Groundhog Day – the day when we cheerfully note the fact that a burrowing rodent in Pennsylvania is generally more accurate than weather forecasters who have hundreds of millions of dollars worth of technology at their fingertips - has now come and gone.
The bad news, of course, was that Punxsutawney Phil, surrounded by a bunch of middle aged bearded men in top hats saw his shadow and as such, has predicted six more weeks of winter. If it's any consolation, Phil has been accurate only 40% of the time over the course of the last ten years, according to the federal NOAA, nailing his prediction in 2020, 2016, 2014, and 2013.
Predictably, television channels aired the classic 1993 movie Groundhog Day last week and millions tracked down the film down on Netflix, OnDemand and YouTube. In case you've forgotten, the film stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event, is caught in a time loop, repeatedly reliving the same day – a day that begins with Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” blaring on the alarm clock radio.
There’s more to the story, but here’s something to think about as 2022 marches on: If each day has become routine for you and you want more, now is the time to make it happen.
Make today different. Make a decision, take an action or start something new.
Do it now because Spring is just around the corner.