Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wise Words From Readers: On sibling advice...

Oh, siblings! What an interesting role they play in our lives. No matter your place in your family, what your childhood vacations were like, who's smarter or more sensitive, there's no denying the stamp your siblings leave on you. You might fight, say some not-so-nice words or even vow that you're never, ever going to speak to them ever again, but deep down, you know that vow of silence won't last long. And it doesn't. Because even when we don't want to admit it, we know we need our siblings close by. They're always primed and ready with a good dose of advice, too, as you all shared this week...

*The BEST advice I ever got from a sibling is "always be yourself" -- so simple, but so important to remember in life -- not only when you are young, but through the decades.

*Sell the big house. It will become an albatross.

*Advice on the best stereo components under $200 in 1979.

*Your life mate should be someone you can imagine yourself sitting on a front porch with when you are 85 years old.

*Go tell Mom...she's calling you!
What wonderful advice! Even though Janelle is the younger sister, I've always felt like she was the older one in a lot of ways. She's so much smarter than I could ever hope to be, and she's taught me so much about being a compassionate person -- especially during all my childhood surgeries. It's most definitely safe to say that I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for her shining example in my life. I hope she knows what a positive impact she's had on me. Anyway, here's next week's question...

Do you have a pet? What's your favorite memory with them?

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  1. Once when my dog (now 10) was a puppy, she ate a geranium (not good for dogs). Her eyes dilated really weird and that night she was barking at a chair. She was OK in the end, but is was quite concerning at the time!

  2. The best memory we have from our precious pet was last Summer 2013. He graduated from CHEMO at Auburn Vet Small Animal Hospital in Alabama. He was so brave and went every week to get chemo for 16 weeks. Thank God he is in remission and still fills our lives and hearts with love :) He is 14 years old and still fun as ever .............


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