It's time to turn back the clocks, so what am I thankful for besides this meme which made me laugh? Don't worry I won't say Daylight Savings Time. What I AM thankful for is all the electronics that have made the "oops, arrived an hour early for church" jokes obsolete. And yes, that did happen to me as a kid several times. I remember sitting in the parking lot with my dad waiting for people to start arriving and trying to act like I had not been sitting there for an hour. Good times.
In a normal lifetime, which I haven't actually had for a very, very long time (and no complaints!), I would be thankful for an extra hour of sleep. In China, however, we never change the clocks (and there are no time zones) so we don't get an extra hour in the fall, but we also don't lose an hour in the spring, and we don't arrive at church an hour early. Trust me, I don't miss it.
In my current existence an extra hour of sleep is kind of normal. I don't have to get up at a set time most days so it isn't even something I worry about. Or think about. And guess what? I am thankful for that! As hard as this in-between-life is, I keep trying to remind myself to enjoy the little things, like no alarm clock, for as long as it lasts. Because, hey, nothing lasts forever.
And when I do wake up? The clocks are smart enough to know what time it is. See, lots to be thankful for.
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