World Friendship Day
International Friendship day is celebrated on the 30th July, and now more than ever, we are feeling the need for togetherness. This day also serves as a reminder to ‘be your own best friend’ and treat yourself the same way you’d treat those closest to you; with compassion, kindness, and support.
So, just how can you be your own best friend? Positive affirmations are a great way to start- these don’t need to be anything too elaborate; instead, start with simple phrases and see how you go. You can say these sentences aloud, in your head, or to yourself in a mirror. Some examples are- ‘I am doing my best’; ‘I am worthy of love’; ‘I’m proud of what I have achieved’. If you practice this every day, over time you may start to cultivate positive thought patterns, which can only lead to more positive things- and can possibly even alleviate some symptoms of stress.
How can you mark International Friendship day with the special people in your life? #Bekind is a mantra the Ragdale family live by. Every day we work hard to be there for one another, support one another and lift one another. So, for friends or loved ones in your life, why not take this opportunity send them some positive thoughts to remind them of how much their friendship means to you? It could be a phone call, an email or a text message to arrange a much-needed cuppa and a catch up (in person or a video call!) Or perhaps it’s just a few kind words out of the blue to show how much you care and make their world a little bit brighter.
Taking friendship into the community is also a great way to help one another, so if there’s a local initiative you’ve always wanted to be a part of, what better time to offer a helping hand?
However you choose to spend International Friendship Day, just remember that we’re all #InThisTogether.