In the early months of this year, you may, like me have experienced tough times with flooding, storm winds, fallen trees and blocked roads.

It seemed that almost every day, when I looked out of the window, it was still raining.

We’ve had storm after storm.  And it truly feels like Groundhog Day.

Today, as I’m writing this and I look out of the window, it’s snowing.  Can it really get more difficult I ask myself?

The thing about Groundhog Day is that, in the film, the same day, the same events are repeated with reason.  Until something is learned that enables onward movement from those groundhog moments.

Sometimes, it might be events in our own lives or a particular process that we experience over and over again.

It’s always worth stepping back and reflecting on that process or event.  It’s worth challenging ourselves on our repeating behaviour patterns.

And if we want to change the process, event or outcome, then we have to do something different.  We have to learn from that groundhog experience.

I suppose with the torrential rain, winds, storms, floods etc, it’s about the changing climate and how we look after the earth.  The structures we build; how we build them; where we build them; and also learning to adapt and develop to things we can’t control.

I’m sure, like me, you are familiar with the old adage “If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.”  Or versions of that anyway.

So with the weather as it is right now as I sit in front of the keyboard, there’s no way I can engage in my usual routine.  Flooding regularly cuts my route off from getting into the village.

So today, for me, will mean a time for staying home and reflecting on my own groundhog moments.

What are your groundhog moments?