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.