Laughter as brain injury medicine … Changing times

24 Oct

Stop and spend a little time laughing.  At times life is too serious.  What time is it anyway?


America changes from daylight savings time to standard time and vice versa in the Spring and Fall seasons.  We all remember phrases “Fall Back” or “Spring Ahead?”   Turn the clocks back one hour in the Fall and turn ahead an hour in Spring.  

When do you change the clocks? What month? What week? It’s always Sunday morning at 2:00 am, but

who stays awake to turn the clocks at exactly 2:00 am?  Most people change their clocks before going to bed.

Life seems to be more complicated and stressful than ever before.  It seems like the basic things in life are easily overlooked.  Your time and your presence are most valuable presents for anyone.


Time change at the start of Daylight Saving Ti...

Time change at the start of Daylight Saving Time Nederlands: Tijdsverandering aan het begin van de zomertijd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How hard is it to know when to change the clocks? When someone tells you to?  Have you confirmed when time changes with the local newspapers, news or internet? Are you too busy to care and count on others?


A few years back I reminded everyone that the clocks were to change on the weekend. It was that special weekend to get an extra hour of sleep. Unfortunately, in the case of those with sleep difficulties it’s another night to find oneself restless for an extra hour at night.


Every one I told mentioned it to another becoming a ripple effect.  Sunday my telephone was ringing off the hook.  Every one I knew was late to work, or late to church, and others didn’t notice until Monday morning when children were late to school.

I was sure I was right, but I guess I was wrong. Not this weekend!  The weekend to change the clocks was switched to the first weekend in November.  I guess it was a dress rehearsal.   This is a fine example where timing is everything!


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10 responses to “Laughter as brain injury medicine … Changing times

  1. buckwheatsrisk

    October 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    the time change drives me nuts!

  2. freshnewblog

    October 25, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I am in Vermont and we have not turned our clocks back yet for fall if that helps. Arizona is the only state that never changes their clocks for daylight savings time.

  3. philippinewanderer

    October 25, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Changing times…I want to go back about twenty-five years.

  4. philippinewanderer

    October 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Time changes…I need to fall back about twenty-five years and get into my comfort zone.

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      October 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      You are very witty and wise. Me too! I love this response. Now wouldn’t that be the comfort zone? Falling back to pre-injury status would be a dream.

  5. wendy

    October 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Ah, we are leaving for Arizona the first weekend in November….it will take us a few days to get there, and yes there time is different than ours, but I’m not sure what our clocks will be changed to.
    I’ve had the hardest time trying to remember, ok…this time of year they are 2 hours back…or is it 3 hours? I let my hubby do the calling….OF Course I do! I can’t hear them…but also it’s his family! haha
    I do have a friend I text out there and she’ll forget our time here and my phone will beep as I’m falling asleep.
    Time changing.
    No more dark trick or treaters…but I like it dark….Bwahahahaha!
    but they have to get up and get on the bus in the dark.

    It is funny thought that the time changes the week we are leaving for Arizona, and it changes back the week we come back.

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      October 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

      I’m sure the lighter evening for Halloween is better for the younger children, at least safer and that’s extremely important. It’s a good way to remember when you are leaving and when you are returning, or maybe a good way to remember changing the clocks!


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