I don’t know how I’d survive life without my sister. As a little kid, I wanted to be her. Anything she did, I wanted to do. I was that annoying little sister who wanted to copy everything about her older sister. And she was that older sister who hated the fact that her little sister was her copycat. LOL. Thankfully (and for her sanity), I quickly grew out of that phase, but this doesn’t mean I no longer look up to her.
For 27 years now (a.k.a my whole life), I’ve shared a room with my sister so we’ve always been close. Like most sisters, we’ve gone through different stages–from playmates to study buddies to business partners to besties to enemies to shopping partners to travel buddies and so on and so forth. Of course, it wasn’t always rainbows and butterflies between us. We’ve had our fair share of fights and tears through the years. But even so, I can honestly say she’s always been there for me–cheering me on, supporting me in all my endeavours and even sacrificing her time and energy to help me with my projects that don’t benefit her in any way. She’s the first person I run to whenever I need advice on anything and everything that’s important in my life, whenever someone is putting me down and whenever I need help. She’s my confidante, no. 1 supporter, defender and best friend. I may not tell her this much but I couldn’t ask for a better sister and I’m beyond grateful that I have her to hold my hand and guide me through life.
This is why whenever I see her sad, it pains me that I can’t seem to do the same for her–that I can’t wash away her worries the way she does for me and I can’t fix her problems the way she fixes mine. I wish I can make her see what I see in her because in my eyes, she’s a superwoman–smart, beautiful, and able to do anything she puts her mind into.
So to uplift my sister’s spirits, I thought I’d send a happygram her way. Happygrams are happy little messages that you can share to your friends and loved ones to make them feel better.
To my dearest Achi, I believe in you. Don’t forget to believe in yourself too. Have faith that things will work out because you deserve it. And if you get scared taking the big leap, know that I’m right beside you. It’s my turn to hold your hand through this.
If you or any of your loved ones are going through the same thing, I thought I’d share this other happygram I made through Hersheys’ microsite that you can check out here. Hopefully, it’ll make you or your loved one smile–or better yet, inspire you to spread the happiness even further by joining the “My Happy Thoughts” campaign. It’s super simple. Just take a selfie with a happy thought of 20 characters or less like how I did above or make a Happygram on www.HersheysHappygrams.com. Post them on your social media sites and include the hashtag #Happygrams. Don’t forget to tag me too so that I can re-tweet my favorite Happygram among your entries.