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If You Were My Sister or Brother... What would you say?
Posted 20 November 2005 - 08:29 PM
I ripped this from a breast cancer awareness commercial on tv. Survivors, one by one, repeated the phrase,"If you were my sister, I would tell you..." and they would go on to offer some practical advice to those at risk or fighting to survive the nightmare of cancer.
We, as survivors of a different sort, have so much to offer each other. Sometimes few and simple words can hold many answers and much hope. I think it will be nice to have a place to share some general, loving advice. No matter what stage of healing we are experiencing, we are never alone, and there is always someone who could benefit from our simple, yet so complex, realizations. I'll start...
If you were my sister, I would tell you to never give up. What we need to live and thrive is within each and every one of us and, as long as we keep searching, we will find it.
What would you tell your sister or brother?
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Posted 24 November 2005 - 12:15 PM
As sisters, we are to love one another, and help each other. As a sister you are strong, loving, courageous, and have endured enough in life. You can lean on me in good times and bad, and that I'll always be there for you. Offering support and encouragement, advice, meant with good intentions. Together we can share our feelings and help one another.
As a sister, you are beautiful inside and out, and the inner you...has been untouched. The qualities about you, still make you, you, and that you are special just as you are...for your caring and compassionate ways. And you are not defined by what happened to you. Never.
As my sister, those feelings for you...will never go away...you are apart of heart and soul always. You are never alone...and never will be alone again. I will remind you of all the good and wonderful things about you...always.
As my sister, I love you and that will never change.
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Posted 24 November 2005 - 01:11 PM
Thank you so much for the "or brother" part... you have no idea how much that means to me (the rest of the post, too, but I wouldn't have thought that it might apply to me without those two words).
Posted 24 November 2005 - 04:54 PM
if you were my sister i would tell you are a strong and wonderful person who isn't what has happened. that you are brave and courageous for survivng and that you can carry on surviving.
take care all sisters and brothers,
love from Laura xxx
This post has been edited by holly28: 24 November 2005 - 04:55 PM
Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:49 PM
If you were my sister or brother, I would tell you that it wasn't your fault, assure you that the horrror is finite, and ask how I can nurture and care for you as you recover.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:05 AM
If you were my sister or brother I would love you no matter what.
This post has been edited by pixie: 25 November 2005 - 12:06 AM