Some people, just because of who they are, make friends easily. They’re surrounded by people that they’re close to.
I’m not like that. I don’t make friends easily. But I’m blessed by having great friends.
A group of guys I’ve known since college are like family to me. Before I got married, I’d spend holidays with them. Their kids just about see me as an uncle.
A group of people I met at my latest (crummy) job are a great bunch too. And there are people from other jobs, too. We might catch up over a shot or three of whiskey, or at the range (range first, whiskey after!), and talk politics.
And there are people from church, too. People who I know are praying for me and helping me know God better & grow closer to Him.
And even though I’ll probably never meet them, I even count some people from online as friends.
Some people need lots of human contact to be happy. They can’t stand solitude. I’m one of the other group. I need my solitude. Too much time around lots of people stresses me. I can even have enough of my closest friends. But thank God they’re there.
I’m not outgoing. Don’t need a lot of friends. Don’t need a lot of interaction with others. Too much time around a lot of people stresses me. But thank God for the people that know me best.