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Uniquely Our Own


On this last day of 2010, I wanted to leave a profound message. Profound messages don’t just pop up when you need them.

Then I decided that I must add this adorable photo that I took of my granddaughter and her younger cousin. As I was studying the photo, my mind rambled to wishes that Katherine would one day enjoy a sister. (seems we just cannot help wanting good things from our lives for others.) The fact is more likely that Kat may remain an only child. Besides, I’ve heard of sisters who caused nothing but heartache for each other.

Well, Maddie and Kat are cousins who spend every day at my house and will attend the same school etc. seems Kat already has a sister. I know that they argue like sisters 🙂

Just yesterday I said to a 12 year old day care friend of mine,”That has GOT to be rough!”

She said “What?”

“You know, getting up and going out to day care even as an infant. I got to stay in bed each morning until I went to school. You guys have to get up for “work” .”

She looked at me like I had two heads. “No big deal.”

BAM! Now I get it. Every single life is unique and whatever the experiences, they belong solely to that person. Our good wishes for others to have similar special experiences are kind but usually blind.. “What’s good for the goose is not likely good for the gander.”


My profound message to you for the coming year is: Live, Laugh, Love and appreciate your own unique lives!

Happy New Year to all!


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

8 thoughts on “Uniquely Our Own

  1. That photo is priceless. As you said, many sisters don’t get along, as they each have their own personalities, and those don’t always mesh well. There are many who are not genetically related, but who may be closer than many sisters.

    Love and hugs all around to you and yours. It’s actually 30 degrees here in sunny SO CAL this morning, and they say that it will likely be about the same tomorrow for the Rose Parade, too.

    Thousands, are camping out along the parade route two or three nights before the parade every year. They turn it into an opportunity to meet and mingle with many others along the route. Though I have personally gone to the parade once, I prefer watching it on TV so I can get a good view of all sides of each float.

  2. Good post! My cousin and I discovered in our fifties that the two of us were more alike than we were with our own sisters. Her mother and mine were sisters, and each had two daughters. Our older sisters are more alike! So Camille and I have declared ourselves sister-cousins, and have been having fun having the sister we always wanted!

    1. Very nice to hear from you Jamie. I have had computer problems, as well as, a handful of infants in my care lately. Not much time to write…lost my edge a bit too!
      Hope to get back on the “bike” soon.
      Happy New Year!

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