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World friendship day

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Today is world friendship day, also known as international day of friendship, and for me it is another chance to say thank you and honor all the amazing people I have encountered since starting this blog. What a journey it has been. Together we have grown, encouraged each other, listened and empowered each other. We shared our voice and because of it, we didn’t feel alone but in it together. Together we have found an outlet to let this voice be heard and side by side we have walked this path in the journey of our life. Today I give thanks once more to all of you who always check in and support me with your love and kind comments. I can only hope that I am returning a fraction of all the kindness I receive from you. 🙏🏼

The definition of friendship can be interpreted in various ways from person to person, with our own interpretation. The dictionary defines it as a relationship between friends, a state of mutual trust and support between allied nations. A state of being friends, friendly, relation, attachment to a person, and affection arising from mutual esteem and good will.

I think that along the way we meet new like minded spirits that share our story. Eagerly we embrace the guidance they have for us. We have our lightbulb moments and learn and apply what fits us. We feel understood and guided to keep going. But we also lose old friends along the way, sometimes even life long friends. I guess it’s normal and sometimes people outgrow us or vice versa. It’s merely that our priorities have shifted and that we pursue different goals without it being anybody’s fault.

The art of being a good friend is something you have to study for years. They say that friendship is about learning new things each and every day. The term of friendship is often used loosely and lacks the true meaning that holds true for me. A true friend is loyal and has my best interest at heart. He/she wants me to succeed and is not in it for themselves or personal gain. There is a silent understanding, a knowing, when you truly “get” the other person. Where you sign up to play life with and walk down that path in good times and in bad ones. A true friend is always there regardless of how often you talk. A true friend accepts you for who you are and time spent together flies because you can always be yourself.

Friendship day is derived from hallmark cards around the 1930’s and was declared as international day of friendship.

Have a great day everybody and thank you for being there. You make all the difference with your fabulous self. ❤️🙏🏼


We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

7 thoughts on “World friendship day

  1. And thank you dear lady for trusting me, and no doubt many others, in opening your heart fully here. That is a trust like no other, a courage like no other, and most of all, an ability to love yourself. It is in opening our hearts that we do finally love and trust ourselves and create the one friendship we have always searched for ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. Beautiful said as aways my friend. These actions are the only way for me these days. I don’t fear opening my heart anymore. I am not afraid of it getting hurt as I let go of the things that were never in my control anyways. I continue to love unconditionally with a sense that everyone is innocent until they prove me different. But those friendships near and dear are something I will cherish forever. 🦋❤️

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  2. Awww. Thank you. It was so nice to meet you too. Thank you for all the support you have given too. To know that someone is on the other side of the world having the same feeling you are having and sharing in it, means a lot. Thank you so much, sis.

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