Sisters are a blessing. They can be your confidants, best friends, and mentors. But being a better sister is not always an easy job, especially if you’re not as close to her as you’d like to be. Being a good sister isn’t just about showing up at family functions or sharing your clothes (though those things are important), it’s also about being supportive, kind, and respectful of one another. So how do you become the best sister ever?
The online emotional sister quotes are a great place to start. The quotes can help you understand what being a sister means, why it’s important and how you can become better at it.
Be present. Being a good sister means being there for your sister when she needs you. You may not always have to say something, but you must be kind and honest, generous, and supportive of your sibling.
Listen to her no matter what happens. Being a listening ear is one of the most powerful ways to show someone love – especially if they are going through something tough or confusing.
Give her space when she needs it too (but don’t forget about her). This can be difficult at times because we often want to just help our loved ones in any way possible. However, sometimes people need space before they can accept help from others; so try not to hover over her if she seems like she’s struggling with something big right now (*wink wink*).
We all have moments where we feel alone or unsure about ourselves; so give them all ample room for growth by supporting them without pushing yourself into their lives too much. When this happens though – make sure that you spend quality time together every once in a while so that not only does nobody feel alone anymore but also because caring relationships are worth celebrating now and then.
Be supportive and patient.
Be supportive and patient. Your sister is going through a lot of changes, and she may not be the same person she was before. Understand that this is normal, and offer to help if she needs it. It’s okay if you don’t understand everything about her new life, that’s what family is for.
Be kind and honest.
Be honest with her, but be kind. There’s nothing wrong with being honest about your feelings, but try to be gentle and keep things in perspective.
Your sister is not perfect, and you both must acknowledge that. For example: “I know this is hard for you right now because our parents are getting divorced, and I want to support you in any way that I can.”
Be honest about what you want or need without being demanding or entitled. If your sister has said no three times already, it may be time to take a step back and let her know how much fun it would be if she could join us at the party on Friday night (or whatever). Just remember not to get pushy.
Be a good listener.
As a sister, you should be a good listener. It’s important to remember that when your sister tells you something personal or asks for your advice, it’s not always because she wants you to tell her what to do. She might just want an objective opinion from someone who is close and cares about her. Or maybe she just needs someone who will listen without judging or interrupting.
Being generous is one of the best ways to show your sister how much you care about her. You don’t want to be stingy, selfish, greedy, or envious; instead, think of all the things that could make your sister happy. If you want to give her a gift (and who doesn’t?), this can be a great opportunity for generosity: buy something she wants and get it for her at no cost to yourself.
If she needs help around the house with cleaning or cooking, or even just moving heavy furniture, offer up your services immediately. And don’t be afraid to ask questions if there’s anything specific that you can do as well; after all, sisters are there for each other through thick and thin.
None of us is perfect, but we can all try to be better people. If you’re reading this and thinking, “Wow, I suck at all these things.” don’t worry, we know you can do it. Being a better sister doesn’t mean changing who you are; it means becoming more thoughtful in your actions and words.
And while being more thoughtful sounds like a big goal, it doesn’t have to be: even small gestures matter. So take some time today to think about how you can make your sister feel more loved by doing something nice for her, and don’t forget that if you mess up along the way (which happens), apologize right away so she knows how much she means to you anyway.