Happy New Year Everyone! Happy Ground Hog Day! Yes, I know, my New Year’s greeting is exactly thirty-one days late, and my Ground Hog Day greeting is one day too soon. Having developed a habit of surfing under during the last half of December and the month of January each year, I use this time to take care of me, to reassess the path I travel, to listen intensively to what my inner voice is saying, and like the ground hog, I surface up one day earlier to check out the world on February 1.
According to the myths passed down through my family, if the ground hog sees it shadow we will have six more week of winter if he does not, then, spring is on its way.
I don’t know how much of that is truth, but one fact was clear for me when I surfaced out of my cubbyhole of self-inclusion this morning; the world is at war.
There is a war going on, people! One little tiny country is being threatened by every nation surrounding it. While some countries in another region of the world are being invaded, causing people to leave their homes and find refuge in overcrowded shelters.
Meanwhile, western civilization is securing its borders as suppression and abuse of women and children ravage throughout poverty-stricken countries.
Like the ground hog, I checked out the prognosis for a better 2013. Prognosis: escalation of wars, more intolerance, and the continued violation of human rights.
Back to the ground hog, if he sees his shadow on February 2, he goes back into his cubbyhole and sleeps until spring. Unlike the ground hog, the luxury of sleeping until spring is out of the question for me.
So, have a good year everyone, and let us hope for a better world to come.