Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Take time to be Friendly--It is the road to happiness.
Being friendly means more than smiling and shaking hands with those we come in contact with. (That is a good start.) A friend is someone who really cares about you.
A friend will listen and even though they might not always agree with you, they will still love you.
I have known people who were not very friendly at all and wondered why they did not have many friends. They are the only ones who are puzzled by it.
I try my best to be polite and friendly to everyone I meet. Sometimes in a business where the clerk seems surly and unconcerned and acts like they are doing you a favor I go out of my way to be cheerful and friendly to them. It usually gets a positive response and sometimes even a smile.
I once heard it said that we all make people happy. People are either happy to see us coming or they are happy to see us going. I would rather be one of the ones that people are happy to see coming.
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