Would it be correct to say: "I haven't had a lot of friends in my life, but I'm grateful for the few that I do have"?

I need to write a speech, and would like to know whether this sentence sounds right, or just plain awkward. Are there any improvements I can make?

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This sounds fine. The only change I might make is to use "many" rather than "a lot of", which contrasts nicely with "few".

  • Okay, thank you. One more thing: Do I need to add the "have" at the end of the sentence? Or should I leave that out?
    – Mororose
    Commented Jul 2, 2021 at 19:32
  • If you leave out the "have", it means that you "do" (have sex with) your friends. Your call.
    – gotube
    Commented Jul 2, 2021 at 21:42

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