Human beings are social creatures. Good friends play an important role in their lives. The very thought of meeting with a friend brings smile on one’s face. It is a kind of relationship where no strings are attached and you value this relation the most. Whether good times or bad times, having good friends around makes life much easier and comfortable.
To celebrate this noble feeling first Sunday of August was declared as a holiday in US in honor of friends by US Congress in 1935. Since then this wonderful idea of celebrating Friendship Day was joyfully accepted by several other nations.
Different people celebrate this day in a different way but bottom line is that they all try to express love for their friends and importance of their existence in their lives. Some people buy gifts for their friends, while others cook their favorite food, some tie friendship bands,while others go out and spend time together. Those who are away in other cities or countries they wish electronically by exchanging messages or chatting online.
The relation of friendship is priceless. It can never be bought or sold. Basis of true friendship is feeling of mutual affection in the heart of people who are involved in the friendship. Materialistic gains can never satisfy us fully unless we have genuine good friends to share our lives with.
Someone has mentioned very truly that the only way to have a good friend is to be one. True friendship is about knowing that someone is there when the world might walk out on you. Nowadays life has become very hectic and busy. Under present scenario friends are the most reliable sources for social, intellectual and creative stimulations. The best part is that we don’t need to use words to communicate problems with our friends. Most of the time they understand by looking at our face or listening to our voice.
You come across so many people in your life but only selected few leave an impression on you. Only some of them you long to meet more often. It takes years of trust and understanding to build friendship. Good friends become the pillar of strength for us. At times you rely more on trusted good friends than on your blood relation.
This year Friendship Day is on Sunday, 6th August. On this day we must take time to thank our friends for being there for us and bringing joy in our lives.