#20 Last day of February

Last day of February. When I was little, I always wondered how people born on 29th February celebrate their birthday? Do they celebrate just once every four years, or do they celebrate on the 28th in non-leap years and have special celebrations in leap years?

Of course this is not a very relevant question for the most of us. But we often do treasure times and things more when they occur infrequently. The only downside with this is that our happiness will also be limited if we rely heavily on rare occasions to feel good.

Part of emotional well-being is to learn to experience joy from everyday life. The beauty of nature, the warmth of interacting with other people, the sense of accomplishment from understanding a lecture or finishing a piece of work, the taste of food, etc. If we can slow down and appreciate the little things and the small steps forward, which can often be found around us (unlike 29th February), we can experience positive energy more frequently. If it doesn't happen, it is okay to find teachers, staff, and fellow students for support. They can help you feel less alone and perhaps "lend" you some positivity!

March is filled with many college celebration activities. We hope you will participate actively and enjoy them as we commemorate the achievements of Lee Woo Sing College.

But before March, we look forward to see you at the Opening Ceremony and Open Bazaar tonight, on the last day of February.


Harold Chui, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Associate Dean of Students, Lee Woo Sing College

The Chinese University of Hong Kong