The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those whom you closely associate with – for the good and the bad.
Be not mistaken
This is applicable to family as well as friends.
Yes…do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will always be your family no matter what.
Just know that they are human first and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and will fit somewhere in the criteria above.
In posterity our friends know us.
In adversity, we know our friends.
Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.