This week will be the last week our First Lady Michelle Obama will be in the White House. We’ve had eight years of insights, advocacy, and intelligent encouragement from the First Lady. Today, I want to share a quote from Mrs. Obama that I have always felt was so accurate and representative of the lovely people I have in my life.

“We should always have three friends in our lives-one who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.”-Michelle Obama

So, here’s to friendship at every level at every stage in life.

[Photo By Joyce N. Boghosian ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]