a friend is a present you give yourself

Definition

This idiom “a friend is a present you give yourself” means that you are the one responsible for making your own friends.

Examples

I’m so glad I decided to take the plunge and reach out to my old friend. A friend truly is a present you give yourself.

I know that if I want to make new friends, I have to take the initiative. A friend is a present you give yourself.

Origin

The origin of this phrase is unknown.

Faqs

Its message is timeless.