In order be given anything in this life we must first give. for example, if you want money you must give your time, effort and energy to your employer. If you want good things in life you must seek the good which requires your time, effort and energy. If you want to be surrounded by close friends you must get close to people which will require your time, effort and energy.
So, you see, what you focus on in life tends to focus itself on you. What you give to will give to you. You must first give in order to receive.
The concept mimics the Law of Attraction. You draw near to yourself those things that you give your time, effort and energy. Even your mental time, effort and energy. You become the things you think about most.
So, if I want to make and keep more close friends I must think like a close friend, give my time to people, make an effort to be a good friend to people and it requires my energy. But the dividends that are paid on that investment give back tenfold.
Smile today, because friendship starts within. Buddha said this; “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” So give it to yourself and you will receive it. Than you will have Love, affection, time, effort and energy to give to others. 22 months ago