Did I Just Lose an Hour?
Looking out of my window, the light is different; it is an hour later. Time sprang forward in the wee hours of March 11, and I forfeited an hour. It will be repaid, however, in the fall, on November 4.
In the meantime, you and I have roughly 259 extra hours of daylight; that’s close to 10 days. (It’s like shopping math.)
Therefore, although we think we lost an hour of sleep, we have gained light to spend our time wisely; we have extra light on loan – to be fruitful, active, and useful. (Psalm 90:12)
Daylight Savings feels like a mini replay of New Years Day for I am groggy enough. And winter is as real a companion in mid March as she was on January 1.
Come November 2018, we get that hour back. If the Lord allows, I wonder what will I have to show for all the extra hours?
What will I have tried, learned, or painted?
What will I have shared, given, or lost?
I hope it is compassion, time, and a few lousy attitudes!
What about you dear reader? What are you going to do with all this time on your hands?
Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. ~Adolphe Monod