A note to my worldwide readers: For those of you reading this blog who live outside of the United States, a bit of an explanation. In the U.S., Groundhog Day is celebrated every February 2. If Phil, the groundhog, sees his shadow it means more winter. If not? Well, continue reading.
Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow today which means an early spring. This is only the 19th time out of 123 in recorded history that Phil hasn’t been able to find his shadow (many weren’t recorded). Even so, Phil is usually wrong, which makes one wonder, “What’s the point?”
It all stated with the Delaware Indians who considered groundhogs to be honorable ancestors. By the 1700s, German settlers arrived in the Punxsutawney region of Delaware and brought with them a holiday known as Candlemas Day, a day celebrating the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Then, somehow, Candlemas Day and the groundhog got together and on February 2, 1886, a newspaper editor proclaimed the first official Groundhog Day. I’m still wondering, “What’s the point?”
Affirmation: It’s okay to wonder.
Coaching questions: What in your life doesn’t make sense? Does it matter?