In late May last year I lamented that I had few locally located friends, which can be difficult when you need someone's help.
I ended up in a similar position this year; illness is going through the family and I'm not properly well yet. There was a couple of days when we were all sick and I needed some groceries, in much the same way as then.
But this time I had people to call.
In the last year I've worked on deepening relations with friends who are nearby, and it's an ongoing process that I'm enjoying very much. It's not like "making friends" is an unlikeable thing, after all. I love being able to be there for friends at least as much as I appreciate to have friends be able to be there for me.
-- CC0 Björn Wärmedal