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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. ❤️🙏🏼