Could you imagine being stuck in the same day over and over until whoever was resetting the clock each morning decided you had finally learned some lessons?
I think we could all agree that nobody gets everything right and there are times we may even wish we could redo a day here and there.
In the 1993 hilarious comedy “Groundhog Day”, Phil (played by Bill Murray) is a weatherman. He is cocky, arrogant, and hates pretty much everybody. Phil only thinks about himself and will step on whomever he needs to in order to get his way. This is true whether in his work, social, or love relationships.
Several people have broken down how much he actually spends repeating February 2nd over and over again. However, there are several authors who have calculated that “Phil was actually trapped for eight years, eight months and 16 days.” That is a very long time to have to learn from your mistakes.
As a realtor, sometimes we find people living like they are stuck in the same cycle over and over. They live in the same house or buy the same type of car. They may even know about the issues, but they go right back to what they know. People get in a rut and then they want to know why things are not going the way they would like them to go.
Today is Groundhog Day and whether the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, sees his shadow or not is irrelevant. Winters in Wyoming always last at least another 6 weeks, so to dream otherwise is an exercise in futility.
Towards the end of the movie, Phil, aka Bill Murray, says this,
“When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.”
Winter may be brutal, but this is a great time to buy a home. Groundhog Day does not have to be repeated, so don’t allow yourself to make the same mistakes twice.
Call RE/MAX Capitol Properties today at 307-635-0303 and let’s help you bask in the warmth of your new home through the rest of this Wyoming winter and many more to come. There is no “better fate than a long and lustrous winter” in your very own home.
Mark Escalera – Cheyenne Realtor