Groundhog Day, Ferris and Phil

February 2, 2012

Alaska, Daily Post, Foursquare Badges

Not only is it a leap year but it also one of the coldest winters on record here in the Great White North. I don’t know if it is good or bad that ole’ Phil saw his shadow in the Keystone State today but I would bet that some wish he would have stayed buried in his little lair…

All joking aside, lets talk about what Groundhog Day truly represents. Only one of the greatest comedy film classics from the boys that brought you Ghostbusters. Enough said? Hardly….

One of my friends in college told me that groundhog day was one of the most spiritual movies ever made. Now that I am older, considerably a bit wiser, and liquid spirits are not clouding my judgement, I tend to agree with him.

Think about it: Hasn’t your life just become just another day of doing the same thing over and over? I think a lot of people live in groundhog day, doing the same thing again and again, not taking the best out of life. Just living without any consciousness. Not having enough time by their own fault, because time is a thing you can offer yourself by making other choices.

As the old saying goes: get busy living or get busy dying. I tend to enjoy the former. What about you?

So what are you doing with your life? Are you getting up every day at 6:00 to go punch the clock to work for “the man”? Or are you doing what you love? Doing what you are passionate about? Living life to the fullest or fulfilling your life with mundane emptiness?

As the great Ferris Bueller once said,

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Are you missing yours? 

Hey, look at it this way, even if you are stuck in that cubical you can check into Foursquare at any location and use the word “groundhog” in your shout and you will unlock this years ultra-cool badge.

Groundhog Day Badge on Foursquare

 

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About robertforto

Robert Forto is the owner of Dog Works Training Company in Alaska, a canine behaviorist, mushin' down a dream, sports nut and radio show host. Robert writes a lot about his observations in Alaska, pop culture, music, and of course dogs!

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