The Importance of Sisters

People have many roles in their lives.  I became aware of all my roles when I had to write them down one day in class. For example, this is what I came up with:

– daughter, sister, grand-daughter, niece, friend, colleague, athlete, student, etc.

The one that stuck out to me that I have really examined the importance of recently was that of a sister.  I have always been the eldest sister to two younger beautiful sisters.  I think that because of the fact that I’m older than them I have always been very protective of them.

My sisters and I dipping our feet in the water. (c) Arianna's Random Thoughts

My sisters and I dipping our feet in the water. (c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts

A book one of my sisters gave me describes it perfectly “My sister (s) are my best friends. Oh, of course we used to fight when we were younger. As sisters, we had the right to pick on each other, but let anyone else try it, and automatically it became us against them. There is some unwritten rule between sisters that you are there for each other, no matter what the situation” (Barbour, 2003).

I would say this quote applies to my biological and unbiological sisters who I couldn’t live without.  My unbiological ones know who you are :)

I guess that is one of the reasons why I want to work in a sense in the role of being a sister to society. I want to help protect other girls and women from being victimized for being strong, beautiful women.

P.S. Brothers and all other roles are important too :)

Thank you for reading and your presence at this beach retreat. You Rock! I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comment section below.

See you at the beach!


6 Comments, RSS

  1. Joyce Mak January 13, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    I grew up being a sister, without ever having a biological sister to call my own; but I’ve been blessed to come across other girls/women who serve as “sisters for a season.” I’m very grateful for them. :D

    • everybodybeautiful January 13, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

      So true! Joyce – so glad we were neighbours and classmates last semester. You are a beautiful person inside and out. I loved coming and chatting with you and telling you all “my stories”.

  2. Janet Mabie January 13, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Arianna,you inspire me to be more compassionate, like YOU!! It is a privilege to be one of your “sisters”! xoxo

    • everybodybeautiful January 13, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

      Thanks Janet! You have inspired me too. I have been blessed to get to know you over the last ten years. You have such a kind heart. Love you.

  3. John January 14, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    You know what I don’t think the role of the brother is all that important and is often harmful. No doubt that some brothers are good friends with their siblings but that does not really fit with role that brother’s play in their siblings lives.

  4. John January 30, 2011 @ 6:16 am

    Sorry, looks like I killed the conversation there.

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