My husband Tim and I were talking today about what a difference attitude makes in life. We really dove deep into the topic and it was pretty interesting to talk about to be honest.
When we first were married we complained to each other all the time that we didn't have any married friends. We loved being together but we were both craving interaction with other people. Granted, our ward congregation at church was pretty much comprised of a nursing home. That didn't help the situation. We decided to make a bigger effort once we moved to our current apartment and our attitude made all the difference! We went out of our way to invite people to go do things and made it a priority to be outgoing and introduce ourselves. After some time we started getting invited to do more things with other couples and our social calendar if much more busy than it was before! We met some amazing friends who we have become great friends with.
I've decided that everyone wants to be invited to go and do things but nobody wants to be the one to instigate things. I have tried to make an effort to branch out and try to include as many people as I can, even if they say no. It always feels good to be invited.