My sister loves “sister time.” Since Monday the girl has harassed me about the anticipated girl time. She wanted me to commit to our Friday date and I wouldn’t. For one, I know if I “promised,” she would feel disappointed if I had to cancel. Plus, I was sleep-deprived and deadline-heavy; thinking one hour ahead of time would have sent me over the edge.
Contemplating Sister Time
By Thursday, I could commit. My sister wanted to treat my niece and me to lunch. I am more budget-cautious and worried about her spending money. I finally let it go. This was important to her, and I had to give up the big sister role and enjoy the time together. I also had to stop calculating my “sun time” and what it meant for my ability to meet my obligation.
Sister time. I am grateful for sister time. Thank you, Michele, for appreciating me. Thank you for realizing, as a sister, I also need the love that I give so openly. Thank you for recognizing I don’t have magical powers and that I am not this most brilliant sibling. Thank you for appreciating my hard work, courage, and dedication. THIS is why I did it all. I am so fortunate to have you as a sister and even luckier to have you as a friend.
Daily gratitude allows me to focus on what I have, instead of what I don’t have and it is a blessing.
Evaluate your sibling relationship from a grateful perspective. What do you see that you didn’t see before?