How much does it cost to be someone’s friend? Nothing, right? Of course, there are the easy friendships where you do not have to do much. You can simply enjoy being in each other’s company. You don’t have to have any big plans; you don’t have to make lots of conversation; it is a low-maintenance relationship. Those friendships are great. But even in a low-maintenance relationship, just a little effort will go a long way in creating a bond that will last a lifetime.
You don’t have to spend lots of money on gifts or plan elaborate surprise birthday parties. Simple acts of kindness that show how much of yourself you have invested in the friendship will increase its value exponentially. Here are some examples: