One of my sisters is having a significant birthday this week. (Yes, 39 again.) We are gathering to celebrate. Hot tubs, massages and champagne will be involved. I am so looking forward to the “girlfriend time” together.
A wise woman once said, “Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you.” That’s certainly true for me. When I had the first of several surgeries a few years ago, one sister and her husband kept me laughing through pre-op; I never had a chance to get nervous. The other sister and her husband are joining me in a charity swim; their presence will help me keep going – both through training and the big event. Both sisters are just a phone call away.
When I watch my grandchildren together, I see the same closeness that I remember from my childhood.
Lately, I’ve become addicted – obsessed – with genealogy. There’s something about searching for clues and fitting together the pieces of the family puzzle that keeps me engaged. I like knowing who my sisters are across the generations.
So, what does this have to do with envisioning health? People who have strong social connections – family, friends, etc. – are happier and live longer.
How do you and your sisters (or friends) support each other to be healthy?