Friends give us memories to cherish forever and moments of turmoil seem to disappear in their presence. It is obvious that they know you love them, but sometimes, expressions of love, gratitude, appreciation, and encouragement can strengthen the bond. The desire to be accepted and appreciated resides in every human heart and even small words of appreciation work wonders in lifting moods and raising self-esteem.
Celebrating happiness is easier with friends; however, the true test of friendship is in times of failure. If your friend feels sad, you’ve got to bring back his smile. That is what friends, officially, are for. Now, depending on the intensity of the problem, you have to ensure that you are able to make him laugh. If the cause behind his sadness is something very serious, you need not try jokes to make him feel happy. In such cases, your presence is more important than your speaking. In case, he is just upset cos’ of some random issues, you can use your typical way of bringing him back to his normal mood. Now, there must be a number of inside jokes that you may be sharing quite often. If it is so, it is the time to use them. You can also discuss the problem that is plaguing your friend’s mind. Words of compliment, gestures showing faith and belief in your friend and support are some great ways to make him happy. Don’t be sarcastic if the situation is serious. You can say things like, “C’mon dear, you’re the best, this failure can’t hurt you. We know you’ll bounce back with ease.” or “I’m there for you. Just call me when you feel like talking.” Sometimes, a warm and open hug is all that is required to make your friend feel at ease. If your friend is unable to shift his focus from negative and disturbing thoughts, you must try to shift his focus by asking to go on a long drive with you or doing some other activities.
I’m proud to share happiness of my friend. How should I express my feelings at such times?
There is no better sight than a group of friends laughing and celebrating some event. If your friend is celebrating something, you can for sure give him gifts to make the occasion special. Here are some possible things to say.
I’m a better person today because of my association with you. Virtues that I have learned from you have truly helped me in every walk of life.
Your smile brings me hope of better days and better life.
I’m proud of your achievements.
I really appreciate your ways for supporting me.
You’re a true friend.
You look great today.
There’s rarely any dull moment when I’m with you.
You did really well in arranging the party!
I’ve got a birthday card for my friend. What should I write in it?
“A very warm ‘Happy Birthday’ to one of the best people I’ve ever met in life! You’re amazing in several ways that I find no words to describe you. The best thing I like about you is your zest for life. In my association as friends with you, I have learned many things from you! A very happy birthday to my friend and thanks for being there for me.
Finally, the perfect day arrives to say a big thanks to you! I’m deeply touched by your kindness, patience, and love during times when I needed it the most. Be it in the care free days of our teenage or in the professional world when we were battling in life, you’ve been there with me rock solid. I wish you a very ‘Happy Birthday’ and wish you all the best for a wonderful life.”
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” Happy Birthday my best friend!
“Statistics have proven that those who have the most birthdays live the longest. You’re statistically guaranteed to have a happy birthday.”
Timeless Wisdom on Friendship Captured in Words
The following quotes about friendship are some of the best ones and you can share them with your friend through text messages or emails.
“To have a good friend is one of the highest delights in life; to be a good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings.” – Anonymous
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard
“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle
“A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” – Anonymous
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell
“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elisabeth Foley
“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” – Tennessee Williams
“Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; Through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game.” – Will Durant
Nice things, mind you, needn’t be flattery or exaggeration. Whatever you tell your friend from the bottom of your heart will be welcomed with appreciation and love.