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Stop Trying to Fit into the World

puzzle_piece Here we are. It’s February 27. And we don’t know what to do. You see, last year was Leap Year and we got married on Leap Year Day, February 29. So we’re ready to celebrate our one-year anniversary and the date doesn’t exist!

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marylynn
I guess you’re off the hook, George!

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george
Well, now Mary-Lynn, it takes two to tango!

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Of course we knew this when we got married, but we still thought it was fun to get married on Leap Year Day. We get a lot of jokes about it.

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marylynnYeah George, you get a lot of high fives from the guys because they think you only have to remember our anniversary every four years!

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george
They think I’m a genius!

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One of the interesting things we learned about February 29 is that it doesn’t exist as an option on many drop-down lists. For instance, people born on Leap Year Day can’t enter their correct date of birth. Or, if you’re like us, and you were married on Leap Year Day, the real date often isn’t an option.

We don’t fit into the world. So what are we going to do about that? What do you do when you don’t fit into the world?

Our answer is to make the world fit us instead of trying to fit into the world.

We realized that this is an opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons, as the saying goes. So we’re not going to celebrate on February 28 or March 1. Nope.

We’re going to celebrate on both days!

First, did you notice that, by making the world fit us, we get to celebrate twice as much?
Now that’s a good deal! And that’s often the case – if we stop trying to fit into the world, and instead make the world fit us, we end up much happier with the results.

Second, it doesn’t have to work for anybody but us because it doesn’t affect anyone but us. We’re perfectly happy celebrating for two days instead of one. We’re just fine with the date of our wedding not being on the calendar every year. Because it made us come up with a better alternative!

And in being forced to come up with that better alternative, we ended up with an answer that’s even better than if we weren’t faced with this situation. We will get to spend even more time together. 

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marylynn
Hey, I just thought of something … does this mean double the gifts?

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georgeYou’ll just have to wait and see, Mary-Lynn. But I just thought of something too. What do we do in 2012 when there actually is a February 29?

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marylynnHmmm, that’s a good question. I guess we’ll have to celebrate for three days … three times the gifts sounds like a good deal to me! Now I’m the genius!

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Thanks for checking in with us today. Join us next time when we discuss the lost art of making change. Until then, here’s to your bigg success!

 

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Write an E-mail Letter Now, Send It Later

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Have you ever written an e-mail letter that you didn’t want to send right away?

Now there’s an answer – LetterMeLater!

LetterMe Later fills in the gap missing from every e-mail service – the ability to schedule when an e-mail gets sent.

You can schedule any e-mail to be sent on a specific date at the exact time … right down to the minute!

But there’s even more – LetterMeLater! also allows you to schedule text messages!

It works the same way. Just write your text message now and schedule the date and time you want it sent.

You can even send e-mail or messages to yourself as a reminder!

Signing up for this FREE service is relatively easy. Just enter your name, e-mail address (or addresses), time zone, and select a password. Check it out!

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Which Weekend Should We Get Together?

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Have you ever had trouble planning a weekend with family and friends? You e-mail me and I e-mail her and she e-mails him with a date that doesn’t work for him. Now we have to start all over!

Which Weekend is your answer!

It quickly allows you to see which weekend everyone is free.

And it’s FREE!

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When you’re trying to schedule a get-together, go to their site and create a name for your event. They will send a link to your e-mail address. Just e-mail the link to everyone you want to invite. All they’ll have to do is click on the link and choose the dates that work for them. That’s it!

Which Weekend serves only one purpose – to find out when everyone is available. You’ll have to do the planning, but at least you’ll be able to easily know the date for which to plan!

So when you’re trying to find a date for your next event, try Which Weekend

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