The Preciousness of Being Surrounded By The Right People

It has been a while since I wanted to write this post but didn’t really know how to explain this…feeling, yes, let’s call it feeling.

Well, I decided the moment arrived and I’ll do my best to try to explain it because it’s a topic I live every day which I’m so thankful about. Plus, it might be that someone out there is in this situation too but doesn’t realise it and maybe this post can be eye-opening. And if not, well I’ve shared with you another part of my life which I’m really grateful for.

After this preface, here we go with the topic: all the people who are part of my life.
Now, wait a second, I know this seems such a vast and general matter, but let me explain.

There are 2 groups of people who you’ll be/should be grateful for

1. Your family members

“Well, of course!” You’ll say. But I guess that it’s not always on top of our mind. Your family will always be there for you, no matter what, where and when. I kind of always knew this but I have to admit that I totally got this since when I’m living far from home. Having a supportive and encouraging family brings you to grow in an environment where your character and minding-set is generally positive and this already means a lot. Especially when you meet people who didn’t have this kind of situation, you really realise how lucky you are and how tough it should have been for them to go against the mentality with which they were raised with. [Of course, this is a general thought and I do believe there are many different cases and exceptions]

2. People who we had a sort of relationship with

Maybe for working reasons, while travelling, at an event…as for “sort of relationship” I mean any type! I already wrote a little about this in this post, where I explained how I “divide” all this bunch of people you meet through your life (okay this sounds like a massive sentence, what I mean is: people who you meet daily). The first type, in particular, those who, when you met, sparked a triggered, as if you were old friends, together with your actual good old friends are what makes the difference. I consider some of my really close friends as “mentors”, not all for the same topic, but listening to their point of view or to the experiences they had, helps me so much. Of course, it can always happen that a good advice comes from a random-whoyouneverknewabout person but you can’t really count on them regularly. I strongly believe that it’s also thanks to these people that I managed to achieve many goals of mine and that I still believe and work for the ones I want to accomplish in the future. In the end, being understood and supported is the best feeling ever. So, if I had to say which is the most precious thing I have in my life, the answer would be: all the people who are part of my daily life.

On the other hand, I’m also aware of the fact that, counting too much on people could be a double edged weapon: what if someone disappoints you?

It happens, it happened and it’s not sure it won’t happen again. It’s part of the circle I guess… but still, if that person left something in you, both while you were in a good relationship or when he/she sadden you, well then that was meant to be.

I’m a strong believer of the statement “everything happens for a reason” so, maybe you can’t realise it the moment the bad event happens, but there is always something you can draw from a relation. [I would have so much more to add about this specific topic but well…maybe in another post!] Anyway, hopefully, this kind of situation do not happen that often and hopefully the positive experience with other people are more than the negative ones.

Okay, probably many of you faithful followers will be surprised by this post, it’s not really my usual kind of post, I feel weird too but I really felt like writing about this. Now. While I’m living my biggest teenage dream and I actually realise that this won’t be as important as it is if I wouldn’t have had people who to share this journey with.


Do not hesitate to leave a comment with YOUR thought about the topic, I would be so glad to read it or to hear about which is the role of the most important people in your life! 🙂

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  • Reply Hannah Galvin

    I know how important this is. I have lost the trust of some people who were very important in my life. Sometimes it felt like when I lost one person, I lost them all. Luckily, I have some friends who are loyal and trustworthy, and they are always there for me and support me even when they don’t necessarily agree with my choices, they are tolerant and love me for who I am. I am so grateful for the day when I decide to leave the past behind, stop the constant forgiveness and do something good for me and my happiness. <3

    07/10/2016 at 12:41
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      That’s so so true Hannah, I can totally relate with your words! Thank you for reading and sharing your experience 🙂

      07/10/2016 at 23:19
  • Reply Tay

    Very relatable post, thank you for sharing!

    10/10/2016 at 0:27
  • Reply Ivy

    Wow, what a wonderful post! SO sweet and relatable. . .
    and we love your blog! What a beautiful layout and posts! #blogenvy

    10/10/2016 at 19:46
  • Reply Jessica

    I see close friends as mentors too 🙂

    10/10/2016 at 21:52
  • Reply Katelyn

    Hi Lisa! This was a great post… I wrote something similar about people who used to be in your life but no longer are. “If someone has left something in you, then it was meant to be” is something I believe in, too. I wrote that we should be grateful for those people and what they gave us, whether it was a lesson in life or maybe they introduced you to someone who you immediately ‘clicked’ with. I love your writing and I think it’s amazing you are following your dream to travel! Thank you for following me, I have returned the favor 🙂

    25/10/2016 at 17:03
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Exactly Katelyn, you totally got the point! I’ll definitely check out the similar post you wrote, it’s always so inspiring meeting people with the same kind of thoughts! Thank you so much for the follow back! Glad we connected 🙂

      26/10/2016 at 8:13
  • Reply Anna - from BacioSulNaso

    Adoro questo blog e i tuoi articoli. Decisamente. <3

    15/11/2016 at 13:04
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Grazie mille Anna! Sono molto felice che ti piaccia il mio blog, ora vado a sbirciare il tuo! 🙂

      16/11/2016 at 9:41
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