year. Mostly due to weather issues, I suppose. But they shall never convince me that February is anything but perfect.
Reasons February is the best:
- it only has 28 days in a common year, making it unique
- every four years, we get a quirky 29th "leap" day!
- there were always two 3-day weekends from school thanks to Lincoln's birthday and Presidents' Day
- Valentine's Day!
- my birthday!
See? So much to celebrate. To quote myself, I like to use my birthday as an opportunity to spread cheer, both to friends and strangers—it has become an annual ritual of sorts. In 2010, I invited friends to help me beautify my neighborhood by yarning up some hearts on a chain link fence. (You can read more about the beautifying mission/see more photos over on This Confetti Life.) It was one of my most favorite days ever. I highly recommend it, should you notice a fence in your neighborhood that is seriously lacking in hearts. ;)
Happy February to you!