Sunday, January 22, 2017

20 Ways To Be A Better Sibling


Since the day my sister was born, I have loved her endlessly. As I grow up, I realize more and more how important she is to me. Lauren has been more than a sister to me- she is a friend, a role model, and someone I look up to (even if she is younger and shorter than me). I know that I am who I am because of this girl. There are not enough words that can tell you how important she is to me. It is simply impossible to understand our relationship without seeing it for yourself because our bond as sisters is more than just words. I love this girl and the more I reflect on us the more I see that we are unique in our own ways- and I love that. I hope that she knows I am trying to be the best sister I can.

Siblings are such a special thing. The relationship you build with them will never compare the relationships that you construct with your friends. Love and appreciate your siblings each and every day and strive to be a better sibling.

20 Ways to be A Better Sibling 
1. Let them know that you have their back
2. Remind them that you will always be there for them
3. Be a better example for your sisters and brothers 
4. Value the time you spend with them
5. Show them that you care about them
6. Offer your siblings help when they need it
7. Give your siblings advice 
8. Be the person they aren't afraid to talk to
9. Share your knowledge with them
10. Hug them at random times
11. Encourage them to believe in themselves 
12. Protect them from the things that scare them
13. Hold their hand
14. Share more laughs with them
15. Tell them they are special to you
16. Surprise them with random acts of kindness
17. Ask for forgiveness when you mess up and make amends
18. Contribute to their self-confidence 
19. Give them space when they ask for it
20. Most importantly, tell and show your siblings you love them

46 comments:

  1. When my sisters were still living in the house, they drove me crazy and I always thought of them as annoying. But when they moved out and lived 3 hours away, I've been nicer to them when I see them and we even gossip about my crush or something random, which we never really do because most of the time we're trying to bite each other's heads off. I think the older you get, the more you start to appreciate your siblings and even your mother (:

    https://loreliejoy.wordpress.com/

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    1. I couldn't agree more with you! I am glad that you are appreciating your siblings more!

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  2. This was so lovely to read! Seems like you and your sister have a really special bond, the pictures are beautiful :) I have an older brother and even though we're not as close as you and your sister I appreciate having him in my life so much, it's good to know there's someone who will always be there for me no matter what, someones who will always have my back x

    Sara’sChapters

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    1. Thank you! It is good to know that people love there siblings! It really is a great thing to know.

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  3. i have an older sister and this is very good advice!
    also, what fun that we live in the same state!!
    be blessed!

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    1. I am glad that you find it helpful! It is pretty fun to know there is someone in your state!

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  4. Awe, this is so cute. :) I wish I had a sister....all I have are two younger brothers, which, don't get me wrong, are awesome, but I'd love if I had a sister. :D

    Hanne
    rockandminerals4him.wordpress.com

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    1. I am sure bothers can be just as great as sisters, a different relationship but nevertheless special.

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    2. Hahaha your typo is rather accurate!! 😂😂😂

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    3. Omg! That's so embarrassing!! Damn it!! Thanks for checking back (:

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  5. A good relationship with siblings is so important. My brothers and I are really close and, while they drive me crazy sometimes, I love them lot x)Love this post!

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    1. Haha siblings are wonderful at doing that!

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  6. Awww I love this so much!! I have two younger sisters-- this is so great. I agree, siblings are so important <3

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    1. That sounds like it would be a lot of fun! They are!

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  7. OMGOSH YOU ALMOST MADE ME CRY! You too are just so adorable! I wish I had a sister. I have four younger brothers, which I love, but its not the same as a sister, ya know.
    This is great! I loved your sweet list! This like totally made my day<3

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    1. uggg, I cant spell today ^^

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    2. AWE! Thank you your comment made me smile! Four younger bothers!? Oh wow that sounds like a super energetic environment!

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    3. ... looking at that comment trying to find the misspelling and I can't find it!

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  8. Sounds like you have a really great relationship with your sister. I have a bunch of older siblings, and being the youngest is a very interesting place to be in the line-up. I wish I could say I had a great relationship with them all, but I don't really. Didn't help that half of them moved out before I was really to the 'relationship' age. Love your list, though! :)

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    1. I really do and it makes me so happy! I bet it is really interesting to be the younger sibling. I would love to hear about what that is like for you!

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  9. This is so precious. I am an only child, but I can tell that you have a special bond with your sister. I'm glad you're able to get along, and I hope your bond only strengthens as you grow.

    Ella

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  10. I value my little brother so much, and this is such a beautiful post! Your blog is (as ever) such an inspiration, I've missed it!

    Sara | Saralouisaxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Like wise! I have missed your blog too! I have some catching up to do!

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  11. Thank you so much for this post. I feel as if I always disregard my sister as a person, and even though she's always around I never really speak to her. Maybe I should go ahead and be a little more appreciative, because hey how lucky are we that we were blessed with a built in friend.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me @thelyfoflittleme.blogspot.com

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    1. A built in friend... I like those words! Go do that! She needs your friendship as much as you need hers.

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  12. Aww, you two are adorable! I'm an only child and I've always loved seeing when people appreciate their siblings. Treasure each other.

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  13. OMG This is possibly the best post ever written! Honestly, this kind of advice is the most practical and building relationships is soOo important. It's amazing that you can put your love for your sister into words!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really do encourage growing with your siblings!

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  14. Hey,
    That are so wonderful words. Thank you very much, you gave me advice to be a better sibling and what I could do better in that case of relationship. Your first words about your sister touched my feelings. It's great to have such a great sister and I'm also thankful to have my two siblings albeit I haven't had said them it in this way.
    Love,Lea

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    1. You are so welcome! Thank you for reading this! I am glad to hear about how much everyone loves their siblings!

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  15. Yes, siblings are awesome! (I have five of them) ;P
    Such a sweet post! <3

    sophie

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  16. Me and my brother argue, over little things, all the time. It seems impossible to imagine being so friendly as you two. Haha.

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    1. We have gotten pretty dang good at tolerating each other LOL

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  17. This is adorable, and reminds me of my sister :D its hard being at uni but facetime does wonders for siblings separated by distance :)

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    1. Thank goodness for technology to keep us in contact!

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  18. This is the sweetest post, Vanessa!
    Also love your newest post (about stretching). Really have a love/hate relationship with stretching. Love the way it makes me feel but hate it during the process.

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you like both posts, ah I know the feeling can be irritating gotta breathe

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