Sisters.. Friendships

Singapore
October 9, 2008 2:23am CST
[b]Well, I just got this in my email.. it's about friendships.. read this, enjoy and comment! hAPPY friendship to all the girls out there!! Sisters.. [/b] A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter 'Don't forget your Sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.' 'Remember that 'Sisters' means ALL the women... your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.' What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!' But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life. After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned: THIS SAYS IT ALL: Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't do what they're supposed to do. Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT......... Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life! The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I.. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful. I just did. Short and very sweet: There are more than twenty angels in this world. Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing. And one is reading her email at this moment. Send this message to ten of your friends including me. If you get 5 replies, someone you love will surprise you. Happy days! Don't break this; it's working
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
9 Oct 08
Oh no.. Looks like i'm being tricked into reading this, and becoming one of your sisters?? lol =D But the story is very truth.. WHat a woman needs in life is more than a family.. Family is not their everything, but their sisters.. BEcause when problems occur, the 1st thing women will confide in, is their sisters, but not someone close to them in the family ^_^ Maybe i'm not a woman, so i dun really understand the bond whereby women can share.. All i know is that, once women are very close to each other, even family and husband or parents have to stand aside.. Right?? hehe As a matter of fact, the closeness between 2 women or sisters can be easily seen by others, for they are not shy or scare to show it. ALso, being a sister to any women, are the ones whom can really see their ups and downs in life, being there for them.. So out of the 20 angels, 10 sleeping angels, 8 are playing, 1 is working, and 1 is reading, Has the one who's working now, found your very own sister?? haha ^_^ If not, your wings will be able to guide u to them, and 5 replies won't be a problem in order for your surprise to show up ^_^ hehe
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
Congratulations in your successful application into "Angelia's Sisters Club". This is an exclusive club that is only open to the sisters of Angelia. You are sister #114. Please be true to all the other sisters and be sure to be always there for them, just like how they would always be there for you! Actually what you have just said is not true, perhapes not so much in Singapore's context. IF you notice, most girls when they are in a relationship, everything around them declines and their world is only all about their guy. This has happened to 2 of my friends already, and we are placed aside for about 6 years, when their bfs went off to the army, then they start to look for us. Lol. Lol, hopefully so! I have more brothers than sisters. I don't know why, but I could never trust girls. They struck me as people who can manipulate others into doing what they want you to do, and they have a lot of things hidden behind their backs. Maybe I am more of a rational person, and does not like too much of emotional display that had never got me close to any girls. But hopefully over the years, 1 or 2 could step into my life! Well, take care my friend! And may your sisters appear in your life too! Take care!!
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@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
10 Nov 08
lol =D SIster 114?? SOunds like i'm in a nunnery trying to be a nun instead.. lol =D Maybe for our age group, this is the case, whereby they place bfs as priority, but when it comes to teenagers, frenz are more important, for they like freedom.. hehe haha.. MAybe u are too attractive to be their frenz and that they see u as a threat, attracting all the guys to u, and so u will have more guy frenz as compared to gals.. hehe But no worries now, u have one new 'sister' now, and very soon, many others will follow suit and once they understand u, u cna be carlsberg's ambassor soon, because u will have 'hao you man tian xia'.. lol
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• Singapore
10 Nov 08
Don't you know that running a nunnery is also one of my dreams.. especially so when my nuns are made up of guys who thinks that they are women! Are you really sure on that? Lol, there are so many teenagers out there once attached will start to neglect their friends and focus all their attentions on their other half, as they think that is the way that love should be - all about control. But they fail to see that that is just puppy love which will never last. It's only when these teenagers starts to mature, they will then start to enjoy their freedoms, and that is when all those too young relationships will start to break up with the liner 'you have changed'! There is just too much of these cases happening. One thing that I would like to point out to people is that yes, our partners are important, but then, our friends are equally important. Only when there is a balance between the two, then will there be bliss in one's life. So, treasure your relationship, but treasure your friends too! Me attractive!? Now, that is the biggest joke of the century! Lol Trust me, no guys have ever said that they are attracted to me, but rather the majority of them just see me as their brother.. That is a tell tale sign of how bad the situation is. I have no idea why, but I seem to attract more friends than I would attract lovers. Is that a good thing or a bad sign? Welcome to sisterhood!
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
13 Oct 08
An interesting article indeed my friend. Reading it makes me think back on my life as well. When my wife called upon her sisters then, they came with no strings attached. I wonder whether the same theory works for men. I know I am fortunate that I could gather my band of brothers when I needed them. AND I am sure I would do the same for them when they need me. But how many of us are actually there when there is trouble and bad time? I wonder...
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
I would suppose that the same theory would work for men as well. that is why there is such things known as brotherhood. It's just a matter of fact whether or not you have found your true brothers or not? Women are more emotional creatures by nature, so it is of no surprise that women are willing to make sacrifices for the ones they care for with no strings attached. However, men are known to be logical creatures - perhapes in the backs of their minds, they are wondering, is it worth the trouble to help him out or not. And so, in the end, they are never there when trouble strucks. Well thanks for your response my friend! Perhapes one of these days, you will be able to test your theory out and there you will find out for yourself whether or not this theory applies to men as well. Till then, take care and have a nice day!!
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• India
17 Oct 08
Oh my gosh!! How amazing!! Does the same hold true for "Brothers" too!! Well, as a reclusive nut, the presence or absence of sisters doesn't make much of a difference to me. Most "sisters" lose themselves in their precious male partners and their kids. They hardly have time for themselves after that. :) But I guess you are right. Women do make the world go round. Cheers and happy mylotting
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
Haha I suppose that it should hold true for brothers too! Lol. Many women make the wrong choice in life, and turn to regret it when their husbands leave them, or when their children turn against them, and they soon find themselves having no one to turn towards to. So, it is always important to maintain the friendships that one have with your girlfriends, such that when troubles strikes, there is always someone there for you to offer their support and care for you. Recluse or no recluse, we always need our friends around. And yes, girl power!! OR rather women power!! Take care my friend and thanks for the witty response! Happy mylotting!!
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• India
10 Nov 08
Miss you on Mylot these days. Busy?? :) Actually, most of the "woman power" around me has four feet and a tail. To clarify things, 2 female dogs and a female cat. ;) hehehe ... can I count them in as "sisters"? They are quite loving and loyal all of them. Cheers and happy mylotting
@sivanj (1263)
• India
20 Nov 08
really looking good. good one to share. i am no woman but i can fell the importance of the material posted here. thanks for sharing.
• Singapore
16 Dec 08
No problem in sharing! I am glad that you could understand the importance of the email. =D Not many guys are able to comprehend the importance of a sister in a women's life. You are one of the rare guys around! Thanks for your response! Take care and happy mylotting!
@bing28 (3797)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
oh yes, Mothers never go wrong...(lol) though I have only one sister and I feel like dying too when I lost her six years ago. due to ovarian cancer, I regreted much not able to do something as we didnt afford the chemotherapy she needed, however I found sisters thru my cousins, my personal friends and even thru my online friends. Very true that women are sisters...Have you watched the Korean novela, My Husband's Woman? You'll see there how much the elder sister love and care for her younger sister. Friends are extended relatives. one quote I received. come to think of it...sisters are close realatives therefore friends are sisters...regarding the twenty angels I'd been receiving and sending that already to my friends before, so maybe I am excuse now...My beloved sisters would understand...(smile)
• Singapore
18 Nov 08
Lol Darn right! I am sure that your sister is smiling at whereever she is right now to see that you are happy in your life and that you were well-taken care of. So, be sure to treasure the friendships and sisters who are surrounding you in your life. Well, thanks for your response, take care and happy mylotting!!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
17 Oct 08
A length story but have some message which may be done lets see..normally me too get more mails like this
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
Lol, you might want to share some meaningful ones with us the next time round when you get one like this? Thanks for your response! Take care!
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@TerryYuan (229)
• China
13 Oct 08
hei, yesterday, i talked about ur discussiong with my friends. they do really agree with u. u r so good, they said.
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
Really! Thanks, I guess! Hopefully this article has touched your soul just as it has touched many! Well, take care and happy mylotting!!
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@TerryYuan (229)
• China
9 Oct 08
though i am a man, i think it works. i agree with the mother. it seems nothing is forever, except what?
• Singapore
9 Nov 08
Lol, nothing is forever except for ourselves. So, we should always stay true to ourselves and never betray our conscience for anything or anyone. That's the way it should be! Thanks for your response! Happy mylotting and take care!!
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