Friendship . . . is born at the moment when one man says to another, “What! You, too? I thought no one but myself . . . (C. S. Lewis, British writer)

Many of us have had an experience like Lewis’. What a joy it is to make new friends, people whom we had never met before, and who have had experiences or thoughts like ours. Who would have thought that, having been separated by time and distance, we would meet and make such strong friends? So, try to meet new people, perhaps establishing a long-term bond.

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends. (Proverbs 11:30)