At some point you will begin to understand that it’s not about the quantity of friends you have, but the quality.
True friendship is hard to come by, so appreciate the true friends you do have. It’s okay to be friendly to all, but only friends with a few.
Take a few moments and reflect on the friendships that you had during your childhood. Remember when you used to call everyone your friend regardless of whether you had known them for years or a few second?
When we were kids, we called everyone our friend. Life teaches us not to use the word “friend” so loosely.
As I got older I started to understand how challenging it is to find authentic friends.
Often times I hear people complaining that they do not have a true friendship. I suggested to these people that they need to show themselves friendlier to obtain true friendship.
If you want someone to listen to you, offer a listening ear to other people’s problems. If you want some to encourage you, encourage someone else. If you want someone to be there for you, be there for someone else.
You must be a friend in order to have a friend.
Now if you are fortunate enough to have a few loyal true friends, then you have something worth more than gold. These true friends understand you, have your best interests at heart, and love you enough to tell you the truth.
Learn to distinguish between true friends and acquaintances. Choose to invest in friendship, and pray to God for the right connections!