Siblings share a very weird kind of bond. They fight with each other, love each other unconditionally, and stand by each other always. To grow up around a brother or a sister is always like having a party to support you, love you, care for you and stand for you. You are never alone when you are around your siblings. They can easily make you laugh when you are sad, make you smile when you are depressed, or irritate you when they bug you.
The connection between the siblings is very hard to describe in words. It’s more or less that comfort space shared between them, where they don’t even have to open their mouth to express their feelings or how they are feeling at that time, it’s just understood by each other. Telepathy works beautifully between siblings. They love to land each other in problems but they are the masters of standing by their siblings through thick and thin.
We share the most comfortable bonds with our brothers and sisters. Be it chilling together or being with each other or being there for each other. How quickly we grow up. When we look back, down memory lane, all we can see is fighting with each other, pulling each other’s legs, helping each other but the fight for being mothers and father’s favourites continues. It just feels like time has flown like water. All we are left with is the good and bad memories we share with our siblings. With Raksha Bandhan round the corner, all I can remember is while sitting in a different part of the world, miles away from home, and my brother is sitting on the other side of the world, all we can remember is the good and bad memories of the time spent together, of our childhood. To keep the bond stronger, sisters send rakhi to USA or the place where her brothers stay. This makes us realize the importance of having a brother or a sister around, growing up with them, and witnessing them growing up in front of you.
As I look back, there are a few takeaways from the siblinghood I share with my siblings.
We never feel alone
When you are with your siblings, you can never feel alone. They are your biggest support system. They can easily cheer you up whenever you are disappointed, they can be your biggest cheerleaders and are available to be by your side. Irrespective of anything, your siblings will always understand you in the best way. Our siblings may never admire us always, but they never show how much they love us or how much we mean to them.
Siblings always thrive on the differences they share
We know we are different with respect to our behaviour, likes and dislikes, approach in life etc, but we cannot deny the fact that it is our differences that make us complement each other evenly. We as siblings are always imperfectly perfect. We thrive on our differences but never let these differences come on our way to siblinghood.
Siblings are our best teachers
Our siblings are our best teachers as they not only play with us, spend time with us or fight with us, they also teach us a lot about ourselves. They help us understand ourselves in a better way. They are playmates, counsellors, tormentors, protectors, and our confidantes. Honor your sibling with a beautiful online rakhi gift and let them know how special they are!
The bad times bring us closer
During the good times, we celebrate but during the bad times, we come closer. From sharing good things in life to sharing traumatic experiences together, siblings always stick together through thick and thin. It is generally during the bad times that we come closer to our siblings, understand the bond and importance of siblinghood in our life.
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