Happy Friendship Day! August 2nd, 2009
Imagine you are attending a party along with your friend! He plays all kind of foolish pranks and cracks stupid jokes. All along you are with him, quite enjoying his playing the fool. You come home with not a thought troubling you. Now imagine the same scenario with your brother! Even as the party progresses, you ask yourself a hundred times, “why is he behaving so silly? Why can’t he behave a bit more mature? What will my friends think of me now?”
Today is a day that celebrates friendship. So it is only proper that we contemplate a little bit on this most special relationship and what makes it so special? Among one thousand reasons the above mentioned scenario explains it the best.
“In friendship there is no place for judgment and labelling.”
Most often a problem in relationship comes only when you label somebody as your ‘husband’, ‘mother,’ ‘father’, ‘sister’ etc and once labelled you try to squeeze the individual to live according to the label. And then when they do not fit the label since they have their own characteristics we feel pained and somehow cheated. In friendship you do not label the person. He is given the freedom to be a fool, a good for nothing fellow, carefree, irresponsible and so on. You enjoy him and give him the space and freedom to be what he is. That is why while all of life is relationships; the best form of relationship is friendship.
The family in which the husband is a friend to the wife, the parent is friend to the child and vice versa, that family is heaven. Where there is no friendship in families, the story of that family will be written in tears.
So to celebrate friendship day in its true spirit would be to resolve to relate like a friend to all the members of your family. To give them freedom!
Happy friendship day!