We all need friends, and our friends need us. Yet, for some people maybe cultivating friendships are hard. Let me suggest some additional things that may be of help.
First, be courteous. We live in a world where it seems like good manners have gone by the wayside. If you should seek a friend, then learn to be courteous. By this, learn to say, “Thank you” often and see how others treat you. Be a gentleman, be a lady and show some respect towards others.
Second, be cheerful. Regardless of what life throws our way, learn how to live life with joy! Happiness is cultivated from a fruitful life with meaning. The Christian life is the life that will bring both joy and cheerful deposition.
Third, accept yourself for who you are. We cannot change our physical makeup, although some try. Just learn to accept yourself, love yourself - for you are unique.
Finally, expand your horizons. Find a hobby; read; try something new. When we grow, when we expand our horizons, we will learn something new about ourselves that will help us to become a better person.
Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ. firstname.lastname@example.org