Life lessons from “Groundhog Day”

It’s Groundhog Day, the day we learn how much more winter we have to endure.

In the 1993 Bill Murray film, Groundhog Day, Murray’s character Phil is stuck in a loop, doomed to repeat February 2nd over and over again until he learns that life is about more than him. Here are a few more life lessons from the film to warm you through the bleakest month of the year:

Phil runs into an old classmate he’s forgotten. The classmate reintroduces himself to no avail, “Ned… Ryerson. “Needlenose Ned”? “Ned the Head”? C’mon, buddy. Case Western High. Ned Ryerson: I did the whistling belly-button trick at the high school talent show? Bing! Ned Ryerson: got the shingles real bad senior year, almost didn’t graduate? Bing, again. Ned Ryerson: I dated your sister Mary Pat a couple times until you told me not to anymore? Well?”

Proof that eventually people do forget that embarrassing thing you did in high school!

“This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather.”

Not everything you do is destined for prime time!

“Come on, all the long distance lines are down? What about the satellite? Is it snowing in space? Don’t you have some kind of a line that you keep open for emergencies or for celebrities? I’m both. I’m a celebrity in an emergency.”

It pays to know your worth, even if no one else does!

When Ned, the annoying guy from high school asks, “So what are you doing for dinner?”, Phil replies, Umm… something else.”

Never let yourself get roped into doing something you don’t want to do!

When Phil asks Ralph, “What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?” Ralph replied, “That about sums it up for me.”

Remember, life is what you make it!

Don’t live every day on repeat. Get out there and make change, but, “don’t forget your booties ‘cause it’s cooooold out there today!”