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Monday, April 30, 2007
10 Best Gift Ideas for your Female Friend
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the best gift for your dear friend. There are varied options available when you want to gift your best friend, who is a girl. Find out what she likes the best, like makeup, cooking, home decor or reading. Pamper her with gifts that she will treasure forever. She will appreciate if you gift her something which is homemade. Let me help you with selecting ten best gifts for your female friend.

1) Personalized Recipe Book, Photo Frame, Coffee Mug, Gift Bag, Personalized Towels, Home made Cookies and Cakes, will highly be appreciated by your girl friend, and make her feel special!

2) You can also gift her with leather bags, cosmetics, and western wear. Among the generic gift items writing materials like pens, letter or writing pad, fashionable diary, planner; or utility items like watch, key rings, pen stand, telephone index, electronic notebook and so forth are good gift items for your female friend.

3) If she likes perfumes, then gifting her with some exotic perfumes and Eau de Toilettes would be a good idea.You can go for gift baskets stuffed with bath spa or food products as another alternative.

4) If your female friend likes to wear jewelery, then you can opt for personalized silver ones with a heart or rose-shaped pendant. Silver stone studded rings or earrings are other options. For working women, you can gift her sleek looking jewelry, which she can wear in office.

5) For your book lover female friend you can gift her with a good fiction or non-fiction book, or a bestseller, which she was contemplating to buy some time back.

6) If your friend is fashionable, then you can gift her with the latest fashionable clothes. Choose from jeans, hipsters, skirts, to elegant evening wear.

7) Mobile phones are always a good gift option. Gift her with a cool mobile phone which is fashionable and comes with the latest features.

8) Gifting chocolates and flowers can never go wrong with your female friend. You can have chocolate gift hampers, assorted cookies, and flowers custom made for her.

9) If your budget is high than you can opt for branded bags, which are wonderful gift items.

10) For your movie loving friend, gift her with the latest DVDs of her favorite films, or CDs of her favorite music.


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Friday, April 27, 2007
How to write letters that your friend will love
Writing letters to friends is not always easy. You just cannot write whatever you feel like. Just think how many times you have opened a friend's letter and have got disappointed when you have reached the last line? Letters are not just a pile of scribbled sentences and words. They should convey all your thoughts and ideas to your friend in a beautiful way. You can write a letter that your friends will love to receive. Here’s how:

* Drop the formal address that you learned in grade school. Instead of “Dear Jack,” write, “Hi Jack,” or “Hi there Buddy of Mine.” In other words, a personal letter deserves a personal greeting.

* Don't start your letter with that boring "How are you?'', instead ask how their life is going.Try saying, “I’ve been wondering how your new car deal came out. Did you end up getting the Volkswagen Van or the Jeep Cherokee?" If you are aware of something that's bothering your friend fof late, ask about it.

* Only after enquiring about your friend, you can write about what you have been doing. (Let’s face it. People are more interested in themselves than they are in other people).

* Mention about the important things that have happened in your life over the past few months. For example, if you have undergone a major illness or purchased something that both of you are interested about, write those in your letter. Similarly, you can notify him of any interesting topic which you have read recently, which he'll appreciate.

* Your last paragraph should, if possible, remind the recipient of something the two of you share in common. This will strengthen your friendship bond. Perhaps you went to high school together. You might mention that you ran into an old classmate at the store the other day. Or have camped at a particular lake together.

* Finally, end your letter with a touching and friendly phrase like “I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon."

Best of luck to your letter writing sessions to your friend !


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Thursday, April 26, 2007
Pen Friends
A pen pal is a friend who is made by correspondence through writing only. In this fast paced world of today, making and maintaining long term friendships require lot of hard work, time and sacrifice. But not any more! Thanks to the ever developing world of the internet, we now have different ways of making friendships. So, if we lose touch with our school and college friends and feel guilty about it, we can have other alternatives. Pen friends are one of them. The history and concept of pen friendship goes a long time back. Life in those days was slow and people had lot of time writing to their friends. Writing letters were popular. People conveyed their love and friendship in beautiful handwritings written on crisp white papers. The practice of pen friendship gradually came into existence. There was a thrill of the unknown, and people started to develop a liking for it.

Now we have local as well as international pen friends. There are national and international penfriends' associations, as well as numerous books and magazines. We can make hundreds of pen friends by searching the names and addresses of pen pals from these magazines. These pen pal clubs and books are highly popular among people who are willing to make pen friends.

The concept of pen pals is very interesting. We make friends easily with guys and girls and we discover that they have similar interests and hobbies. We come to know many personal details about them, yet we might never meet them in person! Sometimes we even exchange photos and gifts with our pen pals, which makes the bond stronger. There have been instances where long term pen friends have met up and even tied the knot with them. Thus there is an element of romanticism associated with penfriendship between a girl and a boy.

If we have international pen friends, we get to know many details about each other's countries, cuisine and culture. We even get to know each other's languages! Pen friendship is thus a very unique and enriching concept that is here to stay.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Friendship Between Men
The great friendships recorded in history have been between men, and friendships among men have often been romanticized and idealized. Men's friendships have typically been described in terms of bravery and physical sacrifice in providing assistance to others.

Studies have revealed that men have lesser friends than women, especially close buddies or best friends. However, men have different varieties of friends and they range from 'activity friends', such as a weekly tennis partner or drinking buddies,convenience friends, where the relationship is based on the exchange of favors; other than that, there are 'mentor friends', which signifies
friendship between a younger and an older man.

Unlike women, men stay away from intimacy and closeness. They are much less self-revealing, and are shy to open up. Research has revealed that there are three barriers to close friendships among men: competition between men, traditional masculine stereotypes about "real men," and fear of homosexuality.

Friendship between men, even if they are not as intimate as women's, imply a greater degree of sacrifice and reliability. A friendship which blossoms between two boys from school, gradually strengthens into a stronger bond with the passage of time. There have been instances where men get tremendous support and help from their friends in times of danger than their own family members! They rely more on their male friends for support, which is quite unlikely with women.

However, friendship between men dwindle easily with the slightest of misunderstandings. Best friends quickly turn into worst foes. But the best part is, men forgive more easily than women and make up in no time at all.


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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Long Distance Friendship Quotes
Long distance friendships and relationships require extra love, care and attention. We have to nurture long distance friendships to keep them everlasting and unbreakable.

A quick look at some long distance friendship quotes that are memorable as ever:

* “No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.”

* “Love is the shortest distance between hearts.”

* “Love is but a burning fire, the distance between us only increases our desire.”

* “Distance does not matter if two hearts are loyal to one another.”

* “Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle; rather a great reminder of just how strong true love can be.”

* “If distance were measured in terms of the heart we'd never be more than a minute apart.”

* “Long distance relationships are like wind to a fire; it puts out the small ones, but inflames the big ones.”

* “Where there is great love, there are always wishes.”

Long distance friendship quotes really touch the heart. They portray true sentiments and affection for friends who are separated by distance. For couples, the whole situation is even more tough, but then, tough times test true love.


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Monday, April 23, 2007
Cute Best Friend Poems
Here are some adorable and cute poems that speak of ' best friends '

I will always be there for you,
and I hope you will be there for me too,
for our friendship can never be broken,
I will remain loyal through all the good and the bad,
and in the end we will be glad,
because without you I am nothing,
as you are nothing without me,
we fill the space a lover couldn't fill,
for we hold each others secrets that we would never spill,
and the day you're gone, part of me goes too,
because I wouldn't want to be here with out you,
Best friends forever you and me,
nothing could ever change that; it's destiny! (by Katherine R. Carey)

If we ever seperate,
It'll have to be certain fate.
No matter what,your my best friend,
As the chant goes'Forever to the end'.
You are my very best friend...
When we fight,
I fight tears.
Not to mention my fears of losing you,
We may grow apart,
And drift away,
But I will always remember you as my best friend forever.
Like the chant goes,
Forever 'till the end,
You'll always be my best friend (by Cieara C. Hitt)

Written with a pen, sealed with a kiss,
If you are my friend, please answer me this:
Are we friends, or are we not?
You told me once, but i forgot.
So tell me now, and tell me true,
So i can say I’m here for you
Of all the friends I’ve ever met,
You're the one I won’t forget
And if I die before you do,
I'll go to heaven and wait for you,
I'll give the angels back their wings
and risk the loss of everything
There isn't a thing I wouldn’t do
To have a friend just like you. (by Catherine M. Hodkinson)

A best friend forever, is that really how it goes?
Best friends forever, the words just seem to flow.
Best friends forever, do they use words like always and never?
Best friends forever, they don't always stick together.
Best friends forever, they always need to have their say.
Best friends forever, they just leave if they don't get their way.
So when you want to use words like best friends forever,
Don't try to be clever by using...forever.
Just remember best friends aren't always together. (By Marissa A. Hitchrick)


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Friday, April 20, 2007
Friendship between Woman Postcards
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Kinds of Friends Every Women Needs
Seven Friends Every Woman Needs
The best buddies to help you through life's ups and downs.
by Lisa Earle McLeod

King Arthur had his round table, presidents have their cabinets, and CEOs have their VPs. What about you? Who is helping you in your quest to live your best life? The two-heads-are-better-than-one credo applies to your personal affairs just as much as it does to knightly quests, political campaigns and business decision-making. You, too, deserve a group of handpicked boosters who want to help you succeed. The big guns don't choose their teams willy-nilly — and neither should you. Here are seven types of friends who deserve a spot on your Dream Team:

1. The in-the-trenches-with-you friend. Whether you share the same profession, hometown or marital status, this is the gal whose life is pretty much the same as your own. She’s the one you can count on to listen to a my-life’s-so-tough soliloquy and really get it. Shannon, 32, a stay-at-home mother of three kids under the age of five, says, "Some days when I think I'm really going to lose it, the only thing that keeps me sane is calling up one of my mom friends and letting it all out."

2. The wise woman. She's been there, done that — and she can give you some perspective on your situation. Whether you're surviving your child's terrible twos or climbing the corporate ladder, just knowing that she made it through in one piece helps you persevere. Whether she's your official mentor or simply a more experienced friend, you can learn a lot by picking her brain. My own personal wise woman, Laurie, has worked in so many areas of the publishing world that I consider her a literary goddess; her sage advice was invaluable in making my first book, "Forget Perfect," a success.

3. The joker. She may not be all that reliable, but she has this wonderful way of pointing out the lunacy of the world and making you lighten up and laugh! JoAnn, 50, a self-professed workaholic, adores her wisecracking friend Brenda. "She [says] exactly what she thinks," observes JoAnn. "The best time was when she told our pickiest client to 'get a life and get off our backs.' My own controlled nature would never allow me to do that, but I sure love watching her do it."

4. The fresh friend. Having a friend who is younger than you reminds you of just how far you've come (and, hopefully, how lucky you are to be exactly where you are). While you may envy her youth and enthusiasm, you could also be inspired by her! "I wouldn't have even bothered with the Internet if the younger women in my [life] hadn't forced me to communicate that way," says Shirley, a businesswoman in her mid-50s. "Imagine my son's surprise when I e-mailed him a joke saying, 'DS, thought this one would make you LOL.'"

5. The good guy. Every woman needs a male friend. Think of this buddy as a translator who can help you speak the sometimes befuddling language of the male species — and keep the faith. Annie, 31, says her guy friend, a co-worker and happily married father of two, helped her stay positive during her divorce. "He didn't have to comment on my situation," she reflects. "Simply knowing what a great dad and husband he was proved that my ex wasn't representative of the entire male race." Remember, don't muddy the waters of this friendship with flirtation. Befriend a guy who is happily attached or whom you don't find attractive! Who knows, you might want to add his wife or girlfriend to your friend roster too.

6. The not-my-life friend. You're married; she's not. She's a firefighter, a CEO, a nun. A pal with a very different life provides you with a refreshingly different point of view — and helps you appreciate that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Jodie, 33, a part-time nurse and mother of two, remarks that she and her single friend Emily, a busy public relations executive, help each other see their lives more realistically — and positively. "I can be so mad at my husband that I can't see straight, but one phone call from Emily about her dating woes and he looks a whole lot better," she says. "And she thinks my life is boring as all get out, so it's a great way to remind ourselves that we're happy with our own choices."

7. The history friend. This person is someone who has been the eyewitness to the ups, downs and bad hairdos at every stage of your life. Perhaps you met in the playpen or on the first day of junior high school. This kind of friend is priceless, and you should regularly drop her a line or call her to keep the connection current. Because she's been part of your past, she can fully appreciate your present. Elizabeth, 28, has known her history friend Kirsten since preschool. "Ever since that first day at the snack table, we've been there for each other," she reflects. "When my mom died, Kirsten was my only friend who had known her. I felt as if she was the only one who could fully understand what I had lost."

Lisa Earle McLeod, a wife and mother of two, is the author of "Forget Perfect."


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Top Ten Quotes on Friendship
Friendship is one of the most valuable assets that we create in our lifetime. That is why people hold friends in such high regard.
This is a top 10 list of friendship quotes.

1) Latin Proverb- A friend in need is a friend indeed.

2) Robert Louis Stevenson- A friend is a gift you give yourself.

3) Sicilian Proverb- Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty.

4) John Lennon- I get by with a little help from my friends.

5) Kahlil Gibran- Friendship is always a sweet responsibilty, never an opportunity.

6) Edgar Watson Howe- When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

7) Charles Caleb Colton- True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

8) E. M. Forster- If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.

9) Winnie the Pooh- You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

10) Epicurus- It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.


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How do Friendships break?
Nothing can be more agonising and traumatic than breaking up with your old friend! Your friend has stood by you in all the problems of your life and has provided you with strong moral support. Now that you have broken up with your friend, you find it hard to adjust back to your normal life. So in these circumstances, what do you do? Now let us first try to sum up few most important factors that create a rift between two friends.

Normally we break up with our friends when there is some kind of selfishness or jealousy involved. In schools and colleges, friends break up mostly due to competition in studies or exams. Friendship between adults dwindle due to various factors like professional rivalry, underlying secret motives, love triangles, spread of false rumors, taking advantage of situations, demeaning your friend, insulting them, backstabbing, etc.

Kids make friends in no time at all, and break them faster than that. They do not understand the true meaning and value of friendship. However, there are hardly any undercurrent of selfishness involved in their friendship. Kids break up with their best friends due to peer pressure or due to constant comparison with their friends. Other external factors like jealousy, aggressive attitude also cause friends to drift apart.

Friendship wanes between two adult people due to various external and complex factors, of which we sometimes have no clue at all. At workplaces, a strong friendship or bond between two people can break for a simple factor. Normally we not want to befriend that person once again. If we find out that a particular friend of yours is spreading false rumors about you, or abuses you at every given opportunity, we immediately distance ourselves from that friend, and never hook up again. We do not forgive easily. Love triangles are major factors for bitter quarrel between friends, and often take a violent turn.

However, we should remember that friendships are easy to break than to make. So find out what's bothering you. Is it your friend or someone who wants to create a bridge in your friendship? Consider all hidden causes before breaking up with your friend. If you break up with your best pal for no reason, you will repent it later.


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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tips to Win friends and Becoming Sociable
Need to know how to win friends and become more sociable in your behavior? Primarily, you need loads of 'attitude.' However, your attitude should be entirely down to earth and not irritating or aggressive.

See how quickly you can win over your friends and become more sociable and pleasant in your behavior--
*Never criticize, condemn or complain. Self-criticism is extremely rare. Your criticism won’t be welcome. Criticism makes others defensive and resentful. Positive Reinforcement works better.

*Become genuinely interested in other people. People are most interested in themselves. Remember people’s birthdays and other important details.

*Talk in terms of the other person's interests. Find the interests of others and talk about those things. If you know nothing of their interests, ask intelligent questions.

*Be a good listener. Give your exclusive attention to others. Urge others to talk about themselves. Ask pointed questions.

*Make the other person feel important. People yearn to feel important and appreciated. Praise others’ strengths and they’ll strive to reinforce your opinion.

*Use Names whenever possible.

*Smile. Greet others with smiles and enthusiasm. Smiling comes through even over the phone.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Why Friendship is Essential in Life
Friendship is a relation which is sugarcoated with love which is pure and unconditional. There can be no selfish motive or personal interest in true friendship. We become friendly with a boy or a girl and this bond grows with every passing year. A casual acquaintance develops into a strong personal bond. We realize the importance and value of friendship in every stage of our life. A life without a friend is like living in an island, with nobody beside.

Friendship is essential for many reasons. Our friends are our best critics. They are the ones who provide us with the most precious suggestions and stand by our side in times of trouble. They share our joys and sorrows. A friend who stands by you in times of your misery, is your true friend. Friends can tell you many things about yourself that you may overlook. A friend may notice that you have a real skill working with numbers, that you're great at explaining things to others, or that you always order a chocolate shake to celebrate something. When your friends tell you these things, it helps you understand what makes you unique.

As Anais Nin says,"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Friendship is a wonderful thing and is vitally important for personal growth and success. Friendship itself is sometimes sparked by what we call "vibes," or a strange and electric power of attraction. This is what gives it such a terrific and seemingly magical power to tie people together so closely. All the same, our first impressions can often be mistaken. We've all made mistakes before in the friends we've chosen. However, as we grow up, we tend to be more mature and choose friends with whom we share a mutual interests. Because friends accept us for who we are, we gain the confidence to dream great dreams—and to make them real. Friends liven up our days with their twisted humor and make our lives worth living!


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Monday, April 16, 2007
Introduction to the concept of 'Friendship'
Friendship is a term used to denote co-operative and supportive behavior between two or more humans. The term connotes a relationship which involves mutual knowledge, esteem, and affection. Friends will welcome each other's company and exhibit loyalty towards each other, Their tastes will usually be similar and may converge, and they will share enjoyable activities. They will also engage in mutually helping behavior, such as exchange of advice and the sharing of hardship. A friend is someone who may often demonstrate reciprocating and reflective behaviors. Yet for many, friendship is nothing more than the trust that someone or something will not harm them.

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words"(Donna Roberts). Truly, your friends are your greatest advisors, critic, and well-wisher, and knows you better than anybody else. They understand when you make a fault and caution you against all impending dangers. They rejoice in your glory and cry with you in your personal loss. Friendship is “one mind in two bodies”(Mencius) and it stays with us throughout our life. Friendship is a relationship that is rooted deep within us and there can be no substitute for friendship.

Friendships may not last forever. There may be occasional breakups in our friendships, but we can always throw away our personal grudges and revive our old bonds. Because friendships are glorious chapters in our lives, we should never break ties with our friends. If friendship does not last for any unavoidable circumstance, then we should at least not harbor any hatred against our friends, because friendship is the only unsinkable ship.


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Monday, April 9, 2007
Welcome to Friendship Postcards
Welcome to Friendship Postcards and Friendship Flash cards


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