I came across this quote today on my best friends blog: …like a Rolling Stone ( which you have to check out as she is one of the most inspirational people I know! who also happens to have the greatest.cards.ever called DaniPress which you can purchase anytime.anywhere.)

She posted this today &  this was something I needed to hear right now and wanted to share with all of you:

” One of the best pieces of advice I ever got, back when I was 23 and newly out of school, is this: look around and figure out who you want to be on your team. Figure out the people around you that you want to work with for the rest of your life. Figure out the people who are smart & awesome, who share your values, who get things done — and maybe most important, who you like to be with and who you want to help win. And treat them right, always. Look for ways to help, to work together, to learn.

Because in 20 years you’ll all be in amazing places doing amazing things.”  John Lilly.

I think this is important to me as I’ve lived away from my family for so long, and at the end of the day the friends I make and the people I meet become my family. I would do anything for them, and love them like my own. We should take a look around, and make sure we are always surrounded be positivity, light and love.

I encourage you to truly take value in your loved ones and the people around you. You might live thousands of miles away from your parents, siblings, friends and you will always have them a phone call away. BUT the people that are beside you right here and now. Treasure them, take care of each other and spread the love, always.

ps- DaniPress also gives 10% to a organization called These Numbers Have Faces :

“These Numbers Have Faces invests in the future leaders of South Africa by empowering young people to reduce poverty in their own communities.

Through college scholarships and a dynamic Community Impact Model based on service, mentoring, and financial literacy, young people are developing the skills to transform South Africa. In our efforts for higher education and youth empowerment, These Numbers Have Faces aims to put real people in the place of numbers.”