Having friends is one of the greatest joys on the planet. They come in all shapes and sizes in all kinds of places and creep into your heart and soul with unconditional acceptance. The value of special people in our lives prompted Friendship Day, which was designated a holiday by a Proclamation of the U.S. Congress in 1935. It falls annually on the first Sunday in August, which this year is Aug. 6.
In the book Friendfluence – The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are, author Carlin Flora presents many of the ways in which friends influence our lives, decisions and emotional stability. She writes:
Friendship has always been, and will always be, a cherished aspect of human life. But now, just as friendship is rising amid the rescrambling of social structures, we’re finally getting a handle on the complex ways that this relationship affects us. Learning how we can get the most out of our friendships is an important endeavor for anyone concerned about well-being, and unraveling the thick narrative strands contained within just one friendship is a fascinating exercise in its own right. The closest of friendships contain the mysterious spark of attraction and connection as well as drama, tension, envy, sacrifice and love. For some, it’s the highest form of love there is.
Recognizing the preeminence and value of friends has prompted bloomstoday.com to create a special collection to honor friends whom we hold dear. What better way to express the beauty of a friendship than with the exquisite loveliness of fresh flowers ~ colorful, fragrant, soft, symmetrical, perfectly textured and shaped. Every flower blossom is hand-chosen, much like your friends, and then gathered together for a stunning bouquet of complementary blooms to warm the heart.
- Spirit of Sunshine ~ for that optimistic friend who always sees the glass half full
- Dash of Daisy ~ for the cheerful kind of friend with a whimsical attitude
- European Garden ~ for the steady-eddy friend with a cosmopolitan personality
- Classic All White Bouquet ~ for the glamorous friend with perfect make up and matching nails
- Pure Happiness ~ for every friend in the world who loves being your friend
- Spirit of Sunshine ~ for that special someone who brings sunshine to your heart
- Twilight Lavender Skies ~ for the friend whose smile never fades
- 18 Yellow Long-stem Roses ~ for that friend you love with all your heart every day
By Joanne M. Anderson
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