You may recall the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day” about a cynical TV weatherman named Phil who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again when he goes on location to the small town of Punxsutawney to film a report about their annual Groundhog Day. His predicament drives him to distraction until he sees a way of turning the situation to his advantage. Following any number of charades and even suicide attempts, he gives up on himself entirely and devotes himself to helping others. Now that Phil has learned to forget about his ego and to accept the things he can’t change, he starts to become a better person.
Don’t Let Breaking News Break You
Right now, it feels like a moment in history where choices made will have a ripple effect for generations to come.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Forget the headlines and the bylines —and get off the sidelines. It’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s about US. We can do more. We can do better. Some of us are still asking for permission when we should just be giving the world notice. Notice that we are at a crossroads of a whole new chapter for humanity. A marker in history where the opportunity exists to come together and reimagine how to build a better future.
Let’s break the cycle of “deja vu all over again” day after day, year after year. Let’s stop the insanity of witnessing and doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Because Groundhog Day need not be every day. We can do better than that. And we can do more ⤵︎
Forget rebuilding old bridges. Forget fixing what’s broken. We can do better together. It’s time to rise above it all and forge our own path. …
A path where humans really do come first. Led by a compass embracing the greater good of mankind and built upon a firm foundation of absolute values. NEW bridges supported by the eight pillars of joy, starting with the 4 pillars of the mind —perspective, humility, humor, and acceptance, coupled with the four pillars of the heart —forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity. Don’t wait for permission. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Don’t wait for someone else. Together, let’s take the road less traveled. Because we can all do better. Starting right now.