What is it? It’s GROUNDHOG day.
Just had to do a short blog today.
It’s been challenging over these last months for us all but good times are ahead and we just have to focus on what we value and what we are grateful for.
Groundhog day is a popular tradition in the States. You may have seen the film Groundhog Day (1993) which is all about a weatherman doomed to repeat the same day over and over again.
Apparently, the story is that Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his lair or den after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. If he sees his shadow he takes it as an omen of more bad weather and returns to his lair. If the day is cloudy and therefore no shadow he takes it as a sign of spring and stays above ground. All sounds quite odd to me as I would have thought that seeing his shadow would mean better weather as the sun would be shining down.
Don’t worry my actual point of this blog is not about The Groundhog but that you can use it as an opportunity for a second (or more) chance. Get your creative juices flowing. Look up and just imagine the sun bursting through the clouds.
Maybe you thought this year did not get off to as good a start as you had hoped and you perhaps didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions or if you did you might have given up on then. But don’t worry or get over-stressed and overwhelmed. Take a few minutes to do my ABC: A for affirmation – just affirm that this is a good year; B – take three deep breathes – it calms, relaxed and energises; and C – use your creative imagination – creativity builds resilience and with that and courage you can live life in a more positive, fulfilling way,
You can achieve this by acting now. Make my ABC your good habit. Progress starts with a single decision, a single action.
As the Chinese proverb says ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step’.
Go for it and accomplish all you’ve dreamed of.