“Every night I sleep with a baseball bat under my covers, just in case.”~A seven year old.
The sibling relationship is complex. Seldom is it one that is all good or all bad. It is a blended relationship that involves loving, caring, anger, and often abuse. The only child may suffer from having to bear the brunt of mother and father on their own. Siblings provide a buffer. Siblings also act out on one another.
Many people fear success. They fear what they will lose by succeeding.
Life is made up of many life events strung together like lights on a Christmas tree. The string that holds all of the lights at short or long intervals is loss. Loss hold together all life events. We must give something up in order to gain something new.
I recently had a friend tell me he was lucky in love. What he meant was that his life had been blessed with being loved by others such as his wife, children, grand children, parents, and friends. He also commented on loving those people. He considers himself lucky.