Day light savings

“just as the sunflowers turn their heads to catch every sunbeam, so too have we discovered a simple way to get more from the sun. Daylight savings time, also known as summer time, gives us the opportunity to enjoy sunny summer evenings by moving our clock an hour forward in.”

Love every story that has sunflowers in it. I found this cute little one from this website:  and it’s perfect for daylight savings which will happen this weekend.

Historically daylight savings comes from England and Europe; clocks are adjusted forward one hour around beginning of spring and are adjusted backward in the falls. The idea behind it just like the saying above, it’s for us to enjoy longer sunny summer days. However in this modern day, the practice has been saying to benefit retailing business more.

Me personally, it is what it is, but it can get hard sometimes to adjust your body every 6 month. Whether gaining or losing an hour, it’s still an adjustment. It is what it is. Summer is coming, so let us enjoy it and makes the best out of it!

Here’s another saying I come across on facebook: “Wisconsin friends are reminded to turn their clocks back 50 years this weekend. Everyone else can move theirs one hour forward”

4 responses

  1. I find it funny that only half of the world follows DST. The origin of DST was not so we could enjoy longer summer days. During WWI, Germany adopted time changes to save coal for the war efforts. They wanted to limit artificial lighting by using as much sunlight as possible. It wasn’t until WWII that the US made DST official. Similar to Germany, they wanted to save war resources by extending daylight. After WWII, DST was optional in the states. Then, in the mid 1970’s, during the Arab oil embargo, the US made it mandatory again to conserve electricity.

    In my opinion, we don’t need DST. I hate changing the clocks and having it disrupt my sleep pattern.

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