It’s February 2, Groundhog Day.
This is an important day if you’re a preschool teacher or student in the US. Today we make a groundhog craft.
If you happen to live in PA, like I do, where the infamous Punxsutawney Phil resides you can’t escape the exciting footage.
This morning the rodent came out of his hole for the 129th time. (Which begs the question – is Phil eternal?) Sadly, he did indeed see his shadow and that means six more weeks of winter!
Ugh. (You might feel the need for a stronger word if you happen to live in New England this year.)
For many years, our family had a tradition of viewing the movie Groundhog Day on this date. Sadly, my kids will probably roll their eyes if I suggest it tonight.
I’ve always loved that movie. The idea of living a day over and over again until you get it right appeals to me. I’m a persistent person and I’m a huge fan of second chances.
With that in mind, this week’s challenge is this – do something differently. Think of one habit/behavior/chore that you do every day and do it differently. If you can’t think of something to do differently, try adding a new habit. Consider your daily habits – do they help you live happier and healthier? If not, today’s a great day to change them.
In fact, tomorrow’s a great day to change them, too. Goundhog Day or not, every day is a new opportunity to live differently than yesterday.
What is living intentionally?
Remember when you were a kid and you broke something or took something that wasn’t yours or said something you shouldn’t have said? When your mother pinned you down on it, your knee-jerk reply was, “I didn’t mean to do it!”
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