The main idea for international friendship day came from Hallmark cards in the 1930s. Originally celebrated on 2nd August, the day was viewed mainly cynically by the public as a money-making exercise.
Let’s continue this article with a quote known to all,
Who has found a friend has found a treasure.
How much truth is in this quote, but how many of us have indeed found such a treasure?
How many of us assume the role of treasurer in a friendship?
Do we know what friendship means?
Friendship means to accompany the other’s life from a tacit foundation. Real friendships do not need an explanation, they take place, and that is all.
Before considering a friend on someone, let the time to put him to the test to see how he reacts in front of us. We must learn to cultivate real friendships because friendship is one of the most valuable gifts that a person can have and can give.
It is complicated to live without friends, but it is equally painful to build real friendships. We are so accustomed to pursuing just our self-interest that not even friendship does not get rid of our selfishness. On the friendship day let’s build friendships to become miracles of our life.
St. John Chrysostom said that,
Even if you have thousands of treasures, however, nothing could be more valuable as a true friend. You enjoy seeing your friend, you become happy. I am talking here about real friends, about friends who love affection.
We should not be satisfied with superficial and transient relationships. To seek to provide with sincerity our friendship. The best way to find a true friend is to be ourselves such a friend.
Let’s be indulgent with the friend who wrongs, let’s accept his limits and his fragilities and to help him to grow. Do not forget that it is easy to dry the tears of a friend, but it is harder to sit in public and to acclaim him without jealousy in the moment of success.
The international friendship day reminds us of how important it is for us to have friends. Having friends is the most precious treasure because only who has found a true friend has found a real treasure.