Earth Hour 2010 will be celebrated around the world for 60 minutes at 8:30 PM local time on March 27. This special hour is dedicated to bringing awareness to the environment and all things related to it by turning off lights, lowering the thermostat, and using as little energy as possible. My family and I enjoyed this last year and we plan to partake in it on the last Saturday in March. Last year, we shut all the lights and spent the hour taking turns reading by candlelight. We had such a great time that we actually exceeded the hour and made it to close to 90 minutes without a single complaint. My suggestions for making this hour long event fun and memorable is to light a few candle mugs, make some hot chocolate, snuggle up with a pillow stress reliever, turn off your cell phone, and enjoy 60 minutes with a few close friends or loved ones. Feel free to share your recycling tips and what ways you’ve gone green with the others. But most of all cherish these few moments without the TV, computer, and phone. Sometimes the simplest things in life – just sitting around chatting – are worth more than diamonds and gold.