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Good news — another hour has just been added to every 24-hour day (don’t ask us how. We have powers). How do you use those extra sixty minutes?

I’m afraid I have problems with your plan. While an extra hour a day would be nice, and I can think of many ways to use it, I wonder that would happen to the year? The daylight? The rotation of the earth? Do you have power over those too?

Daylight Saving Time was developed to add an hour of light to our day — and that does seem to make the days longer, but not so with winter. I like this quote:

When told the reason for Daylight Saving Time the old Indian said,”Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of the blanket and have a longer blanket.” Author Unknown

I certainly wouldn’t use extra time to sleep, but I know many who would benefit from that; but I do seem to be chronically short of time during the day. Before I know it, it’s time to fix dinner, which often surprises me, especially in terms of what I planned to do and what I’ve accomplished. There are some moments I’d like to live in slow motion because I’m enjoying myself; but as fate would have it, pleasant times pass just as fast as all time.

When things are going badly, or I’m just having one of those yukky days, the hours feel like they’re dragging by, but still the weeks seems to pass pretty quickly. I see one doctor every two months — I am always shocked that the time has whipped by so quickly and I’m in her office again.

Quite honestly, I don’t think a hour would make any difference to me; if I have more time, I tend to waste more time. I most often find myself late for things when I thought I had plenty of time to get there.

One person who didn’t waste time was Steve Jobs. He wrote: My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most previous resource we all have is time.

Using any time I have wisely, and sometimes that means doing nothing (we all need downtime), is what is most important. In the end, none of us knows how much time we have.

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