Friendship Day

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As I was browsing around for post ideas two nights ago, I read somewhere that Friendship Day was coming up. 

The thing with these ‘special days’ is that most countries celebrate the same day at different times – and some are commonly celebrated – hence didn’t pay much attention to ‘when’ it was coming up.

So how did Friendship Day come about ?  There isn’t much history about it on record but I did come up with a few facts.

friendship_day_graphics_01In 1935, the United States Congress proclaimed the first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day to honour this companionship that we all take for granted. 

Following the popularity and success of Friendship Day in US, several other countries adopted the tradition of dedicating a day to friends.

Further more, in 1997, the United Nations named Winnie - the Pooh as the World's Ambassador of Friendship.

I didn’t really give this day too much thought until I was woken up at around 7:30 a.m this morning with two acquaintances – not even friends of mine – who wanted to wish me a Happy Friendship Day.  Sweet right ?  But not so sweet considering it’s a SUNDAY !!! Why is it that my Sunday’s keep getting sleep deprived ??

Anyway the point of this post is not to crib but to share with you a few of the sweet messages that I received on my mobile and if you haven’t spread the friendship love to your friends today – then you could always use them :)

“Friendship is like standing on wet cement – the longer you stay, the harder it is to leave.  And if you try to go, you can’t go without leaving your footprints”

“A friend is one who tolerates your worst mood; manages to smile at your stupid jokes; tries to understand your craziest dreams and knows the reason behind your smallest fear.”

“At times when life has me down and out, the hardest thing to do is smile.  But you constantly give me that reason to go on and mostly to smile.

And I’m saving the best for last … I’d like to thank all of my neighbours in Bloggerville for showing me the support in the form of your comments; words of wisdom and genuine interest in what I have to say – more so for just being there for me whilst I explore the world of blogging.

Happy Friendship Day To You All