Groundhog Day

“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.”
—Phil Connors in Groundhog Day
 
A live-for-today mentality is both a blessing and a curse. It’s blessing because we want to make the most of the day, make sure we tell important people how we feel, take chances we wouldn’t ordinarily take, and not have to worry about the future–or the consequences of what we do in the now. As you can imagine, in the wrong hands it can be dangerous. To risk it all on today without worrying about tomorrow can lead to some pretty poor choices. That’s the curse. Yet, there is no guarantee of a tomorrow. So why not live that way today (within reason) and not put off doing (some of) the things we are waiting to do until . . . some day. Like anything, a balance between planning for the future and living in the moment is a good way to go. Too much of one or the other causes problems. (In the movie Groundhog Day, Phil masters the art of seizing the day.)  
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Groundhog Day

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