Daylight saving relief

(NBC News) – This winter has been bone chilling and back breaking, but there is a
glorious light at the end of a very long and very cold wintry tunnel.

And it's an extra hour of light in fact, this Sunday, when Daylight Saving Time begins.

“This
kind of winter just wears on people. Even if you've been robust, it
tends to erode your spirit across time,” said Dr. Scott Bea of Cleveland
Clinic.

It's been so cold and miserable, the national weather
service created a “misery index” ranking cities based on record-breaking
cold temperatures and record-setting snow falls.

But the extra
hour of sunlight in the evenings promises to give people a chance to get
their blood pumping, and to get out in the world and see their
neighbors.

“It's a way that we renew our connections, that we
bolster our spirits, our sense of community. We feel a little bit less
alone and that makes a lot of us feel better,” said Bea.

And we need to feel better.

It seems the entire nation is ready for spring to come.

And it will, in less than two weeks.