Sunday, March 8, 2015

Happy Daylight Savings Time!



Today is my 8th  slice for the 
March Slice of Life Challenge 


Did you know that Daylight Savings Time was originally thought of "..in a moment of whimsey..." by Benjamin Franklin in 1784? Benjamin Franklin's idea, which started as a joke, has given us more time. It's been part of our country since 1918...and I am grateful!

There's something about sunshine. It lifts my mood and makes me smile. 
Taken the day BEFORE daylight savings time at 5:22pm.

DST is more than sunshine though...it's time. Life feels less hustled and stressed when there are more hours in the day. "I wish I had more time!" That's something that I hear and I say often. Let's stop for a moment and appreciate this gift that's given to us today. We want more time. It's HERE. Today. The gift of more time. 
Happy Daylight Savings Time!!!

Celebrate today as a holiday! It's a wish come true. You want more time?!?! Here it is! Thanks Benjamin Franklin!

15 comments:

  1. I love how you took LOSING an HOUR and making it sound like we WON THE LOTTERY! Wonderful, happy post this morning. Celebrate indeed.

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  2. I second Anita's comment! I also love how you've made your post a quick research opportunity and wove together the pictures to get us to agree. I will think of your post when I'm a little draggish later today. Thank you!

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  3. Here I sit bleary eyed from not enough sleep and you, my friend, wake me up with your ever present cheerfulness. Gotta love you! And this day.

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  4. It is amazing how much I notice that my outlook changes on this day that we gain one more hour of sunlight! It truly feels like spring has arrived now. YAY!!

    Jennifer

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  5. I'm with you Michelle! That daylight brings on a whole new mood, doesn't it? Thanks for the reminder to help us move from complaint to commitment to the "life is good" philosophy.

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  6. I love your perspective on DLS. Spring seems closer and we do have more time I would rather it take place on Saturday to give me an extra day to catch up on sleep before the start of the week.

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  7. Sun is shining in Kentucky! I woke up at 5:30, then slept a couple more hours. I don't feel like I've missed anything!

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  8. Sun is shining in Kentucky! I woke up at 5:30, then slept a couple more hours. I don't feel like I've missed anything!

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  9. Ben Franklin!? What a guy! And you, seeing the golden opportunity in what I initially saw as a lost hour. Thank you my friend for turning me around.

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  10. I always feel that I get more accomplished when the sun is still shining at 6 or 7 o'clock. When it;s dark at four I'm ready for bed by eight

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  11. I learned something new today! I can't say I enjoy your enthusiasm for Daylight Savings Time though. Our time was perfect until they started playing with a couple of years ago. We didn't have DST then and I have to say I liked it better. Will be anxious to see how our kids react tomorrow.

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  12. I did know the Ben Franklin proposed Daylight Savings Time, but I also know it's a holdover from a time when agricultural needs justified the time change. That's when farmers didn't have air-conditioned equipment w/ high-beam headlights. I'm not a fan of DST; it wrecks havoc w/ my circadian rhythms; it means I have to get up in the dark; and here in the west it means that during the summer months we won't get a glimpse of night until 10:00 p.m. There are still only 24 hours in the day; they're just distributed differently!

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  13. Your positivity inspires me again...yes, we gained something today, and I will now stop complaining. :)

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  14. Again, here I am at your blog and I'm inspired by your positive outlook on what we have. Thanks! (Tips over from being up all day.)

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  15. I LOVE that it stays lighter later into the evening. It definitely seems to add hours to the day. Yay spring!

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