Celebrate Friendship Day

In 1935 the first Sunday of August was proclaimed the first annual Friendship Day. This year Friendship Day falls on Sunday, August 4th. The celebration of Friendship Day has become an annual event in the United States. Over the years this tradition spread to other countries and they also started celebrating this day with much excitement.

This is a day for us to spend time with our friends and let them know how much they are loved and appreciated in our lives. Friendship Day is a celebration of those in our lives who give life meaning and joy. It allows us to pay tribute to our friends, new and old who have played an important role in helping to shape who we are today.

Having a support system of friends in today’s crazy world is so vitally important. Friends can be a pillar of strength to us during the rough moments throughout our life. The bonds between true friends are so important. Having close friends there for you through the good times and bad makes our lives so much more meaningful.

As with all relationships in our lives, we must nurture our friendships. Let Friendship Day remind you of that special person. Give them a call, send them an email, or write a heartfelt letter and let them know how much they mean to you.

Friendship Day is the perfect day to expand your circle of friends. Reach out the hand of friendship to your neighbors and co-workers. Websites devoted to social networking have also become very popular destinations for those wishing to expand their circle of friends.

Making friends gives us the chance to share our lives with others and the chance to be accepted and understood by another person. It has been compared to falling in love and is just as thrilling as having new experiences. Having a friend is having a relationship that contains a mutual feeling of understanding, acceptance, support, trust, and affection.

As the saying goes – “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”~ Unknown

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