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It’s Groundhog Day

Posted: February 2, 2023 in Uncategorized

Groundhog Day for centuries has been about a little rodent predicting the length of winter. If he sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter. This of course makes for a cute tradition, and a lot of money for the little town of Punxsutawney, PA but other than that it counts for nothing, since anyone with a calendar can see there are about six more weeks of winter after February 2. 30 years ago (almost to the day) a movie by the same name as the day came out and added new meaning. Groundhog Day came to mean repeating the same things over and over again. All of the sudden a concept that had no connection to the day became synonymous. That is the power of great art. It gives things new meaning.

The problem is some people choose to live a Groundhog Day existence. They keep doing the same things over and over again, and in a way that defines insanity, they seem to expect a different result. The thing is it doesn’t take a magical groundhog to predict there are always about six more weeks after February 2, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the ramifications of repeating bad behavior. So let’s make this a day to break bad habits, a day to change our focus, look outward and try to do some good in this world. After all in the movie, that’s kind of what finally brought about a new day. Maybe we can do the same