“Friendship is a bond that flourishes on Trust and Understanding”. Everyone whom we trust and who understand us, and most importantly, our hidden emotions is a true friend. Even the stranger who is able to figure out the sorrow behind our happiness or the joy behind our tears is a friend in that moment. It wouldn’t be wrong on my part if I say that friendship is a cocktail of love, fun, craziness, freedom, openness etcetera. Friendship is also the key to peace and prosperity.
“Friendship is a voyage without an end” – Free End Ship. “Friendship never dies, friends do”. There are people who may or may not be a part of our life anymore, but that doesn’t mean that friendship dies when a person leaves us. “Friendship is not just about being in touch, but it’s all about the impact of someone’s touch on our life”. Even if you think that a person betrayed you then also that person taught you life lessons which actually have a huge impact on your life. Now, it’s up to us whether or not we want to treasure the good times and embrace the learning’s from every living being that we met in this beautiful journey of our life.
Friendship is more than a relation, “It’s a religion to cherish and worship“. Yes, you heard it right; friendship for me is a religion. If you think that I am not in my senses to say something like that, then I would request you to first ask yourself a simple question that what according to you a religion should be like? Shouldn’t a religion be something that breaks all the barriers and considers every living being at par, irrespective of their caste, creed, colour, race etcetera? If the answer to this question is in affirmative then friendship undoubtedly fits the definition of a religion because indeed it breaks all the barriers.
On a second thought, I think that friendship is not a religion. Oh please, don’t raise your eyebrows. What I mean to say is that friendship is not a religion rather it’s a “Universal Religion” because it is the main ingredient of every relation. No matter whatever name we address a relationship with, it should comprise friendship in it. If any relation lacks friendship, then it’s not complete in the real sense. S/he may be our spouse, parent, teacher, boss, neighbour etcetera, but if that person is not our friend then that relationship will always lack the real bonding.
For me, friendship is the essence of every relationship. As per my view, none of the relation could prosper without friendship. However, there are people who originate from the school of thought which preaches that formal relations should debar friendship from it. But tell me one thing will any of such relationship ever grow into an open relationship? Wouldn’t people refrain from speaking their mind and heart out in such relationships? How could a boss and a subordinate or for that reason even a parent and a child feel free to express their thoughts when they are not a friend of each other? Being a friend doesn’t mean just to roam about clinging hands on each other’s shoulders, but it’s far above all these things. It’s a matter of openness; it’s a matter of sharing thoughts with the utmost freedom.
So this friendship day let’s pledge to befriend with each and every living being. My heartiest thanks to everyone who was, is and will be a friend in someone’s life. Kyunki har ek friend zaroori hota hai (Because each and every friend is important).
Happy Friendship Day! Be in touch. God bless you all.