February 29 was declared a day when women could propose to men (made famous by cartoonist Al Capp in 1937 as Sadie Hawkins Day) back when that was a big deal. Such a concept is gratefully no longer relevant. But in that spirit, it is a nice idea to give ourselves permission to reach out with affection on Leap Day to someone who doesn’t expect it.
Or as suggested on a blog about female friendships, we can reach out to a female friend that we have been neglecting. Irene Levine Ph.D, Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, who is collecting stories for a worthy project that will culminate in a book about the nature and course of female friendships, particularly fractured friendships, suggests that we call February 29th Make Time for Friends Day.
What will you do on Leap Day?