A question I had to answer on a recent survey asked what superpower I wish to have. I answered that I wish I had the ability to stop time.  Imagine what could be accomplished if only the world could be paused now and then; you could finish a few tasks, then resume your regularly scheduled life.

Then yesterday happened.  February 29. Leap Day.  An extra day added every 4 years–but what do we really do with these extra 24 hours? Do we even think of them as such?  I personally do not.  Well, did not.  But yesterday I had a thought. I don’t know if it’s original or not, but I’ve never heard anyone else mention this before and I’ve never read anything about it.  Full disclosure-I’ve not done any research about it either.

Here is my idea…

We make Leap Day it’s own day.  I know, I know, it already is. But it’s also still the day of the week. For example, February 28 was Friday (at least in the US), and February 29 was Saturday.  But what if February 29 was JUST Leap Day.  Then March 1 was Saturday.  Everything could still go on as normal. Stores, restaurants could be open, etc. and employees could be scheduled on Leap Day as a day.  Birthdays, anniversaries, etc. would still be on Leap day and the decision would still be to celebrate on Feb. 28 or March 1.  But this way, we actually see it as an extra day.  I would personally vote for schools to be closed, but that could be up for discussion.

I’m sure there are issues I’m not considering and there are questions to answer (Would the stock market be open? Would there be mail?).  Not to mention the WHOLE world would have to agree to move to this.  But wouldn’t it change things, even just in our minds, to get an extra day in the week every 4 years? It would for me, at least.  Just saying.