Celebrating Your Siblings

 

Relationships are our greatest source of personal and spiritual growth. Our families, including our siblings, are a huge part of this.

My brother and I fought like cats and dogs when we were younger. I've often said he was a better brother than I ever was a sister, I'm fortunate – he disagrees. I'm so lucky to have him as my brother. This quote reminds me of my relationship with my brother:

I love you, you there for me, you protected me, and most of all, you loved me. We’d fight, scream, and argue, but, under it all, is a love. That only exists, in a brother, and a sister.

Here are some quotes about siblings that touched me. Which of these resonate with you about the relationship with your siblings?

 

 

Siblings are like streetlights along the road, they don’t make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile.

 

Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply.
~Jane Austen

 

Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.

 

 

Sibling relationships – and 80 percent of Americans have at least one – outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust.
~Erica E. Goode

 

Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago — the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider…. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.
~Jane Mersky Leder

 

 

If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.
~Deepak Chopra

 

To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
~Clara Ortega

 

Our siblings push buttons that cast us in roles we felt sure we had let go of long ago – the baby, the peacekeeper, the caretaker, the avoider…. It doesn’t seem to matter how much time has elapsed or how far we’ve traveled.
~Jane Mersky Leder

 

 

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.”
~Maya Angelou

 

A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.
~Marian Sandmaier

 

Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring quite often the hard way.
~Pamela Dugdale

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