Have you seen the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? It’s the story of Phil Connors who repeats one day, Groundhog Day, over and over. It’s a fascinating movie to watch if you’re into change and improving on your life. The theory behind Groundhog Day the holiday is that a groundhog comes out of their burrow in early February to determine if there will be six more weeks of winter or not. With all the cameras and flash bulbs, not to mention a few aggressive groundhogs in NY and Wisconsin, and it’s not exactly scientific or with the way it’s done even Farmer’s Almanac accurate really anymore, but it’s still a fun concept and tradition.
Today I wanted to talk about the concept of the movie, not the actual holiday though. What would you give for the chance to do over one of the key days in your life? Depending on how serious of a bad day it was you may give a lot for that chance! While we may not have the ability to do over days like Bill Murray’s character did, we do have the ability to change the future. We can’t change the past or undo things we’ve done, but we can take different actions to encourage a different outcome the next time we’re in a similar situation.
The good news is that there are very few things that have happened in the past that we can’t do something about rectifying in the future. If we can’t fix it or redo it at all, there’s a good chance that we can practice a little forgiveness receiving or asking and at least have some peace with the situation.
The future isn’t set in place, only the past. I’m thankful that we’ve got a completely wide-open future ready for whatever we want to make of it. What will you make of yours?