Sunday, 3 August 2014

Happy Friendship Day!

If you have followed my blog for a while, you will know that I am an enthusiastic fan of the many Indian festivals... And what happens after being away for a while? Yeah - my feet has barely touched touched Indian soil - and whup: a celebration is coming up. Of course.

Today we celebrate Friendship Day here in India. A day to tell our friends how much we love them, care for them, and how much they mean to us. And I sit here reading the article  "Friendship Day not so cool anymore" in TOI Apparently, the social networks is taking over more of the celebration of Friendship Day, and it is less common now to gather with friends on this day to share a cake, hang out and celebrate their friendship live. Also if you see your friends and appreciate them every day, why make something special out of this day? And yes, maybe it's celebrated more among long distance friends?

I think back to the previous weeks when I was back home, and the time I spent with some of my closest friends. So many good talks. So many valuable moments. Nothing can replace that? On the other hand, what a blessing the social networks are for people like us - who have friends spread all over the world. At least we can keep in touch even though we are on different sides of the planet...

In India, I still get the feeling that celebrating friendship is still pretty cool though.. The first sms' ticked in this morning, and they keep coming:

Roterende hjerter TieRoterende hjerter
    BukettDizzBukett
         Roterende hjerterbandRoterende hjerter
              BukettOnBukett
                   Roterende hjerterYourRoterende hjerter
                         BukettHandBukett
                                Roterende hjerterbcosRoterende hjerter
                                    BukettiBukett
                                Roterende hjerterWantRoterende hjerter
                            BukettToBukett
                       Roterende hjerterBe Roterende hjerter
                Bukett1stBukett
           Roterende hjerterpersonRoterende hjerter
     BukettToBukett
 Roterende hjerterwishRoterende hjerter
        BukettyouBukett
               Roterende hjerterHappieRoterende hjerter
                    BukettFrdshpBukett
                           Roterende hjerterDayRoterende hjerter
                                 BukettAndBukett
                                         Roterende hjerterpryRoterende hjerter
                                     BukettToBukett
                                Roterende hjerterCarryRoterende hjerter
                           BukettsameBukett
                     Roterende hjerterfrdshpRoterende hjerter
                  BukettTillBukett
              Roterende hjerterTheRoterende hjerter
          BukettEndBukett
       Roterende hjerterOfRoterende hjerter 
   BukettLifeBukett
∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..
Sløyfe"YEH SUCH"Sløyfe
∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..
Lys rosa"HAI "DOST"Lys rosa
∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..
Bukett"AAP JAISA"Bukett
∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..
Mann og dame som holder hender"FRIEND"👬
∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..
Glødende stjerne"KISMAT WALO"Glødende stjerne
∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..
Ansikt som slenger kyss"KO MILTA HAI"Ansikt som slenger kyss
∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..
."☩"☩"☩"
Svart hjerte i ultrafet type" HAPPY  "Grønt hjerte
".☩."☩."☩"
."☩"☩"☩"
Svart hjerte i ultrafet type" FRIENDSHIP"Grønt hjerte
".☩."☩."☩"
."☩"☩"☩"
Svart hjerte i ultrafet type"  DAY" Grønt hjerte
".☩."☩."☩"
Hjerte med pil∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..∷∶*•*..Hjerte med pil

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Skinnende hjerte¸.•*•Fiolett hjerteHAPPYFiolett hjerte¸.•*•Skinnende hjerte
Skinnende hjerte¸.•*•Fiolett hjerteFRIENDSHIPFiolett hjerte¸.•*•Skinnende hjerte
Skinnende hjerte¸.•*•Fiolett hjerteDAYFiolett hjerte¸.•*•Skinnende hjerte
Svart hjerte i ultrafet type¸¸.•*¨¨*•.¸¸Blått hjerteSvart hjerte i ultrafet type¸¸.•*¨¨*•.¸¸Blått hjerteSvart hjerte i ultrafet type¸¸.•*¨¨*•.¸¸Blått hjerteSvart hjerte i ultrafet type¸¸.•*¨¨*•.¸¸Blått hjerteSvart hjerte i ultrafet type¸¸.•*¨¨*•
.¸¸Blått hjerte

So, I grab the opportunity for another celebration (of course). I embrace Friendship Day, and  I am sending warm greetings and thoughts to all my friends: wherever they might be: India, Norway, Greece, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, USA and anywhere else. Now, that can at least never be not cool? The joy and blessings of having good friends in you life, don't you agree? Warm hugs to each and one of you my dear friends: Happy Friendship Day! 

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  • A friend is someone who sees through you, and still enjoys the view.(Wilma Askinas)
     
  • Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. (unknown)
     
  • The best mirror is an old friend. (George Herbert)
  • A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. ( Walter Winchell)



24 comments:

  1. Awwww. that is such a cute friendship band! Happy friendship to you too from a friend in Dubai. :)

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    1. Thank you dear Jyothi:-) Hugs

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  2. Happy Friendship Day to you too :)
    Yes, it is a mini-celebration in India always atleast among the newer kids (I'm trying to squeeze myself into that category!)
    But a decade ago, it was a big thing - lots of cards being shared and gifts being distributed in classrooms and hallways in schools and colleges... I guess now its down to Whatsapp messages and sms's... sigh, loses some of its charm that way

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    1. Thank you so much Roshan! And thanks for sharing your thoughts - ah, and yes, of course you are in the "newer kids category"Arent we all?:-) He he

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  3. Happy friendship day to you :) It is a day to celebrate the awesomeness of dear friends, old and new. Thanks to the internet, we can virtually be with our friends and share a few laughs without worrying about the finances .

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    1. Thank you Sulekha. So true, thanks for sharing, dear:-)

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  4. Dearest Eli,
    Yes, you and I got to fully understand what real friendship means. It is the most valuable thing on earth. Our findings are even such that friendship wins from family...
    You can call yourself lucky with true friends and yes, social media does help us staying in touch!!!
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you my dear Mariette, for your sweet and wise words - that is so true, and we are truly lucky indeed. Warm hugs back to you

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  5. Happy Friendship Day Eli! I'm so glad we got connected through blogging :) Hope you had a fun filled day! Lv ya

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    1. Thank you dear Aditi! Soooo happy to have connected with u also:-) Warm hugs sweetie:-)

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  6. Happy Friendship day to you too. Yesterday, today, tomorrow and for all days to come :) And welcome back to India!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Beloo:-) Warm hugs

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  7. Belated Happy Friendship Day from here in Canada, Eli! Love that idea! Friendship should always be celebrated and never taken for granted. I'm glad to have you as a friend!

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/08/100-words-on-saturday-rebel-without.html

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    1. Thank you so much dear Cathy. Wonderful said: yes, friendship should always be celebrated and never taken for granted:-) I am grateful for our friendship too. Warm hugs

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  8. So true...I don't think there is any harm in any kind of celebration where we let people know we care, even if via the social network sometimes... Belated Happy Friendship Day :)

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    1. Thank you Nabanita. You are so right:-) Happy to see you here and sending you big hugs

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  9. Nothing beats the joy of tying a band on the wrist to re-affirm friendship vows:)

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    1. :-) Happy to see you here - as always Vishal:-)

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  10. belated " happy friendship day dear "... The friendsip band is so so cute...

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    1. Thanks dear Smitha:-) Big hugs

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  11. Welcome back Eli (to India) and yeah I am sure you must have had a fun friendship day celebration.. to awesome and life long friendships !

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    1. Thank you so much! Hope u had a great day too:-) Happy to see you here:-)

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