A cranky, fussy, borderline annoying one perhaps. A soulmate nonetheless, of the forever and ever variety.
Because best friends come and best friends go. And she will be the one rooting you for when they come and holding your hand & helping you cry it out when they go. So lasso that special sister of yours over and have a look at the twelve reasons why sisters are our true soulmates:
Because she knows about your crushes even before you do.
And has additionally got his Facebook & Instagram profiles saved and ready on her phone for your late night stalking sessions.
Because she knows exactly what your crying face looks like.
You never feel the need to observe any form of personal hygiene around her because she has seen you in worse, and loves you anyway.
Because she is the person you go to when you’re annoyed with your mom or dad.
By default. Because you know you’ll have a listening ear for your tale of woe, without her making you feel guilty about it.
Because she knows all your secrets, including those that you had reserved for the pages of your diary.
Out of some form of sisterly telepathy, that lets her just instinctively know your inner thoughts. But mostly because she’s been not-so-secretly reading your diary for the past decade.
Ditto for all your passwords.
Because she knows all about your questionable movie choices
And can quote you word for word every time someone goes, “Iyer. Venugopala Iyer…”
Because she knows your actual weight is at least 10 kgs above what you tell your boyfriend.
Ditto for your actual number of exes. But she’d never blab, because she’s your sister and the two of you’ll are bound by the sacred ties of sisterhood. And because you know her actual stats as well.
Because she’s been your readymade maid of honor for as long as you can remember
Even as your BFF gets added and deleted from your list of potential bridesmaids as the two of you’ll go through your ups and downs, your sister has been finalized as your maid of honor for as far back as you can remember. And a damn good one as well, if your eight year old rehearsal sessions are anything to go by.
Because she is the one who’ll bail you out every time you’re confronted with a hoard of embarrassing relatives
One look is all it’ll take for her to respond to your telepathic SOS and rescue you from the hoard of inquisitive relatives whose sole mission in life involves finding out, “Beta, engineering kyun nahi ki?!”
Because with her around, you never had to worry about getting bored on family vacations.
Because she is the one you can bitch about your best friend to.
Even Serena and Blair had their ups and downs, and your sister is probably the only person on the world you can head to when you and your BFF need a time-out.
And because you know she won’t judge you for it.
And because she isn’t afraid to dole out some tough love, if need be.
If punching you in the face is what it’ll take to keep you from crawling back to your ex-boyfriend, then punch you in the face she will. A bit too gladly, for comfort.
Have a sister you absolutely adore? Don't forget to share this with her!