I think that a huge part about making friends is being a friend to yourself. Sometimes this is not a very easy thing to do? But how can we love others if we do not first feel love ourselves?
The two great commandments are to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself. In these two commandments there are three parties that require loving: yourself, God, and your neighbor…If you had to put these in order of importance to love, what would it be?
It would be 1. Love God 2. Love yourself and 3. Love your neighbor
Part of making friends is being a friend to yourself. Happiness comes one step at a time, and it does include love.