LESSONS FROM A GROUNDHOG
When the groundhog makes his appearance on February 2nd and we watch the TV to see if he casts a shadow, humans begin predicting how many more weeks of winter are on the way. Depending on whose stats you use – the groundhog’s shadow is right about 50% of the time.
Fortunately, this cute little critter is unaffected by our conclusions. He goes about his business adjusting to the conditions of the day. I’m sure it never occurred to him to take a poll and see what all the groundhogs in the neighborhood thought his shadow, or lack of it meant.
It might be a terrific idea if people stopped taking action based on popular trends and opinions, and actually thought about what we are doing, and why we are doing it. Then we can decide if being ‘right’ is more important than being fair, honest, and tolerant. Kindness should not be limited to those who agree with us.
I think the groundhog is right…go outside, look around, smell the air, check the weather, and then get busy and have a productive day.