Who is a sibling?  A sibling is a blood relations who shares a parent with one. They can be brothers or sisters. In a family, there is a built-in circle of friends called siblings and they are one’s best friends within the family because they understand each other’s origins, feelings and emotions more than any other person . Knowing that the genetic make-up of our cells have natural resemblance makes the closeness of siblings automatic and stronger. 

No matter how far friendship goes , siblings friendship is the most pure, honest and sincere .  America Ferrera said “My siblings are my best friends”. Siblings are always there for each other, no matter how tough, times and things can be. They will always give one a candid advise and always have your best interests at hearts. 

Knowing that one has close siblings reminds you that he has a solid support team and cheerleaders. 

There are so many reasons, your siblings can be one’s best friends and they are as follows:-

They are trustworthy: Siblings can be trustworthy because they keep the deepest secrets of each other without telling another person.
“Trust is the bedrock of every relationship. Where there is no trust, there is no relationship.” – Chinwe Onwubiko. 

They are always there for you: No matter what one is facing in life, siblings are there to give one a lending hand; a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear. No matter the time of the day, siblings feel they are obligated to each other to offer a helping hand to one another because they love each other. 

Loyal to each other: As a result of the blood relationship and having known each other for long , one shares unbreakable bond of affection and loyalty with one’s siblings.

They celebrate you: At every special occasion like birthdays and anniversaries in families, siblings tend to show  the undying love they have for each other. Every special occasion brings the siblings closer  and gives them a chance to profess their everlasting support for each other.

They always forgive each other: Siblings forgive each other instantly knowing that they are related by blood and as the saying goes, “Blood is thicker than water.” There is an Igbo saying that “the anger of a sibling does not get to the bone.”  Abby Slater said “I may fight with my siblings, but once you lay a finger on them, you’ll be facing me.” All these go to show that sibling relationship holds no grudges.

They know everything about each other: Each sibling knows every other’s weakness and strengths, yet they still protect and believe in each other. 

They are each other’s lifeline : They pull each other even when they are sinking or broken. They pick up the pieces and bring out the best in each others life. 

They have your back always: Siblings always have each other’s back  to the extent of being over protective.

Knowing that you treat your siblings as extensions of you makes it easy for one to give them the same caring treatment one gives to oneself.

Always treasure the relationship you share with your siblings because it’s bound by blood.  “A relationship bound by blood is treasurable and inseparable.” – Chinwe Onwubiko. 

As we celebrate siblings day today, total upbringing wishes everyone Happy Siblings Day.

By Chinwe

Wife, Mother, Writer, Blogger, QuoteWriter.