A gratitude letter for my sister Aline…

Dear Aline,

Thank you for allowing me to have the opportunity to learn from you. Thank you for having the biggest heart and being so caring. I admire you as a woman, sister and, above all, as a mother. Thank you for sharing your learnings and wisdom with me. Thank you for being funny, super smart, kind, generous, and firm when you need to be.

In a  household of five sisters and you being number four, I was able to take care of you when you were little. I am so grateful I had the chance to be that close to you. Thank you for your beautiful smiles. Thank you for all the energy. You had a lot of it! Now, as we are older, I am grateful you gave me two precious gifts – Isaac and Sara. I was so happy to become an aunt. Thank you for always trying to keep the family together and for always making sure I am well taken care of when I am in Brazil. Every time I go, you drive me around, take me to places and spend time with me. Thank you for always being there and for always thinking of me. Even though we are four thousand miles apart from each other, I love you more and more each day.

Thank you for sharing with me all you have learned as you raised your son. He is an amazing kid and I am so grateful to call him my nephew. Thank you for always answering my questions on how to raise a good boy. You are an example and I follow everything you say. Thank you for being a lot like our mother. You actually look just like her. And just like her, you are caring, loving and have that motherly way of taking care of people. 

I love you more than words can describe. Thank you for being my baby sister.

With all my love and gratitude,



Simone Santos

I am Brazilian by birth, American by heart! I created Cool N Chic with the intent of spreading the message that we are all "cool" in our own and authentic ways. Cool N Chic was created to bring people of all backgrounds together through mindfulness, self-development, healthy living and the desire to be fearlessly authentic. Even though I created this blog, it is not mine. It is ours and I welcome you, your wisdom and your energy.

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