Havenâ€™t we all wished for more time? This year weâ€™re lucky, it happens to be a Leap Year and theoretically we all have one more day.
What would you do with one extra day? Would you squander it in your pajamas eating junk food watching a Mike Rowe marathon on the Discovery Channel? Would you use it at the office to catch up on filing? Or would you do something you always wanted to do but never had time for?
My friend Susanne, a leap year baby, is wildly enthusiastic about turning 10 years old today. Iâ€™ve known her for 11 years and sheâ€™s been married for 17.
Speaking of marriage, itâ€™s also Sadie Hawkins Day — the day when it is acceptable to propose marriage according to a tradition started in 5th century Ireland. St. Bridget convinced St. Patrick to allow women to propose on this very day. If the man refused, he was fined either money or a gown. (By the way, St. Bridget proposed to St. Patrick that day; he said no).
For the majority of us, February 29th is simply an extra day we have to work. Even so, February 29th gives us one more day to dream, to laugh, and have just a little more time with the ones we love.