Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Friends You Love ...

"Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art."
- Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616) Spanish novelist

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."
- Euripides, Greek playwrite

"The world would be so lonely, in sunny hours or gray. Without the gift of friendship, to help us every day."
- Hilda Brett Farr

There is a special bond between women that no man will ever understand. As much as we try to explain it, the words never come. There is an honesty and realness between two women. It is a feeling to which there is no description, but it allows us a level of comfort that offers us the ability to be who we really are. It permits us to open up, be vulnerable, and put ourselves out there in a way we would never do with a man. The women closest to us are our biggest fans. With them we share our hopes and our fears. They are there for us in triumph and tragedy. They celebrate our highs and are there to hold our hands through our lows. They help us to define the women we want to be.

In 1999, Kappa Delta Sorority created National Women's Friendship Day and in 2009, the celebration was expanded to the entire month of September. In 2010, it is expanding to International Women's Friendship Month, the celebration offers all women the opportunity to honor their special friends.

For the month of September, 2010, a small group of women bloggers have come together to celebrate friendship. All month long, we will be hosting events, contests, reviews, giveaways, and Twitter parties all in the name of friendship! The Friends You Love blog will serve as our hub and link you to where you need to be in order to play along. In addition, you will find links and events on our individual sites leading you around Blognia in hopes that you too will celebrate the gift of friendship!

We hope that you'll take this opportunity to take a look at the women in your life, your family and friends, and turn to them to let them know how very much they mean to you. Because a true friend picks you up when you are down, offers you a shoulder to lean on and a tissue when you're shedding tears. She never doubts your intent, and knows that your heart is true. She stands by you in good and bad, listens as you complain and celebrate, and trusts that you will always do the same for her. Here's to great friends. May you forever find yourselves side-by-side.



  1. Here's to friends! IRL and in Blognia!!!

  2. I second what That One Mom said! Shall we clink our glasses? Bottoms up! Looking forward to getting to know you through FYL :D

  3. You're in on it too? I followed earlier this morning! :)

  4. I'm SO looking forward to this! It really is a rareity these days to find friends that will stand side-by-side with you without also holding a knife lol...or maybe thats just my luck!

    Cheers to a great kickoff! Gonna be a fab ride!!!!

  5. What fun are we going to have this month? Looking forward to getting to know you were one friend who I didn't follow before the FYL! Happy Friendship month to you! ;)

  6. Sounds like a great idea! Friendship is so important.

  7. Let's have another toast since I missed the first one! Here's to FRIENDSHIP! ;)

  8. Aww! Can't wait for this month and to get to know you all better!

  9. Sounds like a great idea! And no, men don't understand the closeness of our friends!
    Great post!!


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