Leap Year – Why Not Take a Leap?

29 Feb

Every four years, a leap year arrives.  It only happens in February.  Now, why that happens I don’t know, but I am sure there is tons of information available in a few seconds upon Googling the topic.

Besides the fact that there is an extra of 24 hours to spend, one more day in a month and a year, think how we can utilize this extra day to enrich ourselves.  Read a book, take a leisure walk along the seawall, have that rare afternoon coffee/tea, call that friend who you think you have no time to catch up.

I am reminded of the sitcom Frasier episode (Season #3, Episode #64, titled “Look Before You Leap”), in which Frasier encourages everyone to take a leap of faith and do something out of the ordinary.  Despite convincing Daphne to venture a new haircut, Roz to declare her romantic encounter on the bus, his father to go to Montana for a birthday celebration, even himself to do a rather challenging aria during his pledge drive on TV.  Although the results were not great, I think that it shows that why people tend to habituate themselves in the daily routine, a familiar pattern that they know it will be fool-proof, and the outcome is something that they can anticipate.  I am one of them.  Nonetheless, I embrace the idea of taking a leap.  At the end, it never matters if the leap is successful or not; it just has to be taken.

1 Comment

Posted by on February 29, 2012 in life


One response to “Leap Year – Why Not Take a Leap?

  1. bobskoot

    March 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm


    Leap year is not so good for people on monthly payroll, as we have to work this extra day for FREE. Those on hourly rates, get paid for their 8 hours

    Riding the Wet Coast



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