Wednesday, February 2, 2011

His Eye is on the Groundhog

Groundhogphoto © 2008 Urville Djasim | more info (via: Wylio)

Today we celebrate a rodent.

I mean, I guess we kind of do every day that Disney continues to exist, but on Groundhog Day, it's a bit more pronounced. People get all dressed up in top hats and fancy overcoats and read from scrolls and make a big deal about whether or not a groundhog sees his shadow (and for the record, if you're getting your spring forecast from anyone other than Punxsutawney Phil, please know that it is not official at all). It's quite the celebration.

We can talk about tradition or mythology or just a good time, but let's be honest. Once a year we get really excited about a giant rat.

Sometimes I think we get excited about the wrong things.

There are so many things in our lives and the lives of those around us that we can celebrate. Reaching a small goal. Sticking with a commitment. Learning a new skill. Not getting mad at that person who usually makes us mad. We let little successes go by without a notice and forget that it's okay to acknowledge those moments.

Matthew 6:26 -- Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

If we can celebrate a rodent, we can celebrate you.

What small success do you want to celebrate today?


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