The only way to have a friend is to be one. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist and poet)
Sometimes in our very active, fast-paced society it seems very difficult to find a friend—someone we can trust and share very private matters. Many people are looking in the wrong places, and end up with many acquaintances and Facebook friends, but no really close confidants. We should follow Emerson’s advice and be friendly, warm, and trustworthy.
A man who has friends must himself be friendly: but there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).