Groundhog Day

After the Impromptu speech I wrote in Public Speaking and after having watched Groundhog Day last night, I feel like the thought for yesterday was the value of one day, the need to make your desires fulfilled in that one day, to accomplish what you need to and not to wait or plan on the days to come. In Groundhog Day, Bill Murray was able to see things all around him that he could help with, learn from, enjoy and share with people around him. By the end of the movie, he had made the best of that day, literally. He had the opportunity for dozens of days in a row to improve himself and make a difference but he didn’t. He tried to kill himself, every which way he could but it didn’t work. Gandhi said “Learn as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow.” After watching the movie, you could easily say, “Live as if tomorrow isn’t the issue.” Time went by in such a fashion during Groundhog Day that it didn’t matter what would happen the next day, Bill Murray had to make the best of that day he was in. He had to repeat it every day until he did it right. In the end he knew when he did his best, when he was his best. I think we are all in that position (though we might need to pretend about the tomorrow not coming part). We all know when we’ve done our best and given our all to that day.