One of the things that can bring the most joy to your life is having friends. Not just social circle acquaintances, but real friends.
But to have friends you must be a friend. Meaning you will do the work that is required to keep a friendship strong. And yes sometimes it really is work.
Some of that entails: Stay in touch. Keep confidences. Be willing to give advice when it’s wanted and needed, and be willing to be quiet and just listen when it’s needed. And above all, be real. Real friends need to know that you will always tell the truth.
So how are you doing on all that?