The One Word Inspiration series is a guest post series on Clear the Way which asks different visiting bloggers to share whatever they are inspired to share when they hear only one word. The word changes each month and this month I’m doing something a little different: I’m having my two sisters contribute for this month. Please welcome my youngest sister, Elizabeth, as she shares her inspiration from the word sister.
Sister, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “a female who has one or both parents in common with another.” While this is true, the word “sister” means so much more. To me, it carries a number of meanings. A sister is a built-in best friend, a role-model, a fashion-adviser, etc.
Someone who will watch a cheesy movie with me at 1:00 am and help me eat our combined weight in popcorn.
Someone who has walked along various paths of life before me (both of my sisters are older than me) and understands what I am going through.
Someone who strives for me to avoid the mistakes they’ve made.
Someone who gets annoyed when I “suddenly” have a similar taste in clothes as them, a similar fondness for a place, or similar hobbies. And, while I deny wholeheartedly that my newfound hobby/love/fashion has nothing to do with them (I am my own person after all), I know deep down that part of me (a very small part) wants to follow in their footsteps right down to the kind of shoes they wear. (Even as I write this, I’m wearing a pair of my sister’s old shoes.)
Someone who laughs at my good jokes and rolls their eyes at my bad ones.
Someone who, on any given day, will gladly let their closet be my closet.
Someone who, on any given day, will not let their closet be my closet.
Someone who will play with me, but won’t let me forget who is boss. (more-so in our younger days.)
Someone who teases me on occasion.
A sister is a lot things but when it comes down to it, a sister is someone who is always there for me and loves me no matter what.
Do you have any sisters? What does the word sister mean to you?