Before I became sick I used to be someone who reached out to people to find out how they were doing, to say hello, to ask them to go out with me. And once I became ill and began to believe that no one really cared about me I switched to a person who waited to see if anyone reached out to me. This just gave me a lot of time to myself and then I began to enjoy spending time on my own and almost completely abandoned the effort to reach out to people at all.
Now I understand that people are happy to hear from people they care about or even someone new and I make a conscious decision to reach out to people as often as I can. That decision has enriched my life and made me happier. And when I least expect it someone reaches out to me and I know the universe is rewarding me for my efforts.