Spring-ing forward is here again. This really does feel like our first true step into Spring. Ben Franklin—of “early to bed and early to rise” fame—was apparently the first person to suggest the concept of daylight saving time. Franklin realized it would be beneficial to make better use of daylight, but he simply didn’t know how to implement it. During World War II the U.S. made daylight saving time mandatory for the whole country, as a way to save wartime resources. Since the end of World War II, though, daylight saving time has always been optional for U.S. states.
As your internal clock readjusts, and you mourn the loss of your one hour of sleep, take a moment to notice the small changes taking place outside your window. The sun shining, maybe a crocus or two starting to break the surface, the birds singing and yes, it will actually still be light as you drive home from work.
Remember to set your clocks one hour ahead Saturday night – and as a safety reminder – change those batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.