Friday, September 28, 2007

PLEASE TELL ME IT'S FEBRUARY 3rd!

Ever see that movie with Bill Murray, "Groundhog Day?" The one where every day is exactly the same as the one before by some twisted turn of fate? Ever feel your life is eerily like that? You keep bumping up against the same issues never actually resolving them, but bumping, bumping, always bumping? Ever get tired of all that bumping? Yea, me too.

That's why I've declared today is the day AFTER Groundhog's Day, February 3rd. I've written 2-3 on my right hand with a Sharpie, a constant reminder of what is "right" (get it?) I am DONE with the same issues and all that bumping. I am ready for DIFFERENT issues, I'm so sick of this set I can hardly stand it!

I woke up this morning, got that first cup of coffee, sat in my robe and slippers and ripped off yesterday's quote-of-the-day by the Dalai Lama, and read today's. "When you die you go alone, and the only light to accompany you derives from the spiritual practice or positive acts you have done."

Spiritual practice and/or positive acts, hmmm, yes, note to self, do that. Fighting the same fights, staying in a rut, that is neither spiritual nor positive.

I'm pretty sure my Groundhog Day experiences are here to teach me something, and if only I'd learn them, they would stop haunting me. Today's the day I pick up the charge of student and look long and deeply into the eye of the "groundhog" and show it who's boss. Ain't lettin' no groundhog run this show anymore!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Bump, bump, bump...I have my sharpie ready. Let me know if this works!

Michelle O'Neil said...

I like the ground hog on caddy shack. He could dance.

Or was he a gopher?

Either way, Bill Murray was involved.

Deb said...

Boy can I relate to your frustration! I'm with Nancy - wanting to know right away if banishing the groundhog works.

Anonymous said...

On a completely different note, now that you are so widely read by bloggers from far and near, does knowing who your audience is have any affect on what you might or might not include in your more vulnerable open your soul pour out your heart scribing? That's a really long sentence. i've just been curious how you might feel running into people knowing that read your blog now now know way more about you than you would really ever care to share with them.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Anonymous:

My goal is to be transparent. I have no secrets, so knowing or not knowing my audience doesn't matter (that's the goal, anyway).

love.

Eileen said...

I have a feeling there are many groundhogs, that I forget exist, that will pop up and say, "Hi, remember me?" I too try to learn from them, but there are so many damn lessons. I will keep looking each groundhog in the eye, trying to remember and come out the winner. Like it or not, some ruts just take a whole lot longer to step over. I'll get there thou.
XOXO

kario said...

One can only hope that, with each passing Groundhog Day, the experience will get shorter and less annoying.

Hope you're wearing some knee pads just in case the bumping comes back!

Bossy Boots said...

Great post Link, you are prolifically on fire! So funny too!

Better Half said...

P.S. nobody hits home like good old DL! P.S.P.S., I think old anon is missing the point of this post but that's just me...can't wait to bump into you again...you'll recognize me, I'm the one you keep bumping into, day after day after day after day...

Terry Whitaker said...

I've just been hit hard by one of my demons--I mean groundhogs--boy does their bite sting!