Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We turned the clock forward Saturday night. I don't know about you, but I'm still trying to adjust to the time change. I can't figure it out. How can the loss of one tiny hour cause such complete exhaustion?
Maybe there's more than meets the eye to sixty minutes. It isn't long enough for a marathon, but one hour does provide plenty of time for more modest achievements. Let's see. I could stain a mirror. I could weed junk from the basement. I could weed junk from the garden. I could fly a kite. I could read. I could write an essay or outline a short story. I could take a walk.
Perhaps there's a better reason for daylight savings time than reducing energy costs. It's a gift in disguise that gives us time to do a little something special. And that could be the start of something big.
What will you do with your extra hour of daylight?
By the way, if writing is on your goal list, here's some great news. There are many submission opportunities in the "Not Your Mother's Book" series. Essays chosen will be similar to Chicken Soup essays, but with a little extra sass. To learn more, check out the blogs of my writer friends Dianna Graveman and Linda O'Connell who are collecting and editing stories for two of the books. You can do it! Remember, you now have an extra hour!