The Gift of an Hour


My times are in your hands.  Psalm 31:15

Today is my favorite day of the year!  No, really!  Today marks the end of Daylight Savings Time.  There’s something lovely about getting an extra hour to use however you want.  There’s something powerful about taking the minute hand and sweeping it backwards, defying time itself.  There’s something magical about being given the gift of an hour; how shall it be spent?

I like this day because it’s not a holiday, so there is no hype, no advertising, no gift buying.  The mail is still delivered, the grocery store is open, everything carries on as usual.  But all day long I am aware that there is a bonus built into this one day.  I feel a real sense of anticipation as I search for appropriately worthy ways to fill this space of time.  Sometimes I read, sometimes I pray, sometimes I sleep.  Tonight, I write.

Is it possible that every hour is such a gift?

2 thoughts on “The Gift of an Hour

  1. I have to agree with you Dinah….you just have a great way of saying it. I love that extra hour every year too! A couple yrs ago tho, Lindsey worked the night shift that night @ the hospital & she did not like the extra hour of work!

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