Phil: Do you know what today is?
Rita: No, what?
Phil: Today is tomorrow. It happened.

(Groundhog Day, 1993)

At some point today, I’ll flip through the channels and this movie will be playing.  And I will watch it for at least 15 minutes. It must be mandated by cosmic, if not comedic, law. Each time, it seems, some new aha emerges. Same ol’ movie, but not the same ol’ me.  Because I believe we humans evolve a little bit and become a little more with every conscious awakening,

Which brings me to my question: How is it that we keep “going to sleep” about things that are important to us? Why does it take a startling event or an unexpected encounter to shake our senses and reset our course?

My most recent wake-up call was a rather warm-to-hot exchange with a valued associate that left us both a little shaken. She voice-mailed apology; I wrote a note. But downside aside, the exchange proved a catalyst for remembering that I am responsible for my own happiness. If it’s not happening, I am the task force. No delegation allowed in that department.

Now, if I can just remember to stop forgetting. Stop hibernating instead of evolving.

For to quote Phil-the-Weatherman, “Today is tomorrow. It happened.”


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