Even in the most stressful situations of your life, you were concerned about my well being, and how I was. I think somewhere a long the lines of calling you names, and trying to get you in trouble, I must have gotten too busy to call you it.
For one, our parents were stricter on you and learned they could chill out a little with me. I watched how amazing you were as a new mother.
You made me say every swear word you knew and laughed hysterically when they would come out of my little innocent mouth.
By showing that you wish to consider her side, you demonstrate that you are serious about your apology.
You were there again when I divorced. No one else in the family ever came to see me in the hospital, but you were there every day.
For three, you paved the way. Generally, a letter is for special occasions -- to congratulate, console, give thanks or offer advice. You have the quickest wit of the whole family, and you can really use it to your advantage. As my big sister.
I always smile when I see it. Well, let me amend that, you take care of mom as much as mom will let you. You even adopted 3 of those foster kids. There are lots of days I miss you so much, in fact most days. You stood along side me, and fought for me.
And for that I owe you so much. And even when I stole your clothes without your permission you still managed to love me just the same. I died a little inside knowing I was moving home and it ended up being the best thing that could have happened to me leading up to the wedding. You still managed to respond to my phone calls, and texts, and concerns over Facebook with great encouragement and love.
Thank you for picking me up when I fall down and for loving me even when I knock you down. You saw me often at my best of times, and worst of times, and yet you never did judge me. Maybe you have some ideas? And you never held those little things against me.
For two, you were great, so I could be me and free. I remember growing up we used to have such fun. All I had to do was pick up the phone, and you were always on the other end.Expressing Gratitude. Maybe your sister came to stay with you to help with your kids or took your phone calls through a difficult break-up.
Whatever the reason, a letter of gratitude has been shown to increase the happiness of both the person writing the letter and the person receiving the letter, writes psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky in her.
I was reading an online article titled “An open letter to my little sister” and realized of all the open letters I’ve seen, I’ve never seen one addressed to someone like you—a big sister. And quite frankly, I think I know why: little sisters—like me—often forget how important big sisters—like you—are.
Even though I couldn’t always do all the things you could, you always tried your best to make sure your little sister could tag along on your adventures. Thank you for teaching me all the good stuff.
In my eyes, you were basically the smartest person on earth. That letter is so full of love that I can only wish your sister would see it.
For awhile now, I have wanted to write a letter to my son, who has not spoken to me in years. His mother and I divorced and, after a few years, I moved away. Dear Big Sis, I don't even know where to begin when writing this letter to you. There are so many things I want to say and so many memories I want to reflect on.
So, I guess I'll start by just saying this: thank you.
Thank you for making mistakes first, so that I could learn from you. We're all human and, of course, we all make mistakes. I know I can be a big pain in the butt sometimes, and for that I'm sorry. I'm sorry for yelling at you, arguing with you, not listening to you, and making dumb decisions at times, but thank you for loving me anyways.Download