All siblings have their arguments, but deep down sisters are forever. Sisters are with you through thick and thin, laughing with you during the good times, and crying with you during the bad. They can even make you a little crazy at times. For many of us, a sister is one of the most important people in our lives.
Every year, the first Sunday of August has been identified as Sister’s Day. It is a fun holiday designed for sisters to cherish childhood memories, or reconnect and patch up any misunderstandings. While the history of Sister’s Day is currently unknown, it is interesting to note that in parts of India and Nepal there is a similar day known as Raksha Bandhan that is celebrated in August as well. The difference is that Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bonds between brothers and sisters, not just sisters themselves. If you do not have a sister, no problem, you can still celebrate the friendships of sisterhood. Here are a few ideas:
Reach Out: Set aside some time out of your busy day to spend time with your sister. If you are unable to meet with your sister in person, taking the time to call or send a card is the best gift you can give her.
Be a Good Listener: By being empathetic, attentive and a good sounding board, you can strengthen the bond you have with your sister.
Fix Any Misunderstandings: This is a day to reconnect, if necessary. This is the day to “hug it out.”
Cherish The Memories: Go through old photos and videos and remember the good times. Then, make plans to go somewhere fun.
Go Out on the Town: Have a girl’s night out – post on social media using #NationalSisters Day.
The Bellevue University Library has some excellent books about sisters that can be borrowed for three (3) weeks.
Here are a few titles:
Dear Abigail: The intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters by Diane Jacobs E322.1.A38 J33 2014
Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz D805.P7 G45 2015
Summer Sisters: A Novel by Judy Blume PS3552.L843.S8 1999
Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory PR6057.R386 T49 2016
The Yellow Duster Sisters: A Wartime Childhood by Susan Kennaway DA585.A1 K46 2011