I saw a beautiful picture of my sister this morning, but then again, she has many beautiful pictures. A pretty one she is, my sister!
I supposedly look like her, at least that’s what people tell me, but that’s where the similarities end! Most days are a bad hair day for me, and everyday is a good hair day for her. She’s always been extremely stylish and sophisticated, and I have only recently started making more of an effort. Over a decade ago, when she turned 40, I remember her saying she feels wiser. I foolishly thought the same will happen to me. Let’s just say, whatever magic spell hit her, is yet to find my address.
What I really want to talk about though, or should I say write about, is the ONE thing that makes her special. That ONE trait about her has built a foundation that has ensured the continued close bond within my family; particularly now that we are all grown ups with our own families and challenges of everyday living.
My ONE person, is that person within our family who without fail ALWAYS insists we come together as a family, and lend a helping hand (and not always financial) to whoever is in need at the moment, no matter how undeserving the person might be.
I BELIEVE WE ALL HAVE THAT ONE PERSON WITHIN A PARTICULAR CIRCLE, THAT PULLS IT ALL TOGETHER FOR THE REST OF US.
Like me, your ONE person could very well be a sister (or brother); extend the family a little, and maybe it’s a cousin or surprisingly, it might even be an in-law, a neighbour round the block or colleague at work.
Like me, you might be quite self-aware, and know that you’re full of it, and undeserving; so I ask you to take a moment, and look around you for that ONE person who makes your life a beautiful space.
Pick up the phone and make that call. Leave a voice mail or send a voice note; or maybe a text or a good old-fashioned hand written note. Or if you’re a bloke reading this, and don’t want to get all caught up in this emotional brouhaha, then perhaps take your ONE person out for a drink/meal, or just give them a heart-felt high-five!
Whatever way you choose to communicate, do it now, as it turns out we don’t live forever, and this side of life (and not a graveside) is a much better time and place to let that ONE person know you love and appreciate them.
If you self-identify as that ONE person within a circle, on behalf of those of us whose lives you add sunshine as a fine summers’ day, I thank you. May you have beautiful rainbows for every rainy day!
FLP, dear sister and BFF, thank you. I love and appreciate you!
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