February 29 ~  Everything IS Extraordinary Embracing the Present

"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary." ~ Aaron Rose

geisha, every woman is extraordinaryToday is an extraordinary day. Only once every four years, that's once every 1,460 days, do we have this extra day, created because the earth takes 365.25 days to revolve around the sun. This bonus day, saved up and special, synchronizes the seasons and aligns the calendars of men.

Speaking of men, outdated is the notion that this bonus day, this "leapt over" Leap Day, Bachelor's Day, Sadie Hawkins Day was a single woman's one and only chance to propose marriage to a man. Right: those days are gone... Poof! Instead, this first Leap Year of the millennium is the perfect way to celebrate the resilience and talents of women.

As beautiful French actress Catherine Denueve once put it, "Men are good but women are magic."

Let today be the right time to celebrate the woman of the new millennium, the goddess of strength, intelligence, and independence. Single or married. Alone or with a significant other. Creative, able to multitask, and make daily miracles look easy.

"Women are blessed with a jewel of strength that glows all the time." proclaimed American dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison, known for her majestic stage presence. "In every woman there is a Queen," explained a famous Norwegian Proverb. "Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer."

Award WinnersEvery woman is extraordinary...