Groundhog Day – A Chance to Begin Again?

Hard to believe it’s already February.

At the same time, January seemed to last forever as well. The attempted coup of the Capitol is over. People are beginning to be vaccinated. My Mom had her first vaccination last week.

We’re moving forward.

And yet, tomorrow, February 2nd is good old Groundhog Day. The day we try to guess whether winter will drag on or spring will come early.

I’m hoping for Spring despite another snowstorm and frigid temperatures set to hit the Chicago area this coming week.

I love the movie Groundhog Day for so many reasons, thus the picture of Bill Murray above.

Today, I want to suggest that maybe that old movie, might be a prescription for so many of us who due to the pandemic, feel like we keep reliving the same day over and over again.

So many of us are not able to return to our “normal” lives or walk about in the sun without a coat, at least if you live where it’s truly winter now. I’m still waiting for my chance to get vaccinated.
 Yet, I am wondering, if in some way, we are like the Bill Murray character in Groundhog Day.

Maybe we all need to shift out of our normal way of living, and until we start doing so, Life or the Sacred or Fate is not going to let us truly move forward.

Maybe we need to learn something about our capabilities to be more than what we have allowed ourselves to be.
What if we could approach this year as an amazing opportunity to develop and share our talents? Out lives could become something we can’t even imagine now.

This month may be the perfect time to review and finish all those projects you have put on hold.

February could be a wonderful time to work on the gifts and talents you have allowed to get rusty out of neglect or fear that you could never become good enough.

Instead of feeling stuck in reliving the same day again and again, let’s find ways to uplift ourselves and get creative this month.

Published by Karen Powers Wan

Writer, Restorative Lifestyle Coach, Sustainability Project Manager, and Meditation Instructor.

One thought on “Groundhog Day – A Chance to Begin Again?

  1. I enjoy and appreciate your perspective. I feel like I’ve grown so accustomed, almost comfortable, with staying at home and being somewhat isolated. I guess I’ve adapted. Which, I must say, may or may not be a good thing. I haven’t figured that out yet, Karen. LOL! But I’m definitely observing what’s going on and I’m open to changes and new ways of seeing. I’m so glad your mom has had her first vaccination. That’s wonderful. Thanks for sharing a few thoughts on February. Time is moving forward and I do feel a little more positive about life in general. 🙂

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