Friday, 30 December 2011
Leaps And Bounds.
I do hope that 2012 has us improve our lives in leaps and bounds. Maybe a leap into the great unknown, but a leap, nevertheless. Yes indeed, a leap into action in the spirit of a leap year. Just make sure you look before you leak, I mean leap. So let's leap for joy and not leap to any conclusions that would prevent us from a leap forward in a positive way.
And what an ideal time for a quantum leap. Or a mini quantum leap that is being practised on a group of islands in the South Pacific. Take for instance, Samoa, which is going to skip December 30, 2011 and suddenly find itself fast-forwarded to December 31, 2011. Imagine having your birthday on December 30 on Samoa and discovering, tough luck, your birthday has been cancelled. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, perhaps this link might help: Samoa and Tokelau to skip a day for dateline change.
So, in the coming leap year, I will hop on buses, planes and trains. I will think about all of those born or getting married on February 29 and wonder if they use February 28 or March 1 to mark their anniversaries in 2013.
And in 2012, Americans can say to you, 'have an extra nice day!' I say to you have an extra nice Happy New Year.
And to finish off in the spirit of leap. I recall those memorable words said the day they landed a man on the 'Nevada desert'. "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."