Groundhog Day!!

So its February 2nd, otherwise known as Groundhog Day, and I can't be happier about the groundhog not seeing his shadow! This means spring is on its way! I myself am not a fan of winter! I can't stand being cold. So great job to the groundhog!!

If you have never seen the movie Groundhog Day, I encourage you to find it, stream it, and watch it. It stars Bill Murray and Andi McDowell. The first few times I watched it, I found it funny, but quite annoying. You see Bill Murray continues to wake up to the same day every morning, but he continues to do the same things. It isn't until he changes himself and his actions that the day finally changes! It was years later that I got the real meaning of this movie. What if we got to relive our bad days and got the chance to go back and do them again? How many times do you think it would take you to get it right?  Why did it take him so many times to figure it out? Well I believe it's because of pure insanity. No he wasn't insane, but his actions were. Insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result. How many times have you tried to change a situation or even another person and continued to do the same things. Perhaps, you  have made up excuses for them, bailed them out financially or literally, loaned them money, let them skip, or maybe  blamed the coach, boss, teacher or the other kid or coworker instead of encouraging them to look at themself. Possibly, you have let  them ruin your day, or even allowed them to treat you badly. There are so many different ways we can try to manipulate situations and or try to change people or circumstances. This is insanity. Doing for others what they can and should do for themselves takes a little dignity from them each time it's done and justifying ones bad behavior or ignoring it is actually hurting everyone involved  

How many times have you started a new diet, nutrition plan, or  exercise program then quit saying it doesn't work blaming the product or program? This is insanity. Well friends change doesn't happen overnight, and time takes time. Change takes time and it takes us being responsible for our own actions, not blaming others, and Being patient with ourselves one step, one day at a time.  Going back to the way it was will just keep things the way they were.  

The beauty of life is we can always change and we can always improve. The only way to change anything or anyone or any situation is to change yourself. As Ghandi says, "Be the change you want to see in the world." It's all about progress not perfection. If you find that your days or even diets all seem to repeat themselves and that Things don't seem to change or ever get better, Just remember you have been doing the best you can, but you can do better. Start by  Letting Go Letting God, seek help, ask others who seem to get it right to share what's working for them. When I wanted change, I got change. When I realized that the only person I could change was myself, that insanity went away little by little. When Uve tried the same things over and over repeatedly, it takes a while to stop doing those things but little by little u stop. When I stopped blaming others and took responsibility for my happiness, my days and my life, things changed. When I stopped justifying my actions, I became  more humble and life got better because we attract what we ourselves are and changed attitudes are contagious to those around us.  Just vow to change your day, and when u truly want to change. I believe you will! I hope You wake up tomorrow to a new day and a new you ready to take on whatever changes it is you are hoping to make. 

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