On today you should celebrate those friends you have, remember those friends you’ve lost and try to make new friends. The day was created by the U.S. Congress in 1935, just prior to World War 2 starting. In 1997 the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh as their ambassador of friendship across the globe. (Some how it figures the UN would use a fictitious character to support friendship!) Anyway, friends are important, they enrich our lives and lend us support when we need it… and they are just cool to hang with when we don’t.
How to celebrate – Gather your friends around you today for a cook out or any meal you choose. Go out and try to make new friends. Remember those friends you’ve lost. (The best times, not the worse)
Pure bred dogs are pretty to look at for sure but if you want to have a fun, loyal dog you are by far better off with a Mutt! it is estimated that 8 out of 10 dogs are mixed breeds, I doubt they really care. Most are really smart, most are really fun and most love you for you just being you. Unless you are looking to breed you dog or show them at a dog show, who cares about how “pure” they are!?! People aren’t all that “Pure”, why does your dog have to be. Dogs are meant to be a friend, not a show toy that only makes us feel better, not them. Today was created by Collen Paige in Los Angles, California in 2005.
How to celebrate – Love your dog. Love your dog. Love your dog.
Today we are supposed to celebrate our friends all over the world. The first country in the world to suggest this was the US who began practicing it in 1919. The UN made it an international day in 2011, nearly 100 years later. When people suggest that the US is not friendly towards other countries they ought to look at history, though I know that’s not very popular today because everyone thinks the media tells the only history we need to know. The truth of the matter is, we are repeating history even now we are just too stupid to know it. So as you celebrate the International Day of Friendship just remember where it began.
How to celebrate – Contact a friend in another country. Make a friend in another country. Learn from history so you don’t make the same mistakes that were made before.
We all could use another friend. We need that support of someone we can listen to and who will listen to us. They may not always agree but if they know us well enough they will have our best interest in mind. (Not that we will always see that) A friend is someone who will tell you the truth, whether you want to hear it or not. Old friends can become jaded to what we have already said and lose interest if we keep repeating the same issues over and over, even when they have offered ways of breaking that trend. A new friend may hear something different than what your current friends may have heard and end up being really helpful. Or maybe, just maybe, you can help them. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
How to celebrate – Go find a new friend. Start hanging out somewhere you don’t normally hang out. To get a friend you have to be a friend first.
Friends are very important to people, and animals. In fact, if you have a good friend you can get through practically anything. Historically, the United States was actually the first country to have a friendship day back in 1919 but it was not nationally recognized. Paraguay was the first to declare a national day of friendship on July 30th, 1958. Since then the United National has declared an International Day of Friendship in 2011. It’s amazing that it has taken this long to create the day, of course the world hasn’t always been that friendly of a place. I guess in many ways it still isn’t. Maybe if we try a little harder this is something we can actually accomplish. Then again, maybe not. But there is not harm in trying. The more friends we have the less enemies. But the only way to have a friend is to be a friend, it has to come from both sides.
How to celebrate – Say hello to an old friend. Make a new friend. Treat others how you want to be treated.