The Day of the Groundhog

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I know I'm not the only one who has thought of the analogy before:

Life is like the movie "Groundhog's Day". Especially as a mother.

Same routine day in and day out.

It gets depressing. You feel you aren't moving forward. You aren't going anywhere. You aren't doing anything spectacular and you aren't progressing. This is it? This is really it? Time for bed again and I'm going to have to do the same thing again tomorrow? That's really all there is to this life thing? Round and round we go. Somebody, stop the madness.

But wait. Didn't Bill Murray learn how to play the piano, sculpt ice, and speak French as he re-lived the same day over and over again? Didn't he become capable of befriending almost everyone he met during the day, using his experiences to save lives, help townspeople, and to get closer to Rita?

Sooo...maybe life is one big Groundhog's Day.

But what will we have learned by the end of our "day". Whose lives will we have changed? What will we create and what skills we will acquire?

Eventually we'll wake up and it will be February 3rd. I hope by then I am a changed being.

P.S. Thank you for your kind words about the documentary. Honestly, I am beside myself with what a fantastic job they did. PLEASE feel free to post it on your blogs, facebook accounts, etc. We have seen an increase in traffic and subsequently an increase in donations. Every click helps spread the word.

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  1. I put the film on my FB, Molly. I was really impressed with it's quiet dignity and heart. Plus, you are gorgeous. xo

  2. He he. :) Feb 3 is my birthday. :) I hope that for my birthday I can see the good I've done.

    Thanks for what you do. It matters. :)

  3. Holy crap, is seems like we run into each other just about every five seconds, but I NEVER get to talk to you! Just wanted to tell you, when I saw you the other day, I thought:

    "Gosh, she's beautiful."

    And she is, hamster wheel or not.

    It's those of us on the hamster wheel EVERY FREAKIN DAY, who can occasionally look good and downright blissful doing it, that are the REAL winners in life.

    Every time I see you, whether you recognize it or not, I see beauty and bliss. Job well done, Molly:)

    Way to take those groundhog days, and tell em to suck it:) (I AM SO CRASS...but also almost also 9 months rightfully entitled!)

  4. thank you for a good reminder. I wish more movies had good take home messages like that :) Love ya!

  5. I always love visiting your blog. Thanks.

  6. I hadn't ever thought if it that way. What a great perspective. Finding and changing, improving and inspiring day in and day out. That's motherhood for you.

  7. I love this perspective on life. Thanks.


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