Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow so all of us early spring lovers should be celebrating!
Jilda and I did what we do every Groundhogs Day, we watched the movie Groundhog Day. 
As an eternal optimist, and a self help devotee, I absolutely love this movie. I'm guessing many of you have seen it, but if you haven't, it's a story about a shallow, self-centered guy (Bill Murray) who keeps reliving February 2nd, over and over.
At first he does all the things you'd expect a shallow person to do. But when he keeps returning, he finally "gets it". Instead of wasting each day, he works hard on himself, and he helps others. He moves toward becoming all that he can be.
I sometimes wonder what I'd do if given the chance to keep getting do-overs until I get it right.
I'd like to think I'd learn foreign languages, become a master at guitar, write a best seller, and learn to play cello, maybe learn to dance, and finish reading War and Peace.
I've known people who had the vision to know what they wanted from life, and the discipline to work toward that vision each day. That to me is a remarkable person...a person I long to become.
So from Empire, Alabama I hope you all have an early spring, and the life that you imagined.


  1. Ground Hog Day - Bill Murray - absolutely one of my favorite movies.

  2. My husband and I love Groundhog Day. A great movie.

  3. I love that movie !!!

  4. One of my all time favourite films too!!!! Let's hope for early spring! Take care

  5. You know I have a special place in my life for the groundhog.

  6. Ken Owens2:00 PM

    People ask me regularly what is it with me and the 'Ground Hog Day' movie with Bill Murray. Why do I watch it over and over and over again?
    I can only answer "DUH!" (over and over and over again).

  7. What a fun way to celebrate G.H. Day. I mean shouldn't we all have a tradition for honoring a furry little guy that lives in a tree stump and only pokes his head out once a year?

    Wait a minute! That sounds too much like my cousin Bill. Are you sure your aren't confused?

    To early springs! ..Marsha


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