Sisters are technically defined by a familial bond but there are some friends who I consider sisters. “Separated at birth” you finish each other’s sentences, aren’t afraid to speak your mind and can spend as little or as much time together. Much like brothers in arms we are bonded and united by our friendships.
This is not the case for everyone and bonds can be broken, people even grow apart, the final straw when the distrust finally takes hold. Why should we be keeping them in our lives? Blood, as they say, is thicker than water and although we can’t choose our biological family we can still choose who we surround ourselves with. I am fortunate enough to have a loving and supportive family but I am aware that not all of us do, but I still have friends who I consider just as close as my sister.
Gone are the days of sisterly rituals where blood pricked from each of their fingers and smooshed together in some kind of bizarre bonding rituals is entirely out of fashion now. BFFs are not the same as brother/sister bonds so there is no point in comparing the two. Laying your life down for your siblings is not the same as nominating your BFF and then changing your mind a month later.
Surrounding yourself with positive and loving people is important, a support network can be the key to determination and success. Whether it be a blood relative or not the connections can be equally as strong guiding you through the stormy waters of life.
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