Leaping for Love

“What will I leap over this Leap Year?” asked Larry Leaper. “I want it to be something special.”

Larry Leaper was born on a Leap Year so, to celebrate, he chooses something to leap over each time Leap year. Larry Leaper saw his wife, Maggie in the kitchen. He thought about how devoted she was to him and how much he loved her.

“That’s it?” exclaimed Larry Leaper. “I will leap over Maggie.”

Larry Leaper went into the kitchen and told Maggie his plan. Maggie didn’t like the idea because she didn’t want Larry Leaper to hurt himself or herself in the process. However, she also knew that once Larry Leaper gets an idea in his head, there is no stopping him.

Truth be told, Larry Leaper was afraid too but once he made a commitment to leap over something, he had to keep going.

Larry Leaper practised and practised and when the day came that he had to leap over Maggie, he was confident he could do it without hurting her or himself.

“Come on!” coaxed Maggie, with none of the fear she felt in her voice whatsoever. “You got this! You can do it!”

Larry Leaper took a big breath and he then proceeded to leap over Maggie.

“I am so proud of you,” said Maggie, when Larry Leaper’s leap over her was successful. “I knew you could do it.”

“Truth is,” said Larry Leaper. “I was afraid to do it but once I make a commitment I couldn’t back down. What about you? Were you not afraid?”

“I was,” admitted Maggie. “But I believed in you.”

“Thank you!” exclaimed Larry Leaper, hugging Maggie. “Happy Leap Year!”


Moral of this Story:

  • If you commitments include a dangerous activity, you don’t have to go through with it.
  • Example: Larry Leaper thought that because he had made a commitment, he had to go through with it.

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