Sunday, September 11, 2011

I cannot forget...

...that tomorrow (September 12th) is my brother's birthday. I have to remember to give him a call.

It's been a rough couple-three years for my Virgo brother, a person with the normal hyper-critical tendencies of his sign, especially for himself. Many times I find that the most important thing I can do is encourage him to NOT dwell on those negative things that have happened in the past but instead focus on a more constructive, positive future.

Easier said than done, of course, and something I need to model myself as much as possible (like forgetting the unfortunate 2005 Super Bowl or today's opening day Seahawks loss). But focusing on positive action...being courageous and compassionate to all...does help. And even if it doesn't entirely erase the negative memory of the past, at least you'll be accomplishing something positive in the world, rather than wallowing in past miseries.

Cheers folks. Tomorrow, I'll be talking about dinosaurs.
; )


  1. As a textbook Virgo who also has Virgo on the Ascendant (doomed from the start), your brother has my sympathy and complete understanding. Those who are victims of my criticism should understand that it's nothing compared to the ferocity of my self-criticism. And it's a daily herculean struggle to not let my huge mountain of past regrets consume the present. Still, it's why I am generally a good proofreader.

    Great positive message JB - in more ways than one. :-)

  2. I'm a Virgo, too....and I am by far my own worst critic.

  3. Sorry, but-

    E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!

    That said, I do remember that game a few years back where Seattle t'rew the "Iggles" a serious beatin'. So, much respect.