April 10th National Sibling Day

If you don’t have any brothers or sisters you can go on your merry way and forget about today… but for those of us who do have siblings it is a very important day indeed. There is someone out there that really does know what you’ve gone through, been there when you needed them, and are missed when they are a distance away from you.

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As children, siblings tend to fight a lot, each trying to get the advantage over the other. As we grow up, they often become your best friend and someone you know you can depend on. You may not always agree with them, there may even be times when you get mad at them, but in most cases, they are the first person you turn to in a time of need. Brothers and sisters are the most common siblings. They have different views on things, different likes and dislikes, but when it comes to loyalty, they are right there for you (I do realize this is not always the case but most brothers and sisters get along with each other).

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Sisters normally live in a world of their own making. They have each other to rely on and don’t need outside friends as much as the single child. Normally they are within a few years of each other so the eldest is able to hand down experience to the next oldest and so on.  The youngest often give the most energy back to their other sisters completing the circle.

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Brothers often band together for sports, business, or just plain old fun. When one gets an idea, the others seem to always play it out as best as they can. The Marx brothers all went into comedy, the Jackson brothers went into music, the Earp brothers went into law enforcement (Well, sort of anyway).

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And twins are very special. Often they are able to feel what each other feels, know what each other is thinking and normally, take the other’s identity at least sometime during their lives.

National Sibling’s Day was founded by Claudia A. Evart after the passing of her brother and sister. 22 states celebrate this day

How to celebrate – If you have a brother or a sister, or both enjoy them while you can. Find some way to express how important your siblings are to you. Call for a family reunion if you have been separated over the years.

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