Mark Twain once said..
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Can we all relate to this ? Atleast I can. Picked this up from a lovely site – GoodReads.com.
Though I cannot attribute the individualistic contribution of each of these factors, I can atleast say – Friends are my life. Yes, it’s the friendship week this time around and the markets are flooded with Friendship Bands / bracelets / gifts / thumb rings to let people provide their testimony towards friendship. Indian Culture has not specified this but it is the West that has influenced the minds of the youth that seems to provided another way to say cheers to life that has given us one of the most precious gifts of life – FRIENDSHIP !
Here goes a small gesture from my end for all my friends that I was introduced to – Just to echo what life has bestowed upon me.
“Just when I thought my world was limited to family..
Strangers encroached my space sneakingly..
With them, time flew away most of the day..
When actually shyness, timidity and reservedness kept me at bay..
Selfishness ensured I never taste what friendship was all about..
Made me run away and avoid people day in and out..
Had my share of fights, misunderstandings and gossips..
Realized later on – that was what life had to teach me on..
School days swept away and memories faded..
Since the mind had no particular person jaded..
Came my college days and beyond with new hopes and rays..
Group studies, assignments, experiments became routine of the passing days..
Never knew were actually creating a strong bond of friendship in the midst..
Troubles and turmoils moulded us together..
Outings, parties, birthdays became order of the day..
No one had any complaint to say..
Till this day, those moments of – laughs, tears, pain, misunderstandings, scoldings, mockery, fun, togetherness – we cherish..
Will never let them lighten away or perish..
Distance might keep us apart..
But not our hearts..
Such a strange bonding even when we are not from the same ancestry..
Such is life that has had this in history..
Never knew it would become so special..
Lucky to have them and wish to prolong the same..
Finally, Its never ever late to say,
Happy Friendship Day ! 🙂 “
P.S. – To All My Friends for being in my life.. A Huge Thanks ! 🙂