The Language of Friendships

In times of crisis and struggles, we all want someone to turn to. Relationships are important, and therefore friends are important. The word ‘Friendship’ doesn’t quite fit into a single definition, it’s a relationship that cannot be described using words.

Even though I am not a social butterfly, quality counts more for me than quantity does. While it’s good to cultivate a diverse network of friends and acquaintances, I have nurtured a few true friendships over the years.

When I find myself going through a hard time, my friends help me get through it. When I find myself not feeling good about myself, my friends are the ones who lift me up. When I find myself in between sobs, my friends are the ones who make me laugh. When the world turns its back at me, my friends are right there by my side. True friends are the ones who are there for you when you need them the most, and the importance of friendship in our life is beyond any explanation.

During our childhood, friendships help us grow and develop. We play and learn together with friends. As teenagers, friends become all the more important as we go through numerous emotional, physical and mental changes. As adults, friends help us go through the emotional upheavals or the “mid-life crisis” as we endure an entirely new set of problems. I suppose friends are equally important during old-age too, I see my grand dad’s face beaming with laughter and smiles when he is around his friends!

When we cultivate a close circle of friends, living life becomes just a teeny tiny bit easier. On that note, a very Happy Friendship Day to everyone who reads my posts here on WordPress, young or old. I am truly grateful for this WordPress community!

– SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

184 thoughts on “The Language of Friendships

  1. ,Loved your post. I should know a thing or two about friendship, having made literally dozens of them during my student days in Germany between 1952 to 1957. We are still in touch. Sadly the number is going down by the year…age is taking its toll. Happy friendship day to you.

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  2. Friends have always been important to me. I’ve been on the road now for over 7 1/2 years though and have been away from having close friends and a community for a long time. I’m looking forward to finishing my present project/mission and being led to my home where I can build community and friendships again. I enjoy my own company and manage well on my own but miss friends to play with and share life.

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  3. All of us experience a face that beams with laughter and smiles when we are around friends! Age only enhances the need for them. They are the flowers in our garden of life. Happy Friendship Day to you, Saania. ❤

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  4. Happy Friendship Day! I hope it has been a good day for you.

    The examples you give define friendship well. My family moved around, so I fell out of touch with friends. Then I moved around, and the same thing happened. I think maybe the culture tends to value busyness over relationships (unless it’s networking). Still, I have those in my life who are good friends, regardless. I know that if time passes and we are apart, that when we get together we know we can take up where we were. Certainly, it goes the same way with your friends.

    This is a great subject to have taken up. Thank you!–Christopher (Robin)

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  5. Happy Friendship day. This is so true. I would not have been able to come to terms with my cancer if it wasn’t for the love and support of my true friends. It did hurt a lot and continues to do so that those I thought would stick by me haven’t had the stomach for it. But it has left me with a handful of true diamonds and I couldn’t think of anything better than being surrounded by authentic people who really wish to be there for you through good and bad. ❤

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  6. l’amicizia è un valore molto importante nella vita, non guarda l’età, lo stato sociale. Un amico è tale quando sa darti un consiglio, consolarti se stai male, e aiutarti a raggiungere un risultato. W l’amicizia, un caro abbraccio….😉

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  7. Friends make all the difference in life.In the bad times good friends can help us through just as you have said. In good times they can share our joy. Nice post about one of life’s sparkles….friends!

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  8. I love that I have been able to reconnect with friends that were very special to me at different times in my life. They have helped me through my grief when I lost my husband and the loneliness of the isolation during the pandemic. They can be family, or just chosen family. Great share Saania.

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