FRIENDSHIP DAY is celebrated on the first Sunday in the month of August. Friend is a word which we know from our childhood days. Schools & Colleges create a great space for friends &friendship. Friends are made in every walk of life and many continue with us from the school days and last long till old age. Lucky are the ones who are around friends. From our younger days these quotes made us realize what friendship is.
Friend in need is a friend indeed.
Tell your friend I will tell who you are.
The ship that never sinks in the ocean of life is friendship.
The importance of Friendship is induced through Mythological characters like Krishna & Kuchela, Duryodhana & Karna. Many fables carry the message of true friendship and this helps children to understand the nature of friendship.
Tomorrow is Friendship Day. we miss many of our friends as they stay overseas or somewhere away from us. We can send messages and talk over phone. After school, it’s only a few go to same colleges and study together. Later on career, marriage, family all take their turn and the quality time becomes very negligible. In order to maintain this good friendship & to make it last longer a few simple measures are required……….
First of all don’t feel that you should be the only friend to him/her.
NOT REMEMBERED? BUT NEVER THINKS TO FORGET
Don’t get disturbed if he/she didn’t greet you on special occasions.
HANDLES IT IN HIS/HER OWN WAY
Don’t expect him/her to disclose all his/her family or job issues with you.
YOU ARE SPECIAL TO HER/HIM, SHE/HE IS SPECIAL TO YOU.
Don’t compare yourself with him /her. You are two different personalities.
SHE/HE LIKES YOU THE WAY YOU ARE
· Don’t feel inferior in any way about anything.
Don’t allow third party interference If any problem, sort out immediately together.
When you meet, talk about things that you both enjoy doing it.
· CARE FOR EACH OTHER
As you age, include sharing health tips, quitting bad habits if any, savings for children’s education, Retirement plans etc.
· PAT UP
Try to boost each other to face the ups & downs in life. Never discourage or feel bad.
· BE IN TOUCH
The support from friends is a rich asset. Take time to know about his well-being & provide him a shoulder to cry-on in the crisis period. Because there will be many to cheer him/her in his celebrations. But you make sure to stand there at the needed time.