Sunday, March 13, 2011

Why I'm Not Complaining Right Now...

Today I've seen the feed on twitter full of complaints about daylight savings time. I get that it's a little annoying to have to change clocks, and it can mess up one's internal body clocks for a few days as well. For those with children, it can certainly make it difficult to convince children to go to bed when it's still light out (I remember trying to "logically" argue with my parents that if it was still light I wasn't supposed to be sleeping). Did I miss that extra hour of sleep today? Absolutely! But the picture above is why I'm not complaining. That's what it looks like at 8 pm-It's STILL light out:) This means that I'll leave work and it will still be light out, and that I'll be able to get in some long workouts after work. I'm so thankful that we've made it to this point in the calendar year! Remember this post on finding hope in winter? Well, the thing that the cold, barrenness of winter reminds me of is that spring (hope) will come. So just as in life we have to have hope, the time change is a sort of reminder that it's important to hope, because change does come! So I'm not complaining, even though I've been a little sleepy all day, and I'm slightly concerned about my ability to fall asleep at anything other then a very late hour tonight.

Do you do ok with the time change, or do you dislike it? Do you find any hope in winter or spring? 

1 comment:

  1. I find hope in spring because it means longer evenings to walk and do more outside activities with kids. I am ok with time change it just goes real fast the first couple of days but I adjust accordingly.