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A thank you letter to my big sister

Dear sister,

There are so many things that I admire about you and for which I have to thank you.

First of all, I want to say thank you for just being you.

You are everything I wanna be You are confident, strong, determined, loving, kind and generous.

You don't have a bad bone in your body and you never do anything to ruin your good heart and tender soul.

You have always been the best role model, and you bravely paved the way for me and made sure that I don't make the same mistake twice.

I am really grateful to have you as a sister and friend and I can honestly say that I learned so much from you.

I am blessed to have you and I hope that you will never change.

Thanks for always having time for me. I really appreciate that I never feel like a burden with you.

Whenever I need to talk, you are there.

Through every lovesickness, every tear and every fear of not being good enough, you were there, wiping away my tears and making sure that I knew my worth.

Thank you for enduring my wayward head.

I know that I am not always easy and that I can deny you your ear, but you have never resented me.

You know how deep down I am, so you know that I never mean anything that might be considered rude or mean, and you never hold a grudge.

Thank you for always making me feel like I was there.

As we grew up, I know that taking your little sister everywhere wasn't the coolest thing, and you probably weren't happy about it then, but I really appreciate that you made time for me, even if you preferred been with your friends.

I will never forget all the times when you took me to the shopping center with you, went on long trips with you and your friends or let me go on coffee breaks with you.

It made me really happy. Thank you for always being my best friend.

I know it sounds like a real cliché, but there really isn't a friend like a sister. I can literally tell you anything.

I can share with you my deepest, darkest insecurities that I would not even dream of telling anyone else.

And I don't even feel weird. It feels completely normal to share the craziest parts of me with you.

I thank you for this. Thank you for being my shoulder that made me cry too often to count.

Thank you for dropping everything and coming to my aid every time I was in need.

It made me feel a lot better.

Thank you for never making me feel like I'm burdening you with anything.

I know it can be too much at times, but you could never tell because you are doing everything with the best of intentions and I really admire you for that.

I consider myself very lucky that I was able to share everything in life with you.

We stood side by side through absolutely everything in life and I couldn't imagine otherwise.

Thank you for being my accomplice in every one of my adventures.

Thank you for never questioning it, just going on the ride with me and hoping for the best.

I'm so happy that we can be so honest with each other without anyone feeling offended. There is nothing I cannot tell you and vice versa.

I could never imagine sharing what I can share with you with anyone else.

People would probably think that I'm a freak sometimes, but you would always understand and that's what matters to me.

Thank you for always telling me how it is and for never glossing over anything. When my hair is messed up, you'll be the first to tell me.

If my face looks puffy and I'm standing like a zombie, you will tell me without hesitation.

Nobody else would dare, but you always do, and I thank God for that.

Without your brutal honesty, only God knows where I would be.

Thanks for being on the same wavelength as me!

I have a feeling that we can communicate without words and understand each other better than anyone else.

You can read my mind and know exactly when something is bothering me, no matter how hard I try to hide it.

You always feel when I'm on the ground and come to talk to me about it. I feel so much better without knowing I needed it.

I don't even have to talk to you, we know exactly what the other is thinking just by looking at each other.

This is really useful when we're with a bunch of people, just one look and we know exactly what the other is feeling and what they're trying to say.

How damn cool is that?

Thank you for knowing me better than I know myself. Thank you for always knowing exactly what I need without my having to say it.

You know what makes me happy and you know what makes me sad and I never have to say it out loud.

If I get angry with someone, you are the first person to know and you would never tell anyone.

I think that's so fantastic. I swear we're like twins!

Thank you for being my greatest support.

You always believed in me, more than I ever believed in myself, and helped me realize my worth and potential when I failed.

You always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and reassured me when I had doubts and God knows I did!

Thank you for making me a better person.

I always try to do what I think you would do in any situation, and if I feel like you would disagree, I probably never do this thing.

You are my moral compass and one of the few people whose opinion is of paramount importance to me.

I never want to let you down, so I make sure that you are always proud of my choices.

I really appreciate that you always let me be myself.

You never make me change and you encourage me to stay exactly who I am.

If people can't accept that, they are not meant to be in my life. I see that now.

And I promise I'll never change for anyone

I will always be my insolent me, and who does not like it - his problem.

I don't feel the need to justify myself to anyone, and that's what I learned from you.

And finally, thank you for making me laugh so much. There is no one who understands my sense of humor like you do.

We could literally die of laughter when it comes to things that only you and I find funny!

I've cried laughing with you so many times and people probably thought we were crazy, but I love being able to laugh at the exact same things and knowing exactly what the other is going to find funky!

This is really important to me. Laughing is my favorite thing to do, and there is no one who can make me cry with laughter like you can.

You are one of the funniest people I know and the amount of laughter that occurs when we are in the same room is beyond measure and I absolutely love it.

I really value you as a person, sister, friend, daughter and every other function that you have in your life! You are a special lady and I am so grateful for you!

I hope we have a hundred more years laughing at the stupidest things. Nothing would make me happier.

With all of my love

Your little sis