Daylight saving time arrives at 2 a.m. on March 10. Federal law specifies that daylight time begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.
According to TimeandDate.com, daylight saving time has been in place for about 100 years in many northern hemisphere countries including most of the United States.
The old adage, "Spring forward, fall back" reminds us that we will turn our clocks forward in the spring, effectively losing an hour of sleep.
Instead of thinking of daylight saving time as a loss, consider what you gain in place of sleep. You gain an hour of daylight to enjoy, not just on March 10 but for the next eight months.
You can cook a meal together, read a few books, play a game of Monopoly, decorate a room for Easter or help your child rearrange her room.
Your family can enjoy a picnic lunch in the back yard, a walk around the block with the dog, a bike ride on your favorite trail or a game of volleyball.
You could attend church every day, take a leisurely bath, paint everyone's fingernails and toenails, learn a new language or take a college class.
Row a boat on a lake, play at the playground, enjoy a game of disc golf, or get together with friends for a pickup game of soccer with your extra hour.
An hour a day for eight weeks equals 56 hours, more than a work week and almost double the hours in a school week.
How will you spend your extra hour on Sunday? What will you do with all of those extra hours? At QuoteGarden.com, you will find many quotes about time.
Among the quotes is this by Carl Sandburg, "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."