I respectfully disagree. I think telling others how wonderful someone is is far better than tearing them down in a public forum (speaking of family members of course). We all have bad times in our lives and I would feel awful if my sister thought that the only things worthy of making public are the crappy things I've done in my life.
I tell anybody and everybody what a wonderful sister I have and how smart and successful I think she is. She is a great mom and a great role model to anyone who knows her. I could think of some things to tell you that haven't been so great about her (and she could do the same to me) but who do I serve by doing that? Certainly not myself. I just come off looking immature and petty. So I will keep those things to myself. And also, once the words are out of your mouth (or keyboard) you can never take them back.
The problem with the above post is that GeeGee has not torn Kelly down in any way. She is sad that she doesn't have a good relationship with her sister. I think she will never give up on Kelly and what more could you ask for?
But you do have an interesting point of view.
sounds of extreme sucking up