There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship – Thomas Aquinas
Friendship Day is around the corner and it makes us hearts skip with joy to see friendship day gifts in the shops and friendship day quotes on everyone’s social media! Friendship is definitely one of the most beautiful bonds in the world. You can not imagine your life without friendship. Those of us who believe that we do not have any friends can actually claim that they a best friend in God who helps and takes care of us all the time. So I genuinely believe that there’s no on this earth who is without a friend. A friend makes you feel great even when you don’t feel the same about yourself. He can uplift your mood in seconds and make you laugh even in the seemingly most impossible situations. His advice can be trusted even though he may not always give you the best one 😉 Friends make our life beautiful by being around us like warm sun rays giving us hope, joy, and a shoulder to cry on when you need one! So, I asked some of my blogger buddies to share their thoughts on friendship day and here are they expressing their heartfelt feelings for their friends and on friendship in general. (Don’t forget to check out my views as well at the end of the post!) I’m sure you all gonna enjoy this post!
When I was asked to write for the Friendship Day, I was quite thrilled to say, “Yes, I would love to!” And so I had thought of what friendship personally means to my life and I am going to define it in myriad ways where even a reader like you might think that one of my definitions is relevant with yours at the moment.
Having a friend like Cristina, the truest friend in my life, we had proved that distance does not really matter. Where in our hearts, friendship remains and nothing can break us apart whether it could be time or distance. As we count the years of being the best among the friends with each other since college days up to now, we realize that being far from each other actually goes beyond extreme than being physically together.
Time passes by; while living in an unfamiliar city (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam) where now became my second home, I had encountered a lot of misadventures in life including being diagnosed with cancer. And yet, having the chance to continue a new life after beating one of the horrendous diseases in this world, I am so happy to meet people who became very special in my life now. Jammy and Tien are one of the Vietnamese friends that I bumped into, that act as one of my inspirations for being a survivor.
Having few friends as older as we get is actually having more to share than having thousands yet they might go against you in the end. Leaving you with one of the most inspiring words from Eleanor Roosevelt, “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.”
Happy Friendship Day to everyone, may you love every moment you spent with your friend on this special day.
Ashlee Rae Pacheco from cookiemonstermom.com/blog
This is my best friend. We met on the orange train on the playground of our preschool. Over 20 years later we have been through many different schools, boyfriends, states, ups, and downs, but we have never left each other’s side. It’s such a unique experience to have a friend that knows the ins and outs of your personality and has watched you grow up into the woman you are today. We now live in separate states living very separate lives (I’m a married mom and she is a single woman with a booming career) but, no matter how different our worlds may be we always find time to connect. That’s what real friendship is.
Priya Ghosh from iammyinspiration.com
Friendship is a strong bond between two people or a group of people which exists without any reason. Your friends have a huge influence on how you feel or think. Choose friends who inspire you to become better. I got my best friends as a blessing in my siblings, my husband, and my son.
My sister and my brother: I share an unbreakable bond with my siblings. We’ve broken a window glass pane, almost set the house on fire by burning nail polish remover, hurt each other in serious fights and begged not to tell mom. We’ve always supported each other in any life decision, shared an endless amount of laughs, tears and inside jokes. My husband: My husband and I’ve built up a warm closeness over the years. We talk freely without being judged, set out for new adventures, and are 200% meat lovers. We’ve survived our best and worst days, been through serious fights for petty issues and later made out wildly (much like Brad and Angelina in Mr. & Mrs. Smith). Ours is a kind of a friendship that will stand against all odds and last a lifetime. My Son: He’s only 2 but has already started to understand me. Those hugs, kisses and that broad smile when I come home- make all of my stretch marks and sleepless nights worth it. He has made “Mumma”, my most favorite name. Yes, I consider my family to be my best friend. We all might be different individuals but we share one common thing- LOVE.
Samantha Lewis from charminglystated.com
With Friendship Day coming up, I reflect upon the friends that I have made over the years and what friendship has impacted me the most. My best friend, Carmen, and I met while in pharmacy school 5 years ago and I cannot imagine life without her. She exemplifies what I always wanted/needed in a friend and that is honesty, open communication, an accountability partner, and someone that shows me, unconditional love. Carmen was the first person I told that I was expecting my first child and the person I always call when I needed a shoulder to cry on. She shows me tough love at times by holding me accountable in situations where I am wrong. Yes, she also always shows me, unconditional love, even when my anxiety gets so bad that I shut down and tune out the world. She truly is a remarkable friend and the qualities that she possesses are what makes her so special to me. Wishing my best friend and everyone else a Happy Friendship Day! I would love to connect with YOU so we can become friends on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! Check out my website aimed at sharing positivity and motivation.
Holly Herbig from vintagecourage.com
For most of my life, I thought that friendship was accidental. As though the people you happened to come across were either potential friends or not. I even believed that some people were great at friendship- like a natural talent you happen to be born with. It’s only been in recent years that I’ve discovered friendship is far deeper and more intentional than a serendipitous meeting with a like-minded person. Two years ago, I was coming out of my “mummy coma” as my children were past toddler age. I suddenly realized the friends in my life were thereby convenience. They were other mothers from playgroups or mutual friends with kids. And they didn’t understand me. The friendships weren’t about investing in one another, they were about the company and convenient schedules. So I became deliberate. I looked at the women in my life who challenged me, inspired me and encouraged me. I began to actively spend more time with them, learning about their lives and asking them to speak into mine. These days I feel very differently about friends! They are my life source, my sounding boards, my confronters and my soft place to land when my heart is broken. They make me a better person with every interaction. And I’m a very privileged woman to have many of them; a whole crew of friends who genuinely care for my journey. Friendship is depth and purpose, investment and genuine love. And it is something very worth being deliberate about.
Kim James from thedivahustle.com
What is friendship? Wow, this is a tough question. Many may have a different perspective on friendship but let me tell you about my girls! Over 24 years of friendship, they have surpassed many boyfriends, many friends, and even family members. We have seen each other at every stage of life and still stuck together. I can’t image life without them. They are my support system in every capacity. They are my dairy, they are my journal. They have seen me at my worst and made me better, they have seen me down and helped me rise. Friendship is a sisterhood, Friendship is happiness, trust, support and never judged. My sisters are my lifeline and have been my light in dark times. Friendship is love.
Lori Underwood from mimisoapdish.com