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“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” Anais Nin

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day

 The International Day of Friendship is an initiative that follows on the proposal made by UNESCO and taken up by the UN General Assembly in 1997 (A/RES/52/13), which defined the Culture of Peace as a set of values, attitudes and behaviours that reject violence and endeavour to prevent conflicts by addressing their root causes with a view to solving problems.

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day When we think of the word “friendship,” we think of our friends, family and all the great souls who have crossed our path over the years.  No matter our standing in life, we all need friends or good people who can lift us up and encourage us in times of trouble. Our friends play that role without asking more of us, and we can offer the same by helping and supporting people around the world. If we had more friendships between nations and support systems that helped those in need, we would see greater collaborations and global peace. It is this idea that led to the birth of the International Day of Friendship in 1997. True friends do everything in their power to avoid conflict and to solve problems, When nations come together in the spirit of friendship and work to keep those principles alive, we see progress and more peace initiatives. Instead of focusing just on what we can get out of our friendships, the UN has nudged us to be more inclusive and consider how the same principles can bring about global goodwill.  Come back for more!

May You Be Blessed With Friends by E. Obih-Frank

May you be blessed with friends who truly care
Friends who are willing to take a dare
Friends who praise you so all can hear
Friends who bless you without fanfare
Friends who don’t tell you only what you want to hear
Friends who warn you of life’s despairs
Friends who say a prayer when you’re filled with fear
Friends who, in times of sadness, shed a tear
Friends who stick around through wear and tear
Friends who wave a flag to help you cheer
Friends who stand by you forever, my dear
May you be blessed by friends who care
From birth to death
From here to there
May you be blessed with friends who dare
To lift you up
To wipe your tears
May you be blessed by friends who hear
Your endless tales
Your joys, your fears
May you be blessed by friends who share
A lifetime of love songs
An eternal bond.
May you be blessed with friends who do care
Friends who are willing to take a dare
Friends who praise you so all can hear.
Friends who bless you without fanfare
Friends who don’t tell you only what you want to hear
Friends who warn you of life’s despairs
Friends who say a prayer when you’re filled with fear
Friends who, in times of sadness, shed a tear
Friends who stick around through wear and tear
Friends who wave a flag to help you cheer
Friends who stand by you forever, my dear. 2011 EOF©

READ: Fame, Friendships and Social Media Connections Part II
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“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day


Motivation Mondays: Revisiting Friendship

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day is also intended to support the goals and objectives of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace and the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010). The Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace (A/RES/53/243) adopted in 1999 set 8 areas of action for nations, organizations and individuals to undertake in order for a culture of peace to prevail:
foster a culture of peace through education;
promote sustainable economic and social development;
promote respect for all human rights;
ensure equality between women and men;
foster democratic participation;
advance understanding, tolerance and solidarity;
support participatory communication and the free flow of information and knowledge;
promote international peace and security.

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day Our friendships matter. Even if, from time to time, we find things about each other that irk us, we make time to talk things out and remember the bond that brought us together as friends. Because my family traveled and moved quite a bit in my early years, I learned to make friends quickly and be accommodating of changes and shifts in our friendships. My closest friends go way back, and one thing that has always pulled us together is laughter. Not only laughter in good times but the ability to ease each other’s woes with humor in harsh times. I value my girlfriends for being there through storms and sunsets, and I thank them all. Some I haven’t seen in years, and Facebook brought several of us together. Others I see regularly or speak to occasionally, but whenever we reconnect and talk, it is a familiar feeling, like the satisfaction, we get from enjoying a good meal. 🙂

A Time to Talk by Robert Frost
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, ‘What is it?’
No, not as there is a time talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

READ: On Friendship: Through Storms & Sunsets…
Reflections: Defending Our Friendships…
True Friendship: When Happiness & Gratitude Merge…
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The details for Motivation Mondays are below. Join in! The themes for APR 2018/MAY 2018 are:


07/01   –  TBD 04, Independence Day
07/08   – 11  World Population Day, 14 Bastille Day
07/15  – 15 National Icecream Day, 18 Nelson Mandela Day
07/22   – 22 Parents Day,
07/29 –  30 International Day of Friendship, Day against Trafficking


08/01   – Girlfriend Day
08/06   – Friendship Day, Indigenous People Day
08/13  – International Youth Day
08/20   – World Humanitarian Day
08/27   – National Dog Day



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“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” Khalil Gibran

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day


Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day

 The International Day of Friendship is also based on the recognition of the relevance and importance of friendship as a noble and valuable sentiment in the lives of human beings around the world.
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

Motivation Mondays: International Friendship Day Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C.S. Lewis When we think of our friendships, we often think about how they make us happy and support us in our struggles. Yet, there are friends who annoy us, push our buttons, and give us endless grief. While I might say that those qualities are not the ideal recipe for true friendship, they serve a purpose. They remind us of what our friendships ought to truly look like. Sure, we want friends who are honest, kind, supportive, reliable, uplifting, sincere, trustworthy, have character, and more. Yet, we want our closest friendships to have a tad more; something that distinguishes them from all our other friends… If we find ourselves thanking the universe for a friend, and having good, happy thoughts about them, we have found that special brand of friendship…

May You Be Blessed With Friends by Elizabeth Obih-Frank
May you be blessed with friends who truly care,
Friends who are willing to take a dare,
Friends who don’t tell you only what you want to hear,
Friends who say a prayer when you’re filled with fear,
Friends who bless you and, in times of sadness, shed a tear
Friends who stick around and wave a flag to help you cheer…
May you be blessed with friends who truly care,
Friends who are willing to take a dare,
Friends who don’t tell you only what you want to hear,
Friends who say a prayer when you’re filled with fear,
Friends who bless you and, in times of sadness, shed a tear
Friends who stick around and wave a flag to help you cheer… 2011 EOF©


READ: Reflections: More Rumi – On Friendship…
Friendships: Something So Strong….
Motivation Mondays: FRIENDSHIP
Inspiration: A Season Of Friendships
Motivation Mondays: Revisiting Friendship

Have a happy, peaceful and productive week ahead!

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Positive Motivation Tip: Friendships are gifts that keep on giving. Expand yours.

Motivation Mondays page is open to anyone who wishes to share a motivational quote, photo, personal challenge, or a post that encourages others to start the week on an upbeat note.
Basic Instructions: Each week, I will have a motivation word to help us create a response. (See listed words for the months above/below)
Email address: You may email or share your post as a comment and I will add it to the round-up of related posts. email it to: contact(@)mirthandmotivation(.)com
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Facebook Community: We have a Facebook community forum to compliment the page. It serves as another way to share uplifting posts and thoughts. Please join in and add your voice.

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Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
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  1. Sarah Stockley (@kipperscurtains) permalink
    31/07/2018 8:52 am

    I really love this quote. My dad has it in his garden “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

  2. melissa cushing permalink
    31/07/2018 8:56 am

    Thank you for this fabulous post! Friendship is so crucial to a healthy life as we all need people that we can depend on in times of need and we need people to be there for us when we are in need. I love my friends and love spending quality time… as much as possible with them. Plus… my husband is truly my bestie!

  3. Geraline Batarra permalink
    31/07/2018 9:02 am

    I love everything about this post and I do agree in everything that you’ve said. It is so important for a person to have a friend or friends, a friend who always love and care, a friend who always listen, a friend who always there thru ups and downs and a friend who always correct you when you are doing a mistake.

  4. Tizzy Says permalink
    31/07/2018 10:16 am

    I had no idea that “International Friendship Day” was even a thing. Perhaps it is because I really don’t have any friends. Most of my friends live in my computer. lol

  5. Preet permalink
    31/07/2018 10:53 am

    Oh wow, Happy International Friendship day to you. This is one of the best celebration ever. Our friends should be honor too.

    • 27/07/2020 5:53 pm

      One thing I missed since I moved here in Florida is true friends. I have left my sisters in Jersey and I am dreaming to have some new ones but it’s challenging. I appreciate your poem

  6. Deserted_Queen permalink
    31/07/2018 11:00 am

    Friends are the most beautiful and precious thing in life but they backstabbing too. And that hurts the most.

  7. Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl) permalink
    31/07/2018 11:21 am

    Friends are treasure! It’s the family you choose. It’s your pillar of support and constant inspiration. Friends join in laughter and in tears.

  8. NAMRASTAN permalink
    31/07/2018 12:31 pm

    Aaaawww! Happy International friendship day! Friends ate so important, and I really like the quote about walking beside each other. Another quote that has alot of truth to it is «a friend in need is a friend indeed»

  9. Aleixs permalink
    31/07/2018 1:33 pm

    Always a good reminder to be a friend to each other.

  10. Cassie Tucker permalink
    31/07/2018 1:37 pm

    International Friendship Day is one I’m glad to celebrate. Through blogging I’ve made quite a few friends from other countries and I’m so glad that I did. They not only have taught me to be more inclusive in how I write and not always assume that my review should be geared towards just Americans but they’ve also shown how accepting and understanding people from other countries and cultures are, which you wouldn’t believe if all you did was listen to some people and some articles…if you know what I mean.

  11. Nicole Anderson permalink
    31/07/2018 1:41 pm

    I must admit I didn’t know about 30 July being proclaimed International Friendship Day but what a wonderful idea and initiative! Anything to bring about greater friendships in this crazy modern day world we live in has got to be a step forward.

  12. Lakesha permalink
    31/07/2018 2:37 pm

    I love this special day. It a reminder for all of us to cherish our friendships. I try to contact my closest friends near and far and tell them how much they mean to me.

  13. Askew Nutrition permalink
    31/07/2018 3:30 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing. Friendships play such a vital role in our lives. Having a community of people to support and love you can change your life.

  14. BluKatDesign Upcycled Jewelry permalink
    31/07/2018 5:11 pm

    International Friendship Day should be every day! What beautiful photo collages for this special day!

  15. Jennifer Prince permalink
    31/07/2018 5:22 pm

    I love that there is something like an International Friendship Day. What a great thing to celebrate. We all need others in our lives!

  16. kumamonjeng permalink
    31/07/2018 5:57 pm

    The pictures here has shown me that we make friends not only with human but with animals too. It also remind me to reconnect with some other old school classmate again. I guess is time to call out another gathering and catch up.

  17. Nancie permalink
    31/07/2018 6:03 pm

    Friendships are important everyday of the year, but I think it’s nice to have one day where we can slow down and reflect on those friendships.

  18. tanviidotcom permalink
    31/07/2018 6:20 pm

    Friends are the family we choose. They really make life so much better and joyful.

  19. Thea permalink
    31/07/2018 7:48 pm

    I’m at a point in my life when having more friends is less important than having real ones. Quality over quantity! It’s nice to have someone who you know won’t ever leave.

  20. Travel with Karla permalink
    31/07/2018 9:02 pm

    I didn’t know that it was international friendship day last Monday! Thanks for the reminder. I think we should celebrate friendship as often as possible. Friends for me are like family. I really treasure them.

  21. Sigrid Says Blog permalink
    31/07/2018 9:07 pm

    When I was younger I made an effort to make friends from other countries through snail mail. It was so nice to receive letters from people abroad. But now, I just got too busy that I never found the time to reconnect Too bad.

  22. Stephanie Jeannot permalink
    31/07/2018 10:20 pm

    We do need friends and they are hard to come by; the good ones anyway. So when you do find a good one, cherish them and let them know they mean something to you. You never now what tomorrow may bring.

  23. rhianwestbury permalink
    31/07/2018 10:22 pm

    I love the idea of international friendship day, a day to show your friends and important people how much they mean to you x

    • Sigrid Says Blog permalink
      07/08/2018 7:23 am

      I honestly don’t celebrate this day anymore. Been jaded with so-called friends.. huhuh

  24. Sam permalink
    31/07/2018 10:31 pm

    Friends are so important in our lives. I agree that if we had better friendships among countries, we’d be much better off.

  25. kylie cre8tone permalink
    31/07/2018 10:50 pm

    Happy friendship day.. true friends are hard to find.. but definately have to treasure when found one..

  26. In and Out of Vegas permalink
    31/07/2018 11:42 pm

    I love that International Friendship Day was born. It is a great reminder to celebrate the people in our lives who are there for us even when sometimes family members are not. Friends truly are the family we choose.

  27. Geraline Batarra permalink
    01/08/2018 2:12 am

    It is such a great feeling to have friends even in other places or even if it came from other races what important is you understand and care each other.

  28. Aine Mulloy permalink
    01/08/2018 3:01 am

    What a nice sentiment, good friendships are so important

  29. Geraline Batarra permalink
    01/08/2018 4:02 am

    Wow! Amazing quote that can inspire people to always help each other. This is such an wonderful motivation Monday mood boost.

  30. Nidhi Fouzdar permalink
    01/08/2018 4:43 am

    Friends the most important part of life. I am glad to have few friends with whom I can feel beyond happy 🙂 I have few friends around world and would definitely love to make new friends 🙂

  31. hawkandquill permalink
    01/08/2018 5:05 am

    Friendships are important. I find the older I get, the more valuable it seems as everyone is busy living their lives. We have to continue to make time for those important to us too though.

  32. Rosey permalink
    01/08/2018 5:26 am

    Friendship is a treasure. You’re right, it would be beaufiful to see more true friendships among nations. Oh the progress that could be made.

  33. Alexis permalink
    01/08/2018 6:11 am

    Friendship is so important, we need community.

  34. Waren Jean permalink
    01/08/2018 6:13 am

    I feel so blessed in my life to have friends who are with me on my ups and down. People come and go and I appreciate the ones who stayed.

  35. Ashley permalink
    01/08/2018 6:36 am

    Having great friends is definitely a wonderful thing! Even if it’s not a best friend but more of a great work friend or business friend etc. I have some amazing people around me that keep me accountable (both in life & business) and most importantly for me are low maintenance lol.

  36. Holly permalink
    01/08/2018 7:01 am

    Friends are very important to have. Esp the ones that will lift you up and encourage you instead of tearing you down. 🙂

  37. Corina permalink
    01/08/2018 7:20 am

    Each person is to us like that I think. I used to think like that more about lovers, each of my lovers has been a separate world to me and a part of me at the same time!

  38. Backpacking Series permalink
    01/08/2018 7:54 am

    Good post to learn about what is and why of International friendship day. Learnt something new. Liked the quotes which drew me to this post. Friends indeed are important in life. Good mid week motivation for us!

  39. love permalink
    01/08/2018 9:19 am

    This is an amazing initiative 🙂

  40. Foteini Karagianni permalink
    01/08/2018 10:38 am

    Friendship is one of the biggest values a human being can get ♥ It has a lot of requirements, you have to build trust, there has to be honesty and support! That’s what real friends do xx

    xoxo MonsterFrogaki (MylifeasFoteini) ♥

  41. Holly permalink
    01/08/2018 10:42 am

    It is definitely important to have good friendships. They help us enjoy the good and endure the bad.

  42. Heather permalink
    01/08/2018 12:22 pm

    I don’t have many close friends, but I’m eternally grateful for the ones I have!

  43. Caroline Brandt permalink
    01/08/2018 3:31 pm

    So bummed that I missed international friendship day! Love the quote on friendship that you included. -Tonya Tardiff

  44. My Dine permalink
    01/08/2018 3:49 pm

    Its amazing how people come together. Its even more amazing how friendship and bonds are made!

  45. Daria permalink
    01/08/2018 8:08 pm

    All your posts are really meaningful, including this one. I really love the quote by Anais Nin.

  46. April Perez permalink
    01/08/2018 8:58 pm

    I believe that when it comes to friendship, it’s a 2-way street. I’ve lost friends along the way who doesn’t know how to reciprocate the love and respect that I give.

  47. Mitch Ryan (@mitchryan23) permalink
    01/08/2018 10:03 pm

    Great event! I think this should be strengthen especially in countries that in feud with others for so long.

  48. Razena permalink
    01/08/2018 11:34 pm

    I’ve learned over the years that not everyone is a true friend, but that the ones who are must be valued and supported. When I feel the need to vent or share an important win in my life there are a handful of people who I confide in and who I know will be supportive. I can’t imagine my life without them.

  49. 02/08/2018 12:09 am

    Hello my international friend, I hope you’re doing well!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      03/08/2018 9:48 pm


  50. Edwin at Regular Daddy permalink
    02/08/2018 3:28 am

    Friendship is such a sacred thing. When all the people in the world have the same good thought in their minds, how beautiful is this earth. It will be a better place to live. Let’s make friends, not wars!

  51. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    02/08/2018 3:55 am

    This is such a great post and such a motivation boost. Loved the essence behind this article where friendship is forever.

  52. JC Cross-Jones permalink
    02/08/2018 3:57 am

    I love that Albert Camus quote it is so true, friends and partners should live their lives side by side and journey through life together!

  53. Karla permalink
    02/08/2018 6:43 am

    Thanks for posting this, It will really help a lot of people who are down and needs motivation.

  54. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    02/08/2018 6:59 am

    I wouldn’t say I have a trillion friends, but I have enough. Quality over quantity in my mind!

  55. Sebrinah Yeo permalink
    02/08/2018 7:06 am

    Thanks for sharing! I never knew about this motivation Mondays until now! Thanks, atleast now I can follow these trend from Global

  56. remo permalink
    02/08/2018 7:11 am

    “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.” Choose wisely!

  57. Sigrid Says Blog permalink
    02/08/2018 7:50 am

    Friendships…sigh…my best friend is my husband. I have never had a best friend. Oh yeah, I did…because they all need something from me.

  58. Rosey Marie permalink
    02/08/2018 8:51 am

    I have one grown child who prefers the company of family to a group of friends. I too love when we are all together but wish that child could see the value in long-term friends as well.

  59. Mahima permalink
    02/08/2018 9:23 am

    Friendships are important and a day celebrating them is evidently special. Wish we could take time out to celebrate friendship every single day.

  60. Ann Snook permalink
    02/08/2018 11:24 am

    I love that last quote by C.S. Lewis. You can do all these amazing things in life but if you have no friends to share them with, what’s really the point?

  61. Maureen permalink
    02/08/2018 11:47 am

    Creating genuine friendship is impoartant and valuable. I value friendships more as I get older

  62. simplysensationalfood permalink
    02/08/2018 2:56 pm

    Friends play a very important part in our lives . Be it in the form of la family member, relative or even a neighbour who is your friend that you share friendship with it’s always good to have that support.

  63. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    02/08/2018 4:25 pm

    Reading this post made me miss my friends even more. Since I quit my corporate job, I rarely see them. Friends, like family are a person’s lifeline. Without them, you could go insane!

  64. Tosha permalink
    02/08/2018 10:24 pm

    Spreading th love is easier than most do. And finding friendships are great to have always and to keep for a lifetime! Very motivational.

  65. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    03/08/2018 12:38 am

    I have never knew that this day exist and I am glad it is. I am glad that this celebration is not also intended to support a group of community to do a great act to others. And I do agree that friendship is a gift that keeps of giving.

  66. elenasts permalink
    03/08/2018 2:29 am

    When I was in high school I had a notebook where I put all my favorite quotes and when I read the quote from Albert Camus I remembered that. I have too look for my notebook now.

  67. Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl) permalink
    03/08/2018 4:52 am

    Friends are treasure! They are family you choose. true friend will be there for you always. I can’t imagine myself whole without friends. It’s a great day to say ‘I love you’ to your friends.

  68. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    03/08/2018 5:00 am

    Happy international friendship day to all of us and I am happy that we are celebrating this day for 7 years now and counting. Always remember that we are not only celebrating this day between the two persons or with your circle of friends we are also celebrating this day by making friends to others same race or other races.

  69. Catherine Santiago Jose permalink
    03/08/2018 5:11 am

    Wow, this is such a great post and such a nice day to celebrate this day and have time again to see your long lost friends. And I do agree with this quote ” Friendship is like a perennial river which flows forever. It may change its path but will never ever dry up. ” I hope everyone have a wonderful day ahead.

  70. Cia Black permalink
    03/08/2018 5:26 am

    I have friendships that have stemmed 20 + years and some that have a fairly new. Friendship is an amazing thing to have no matter how long or short it may be.

  71. Nancie permalink
    03/08/2018 5:45 am

    A great opportunity to remember our friends, wherever they may be.

  72. Gladys nava permalink
    03/08/2018 6:33 am

    Friends is a great gift to us. I am so happy that I have a lot friends that really gives me inspiration. i never thought that we have an International Friendship Day. Thanks for sharing about all this.

  73. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    03/08/2018 6:38 am

    I could not agree with you more! Friendship among nations, especially the ones at war, is what the world needs right now.

  74. Jagriti 2 permalink
    03/08/2018 7:07 am

    Friendship is really one of the most amazing relation one can ever make with a person having large number of behavioural and characteristics differences. True friendship just demands the pure bond between two people who enjoys the company of each other.

  75. Ana Ojha permalink
    03/08/2018 8:03 am

    Happy International Friendship Day to you! Friends are one of the most beautiful gifts in this world. Glad that I’ve so many wonderful friends in my life!

  76. Tizzy Says permalink
    03/08/2018 8:16 am

    I do not agree with thr CS Lewis quote. I believe giving value is exactly what makes friendship necessary.

  77. Sarah Bean permalink
    03/08/2018 10:09 am

    I LOVE your post. The subject, pictures, and quotes. Lovely.

  78. Nicole permalink
    03/08/2018 10:31 am

    Friendship is always such an important factor in life. I love the quotes and poems you picked out for its national celebration. I always enjoy your posts,thanks for sharing!

  79. Jojo Hua permalink
    03/08/2018 10:57 am

    This is so cute and inspirational. I feel like I don’t put enough effort into maintaining my friendships as I probably should.

  80. Ann Snook permalink
    03/08/2018 12:37 pm

    I agree . . . can’t we all just get along? I think if people met someone from other countries, they would be less prejudiced. As a grad student I became friends with people from all over the world and they were all lovely!

  81. cmylife365 permalink
    03/08/2018 1:59 pm

    This is an interesting post! I love the thought of having motivational Mondays and helping to motivate other’s by sharing quotes etc

  82. organisedmumlife permalink
    03/08/2018 3:08 pm

    International friendship day is so important. I think people forget to show those closest to them how much the appreciate them sometimes, so having a day for that can be really helpful

    Jackie – Organised Mum Life

  83. janna permalink
    03/08/2018 6:37 pm

    love that Camus quote, such a good one and one I did not know. Thanks for sharing!

  84. Sreekar Harinatha permalink
    03/08/2018 10:12 pm

    Valid points all! we all know how important friendships, but somehow our busy lives pulls us apart with time. We need to consciously work on those relationships to keep time from fading them!

  85. Deb B. permalink
    04/08/2018 12:20 am

    This post about friendship and this very special day means so much to me. I have developed some very close friendships as a mom and especially in the last year, My life has been transformed with these friendships – and I am so glad there is a day to celebrate. As always – your post was very inspiring and a great reminder to value what we have in front of us.

  86. Iya - louisa permalink
    04/08/2018 1:08 am

    I loved the quote about friendship being a river as my best friend lives around 5 hours away from me now! but whenever we talk/see each other its like she’s never left.

  87. Marja permalink
    04/08/2018 3:10 am

    Friendships are very important to me. So glad that this international day exists. I love the quotes! 😊

    • Mary Osadolor permalink
      27/07/2020 7:36 am

      I couldn’t help but say Amen to the lovely poem about friends. It’s so touching and spiritual for me. A good friend can make a lot of difference in your life

      • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
        28/07/2020 7:22 am

        Amen 🙂

  88. Carol M. permalink
    04/08/2018 6:45 am

    It’s great to know that International Friendship day does not only celebrate personal relationships but also how nations and societies work to resolve conflict and issues.

  89. Clarice Lao / Camping for Women permalink
    04/08/2018 7:24 am

    Awwww! This post made me miss my best friends. We now live in separate countries and haven’t seen each other for 3 years. Thank you for reminding us to value friendships. Will send them messages today.

  90. Chloe permalink
    04/08/2018 7:34 am

    Beautiful quotes about friendship. It’s nice to read about friendship and be reminded of all the love and support that is out there in the world! Loved all your quotes!

  91. Danielle permalink
    04/08/2018 8:02 am

    I love this message! Your posts are always so informative and motivational!

  92. Indu permalink
    04/08/2018 8:35 am

    Friendship is indeed a divine gift which showers only joy unconditionally. Celebrating friendship day is a tribute to valued friends.

  93. Aditi permalink
    04/08/2018 9:47 am

    Love the beautiful quote on friendship by Anais Nin. Made me think of so many special friends!

  94. Sara Welch permalink
    04/08/2018 11:30 am

    I could celebrate this every day! I love all of my friends; new and old.

  95. Nina Bosken permalink
    04/08/2018 2:30 pm

    Your post makes me think of Sister Cities. I worked for someone a while back who did a lot of work with them. My city of Cincinnati had something like 8 sister cities around the world. The idea was started to foster international friendship and world peace.

    • TheHappyMommie permalink
      28/07/2020 11:11 pm

      friends are always a blessing, I belive if you have 1 true friend in your life you dont need anyone else 😊

  96. Farya permalink
    04/08/2018 6:55 pm

    Happy international friendship day to you, I am glad theu have dedicated a seierwte day to honour friendship. You post was very informative

  97. Jennifer Prince permalink
    04/08/2018 7:06 pm

    I’m in a stage of life where I don’t have many friends or have the time to invest in friendships, but they are important. Thanks for the reminder!

  98. Amanda permalink
    04/08/2018 8:29 pm

    That’s an interesting idea. It is easy to think about the close knit friendships you have, but to take it on a global scale is almost mind blowing. I love this!

  99. Fiona permalink
    04/08/2018 8:54 pm

    Such a sweet article and i love the images used! Happy Friendship day to you xoxo

  100. Reese permalink
    04/08/2018 9:28 pm

    There are so many international days for different things, I have trouble keeping up! I missed this day, but I certainly can still reflect on all the wonderful friends in my life!

  101. jefferson permalink
    04/08/2018 10:08 pm

    I just found out if there’s an int’l friendship day :”)
    Well that’s great since it could promoting friendship among nations.. just like the friendship of every bloggers

  102. eliza permalink
    04/08/2018 10:16 pm

    This is one the celebration that I really awaited the most. Having a friend is more than having a relative to me. Happy friendship day everyone!

  103. Nati permalink
    05/08/2018 12:12 am

    Another great post! I love the pictures you took to illustrate this article, they symbolize every aspect of friendship.

  104. Melanie Poulos Walsh permalink
    05/08/2018 12:30 am

    I feel so fortunate to have good friends who live near by. Their companionship and support is greatly appreciated. It’s wonderful to focus on friendship among nations also. The same support and goodwill can further all of our futures.

  105. Sue-Tanya McHorgh permalink
    05/08/2018 4:14 am

    Friendships are something to be treasured. I always show my appreciation for the good friends because they are so important. Love this post.

  106. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    05/08/2018 3:03 pm

    Love the friendship quotes here. Good friendship is always amazing. I am happy to have some amazing friends.

  107. HilLwsha permalink
    05/08/2018 4:06 pm

    This post makes me think of my best friend. We’ve been friends for 17 years now!

  108. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    05/08/2018 5:13 pm

    I remember that saying, “Make new friends and keep the old, for one is silver and the other gold.” It is difficult to find true friends nowadays, but once you found them, it is just right to show your appreciation of having them in your life.

  109. Aseky Bonnaire permalink
    05/08/2018 6:44 pm

    I had no clue there was an international friendship day. I love that because good friendships deserve to be celebrated!

  110. Tiffany Yong permalink
    05/08/2018 8:08 pm

    I discussed this with my boyfriend, whose dad actually doesn’t believe in friends. He said, there can be acquaintances, colleagues, hobbyist group, but no forever friends. I think he has been hurt before….

  111. Blair Villanueva permalink
    05/08/2018 8:51 pm

    I noticed for years that, the more I became mature, the lesser my good friends remains to my side. The remaining friends stick to me through thick and thin, and tested with time. I treasured them most like family.

  112. permalink
    06/08/2018 2:03 am

    I had no idea there was even such a thing as International Friendship Day! But

  113. Su {Ethan&Evelyn} (@ethannevelyn) permalink
    06/08/2018 5:51 am

    Having friends around you is just so important. Whether they be new ones or old ones, they are there to keep us going,

  114. Daisy permalink
    06/08/2018 6:34 am

    Friendship day is such an important day because I think we often take for granted those in our lives who bring us joy and how lovely to have a day to celebrate them and let them know they are loved!

  115. Sheree Ho permalink
    06/08/2018 12:47 pm

    Great inspirations especially for Mondays. International friendship day shouldn’t be the only day we celebrate great friends and relationships. We need that every day! 🙂

  116. Acupofassamtea permalink
    06/08/2018 2:54 pm

    Happy friendship day and thanks for such a nice post. Lot of times we fail to take a decision
    because of a lot of unknowns. But, like you said we need to be committed and choose a path and work towards it with full faith. It is going to work out some how.

  117. michellesillery permalink
    06/08/2018 3:22 pm

    I loved reading this. True friends are truly priceless. I also loved the quotes & poems you included. Made for a brilliant read 🙂

  118. Cindy permalink
    06/08/2018 7:42 pm

    It seems challenging to make new friends as we get older, but I don’t think it has to be. I think if we find one thing in common or share our story, we will discover new friends.

  119. ktmommyscene permalink
    07/08/2018 12:00 am

    I enjoy making memories with friends and being spontaneous. Sometimes you discover friends in unexpected ways.

  120. acraftymix permalink
    07/08/2018 12:23 am

    I so agree with you Elizabeth. laughter is the glue that binds us together. That and love. Happy belated friendship day

  121. Vaibhav Mehta permalink
    07/08/2018 1:07 am

    I loved the Robert Frost write up. Good that you remind people how necessary friends are in our lives.

  122. Anna permalink
    07/08/2018 2:36 am

    Oh I didn’t know it was Friendship day. thanks for the reminder. Like your writing and now off to wish my bff. hopefully make some good plans 🙂

  123. michellesillery permalink
    07/08/2018 4:11 am

    What a great read, where would we be without our friends?. Friends are priceless!! Love the quotes & the poems you included.

  124. Caroline Brandt permalink
    08/08/2018 11:15 pm

    Always love your motivational Monday posts! I especially love the first quote about friendship. I always feel this way about my friends! -Tonya Tardiff

  125. Ranelle permalink
    09/08/2018 8:45 am

    I wish everyone could just get along! Countries people everyone!

  126. Michele Dennis permalink
    09/08/2018 9:04 am

    Beauriful quote! Friends are so important in our everyday lives! I’ve always said that my friends are the family I chose and they deserve a day to be celebrated! Thank you so much for sharing!

  127. toastycritic permalink
    09/08/2018 2:44 pm

    It is so important to remind people the importance of knowing the people around you and loving your neighbor. And I think developing friendships is such a big part of that. I love your celebration of friendship here.

  128. michellesillery permalink
    10/08/2018 3:55 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing.. Friendship is so important. Love the poems & quotes

  129. Janine Ella permalink
    10/08/2018 4:06 pm

    Your motivation mondays posts are really inspiring. And yes, it’s really amazing to find genuine friends in your life. One genuine friend is better than ten fake friends.

  130. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    12/08/2018 2:54 am

    I cherish my friends. They are amazing people. It is great to know there is a friendship day. Never knew.

  131. Catalina permalink
    12/08/2018 2:32 pm

    Took me so much to realise I don`t need 15 friends, I need 2 or 3 that will be there no matter what. We dont speak daily but then when we do, nothing changed. I am blessed to say I have real friends and am truly graceful. Friends are an extension of our soul.

  132. Nina permalink
    13/08/2018 3:00 pm

    Friends are some of the most important people in our lives. The ones who go way back are the ones to hold onto and keep close! I love that quote about them just walking beside us. That’s all we often want our friends to do.

  133. Ramona Cruz-Peters permalink
    15/08/2018 6:47 am

    I love the reference of friends to perennials! They are always there, but the relationship still needs care and maintenance.

  134. flora_the_sweaterist permalink
    20/08/2018 10:31 am

    Friendship is a miracle, and I consider myself blessed that I can say that my sisters are also my very best friends. It is the greatest gift one could ever receive.

  135. ewuziekingsley permalink
    03/09/2018 7:57 pm

    friends are always the best things that happens to us especially when we share the same mind set and trust each other much

  136. Sydney | A World in Reach permalink
    07/09/2018 8:27 am

    Friendships are so important, no matter the distance between you and your friends.. I’m getting to the point where my friends are starting to spread out around the country and move away from home, and though it’s hard, it’s making me cherish them even more.

  137. DrKLeeBanks permalink
    17/09/2018 10:03 am

    Yes, true friends are certainly a blessing. I like that quote by Mohanty, about perennial friends – I am blessed to have some like that! I like your poem, as well. I’m also reminded of a Bible verse that says (paraphrased version) better is a friend nearby than a family member far away.

  138. Ruth permalink
    05/11/2018 3:09 am

    I love this post! It is so important to have friends who care about you and support you no matter what :3

  139. kylie cre8tone permalink
    28/07/2019 9:15 pm

    indeed truly crucial to find and appreciate each and every of our precious friendship.. happy international friendship day..

  140. Stephanie permalink
    27/07/2020 2:50 pm

    I’ve always loved the idea of celebrating friendships. I have some wonderful friends right now, and it’s been so hard to not see them like we used to do before the pandemic.

  141. Sammbith permalink
    27/07/2020 4:35 pm

    Extraordinary motivation. It is also true that friendships we have to maintain because with friends, our lives become more valuable.

  142. LiveLearnBetter Inc. permalink
    27/07/2020 4:47 pm

    These motivational quotes are so inspiring and assuring. There’s nothing like having a good friend on your side. Thank you for sharing.

  143. Kate Loves Travel permalink
    27/07/2020 10:27 pm

    I’ve not heard of International Friendship Day, so thank you for informing me! True friendships are so important in life, aren’t they…

  144. Joline permalink
    28/07/2020 3:09 am

    True friendships are one of life’s true gifts. As I grew older, I realized I don’t need a lot of “friends”, just a few true ones.

  145. lifeofacherrywife permalink
    28/07/2020 6:03 am

    Friendship is all about quality and less about quantity. I love that there is a day dedicated to our friendships.

  146. Ashli Ferguson permalink
    28/07/2020 9:48 am

    I love this! I had no idea there was a day for friends!

  147. NaturalBeautyAndMakeup(Ana) permalink
    28/07/2020 10:10 am

    I didn’t know this day even existed until now! What a beautiful poem you wrote on friendship, loved it so much 🙂

    Love <3

  148. kidneyfornikki permalink
    28/07/2020 4:52 pm

    Friendship is so important — especially now since we can’t always see our friends as often and in the same way as we would like. You always create such intriguing posts!

  149. amayszingblogs permalink
    28/07/2020 7:55 pm

    Let us be grateful to people who always make us happy and accept for who we are thats friendship is all about Happy International Friendship day!

  150. SiennyLovesDrawing permalink
    28/07/2020 8:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, I actually never realised there is an international friendship day until I read your sharing here 😀

  151. Monidipa permalink
    28/07/2020 10:00 pm

    This poem A Time to Talk by Robert Frost got me… Friends are important.Friends also help us handle stress, make better lifestyle choices that keep us strong.

  152. Anne permalink
    28/07/2020 11:29 pm

    Oh wow! Forgot about the friendship day! Glad to bump into your site as a reminder of this special day with inspiring quotes

  153. Bright snow Loveland permalink
    29/07/2020 1:38 am

    Happy International Friendship Day to you! Friends are one of the most beautiful gifts in this world. Glad that I’ve so many wonderful friends in my life!

  154. Fatima Torres permalink
    29/07/2020 3:26 am

    A wonderful reason to celebrate the people we love and love us. It’s a great feeling to have genuine friendships.

  155. Renee permalink
    29/07/2020 7:02 am

    I’ve had the same best friends since middle school- though things have changed we have still remained close. I love this

  156. Christa Anne permalink
    29/07/2020 8:46 am

    Your poem is beautiful; thank you for sharing it! I am blessed with wonderful friends in my life.

  157. honeybunnytwee permalink
    29/07/2020 1:43 pm

    I’m lucky to have such great friends and such meaningful friendships, I like to think of friends as the family that we choose.

  158. Ashten (A Balancing Act) permalink
    29/07/2020 3:55 pm

    What a wonderful day to remember! Our friends deserve all of our thanks and appreciation! Love all of the quotes and poems.

  159. Prajakta permalink
    29/07/2020 5:08 pm

    I always love the poems you post. They are so beautiful. I loved this post.

  160. laurentrivison permalink
    29/07/2020 9:52 pm

    I absolutely love your images and the pieces you’ve chosen!

  161. Franze Garcia permalink
    30/07/2020 2:45 am

    On this special day, me and my friends usually go out to celebrate and greet each other. Glad that we have this kind of days in the calendar.

  162. Alyssa permalink
    30/07/2020 3:32 am

    It’s important to celebrate friendship day because we have to give thanks to all the people who have been there for us through thick and thin. Quality over quantity!

  163. mischievouswordsbymartaazra permalink
    30/07/2020 4:16 am

    I needed this today. One good and true friend is everything you need in life.

  164. knycx permalink
    30/07/2020 7:07 am

    Thanks for the positive energy and that’s all we need right now. We need to keep it a regularly thing 🙂 – Knycx Journeying

  165. Katrina permalink
    31/07/2020 1:33 am

    True friendship is so important and help make life a little sweeter!! Beautiful poems!!

  166. blair villanueva permalink
    01/08/2020 2:25 am

    In Chinese culture, there is a tradition called ‘laotong’ meaning ‘friendship or sisters for life’. It is a special arrangement usually my two parents, making their children be a laotong, that promises to help each other as they grow. It was beautiful thinking about it.

  167. Shristi permalink
    01/08/2020 7:06 am

    Happy friendship day, really inspiring and beautiful quotes.

  168. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    01/08/2020 7:29 am

    I am looking for new friends, actually best friends. It sucks you when you grow up and grow apart.

  169. manderpantz permalink
    01/08/2020 9:56 am

    I love the poems/quotes they are beautiful friendship sentiments

  170. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    02/08/2020 10:00 am

    Take your time and find friends that push you to be the better version of yourself.


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