What day would you like to live over and over again? Would it be a joyful day? A day where you exhibited bravery, empathy, or was filled with love? Has this Repetition Day been lived by you YET? And, what would you do if you were stuck on replay of a day of frustration over and over again?
Today, Groundhog Day 2017, Puxatawney Phil was grabbed from his safe cubby on Gobbler’s Knob by the top-hatted gentlemen of the Inner Circle and chose the scroll reading 6 more weeks of winter – seeing his shadow per historical rules. The largest crowd of its 131 year history was present on the Knob for the historic event. The weekend will be filled with celebratory dances and events.
The 1993 movie “Groundhog Day”, starring Bill Murray and Andie Macdowell, unfolds on Gobbler’s Knob with the reluctant Phil played by Murray delivering a scant description of the Event. His day spirals downward as an incoming snow storm strands Phil the TV crew in Puxatawney for the night. Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” wakes Phil, and he soon realizes yesterday’s Groundhog Day is a do-over. Again, and again. After much frustration Phil resigns to the repeat day, and chooses to use his repeat chances of the Day to improve himself so he may win the affections of charming and beautiful Producer Rita, played by Andie Macdowell. The protagonist wins the girl by self-examination, and the Day’s repeat is over.
So…have you lived the day you would want to repeat? Or is today the for your self reflection, and each day forward your opportunity to shape the person you want to be?