The Chicago Cares Blog

When asked what they would wish for, most people have one answer: MORE TIME.

Whether it’s time to get that degree we’ve been putting off, more time to spend with our family or the free time to finally write the great American novel; we think we know how valuable time is. Yet, when we are surprised with an abundance of time, it’s easy to squander those precious hours on things that don’t leave any lasting impact on our lives.

Every four years we get what we’ve been hoping for, a leap year gives us an entire day that wasn’t there the year before! The problem is that adding that day doesn’t usually seem to make much of a difference. February 29th will come and go, feeling like hundreds of other Wednesdays before it. But what if you looked at things a little differently?

Instead of trying to use up your…

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