Gus: Phil? Like the groundhog Phil? Phil: Yeah, like the groundhog Phil. Gus: Look out for your shadow there, buddy.
Had to share this quote and email from last year on Groundhog Day.
The movie is funny, but it’s also a favorite because it goes a little deeper than that.
A guy lives the same day over and over again.
He tries all kinds of different things to figure out things (life).
He tries the hedonistic, do what you want all day long life and ends up empty.
He tries manipulating others to get what he wants and ends up empty.
He gives up and spends the day depressed and without hope.
He finally tries love, service, humility and authenticity. And it works.
Maybe we can take a short cut. We don’t have an unlimited number of days like Phil does in the movie, so let’s not waste any on the stuff that doesn’t work. Let’s skip to the good stuff.
Make it a great day.