Ground Hog Day
I enjoy the movie Ground Hog Day. The premise of this movie
is that this insufferable weatherman who has gone to check out
Punxsutawney Phil, the ground hog. He hates this assignment and then
finds that he is somehow destined to live this day over and over
again. He begins to re-examine his life and his priorities.
I sometimes wish that I could have a Do Over. I often wish
that I could start my marriage over. I would love to live those 54
years again. I think I could do a better job of being a wife. I often
wish that I could re-do the years of raising my daughter again. Not
that she didn’t turn out great, but I would love to have the joy of
spending that time again. Mark would sometimes suggest that we have
another baby. It was when we were in our 60’s and 70’s so it was a not
a serious suggestion but we both loved raising our daughter.
I would love to redo my teen years and high school. I would
be so much more brave and try more things. I work harder and reach out
to others more. I wish that I would have appreciated my mother more.
She was such a remarkable woman but I am afraid that I didn’t see that
at the time.
The Bible says in Matthew 6:27, after admonishing us not to worry
about what to eat and drink and wear, says, “Who of you by
worrying can add a single hour to his life?” So we don’t get to
have Ground Hog Days or Do Overs or redos. We have to live in the here
and now. Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach is to number our days aright, that
we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
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