Friends are one of the greatest treasures we have in life. We choose our friends and share ourselves with them in good times, bad times and through every day life. Friends can be people we meet at school, work, neighbors, parents, brothers or sisters, your spouse, even your pet.
For many, making friends isn't easy, and for all of us, it's hard work keeping friendships healthy. Friendship Day, on the first Sunday in August, is an opportunity to remember the important contribution friends make in our lives, and to let your friends know how much you value and appreciate their friendship.
One of the most important things to remember about friendships is that the best ones benefit both friends. Friendship is about sharing - remember to be a good listener, too. In order to have a friend you have to be a friend.
On Friendship Day, do something special with your friend. You might do something fun, or do something together for your community. Doing things to help create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world with friends is doubly rewarding. You'll be helping to create a better world, and strengthening the bonds of your friendship at the same time.
Friendship Day - 1st Sunday in August
(U of Florida Counseling Services)
(U of Buffalo Counseling Services)