"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us." ~ Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Sister = A Forever Friend

I dedicate today's blog to my little sister and all the sisters of the world (big and small). (Don't worry brothers you'll soon have a blog of your own) 

A Sister = A Forever Friend

This is just a quick post about someone who is such a major part of my life and essential to my mental health and well being. My sister. I was motivated to post after one of our daily phone calls- because no matter what is going on in life, talking to her for even just 2-minutes makes me happy. She is an amazing human who constantly inspires me to be a better person. She is a superhero mom that does it all. I have no clue how she juggles everything with such grace and still manages to look as if she just stepped out of a magazine. No matter what happens in life, she will always be my sister and my forever friend. I heart her so much I can't even tell you where it begins and ends. For me, family is what roots are to a tree. They keep me grounded, give me life, allow me to blossom, and grow. 

The relationship I have with my sister is something I cherish. How can two people be so opposite and the same all at once? For all the things I lack, she embodies and in her I find the answers to so many questions about myself. Growing-up, having a sister placed first on my Christmas list and was the wish I made when I blew out the candles on my birthday cake. Well, actually it was for a sister AND a radio (just in case ya know). I could hardly wait to brush her hair, share clothes with, and do all the things that sisters do. Little did I know that having a sister would be so much better than I could ever imagine. Actually, she is the one who combs MY hair (she's a hairstylist by profession) and gives me fashion advice (she has the BEST shoe collection), and advice (so wise that little sister of mine). Sometimes I wonder who really is the eldest? We even have our own language that my poor parents have been trying to decipher for years (sorry mom and dad- it's a secret). 

Having a sister has taught me how to be a good friend, to laugh, share, have patience with myself, to never give up, and that sometimes in order to get the job done you gotta suck it up and get to work. There is no major decision in my life that goes without first consulting with her. Sometimes just knowing she is there in silence speaks far greater than any words. I know that I am very fortunate to have a sister, my forever friend. If you have siblings, cherish every second with them and do not take for granted the connection they have to your life. I know many who may not have siblings, but share this special bond with close friends. It doesn't matter if they are related or not, but if what they bring to your life is of value make sure you let them know. 

I cannot ever repay my sister for all she has given to me, so instead I will let her borrow my lip gloss, buy her coffee now and then, and overall be the very best sister in return. Never take your loved ones for granted. We all only get one trip around the sun so make every relationship count! 

With BIG Sister hugs to you all, 
Ane :) 

Favorite Sister Quotes: 
  • You can kid the world, but not your sister.
  • Never let an angry sister comb your hair.
  • A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.

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