Monday, August 02, 2010

Friendship Day

" Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival
value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival. "

- C. S. Lewis

In 1935, the United States Congress proclaimed that the first Sudnay of August would be National Friendship Day. My next natural question to myself is what is friendship? It did not take much thinking on my part to come up with my own complete definition of Friendship. To me, Friendship is an intimacy between people, a deep relationship that combines communication, loyalty and understanding, an act and feeling between people who share an empathetic nature with each other and offers a quiet definite support. True friendship is relaxation, a comfortable silence, the feeling of something being right and well with the world. A true friend can walk into a room and you can get a sense of being home just by being in their company.

Here are some ideas for Friendship Day:

Make Amish Friendship Bread Starter kits. You can find the recipe HERE at Allrecipes.com. We love the idea of passing this around in cute decorated glass jars, but plastic freezer bags will still do the trick too! It is important not to use metal when passing along the friendship bread starter. We made this yesterday with the kids and we are excited to hand them out today and also to have taste of the bread when its time to make our batch.

Here is a good site that shares individual stories on what friendship means to them:


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