Celebrate International Friendship Day

I think this is the greatest idea because where would be in life without friends? I was pretty much a loner growing up but did always have one or two close friends I could talk with and share my problems and dreams with.

We have more contact via the Internet and social media today which is very different than the old days but can still give us a place to lay our fears and dreams.

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Here’s where it all started.

Friendship Day is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship. It was initially promoted by the greeting cards’ industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Mobile phones, digital communication and social media have contributed to popularize the custom.

Enjoy the day and let your friends know how much you appreciate them today.



  1. Happy Friendship Day Mel! I’m so happy to count you among my friends, even though we’ve never met. The internet can be a wonderful thing. As you said in your comment above, though, it can also introduce us to people who aren’t who they say they are. I think we become more discerning over time, and learn to spot the red flags earlier…. Have a wonderful day sweet friend!

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  2. Awww what a lovely idea for a day to celebrate friendship! I’ve no friends ‘in real life’ these days but that’s where the internet, as you said, changes things. I’m grateful to have a lot of amazing people in my life as a result, and I’m blessed to call you a friend, Mel 💜💙💚💛

    Take good care of yourself lovely. Is the pain continuing to ease to pre-surgery levels? xx

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    1. You’re not alone, I have no friends in real life but have a few, including at the top of my list on the Internet. I don’t socialize much on social media as you see. The thing about the Internet is that people can be anything they want and there are so many people who are not what they say or do. I found out early and now stay very far from social media. Have a great day. 🙂

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      1. That’s very true. It’s wise to be sceptical. I have attracted a few, shall we say, slightly odd people in my time, offline & online. But that’s a story for another day! 😆

        You will always have friends in the blogging & chronic illness communities, Mel. Whether you want us or not 😉💜

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