Dear Eldest Sister, 8 Things I Want To Thank You For!
Sharon AlphonsoLifestyle and Beauty Writer, POPxo
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If the concept of having a guardian angel exists, your eldest sister would fit the role perfectly. All through your life, the oldest sibling of the house has patiently watched you grow and always had your back when you needed her the most. She’s like your best friend and mentor at the same time - and your life has largely been influenced by her. Give it up for the eldest sister, everyone! She deserves a pat on the back and a big thank you note for all the wonderful things she’s done for you. Here are 8 things you need to sincerely thank her for! (Don’t forget to follow it up with a tight bear hug after.)
1. Thank you for always being a phone call away...
The first person you call up when you’re in a major crisis is not your bestie or boyfriend, it’s your eldest sister. You know for a fact that she would leave whatever she’s doing and come to bail you out of trouble. When she’s around, you know that no harm can come your way. Such a rockstar she is!
2. Thank you for making that hate call to the douche I once dated!
You are never truly alone if your eldest sister has your back. She knows what it’s like to get your heart broken, and she doesn’t want that fate for you. Be assured that she won’t let that guy who broke your heart off the hook easily. She’ll make sure she teaches him a lesson that he’ll never forget!
3. Thank you for saving me from mom and dad's scolding!
What you’re going through now, she’s already experienced before. No matter how ugly the truth is, she won’t let you bare the brunt of it. She knows what it’s like to be a rebellious teenager, because at one point of time, she was one too.
4. Thank you for letting me borrow your clothes
Don’t think she’s forgotten about that Forever 21 dress she loved so much! She knows it’s lying safely in your cupboard - but she chooses to not make a big deal out of it! She does so because you’re her sister, and if she doesn’t share it with you, who else will she share it with?
5. Thank you for keeping quiet about those dirty little secrets of mine
No matter how dark those secrets are, you know she’ll never pull out that “Mom, you know what?” card on you. On the contrary, she respects your privacy - and in fact, is rather happy that you opened up to her.
6. Thank you for constantly motivating me!
She knows you’re no quitter. Even if you hit rock bottom, she’ll be there to help you rise from the ashes like a phoenix! Her precious advice and radiant guidance has helped you morph into the powerful and independent woman you are today.
7. Thank you for being brutally honest with me
When you thought a guy was “the one”, and she knew he wasn’t - she didn’t hold back from saying, “You deserve so much better!” You should be glad she said that, because if she didn’t, you wouldn’t be in the happy place you are in today.
8. Thank you for being a good listener
She’s one person who understands you inside out. She patiently listens to even all your teeny tiny problems and is the first person to come up with quick solutions. Hats off to her, because more than a sister, she is your best friend!