This weekend is all about pre preparations for Rakhi but what are your plans for Friendship Day on Sunday? This year might have been a dampener but do not let it rub on you and your friends! Make some plans, do a group a video call with a glass of your favourite drink, and cheers! But before that call, make sure you have wished them with a sweet quote or a short poem in the morning or at midnight and begun their day with a smile they need in the current hour. Here is a list you can choose from, just copy, paste, and forward them on your Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter, whichever medium you find the most comfortable. You could also add some music to the images if you are posting them on your FB or Instagram story! So go and take your time as it has to be the best right?!

"A friend is like a star that twinkles and glows, or maybe like the ocean that gently flows.

A friend is like gold that you should treasure, and take care of forever and ever.

A friend is like an angel that is there to guide you.

A friend is someone you can trust out of a few.

A friend is more than one in a million.

They are one in a ca-zillion, and you, my friend, are very special and so it is official..." 

By Ashley Campbell

quotes one

Childhood Friends

"As childhood friends, we grew up together,

Swearing to be friends forever and ever.

Sometimes we would argue and fight,

Other times we would laugh and stay up all night.

Friends we do remain,

Things changing, and things staying the same.

To each other, we still listen and share,

About each other, we will always care."

By Mindy Carpenter

quotes two

"We went from playing with games and toys,

To talking and dreaming about different boys.

My thoughts and feelings, to you I would confide,

Never having anything to hide."

By anonymous

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quotes three

Thought For Friendship

"Friendship is not just the name of an ordinary feeling. But it is the name of the feelings of understanding, honesty and frankness between two persons. And these feelings keep the two very special persons bounded together and such a friendship lies in two of us."

By Sahar Ashraf

"Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you."

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By Misty Copeland

"A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden."

By Anonymous

quotes four

"There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light."

By Helen Keller

"It's not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters."

By Anonymous

"If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?"

 By Meghan Markle

quotes five

"I don't know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn't had my girlfriends."

By Reese Witherspoon 

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“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

quotes six 

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

By Muhammad Ali

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By Anonymous

quote eight

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”

By Markus Zusak

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”

By Maria Shriver

Friendship Day was created by Joyce Hall, who was the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930. It was hugely promoted by the greeting card National Association during the 1920s but later many customers realised that it was a selling gimmick. However, in 1998, to honour the day, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Nane Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as the world's Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. 

International Friendship Day is On July 30 but in India and some other countries like Malaysia, it is celebrated on every first Sunday of August. 

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