I do my best to make my actions ones that will nurture the friendship without quashing the way the other two ingredients are taking paths of their own.
People often say that I am too quiet, that they find it hard to connect with me because I don't talk enough.
People often say that I come on too strong, that I want too much from them.
It's like walking a rocky path in the dark. Trying to find the right steps to take. Try not to tread anywhere that will break something.
Friendships don't develop unless I reach out to someone, unless I help to cultivate the friendship. But I can't expect to control the way they develop. My actions are just one of three ingredients that help them grow.