Monday, February 27, 2012

What leap will you make on Leap Day 2012?

A message from Jan Jorgenson, GHHSA Development Officer

Jan Jorgenson
What will you do with your Leap Day 2012?  This quadrennial event gives us a bonus day to play, peruse, or ponder our lives. OK, in reality most of us will just go to work, like we do every day.

But think about it. If you truly had an extra day that you could do whatever you want with, what would it be?  If you could donate your time, energy, money to your favorite cause – what would that look like?

Maybe you will do something at home that you haven’t done in four years, like clean out a closet. Maybe you will take a friend to lunch that you haven’t seen in a while. Maybe you will tell 24 people about the tall ships and the Historical Seaport.

Maybe you will pause and think, “Where was I four years ago?” – not specifically, but in the big-picture (family, career, finances). Then, maybe you'll wonder, "Where will I be in four years?"

My challenge:  Think about Leap Day, Wednesday, February 29 and your dedication to Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.  How will you use that extra 24 hours?  We could use volunteers; just think what you could do for us in two hours or four hours?  Organizing our history, planning for our future.  Maybe you want to make 24 cupcakes and share them with the staff who works so hard to run the day to day operation. Maybe you'll write a letter to the captain and say “How is it going on board?” Maybe you’ll give us the earnings from your day ($24 or $2,400!).

Leap Day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days. It keeps people on this planet synchronized with the heavens. And after 24 seconds of considering that – DO SOMETHING with your extra day!

The frog represents your ‘leap’ on Leap Day. Think about ‘leap year 2012’ and what you will do with it. Then contact me at 800-200-5239, or jjorgenson@historicalseaport.org, and let me help. Thank you!

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