The Real Meaning of Friendship
If you peep in the dictionary you will get to know the meaning of friendship as a state of being friends, friendly relation or attachment to a person or between persons, affection coming from the mutual esteem and goodwill, friendliness and amity. And some more blah, blah and blah but in the true sense friendship is the relationship that can survive the test of time and remain unconditional. With age you realize that you need a person as your friend who can give you affection, loyalty, love, respect and trust.
This year on friendship day I wanted to keep it simple and no drama at all. A peaceful and satiating outing with true friends, in some quiet place. I have reached at an age where true friendship is to be cherished and any relationship that is for benefit and has no true essence should be done away with. That is apply the principle of DE cluttering and go minimalistic.
This Kind of Friends to have in my life
Thus I wanted to spend time with people who have been in friendly state with me over a long period of time and have seen the weirdest side of me but are still by my side. The love me to the moon and back and fight with me, shout on me, get angry over me but pamper me, love me unconditionally and help me to achieve the success. They should be my pillars of strength and most importantly need to be very comfortable with them and be in a position to play blind on them. If I cannot trust them to the core of my heart then for the life of me how do I bitch with them and share my deep dark secrets with them.
THE SCROLL OF MY FRIEND LIST
With these thoughts I started to find the true friend to celebrate the auspicious day that will come on the first Sunday of August. I started to scroll the friend’s list and found that I did not have a real true friend. Alas lets get there how as a matter of fact I got doomed. Starting with school friends or childhood friends they were just limited to social media and no one was real and meeting a few of them would be uncomfortable, then came the professional friends I would meet them and end up discussing work and I do not want that to happen. Friends and the spouse of my husband’s friend are not my real friends I kind of did not choose them.
MOMMA AS MY FRIEND
I was heartbroken and was struggling and then I realized it is my mom who is my true friend. She has seen my weird side and still loves me unconditionally and our relationship has stood the test of time and here I got my first friend for the celebration. She has seen my weird fashion experiments or seen me crying and sulking over marks or me going mad at the first pimple but still she loves me and thinks that I am the best, I can share all my secrets with her and rest assured that they are safe there so most definitely she is my best friend and she does deserves this pampering and love from me.
HUBBY AS MY FRIEND
Then it just struck me my husband handle all my mood swings and all handle my anger pangs at times, he has also seen my weird side and still loves me unconditionally. I can share my secrets with them and rest assured, I can bitch about people and fear no judgment. He handles the many things also so well and never complains.
Not to forget the shopping sprees where I have taken him much to his annoyance. However the best part is that the time spent with them just lightens up my mood it makes me so happy, I can be myself and just hang around with him. Thus friendship’s day I just want to do my bit to make him feel special.
KIDDO AS FRIEND
My daughter has special place in my life I have relived my childhood days again with her. She is my biggest critic and approves of all my fashion ideas, my wardrobe designer and partner in crime when outings are to be planned. I may shout at her or even at times try to rule her but she smiles at me and says mom I love you. Therefore who else is more apt than her for the celebration of this perfect day.
PLANS FOR THE D-DAY
Therefore this friendship day I will go real and celebrate the most important day of friendship. With so much of fake relationships all around these relationships are in its pure unadulterated format. They are the pillar of my strength and help me in achieving the goals of my life. The plan to celebrate this special day with my loved ones with lots of home cooked food. I will cook all the food that they love and express my feelings for them.
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Very good read. Sometimes I feel like inspired from your writing.
Good wishes. Keep writing on variety of daily life topics.
Even i think the same.. my best friends are also my mom hubby and sister who would never leave me alone on my worst..
I’m also a believer in lesser friends who genuinely are true to heart for this relationship. Decluttering your friend-list is a good practice.
By this post ,I just went to past when I was in school and college.How we friends plan for friendship Day and all the naighty stuff we did.Missing all those days.
Now after being a Mother I am eagerly waiting to hang and play with my daughter.Sure Mother and Daughter is the best relationship and they are best friends and they share everything forever.
Great post with good analogy. Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationship humans can have. True friendship last forever. Our parents, our partners and our children will always be by our side no matter what happens. You might have one or two good friends apart from your family members. However, everybody we meet cannot be our friend.
Thank you sharing this post. Have a great day. 🙂
Same with me , my hubby is my best friend. He always support me any situation……
Very nice read.. a mother is always your truest friend and surely you won’t like her ever in your life. You have expressed your thoughts beautifully
Yes! Same with me. My best friend is my daughter n hubby.
I believe in long term friendship too. I have my set of good friends who stick to each other in thick or thin. And those are the real friends.
I have my set of real friends who stick to each other for every thick & thin of times. Tagging everyone I come across as my friend is not my foray.
In my case my hubby and my kiddos are my best friend for life , I share some special moment with them always 🙂
I am sharing the same bond with my hubby and especially with my kiddos , they are my best friends for life
Nice post , I also treat my kids as my friends. I do not have a long friend list , the few I friends I have are special ones ?
My mom my sister and now my husband have been my closets friends always.. I can confide in them.. can talk to them my heart out. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post and thought.
I love to read your post. This inspires me a lot.
A true friend is a blessing to us from god. Love for all true friends.??
As we grow, we understand the true meaning of friendship and we look for quality not quantity. People who are around us all the time are our friends. My mom who has always guided me and talked openly on many topics seemed like a friend at that time, my dad who I never felt shy to discuss various topics, my sister who I call almost every day has been my best pal and my better half who have accepted me with all my plus and minuses..these are the real gema of my life.
A very good one. True that Family gives us good relations and Friendship is the purest form of any relationship and it can be with anyone. For me My Mother is my First Best Friend with whom I share everything and comes my Father, Sister, Husband and now my Daughter with whom I am sharing every moment of my life. Lovely moments memorised.
Well said. Its true we should celebrate friendship with ourloved ones.
Very well said ..my hubby is my best friend and I am my daughter’s best friend and viraj is ira’s best friend and so circle completes and we enjoy
i totally agree with your post that friendship with close relations who have known you for long has a different meaning all together because love is involved too. thanks for sharing such a great post.
Awesome post.. really liked it. Loved your post dear.
Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationship humans can have.keep writing .atb
Cooking food for your loved ones is like the Bestest form of pure happiness yaa. What a lovely start for the train ♥️. God bless you guys, so much of positivity ??
Family is the first support group and friends you can ever have. But, I still believe there are rare friends in life who are like family. 🙂
Well said! A lot of people ignore the fact that the bind of true friendship always starts from home ☺️
This is such an adorable subject to blog about. Family as friends is a concept forgotten! We don’t need to seek friendship outside. It’s at home
such a lovely article on friendship. True that life is nothing without friends. #FriendshipBlogTrain
Very beautiful post dear…
Being a mom of a 7 years son… Now a days my best friend is my SON…
our bonding starts from my womb, and it’s tightly knoted with my umbilical chord… Though he is immatured to understand my feelings, my problems all the time, but when he comes to me and by hugging says “don’t worry Mummum , everything will be all right, ” my tensions magically vanished…..
You have explained the true form of friendship… Others may leave but a family remains for lifetime in all good and bad times…
Though I agree with some points in your post, I have always been blessed to have some of the most beautiful souls on this planet as my friends who have been with me in the thick and the thin. I proudly call them my extended family. Nice read.
Very well written. Family friends are really important in our life. Any friends can become enemy at any time but family members remains the same
I totally agree with this , if they are the best frnds of yours then no one can stop you in any phase of your life and you will enjoy a lot
Amazing initiative!! Friendship is more than just a relationship, it is one of the most amazing bond which can be formed in between humans, animals, mother nature or with any being!! May you enjoy and cherish friendship in every segment of your life!!
I agree with you whole heartedly.I married my BFF from college so its a win win.Great thoughts.
Friends are so important in life… And your blog sort of brings back all those memories… My mom is my bestest friend for life… And also a friend who has always helped me in exploring my talent
Your blog brought back lot of memories for friendship day and friends as well.. Yes true even I will Ditch those fake relationships… My mom is my bestest friend in the world.. No one can replace her
Friendship is a gift to humanity while we don’t realize it. Real friends are like a lifetime treasure. Beautiful article.
Family bonds are best friendship bonds. We can share anything and everything all together
A good definition of friendship but still it is never complete as everyday teaches something new about friends and friendships. It’s true that family members can be true friends and also true friends can make you feel like family. Believe shall be the essence of any friendship irrespective of distance, difference or may be different opinions. A person may feel lucky if have a true friend in form of family member or in form of outsider
You are true family is the true friend. All will go but family stays together. So bonding is very necessary.
That’s a very nice read. I agree with what you shared. Long term relationship is really very important.
You wrote this post straight from the heart. I enjoyed reading this. You gave a new meaning to the term friendship. I am sure your husband mom and kid reciprocate the feeling.
This blog was so amazing. Friends are indeed an important part of our lives and I cannot imagine where I would be without them.
Family time is always important. Hangouts with family is always fun!
The post is amazing n truly my family is my real friend
How beautiful, sometimes we forget that the real friends are in our vicinity as our family members. Indeed, no friendship can be more pure than these relations who give us the best and for whom we dedicate our lives.
Family members are the best friends in life. One can share all the happiness and problems with them
So true dear. Isn’t it our family who has the best of our friends? I totally believe any relation gains its depth from the strength of friendship. And wish you a happy friendship day!
Oh yes! Family can be your friend if you see it carefully. Moms are the best and a forever friend, a husband is a lifetime friend too. If you are friends with your kids, that’s the best.
How adorable ??I absolutely believe that you can find your best of friends within your family!! So happy to see the beautiful bond you share with your family members.
You find your first friend in your mom, dad or sibling when you come to this world. So beautifully penned and I just love the article.
You are absolutely right, that friendship starts from home first.. Having good friends in life is really blessing.
finding friends in form of spouse or family is indeed a blessing
Enjoyed reading this article
Great post Priyanka. I totally agree with your points. Keep the good work going.
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So lovely article. I just loved it. Thanks for sharing your awesome thoughts.