I love a lot a cheesy movies.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
The Princess Bride.
But one of my ALL TIME favorites is….
It’s a classic.
It’s a romantic comedy.
There’s a GROUNDHOG in it.
It has Bill Murray. (Really, need you say more?!?)
More importantly, Groundhog Day goes beyond the comedy. It’s a movie with a message. What if you have to relive this day over and over and over again? Are you making the same mistakes repeatedly? Do you feel like your a stuck in a time loop and you can’t get out?
You can always get out. It’s not until Phil lets himself accept the situation, realizes he has spent his life living as a total ass, and truly becomes the “good” person he wants Rita (the girl) to love, does he actually get to move to the next day.
Now we don’t live in a movie that makes every day repeat over and over. But we do make mistakes repeatedly. And we constantly fail to appreciate each and every day.
If you had to repeat today again, would you do the exact same thing? What would you change? Why?
We should always try to live each day as if we could be stuck in Groundhog Day. If you were forced to repeat today for the rest of your life, would you be able to love the day? Are you making positive choices that help you to be the best possible you?
Or are you stuck like Phil in what feels like a repetitive Hell filled with icy steps, recurring blunders, and constant negativity?
You can break the cycle.
You can decide to make every day as good as it can possibly be.
Sure, you’ll have days that are sucky and filled with bad things. A car accident. A sick relative. Death. Job loss or other sudden financial change.
But YOU can decide how you react to those days. How you greet the present moment.
Are you living the day to it’s fullest potential?!?
In honor of Groundhog Day, I tried to have as fantastic a day as possible. Filled with as much joy, happiness, and present moment awareness as I could muster. I let go the past. I let go the future. And just enjoyed the ride known as Groundhog Day.
How to spend an amazing Groundhog Day, Lora-style:
Just hanging around in Aerial Yoga:
|With my friend Nathan Bangs, founder of Yoga Tampa Bay and the Rasa-Lila Yoga Festival|
Completion of the 30 Day Yoga Challenge:
I got a keyboard! Time to sing and make some good music!
Lastly, a birthday celebration downtown with friends:
I’d say, a good day if I had to repeat it all over again. And I guess it must have been a good day. As I’ve moved on to Sunday, February 3rd!!
Did you make the day count? Would you want to live today or yesterday or the day before that over and over again? Can you find greater contentment with the present moment?