A man who has friends must himself be friendly. (Proverbs 18:24, NKJV)
The story is told of a new family who moved into town and asked the postmaster what kind of people lived there.
He answered, "What kind of people do you think you'll find?"
They replied, "Well, we had problems with the people in the town we just left. I suppose they will be the same here."
The postmaster replied, "You're probably right."
Soon another family moved into the town and asked the postmaster the same question.
Again he responded, "What kind of people do you expect to find here?"
They answered, "The folks in the town we left were great. We hated to leave. We hope we'll find some more just like them here."
The postmaster responded, "I'm sure you will. You'll love it here."
In some ways you are a reflection of your community. The best way get friends is to be a friend. The best way to get people interested in you is to be interested in them.