Sunday, August 06, 2006

A Friend in need...

"Even if we never talk again after tonight, please remember that I am forever changed by who you are and what you meant to me"
-Chasing Amy
Today world wide its been celebrated as International Friendship Day, i dont know the reason why they chose the first sunday of August also. But i take this as an oppurtunity to Wish all the friends in my life who i have walked along with.Without you people i wouldnt have reached where i am now.Each of my friends have been special to me and have contributed in a special way.You have thought me to smile in sadness and helped me to realize my Goals.Also to people whom i have lost..

I got many mails and SMS's today but one mail from my dear friend from college meant alot for me..this what shilpa wrote to me:

hey buddy happy friendship's day .how u doing.hey just want to say i'm so glad that i met u n know u ,u'r a real sweet n nice guy thanks for keeping in touch n i'll always remember u .believe it or not but i'm really waiting to see u and catch up on so many things .but dont worry we'll meet along the road .have a wonderful day . hey n i mean everything i say .cheers

Thankx alot Everyone..and remember,you dont need a special day to show your friends that you care for them, Everyday can be one...Have a great Friendship Day...and make many more this year.

Here are few lessons from the past and few tips to make your Buddy feel Special:

Friendship is not about leading or following, it is simply being with each other to share each and every single moment of our lives. These simple words contain in themselves the entire beauty of friendship.
Though the Friendship Day is celebrated with great pomp and show in all over the world but not much is known about how this celebration started. However many folktales and mythological stories reveal the fact that friendship has been valued as a relationship since the commencement of the civilized world. As far as the history of the Friendship day is concerned it is said that in 1935 the first Sunday of August was proclaimed as the Friendship Day. Since then the celebration of the Friendship Day became an annual event in United Sates. Slowly this tradition spread to other countries too and they also started celebrating this day with much excitement.
Winnie – the Pooh was appointed as the Friendship’s world ambassador by the United States in 1997. Friendship Day has been dedicated to those friends who make our lives merrier and give a meaningful direction to the path of our lives. On Friendship Day people try their best to thank all those special angels called friends in their lives from the bottom of their hearts. There are some people who believe that friendship is so strong a relationship that it needs no special day for celebration. But then also it is a tried and tested fact that every relationship, no matter how strong needs some recognition and the Friendship Day enables you to do just the same that is it allows you to give due recognition to the beautiful bond of friendship which you share with your friend.

At times we get so busy with our lives that we just start taking our friends for granted and just start neglecting them. On such occasions this Friendship Day reminds us of the importance of the friends in our lives so that we can never ever ignore the special beings sent on this earth by the supreme power just for us.

Thus take some extra time out of your busy life and try to spend some valuable time with your friends on this Friendship Day as you never know when the time will lapse and you wont even get the slightest time to say a simple thanks to your friend.
August 6 is International Friendship Day for 2006, time to recognise your friends and their contribution to your life. Friendship helps to bring peace and positivity to the globe - a great reason to celebrate!
Friendship Day occours on the first Sunday of August - only once a year - so make the most of it! :) Friends come in many shapes, sizes and guises: school friends, work colleagues, siblings, partners, parents, pets and neighbours.

Celebration Ideas
Need some suggestions on how to celebrate Friendship Day and show your friends they are special? Read on below for some suggestions...

Write a nice card for your friend telling them how much you appreciate their friendship. Spill out your heart to them as though there is no tomorrow.

Buy or make them a small present - flowers, chocolates, friendship bands, a cake, a dreamcatcher, friendship journal or anything that catches your imagination! Consider leaving the gift anonymously for added intrigue!

Hug someone, preferably your friend!

Make a point to call every one of your friends on Friendship Day to let them know you care.

Longtime Friends
Best Friends Make your friend a mixed CD of all the songs that define your friendship (or ones that you just happen to mutually like!)

Submit a Friendship Tribute to your friend to be posted on the web.

Call all those old friends you haven't spoken to in ages.. remember the girl scout motto: "Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold"!
Send your friend a Happy Friendship Day greeting online to brighten their day.
Make a special friendship book for your best friend. Include photos, quotes and poetry telling your friends how special they are.

Invite your closest buddies over for a sleepover! Rent some movies and pig out on popcorn, chocolate and all forms of unhealthy food! Bring some blankets outside and watch the stars.

Plan a special day with your best friend or friendship group. A picnic is always a fun idea, and great for all ages. If you're physically-inclined, try an activity such as bowling, golf, rollerblading, cricket or going to the beach.

If you're all busy during the day, plan to go out to dinner with your friend(s). Dress up in your finest and have a fun night that's different from the norm.
Host a Friendship Dinner Party!

Have a sleepover!

Married friends Write your friend a webpage to express your friendship online
Ring up a radio station and dedicate a song to Friendship Day and your friends!

Make some new friends by becoming a doer of RAOK - Random Acts of Kindness

Buy your friend a ticket to the theatre so you can enjoy a great show together. If you can't afford this, downscale to the movies!

Give your friend a Friendship Bracelet (made or bought) to symbolise your friendship
Grab a camera or visit a photo machine and take some photos of you & your friends enjoying yourselves!

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