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Daylight Spending Time

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | November 2, 2014

No. 1,116

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We’ve all heard others (not us) complain about how there are not enough hours in the day.  Well, once a year they get their wish.  Today, November 2, 2014 is a 25 hour day. Of course, we have been saving it since Sunday March 9, when we all had a 23 hour day.  But for what?What are you going to do with the 25th hour?

Common answers: 1. Sleep. 2. Loaf. 3. Watch TV (especially football).

Not acceptable.  You do those things every day.  You owe it to yourself to spend an hour on something unique and different — something you wouldn’t do if you didn’t have that 25th hour.

But what? Here’s a few ideas.

– How about learning something?  Not just anything, mind you.  Perhaps, something important that has been kicking around in your brain. Or something useful that you ought to know.

–  How about planning something?  No, not your ordinary to-do list.  Instead, think of something that you won’t plan and you should.

–  How about taking inventory?  Again, not an inventory you regularly do.  Find something important that you don’t regularly inventory.

– Adopt a new habit.  Yes, that’s right.  What should you be doing habitually, perhaps daily, that you don’t do?

– Pray. Gratitude is a good start.

– Do a good deed.  Charity really does begin at home, by the way.

– Spend it with your family. (The default choice when you come up blank on the others.)

But whatever you do, don’t waste it.



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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