Do you find it easy to make new friends?
Tell us how you’ve mastered the art of befriending a new person.
I had to laugh reading the challenge – No – I do NOT find it easy to make new friends. It’s one of the hardest things in life.
I am (generally) friendly to all. And I would say that I am perceived as having many friends. In truth, I have many acquaintances, friendly acquaintances, and almost-friends. But true friends…not so many. A few.
Do I find it easy to be friendly? Or to set others at ease? Yes – it’s why I think I am perceived as having many friends. That is easy! Show genuine kindness in your interactions with others, and actually listen when they converse with you. I can be a friend if one is needed. I love to bring comfort and ease to others – it makes me genuinely happy, and, I think, fulfills my purpose in life.
However, I find it exceedingly difficult to let others do the same for me. I suppose it’s a character flaw. So perhaps…I have mastered one aspect of befriending, and am remedial at the other aspect. Is it something I wish I was better at? Meh – maybe sometimes, but usually no. I am happy with a handful of beautiful friends. As seasons change, the handful shifts, but a handful is just the right number for me.