Today is February 2nd and it’s Groundhog Day – the day when we cheerfully note the fact that a burrowing rodent in Pennsylvania is generally more accurate than weather forecasters who have hundreds of millions of dollars worth of technology at their fingertips. The good news this morning is that Punxsutawney Phil, surrounded by a bunch of middle aged bearded men in top hats did not see his shadow and as such, has predicted an early Spring.
It’s likely that some television channel will air the classic 1993 movie Groundhog Day this afternoon and millions will try to track it down on Netflix, OnDemand or YouTube. The film stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event, is caught in a time loop, repeatedly reliving the same day – a day that begins with Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” blaring on the alarm clock radio.
There’s more to the story, but here’s something to think about as 2019 marches on: If each day has become routine for you and you want more, now is the time to make it happen. Make today different. Make a decision, take an action or start something new.
Do it now because Spring is just around the corner.