Sunday, 4 August 2013

Happy friendship day: get good friends

Happy friendship day!

Here in India, the first Sunday of August, every year is marked as "friendship day."

Malls and discotheques have arranged exciting activities to celebrate friendship day.

United Nations Organization has declared July 30, as International friendship day, but in many countries, it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August, every year.

Good friendships are vital for us. Always try to widen our friendship circle by networking and socializing. Networking means our friends are our friends' friends. True friends that support us both in our good and bad days are a gift. At the same time weed out toxic friendships as soon as possible. True friends co-operate, never manipulate. It is a harmonious relationship, not materialistic.

I wish all my friends a wonderful friendship day!  
  • Nurture good friendships. Make it work, carefully develop a good relationship. Adopt a give and take attitude, co-operate, extend help, and above all love each other. 
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35 comments:

Amelia said...

Hi Rajiv, Happy friendship day. That's a very nice saying. It's true give and take is very important to maintain a good friendship.
And I really scared with those jealous and possessive people. It sure make me stand 5 feet away from them. LOL

Have a great weekend, regards.

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Thank you Amelia.

Today you also celebrate friendship day in your Country?

Lucky those who get good friends who remain with them through thick and thin. Very rare to find such people, though.

Francis Lee said...

....and the same to you Rajiv!

Joy said...

Happy friendship day. A nice celebration:)

jonathan said...

Happy Friendship Day to you. It is indeed great to have one day to commemorate friendship but 364 other days to be one good friend to all. May this blog of yours be the link between our friendship. All the best!

Remembering Grace said...

Hi Rajiv,
I've never heard of Friendship Day, but I like it.
Happy Friendship Day!

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

You are welcome !

Thanks a lot. Do you celebrate Friendship day there ?

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Thank you so much.

Anything like this in Norway?

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Thanks a lot, my dear friend.

Make a new friend, online or offline, every day. Search all the time for good friends. Collect ! Make it very clear that you value 'good' friendships ! No bad company !

Do you celebrate such a day there?

jonathan said...

No, never heard this one here in Thailand. Maybe there should because friends are important components of our existence and living. I always long for positive friends.

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Hi Michelle, thank you so much.

Note the day, it is 30 July, every year in your place ! Please check. Have a blast next time.

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Hello, thanks.
Good, get to know someone new every day. Who knows that person can become a true friend in course of time and vice versa.

Remember this, true friends last a life time !

If there is no friendship day in Thailand, you start one next year. Have a blast !

Birgitta said...

Hi there! Happy friendship day to you too :)

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Hi Birgitta, thank you.

Do you celebrate friendship day there ?

Shirley Tay said...

Hey Rajiv, happy friendship day to u too! It's great knowing a witty guy like you. Cheers!

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Witty ? lol, I don't know if I have ever written something witty, anywhere. I regularly read onlike jokes but I haven't written ever a good joke. Well, planning to join a laughter club asap so that I can simply laugh for no reason. I heard there no jokes are needed for a good laugh.

Anyhow, you have given me an idea for a post. Jokes and laughter ! Will do it asap.

Thanks for your compliment. Friendship day is a nice concept that I like. Such occasions prompt people to think critically about relationships and friendships. We gain much insights into such things during this time. In India there are lot of criticisms about these so called "days" emphasizing the commercial aspects of such celebrations. Big hue and cry when people in India began celebrating Valentines day some years ago. Now things are much better :) here!

Do you celebrate friendship day in Singapore?

DWei said...

Huh, I think more countries need this marked on their calenders.

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Yes, you are absolutely right. Good friendship is something very precious. Like a small plant, we have to look after it well and develop it in a good way. Avoid personality conflicts, and avoid hurt. Get to know at least one new person every day; develop a relationship, it may develop into a beautiful friendship. Enlarge friends'circle.

Thanks for the comment. Have a nice day ahead.

Shirley Tay said...

U're certainly one smart blogger with all those lovely & informative comments in my blog :) It's always nice to carry some sense of humour too, isn't it? Friendship Day isn't a big thing here compared to the US, I guess......

ciornaofca said...

aww we don't have a friendship day :(

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Agree totally ! Humor is something very precious.

In India it is slowly becoming popular. Social media have been active during the last friendship day in India.

Thanks a lot, Shirley !

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Oh, then start celebrating asap :)

Thank you for your comment.

Kalyan Panja said...

Friends help build your character when you start your life!

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

True, Mr Kalyan Panja. Cherish friendship, nurture it, and develop it. Good friends are valuable. With them we grow in all aspects of life.
Thanks sir, for your valuable comment.

Anonymous said...

I saw this on Facebook and thought it was a wonderful day to celebrate. I wish we had that day here.

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Hi Medeia, thank you so much.
This is slowly becoming popular in India. Next year you can also celebrate. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is an awesome idea!! I wish we had a Friendship Day over here :)

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Yes, celebrate it ! Have fun !

Irina said...

Ill luck, I missed friendship day! Was away on holidays, sorry, but we are still friends, Rajiv, aren't we? I'll try to read what I missed gradually. You know, academic year starts on Monday! )))

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Wow, beautiful comment, Irina ! Celebrate the day in style next year !
Best of luck !

Shirley Tay said...

Hi Rajiv, haven't heard from you in a while.......... hope you're well. Just doing my rounds wishing my Indian friends a Happy Diwali!

Irina said...

Are you OK? No posts for quite a while. I hope everything is all right!

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Hi Irina, thank you so much for this beautiful comment.
Yes, everything is fine. I was so busy these days so could not update my blogs regularly. But don't worry, will surely be regular now onward. Thanks again !

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

Ho Shirley, Ooops ! What to do, was busy...busy...busy...with my work !
Ok, will do everything possible to update the blogs regularly. Thank you for Diwali wishes ! We celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, in a grand manner this year too !

Hope you also enjoyed the yummy sweets gifted by your Indian friends over there.
Thanks a lot for this beautiful comment.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hello Rajiv!
Thank you very much for the memory, visits and beautiful comments.
thank you also for wonderful Christmas wishes.
Hugs and greetings from winter Poland.

Lucja