I remember fighting with my sister as a kid, my dad always said the same thing, "it's only 1 sister you have, try to love her". Anyone who knows us, know we are practically polar opposites, she studied, I was social. She was by far the easier child, I was the . . . well let's just say I had the dented halo, lol.
My children are raised with the same philosophy, except I encourage them to be friends, best friends. These are the friendships that matter and that last a lifetime. It never really occurred to me before how much my dad's words really influenced the strong friendship I have with my sister, I am very thankful to have her, even if she doesn't always get me :) Thanks dad :)