I’ve always loved this quote but today it hit me deeply and profoundly. My family has been dealing with 2 devasting losses over the last 3 weeks. Heroin addiction is a beast all by itself, it’s now robbing us of almost an entire generation. They lived hard and they loved even harder! Rest easy now, your struggles are over. ❤️ Hate the disease, not the addict
My grandfather, James J Laraia, my first idol, my first love, left me with his most favorite quote he said “love one, love many, but love yourself best of any”.
This quote was my family’s motto. I saw it handwritten and taped, as a “little girl”, to every refrigerator our small, but beautiful family had. I didn’t understand it, to that “little girl” it sounded selfish.
My family would say their own interpretation of what it meant to them but When I was that” little girl” I remember my Grandpa L saying “you can’t fully love someone else, until you can fully love yourself.
My grandfather was larger than life to me… his words that he left that “little girl” with was a journey of understanding what they meant.
I think I finally get it…
I love you Grampa “L” ❤️